TRIPLE III TIME: “Using Evaluations To Infuse Innovations”

Using-Evaluations-To-Infuse-Innovations-M.Pichla-768x767For those who know me… I mean really know me… they know that I have not been a supporter of program evaluations.  Why?  First evaluations are all about “old news” and/or activities that took place in the past.  My focus was and continues to be on the future and “what next!”  Second, evaluations never seemed to be “up-with-the-times”.  The evaluation forms, processes, questions, and reports always were basic, historical, and by-the-book.  There never seemed to be an interest or priority set around linking evaluation to innovation.

Well as you can see from this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message, my quarterly American Society for Public Administration article is dedicated to Using Evaluation To Infuse Innovations!  My history discussion and progress suggestions may not be easily accepted nor usable.  However, I will now admit that the use of quality evaluation findings can and should be contributors to infuse innovations in public service programming… whenever the opportunity arises.

Enjoy the article!



About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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