What We Do

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Our Principles of Practice

Devotion, Service & Excellence

Two Gems Consulting Services was founded based on a love for humanity and devotion to helping communities and organizations "transform selves and systems" by using data as a mirror to see themselves and their impact more clearly. We applying the skills of investigating reality and evaluative thinking as an act of service dedicated to you , starting with ourselves. We are committed to a mutual journey of learning and self-discovery in service of supporting communities and institutions as change-makers.

We subscribe to the American Evaluation Association: Guiding Principles for Evaluators and operate in accordance with our own principles of excellence, prioritizing:

  • a learning approach that values listening
  • a culturally resonant approach that honors context and story
  • a consultative approach that hears all voices
  • a utilization-focused approach that is meaningful and actionable

Our Services

Learning, Exploration & Assessment

“Whenever the eye of insight is opened the reality of meanings is understood”

Driven by Inquiry

Our approach to evalis guided by genuine curiosity. We help you identify your most pressing questions. Relevant answers are sourced with appropriate methods. Your purpose drives our design—quantitative and qualitative approaches bear equal weight, in that they both serve to illuminate answers to critical questions.

Our commitment: using the highest quality information tools and services and applying them with wisdom and purpose.

"Be investigators of reality that you may attain the verity of truth and life."


Signature Services

  • Evaluative and Strategic Insight Facilitation
  • Virtues Evaluation
  • Assessment of Work Environments
  • Uplifting Community Power and Voice
  • Focusing on Learning
  • Custom Program Theory Design and Review
  • Custom Measurement Tools that Fit Purpose and Culture
  • Practical, Securely Housed Data "Containers"
  • Documentation of Collective and Participatory Processes
  • Evaluation Training for Community Youth and Adults

Evaluation & Research

  • Needs Assessment
  • Program Theory Components
    • Operating Frameworks, Theory of Change and Logic Models
  • Evaluation & Social Research Design
  • Data Collection Procedures and Protocols
  • Custom Data CollectionTools
  • Data Management
  • Data Analysis & Generation of Findings
  • Diverse Reporting Styles and Mechanisms

Methods & Tools

  • Group Concept Mapping
  • One-on-one Interviews
  • Interactive Group Interviews
  • Focus Group Research Design & Moderation
  • Survey Administration
  • Site Observation
  • Participant Observation
  • Secondary Analysis of Data Records and Files
  • Some of our custom tools include
    • Moving Measures
    • The Journey Scroll
    • The A.I.M.M. Approach
    • The Virtues Evaluation Process
    • The Insight Facilitation Process

Beyond Assessment

TGCS provides other traditional and non-traditional technical supports for learning communities. We can also provide:

Training

  • Training in evaluation & research skills
  • Virtues Project™ general trainings, customized trainings; Facilitator training, coaching and support
  • Technical assistance and consultation in support of research, data management, data utilization, data visualization and reporting
  • Interactive group consultation processes
  • Methods training for community and data professionals
  • Evaluation & Applied Research Skills and Methods
  • Healing Racism and Promoting the Oneness of Humanity -- Inspired by the Institute for Healing Racism grassroots action model as part of the Awareness to Action team with Tod N. Rutstein

Facilitation & Mediation

  • Customized Group Processes
  • Incorporation of Technology Tools
  • Address Conflicts and Unbalanced Power Dynamics
  • Introduce

Organizational & Professional Development

We can designed customized experience for Organizational and Professional Development based on any of our signature services and training skills. We are particularly interested in supporting institutional curiosity and development using data and information from staff, clients, community and information resources inspired by the principle of investigating reality