Michael Quinn Patton has been an IPDET instructor since the program’s beginning in 2000. He is author of 8 major evaluation books including 4th editions of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods. Other books include Practical Evaluation; Creative Evaluation; Developmental Evaluation: Applying Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use; Principles-Focused Evaluation: The GUIDE; Facilitating Evaluation: Principles in Practice; and Blue Marble Evaluation for Global Systems Transformation.
Courses and workshops
 Blue Marble Evaluation
Blue Marble Evaluation provides a framework for developing, adapting, and evaluating major systems change initiatives involving complex networks of stakeholders. It is designed to tackle problems outside the reach of traditional evaluation practice.
Recommended forEvaluators, Policy Makers, Practitioners