Better Research, Stronger Communities: Engaging Communities in Research & Evaluation


When community members are authentically involved in evaluation, it’s more likely to reflect the priorities, values, and experiences of those communities. 

But what does authentic community engagement look like? How can you effectively engage and be responsive to communities throughout a research project?

Join Wilder Research to explore and reflect on meaningful ways to engage communities in research

What to expect:

  • Learn about some of the philosophies and culturally responsive approaches to engage communities. 
  • Hear in-depth examples of ways we’ve integrated communities into research and evaluation projects, including both successes and learning moments. 
  • Discuss your questions around engaging communities in research and crowd-source solutions.
  • Leave with resources and tools for learning about and engaging communities in your research and evaluation. 

Attendees should have a basic understanding of the research and evaluation process and come prepared to engage with questions, scenarios, and discussion.

Cost: $100


Presented By

Presented By

Research Scientist
Kyla Goux
Research Associate
Anna Granias
Research Scientist
Choua Her
Community Engagement & Partnership Manager

Workshop Location

This training will take place in person at Wilder Center. Registration is required.

451 Lexington Pkwy. N
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Printable map and directions to Wilder Center

About the workshop series

Evaluation is one way for your organization to reflect on your work, make changes to better achieve the outcomes you want, and communicate the impact of your work to funders and other stakeholders.

Wilder Research evaluation workshops help build or polish your evaluation skills and equip you with the tools and resources to do evaluation at your organization.

Who should attend?

These trainings are for nonprofit, foundation, and government staff and volunteers who are interested in building a foundational set of skills in program evaluation. Whether you already use some evaluation tools in your work or have no experience with evaluation, we’ll showcase practical approaches for incorporating evaluation into your work.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help you fully participate?

If you require accommodation or service to fully participate in a workshop, please contact Kerry Walsh (communications@wilder.org) at least 14 days before the event. 

Photographs and/or video will be taken during workshops

By taking part in this event at Wilder, you grant the organization full rights to use any images or recordings for publicity, fundraising, or other purposes to achieve the group’s mission. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform Wilder staff. 

Do I have to attend them all? 

Each workshop is designed to stand alone. Of course, we’d love to see you at all of them, but encourage you to attend the workshops that best meet your needs.

Do you offer refunds?

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event begins. You will receive a refund, minus Eventbrite fees, in the same manner you paid. In the event that Wilder Research cancels a workshop, we will notify you via email and issue a full refund.