EnCompass News

August 27, 2013

Tessie Catsambas, EnCompass President, was recently published in “Evaluation and Civil Society. Stakeholders’ perspectives on National Evaluation Capacity Development”. This book aims to contribute to the international discussions on how different stakeholders can create synergies and partnerships to contribute to equity-focused and gender-responsive country-led evaluation systems. This book highlights in particular the strategic roles that Civil Society Organizations, notably the Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), are playing to promote the use of evaluation to enhance evidence-based policy-making, transparency and learning; and the role of EvalPartners, the new International Evaluation Initiative to strengthen Civil Society’s evaluation capacities...

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July 20, 2013

In the Spring of 2013, EnCompass designed and facilitated a two-day all staff retreat for the 42 staff at the USAID/Armenia Mission.

The focus of the retreat was to: forge consensus around the Mission’s new strategic direction, engage staff in implementing upcoming changes in Mission operations in light of a new five-year strategy, expose staff to team-building techniques, and prepare action plans for task forces formed around key issues. The retreat design was based on data collected via an online survey and through individual phone and in-person interviews. To support the Mission in moving forward on retreat commitments, EnCompass is providing a detailed summary report and follow-on coaching to key staff and teams over a 6-month period.

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August 27, 2013

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EnCompass Program Manager Sharon Bean recently spoke on the situation in Mali as part of a roundtable discussion for the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS). The on-the-record event examined the actors and drivers of instability in northern Mali and the requirements for stabilizing this territory beyond the near-term military intervention. The roundtable, attended by more than 200 people in Washington, D.C., sought to highlight the complexity of the stabilization challenge in northern Mali.

You can view video footage of the full roundtable discussion hosted by the ACSS Youtube site here....

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August 27, 2013

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Jonathan Jones, Evaluation Specialist, and EnCompass consultant Ana Maria Garcia Femenia, worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries staff to co-facilitate a proposal development workshop in November at the foundation’s Seattle headquarters. Jonathan and Ana led teams from Costa Rica and Jamaica in developing vision statements and results frameworks, key components in the countries’ evaluation plans.

Click here to read more about EnCompass’ work with the Global Libraries program....

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August 27, 2013

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Jonathan Jones, Evaluation Specialist, recently traveled to South Sudan to conduct fieldwork for an evaluation of a program that is seeking to build the capacity of diplomats and staff at the South Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

South Sudan has faced many challenges since becoming independent in July 2011. One of which is to staff new South Sudan embassies with people who are capable of effectively representing the interests of their country. The training program has just completed the first year of a two year implementation. EnCompass is partnering with the United States Institute of Peace for the evaluation

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August 27, 2013

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On October 5, the UN Secretariat was honored for the use and impact of coaching in their Management Development Programme (MDP) when presented with the annual ICF International Prism Award at the ICF (International Coach Federation) Global Conference in London. Fatemeh Ziai, the UN Secretariat's Director of Learning and Development, noted that coaching does more than help the UN Secretariat deal with complexity; it has started to re-shape the culture of the organization. "The coaching component of the Management Development Program is having impact across the Organization and serving to increase staff morale and self-confidence,” she explained. According to an ROI...

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August 27, 2013

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Looking for space downtown? EnCompass LLC is pleased to offer use of premium training/conference space for rent on a daily or weekly basis at its Washington, DC Training Center. Meeting rooms include a large, multi-purpose space and a smaller board room.

The EnCompass Training Center is conveniently located at 1920 L Street, NW -- one block from the Orange Line Metro station and two blocks from the Red Line Metro station. There is parking in the building and several parking lots within a block’s radius.

Meeting space is available during regular business hours – 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays).

To read more about the space, or to schedule a site visit, please download the brochure below.

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