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November 26, 2019 - 5:12pm

With the American Evaluation Conference happening right in our backyard this year, The Improve Group had a strong presence, from presenting at sessions, to co-sponsoring Topical Interest Group (TIG) socials, to hosting our improv party Friday night—thanks to everyone who came! As we made our way around sessions (and on that long trek back-and-forth between the hotel and convention center), we percolated on a couple themes that came up in addition to the declared conference theme, “Paths to the future of evaluation” …

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November 26, 2019 - 5:00pm

*Note: In the article below, “person” or “people” refers to people who receive Medicaid HCBS waiver services.

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November 26, 2019 - 4:03pm

Headshots of Amy Cyr & Jim NordAt The Improve Group, we’re always looking for ways to be more person-centered in our work and our language.

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November 12, 2019 - 11:46am
Minnesota Nice is our state's moniker – and our own Chief Marketing Officer, Maria Moeller, just had to jump in for this month's IG-ology to help prepare you for your visit to the American Evaluation Association 2019 Annual Conference. From preparing for the unpredictable weather, to fun things to do, to getting the most out of your conference experience, you can't miss these tips!
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October 21, 2019 - 6:29pm

Ope—have you heard the news? The American Evaluation Association annual conference is taking place in our backyard this year! We send a cohort of IG-ers to the conference every year—whether it is in Washington, D.C., Cleveland, or Atlanta—and so are excited to host all our evaluation friends and colleagues here this year!

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September 26, 2019 - 10:20am

Headshot of Jennifer ObinnaOver the summer we said a bittersweet goodbye to Jennifer Obinna, one of The Improve Group’s Directors of Consulting and a member of our organization since 2013. Jennifer is returning to independent consulting, which she did before joining IG. While we will miss Jennifer’s presence in the office, we are glad she will continue to be a resource for when her skills can complement ours, and vice versa.

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September 26, 2019 - 10:05am

Headshot of Isabel MarshHi, I'm Isabel Marsh, an Associate Consultant here at The Improve Group (IG).

Nick Stilp, Associate Consultant at The Improve Group, facilitating a Process Mapping session
August 28, 2019 - 4:52pm

Headshot of Nick StilpHi, I’m Nick Stilp, an Associate Consultant here at The Improve Group and I’m thrilled to tell you about process mapping for this month’s IG-ology. Before we dive into the value and benefits, let’s first get a better understanding of what exactly process mapping is.

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July 23, 2019 - 4:41pm

Headshot of Jill Lipski CainHi, I’m Jill Lipski Cain, a Managing Consultant here at IG.

Now Playing: Evaluation Results
July 18, 2019 - 5:18pm

We are always looking for creative ways to communicate evaluation findings, especially when it can make our work more accessible to those who participated.

That’s why for a recent project, we used a podcast to share some of what emerged in the evaluation.