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Kylie Hutchinson Community Solutions, Vancouver, Canada

Kylie Hutchinson took her first course in evaluation in 1988 and was hooked. She won the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Student Competition in 1990, made the leap into evaluation consulting in 1998, and has never looked back. In 2005 she was asked to deliver the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills course in British Columbia which she did until 2011. This focus on training sparked a new interest in evaluation capacity-building and she enrolled in Vancouver Community College’s Instructor Development Program. By 2007 approximately 40% of her work was evaluation capacity-building. She continues to this day providing both her own private and sponsored workshops and webinars for clients such as the American Evaluation Association, Canadian Evaluation Society, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Since 2008, she has become increasingly interested in evaluation reporting, and has run a pre-conference workshop on the topic at AEA. Kylie acknowledges her roots are firmly rooted in the muddy trenches of evaluation practice versus academia. She has a passion for taking evaluation theory and making it accessible for evaluators to use immediately in their practice: this is evidenced by some of the free evaluation resources she has produced over the years including one-page reference sheets, a podcast, two videos, an eLearning course, a mobile learning course for senior decision-makers, and an evaluation glossary mobile app. She is also the author of An Innovative Guide to Evaluation Reporting and Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program Sustainability