Interpersonal Growth for Evaluators

Interpersonal Growth for Evaluators, January 2021

Instructor: Libby Smith

Evaluators regularly seek to understand the needs of a wide variety of stakeholders, navigate competing priorities of program directors and funders, and facilitate use of evaluation to make meaningful change. In the process, we are called upon to engage in deep listening, understand power dynamics, communicate with diverse audiences, manage conflict, and build relationships. These interpersonal skills are vitally important, but how do we set about developing them with intention?

This course will focus on building evaluators’ core strengths for interpersonal skills through the introduction of the Whole-hearted Interpersonal Practices Framework for Evaluators. The framework, developed by the instructor, helps us delineate between interpersonal skills, qualities, and the tangible practices that help us improve them. These five core practices form the foundation for cultivating the presence we need to be successful evaluators.

How do we develop the emotional intelligence needed to manage conflict effectively? How do we embrace humility and release our need to show up as the expert? How do we accept and ultimately embrace different ways of knowing? How do we set boundaries that lead to respectful relationships? How do we develop our muscles for compassion and empathy while balancing those with accountability?

These are big questions to grapple with, but there are fundamental practices that help us engage with them in whole-hearted, embodied ways. Classes will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom. 

Module 1: Interpersonal Growth: Self-Awareness
January 4, 12–3 p.m. EDT

Module 2: Interpersonal Growth: Relationship Building
January 7, 12–3 p.m. EDT

Module 3: Interpersonal Growth: Conscious Leadership
January 11, 12–3 p.m. EDT

Course Fees

ELC courses vary in length (i.e. number of modules). The table below provides the fee associated with ELC courses.

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The following Early Bird and Group Discounts are available for 2020 programs:

  • 10% off of full price for those who register for a module up to 2 weeks before the delivery. The discount will be applied automatically at the time of registration.
  • 20% off of full price for groups of three or more who contact our team at and register at one time. After the first group of three have registered, additional members may be added to the group. Please note: the group rate cannot be applied retroactively. As such, if you believe your friends or colleagues may be interested, encourage them to be part of a group prior to registering!

Please note that discounts cannot be combined or applied retroactively. Do not proceed with registration and payment if you need assistance; contact us at

Payment Methods
EnCompass accepts the following payment methods:
  • Credit cards
  • Check
  • Purchase order/SF182
  • Invoice
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Refund Policy

We have certain costs associated with delivery that cannot be recouped when we have last minute cancellations. Full refunds (less a $100 processing fee) will be made up to 3 weeks prior to the first module of the course. These refunds may take up to 4 weeks to process. While we understand that personal or work related conflicts can arise from time to time, please note that refunds are not issued under any circumstances within 3 weeks of delivery. Registration may be transferred for the entire course to another person within your organization until 24 hours before the start of the program. ELC will not transfer registration or provide any refunds or vouchers for modules that are missed after the start of a course. 

Cancellation Policy

If an entire class is cancelled by EnCompass for any reason, EnCompass will issue participants a full refund.

Because these courses are online and open to participants around the world, EnCompass will not cancel modules based on inclement weather or in observance of national holidays. Please be sure that you are able to attend all modules before registering for a course.

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