In delivering your program and in your measurement work you want to be intentional about respecting each of your program participants equally and strive to understand the rich variety of cultural contexts they represent. Applying a cultural humility lens enables you to engage in the ongoing process of self-reflection and self-critique that helps to acknowledge ways in which institutionalized power has shaped our knowledge and beliefs, as well as challenge power imbalances.

When preparing your measurement plan (e.g., developing your learning questions, process and outcome metrics, and considering your data collection methods) you can proactively apply a cultural humility lens by being mindful of the following considerations:
  • Have your learning questions been clarified and clearly articulated in collaboration with your stakeholders?
  • Do the learning questions take into account the values and cultural perspectives of the communty(ies) you serve?
  • What additional perspectives do you want to be sure to include in the planning of your measurement activities?
  • Do the metrics consider differences among groups served by your program(s)?
  • Are the data collection methods feasible and appropriate for program participants?
  • Has language, access to computers/internet, literacy levels, access to existing data sources, etc. been considered when developing your data collection methods?