(with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore)
‘Twas the day before the meeting
And all through the office
Not a voice was stirring;
Not even the boss’.
Reports were being crafted
By evaluators with care
In hopes that key stakeholders
Would be made aware.
When up from the phone there rose such a clatter
Stella picked it right up to see what was the matter
And her eyes lit up at what she did hear:
“The clients are in town! And they’re coming straight here!”
More rapid than eagles we flew into action
Each with their instructions, dedication, and passion:
“On Joseph, on Kirsten, Elizabeth, and Dan!
All’s nearly ready – we’ll stick to the plan!
We worked with great fury to complete every task
Memos, agendas, and questions to ask
Surveys to take and focus group scripts
Mary was lighthearted: “’Tis the season,” she quipped.
Thus all became ready at the foreordained hour
Mixed-method displays of evaluation power
Then the clients arrived, and were pleased and astonished
But Stella arose and was moved to admonish:
“We are client-focused! It’s our cause and our mission!
We are flexible and sensitive to each condition!
We are nimble and responsive, so never you fear!
If you need to call on us, we’ll always be here!”
So our story’s been told,
With one thing to say yet –
Happy holidays to all
From all at ACET.