Godfrey Senkaba spoke with Tim Leisman, a data-based community problem solver, and civic tech enthusiast. Only four years as an evaluator but has found interest in civic technology. But what is civic tech? how does it apply to evaluation? Through his work with the Code for Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, Tim demonstrates a good career trajectory that can inspire young, emerging and advanced evaluators. See the discussion outline below:
[00:34] Hello, everyone! Introducing Tim Leisman.
[02:10] Background in community development and the start of evaluation career.
[4:25] How to join the Monitoring and Evaluation Career without background training in evaluation.
[6:23] Top 2-3 skills every evaluation professional should have.
[8:53] Biggest challenge faced when working as an evaluator, and how to address it.
[10:18] Top monitoring and evaluation tool and/or methods used.
[11:55] Using technology to improve monitoring and evaluation work.
[15:40] How civic technologies are used to address problems in the community in Greensboro, North Carolina.
[18:22] How government technical and elected officials support evaluation, and related civic tech evaluative work.
[20:21] Key learnings about being an evaluator, and civic tech.
[22:25] Next steps/future for Tim Leisman
[25:05] How to contact Tim Leisman.
[25:48] Thank you, Tim. Thank you everyone for listening!
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