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Adopting Inclusive & Non-Violent Language: Part 3

Adopting Inclusive & Non-Violent Language: Part 3

This is the third post in a series in which I share my experiences adopting more inclusive and non-violent language into my work. Part 1 discussed inclusive and strengths-based language, Part 2 discussed non-violent language, and Part 3 (this one) talks about language commonly used by organizations.

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Creating & Labeling Small Multiple Bar Charts in Excel

Creating & Labeling Small Multiple Bar Charts in Excel

One of the most popular Excel tricks in my data visualization workshops is creating small multiple bar charts. This post is a guide for how to create this type of chart. It also explains how to go beyond the Excel defaults to automatically add labels on the outside end of each bar.

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How Am I? I’m Sitting in the Suck

How Am I? I’m Sitting in the Suck

“How are you?” Ugh this question makes me cringe. My answer to this is usually “fine.” And not because I am. I am most certainly not fine right now. As an evaluator, I am a professional question asker. And yet personally, the hardest question for me has been to depend on others and ask for help. To show up as fully human in all spaces and let others know my experience.

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Pancreas Ponderings: What T1D Has Taught Me About Eval

Pancreas Ponderings: What T1D Has Taught Me About Eval

Long before we entered the pre-Covid/during-Covid realm, marked by daily monitoring of case counts, testing, hospitalizations, and death tolls, I had my own pre/during world. Like evaluation, this world includes constant monitoring, learning, and adjusting. This post shares five lessons from T1D that are relevant to evaluation.

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