All Together Now: Finding a Common Language By building a storytelling toolkit, assessment teams connect with the rest of the housing office and turn data into action. 50 By Matthew Venaas and Sherry Woosley Illustration by Clint Reno TALKING STICK Evaluation / Planning Write and disseminate assessment findings to stakeholders. Articulate to others the role of assessment in strategic planning. Utilize assessment data to improve learning, services, and program delivery and effectiveness. Develop implications for action plans based on findings.