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The MNEA Board prioritizes the health and well-being of all our members and our community. Due to the current health climate, MNEA will be limiting its events and programming to virtual events until further notice. Members will be notified via email and programming will be posted on our website regarding future events and updates. 

Upcoming MNEA Events

    • 18 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
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    Listening
    Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices: Listening for Expansion

    As evaluators, we have a tendency to listen with the ears of “the expert”, filtering what we hear through our own understanding of the world. Through deep listening we can improve our ability to identify power dynamics, communicate with diverse audiences, manage conflict, and build relationships. In this one-hour workshop, we will build the connection between  the interpersonal practice of releasing our need to be the expert through developing skills for deep listening. 

    What to expect:

    • Develop an understanding of Releasing as one of the Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices

    • A practice for deep listening and expanding our ways of knowing about the world

    • Discussion on applying releasing practices & listening skills to our evaluation work

    Presenters: Libby Smith & Dana Wanzer teach in the MS Applied Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout which is located on the Anishinaabe land currently known as Menomonie, WI. Both are members of MNEA.

    Libby Smith (she/they) is an organizational healing facilitator, as an experienced and holistic evaluator and educator she excels at the human component of research and evaluation. Their work focuses on building equity and accessibility through personal growth & embodiment practices. She is an American Evaluation Association Board member, practices evaluation for Catalyst at UW-Stout, and is an auntie to 10 year old twin girls.


    Dana Linnell Wanzer
    (she/her) is an assistant professor of psychology in evaluation research. She researches the practice and profession of evaluation, evaluates youth programs, and teaches courses on evaluation, statistics, and psychology. Dana recently taught a course on interpersonal effectiveness for graduate students in the evaluation concentration at UW-Stout, which reinforced her belief that interpersonal skills should be explicitly taught to evaluation students.

    5.0 INTERPERSONAL DOMAIN—focuses on human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness for professional practice throughout the evaluation. Interpersonal skills include cultural competence, communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution.

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
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    Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices: Bringing Our Values to Work

    Whether we are conscious of them or not, our values are made manifest in our evaluation work. When we live and work out of alignment with our values we may do harm to our self and others. One path to resolving this conflict is to bring a sense of clarity and purpose to our own values. Through an intentional practice of identifying the values we hold most dear we can begin to identify where we are in or out of alignment. In this one-hour workshop we will explore the power of intention setting through identifying our values. 

    What to expect:

    • Understanding intention setting as one of the Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices

    • A practice for clarifying and operationalizing our values

    • Small group discussion on bringing our values to work

    Presenters: Libby Smith & Dana Wanzer teach in the MS Applied Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout which is located on the Anishinaabe land currently known as Menomonie, WI. Both are members of MNEA.

    Libby Smith (she/they) is an organizational healing facilitator, as an experienced and holistic evaluator and educator she excels at the human component of research and evaluation. Their work focuses on building equity and accessibility through personal growth & embodiment practices. She is an American Evaluation Association Board member, practices evaluation for Catalyst at UW-Stout, and is an auntie to 10 year old twin girls.


    Dana Linnell Wanzer
    (she/her) is an assistant professor of psychology in evaluation research. She researches the practice and profession of evaluation, evaluates youth programs, and teaches courses on evaluation, statistics, and psychology. Dana recently taught a course on interpersonal effectiveness for graduate students in the evaluation concentration at UW-Stout, which reinforced her belief that interpersonal skills should be explicitly taught to evaluation students.

    This webinar will help develop your evaluator competencies in the areas of:

    5.0 INTERPERSONAL DOMAIN—focuses on human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness for professional practice throughout the evaluation. Interpersonal skills include cultural competence, communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution.

Past MNEA events

11 Aug 2020 Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices: Strengthening our Core
06 Aug 2020 Data Visualization: Small Multiples (Rescheduled)
29 Jul 2020 Virtual Engagement: Connecting from a Distance (Rescheduled)
07 Jul 2020 Beyond the Statistics Class: Inside the Day-to-Day Work of Data Analysts in Evaluation
25 Jun 2020 Astrology Happy Hour: Have you ever presented an evaluation report to a client during a full moon?
04 Jun 2020 A Community Reflection
14 May 2020 Evaluation and Learning in Philanthropy: The Center for Evaluation Innovation's latest benchmarking report
11 May 2020 Cancelled- Youth-Focused Evaluation: Student Voice in MPS
05 May 2020 Deep Dive with Michael Quinn Patton: Evaluation Implications of the Coronavirus Global Health Pandemic Emergency
29 Apr 2020 Journey Mapping Webinar
27 Mar 2020 Info Session: MNEA Mentorship Program
31 Jan 2020 MNEA New Member Orientation: Understanding your Benefits
12 Dec 2019 Annual Meeting & Networking Happy Hour
03 Dec 2019 2019 AEA Debrief with MNEA
20 Nov 2019 TCRG + MNEA Event: Best Practices in Data Visualization
13 Nov 2019 Book launch celebration for Michael Quinn Patton
13 Nov 2019 Diversifying the Field of Evaluation Panel and Scholarship Brunch
24 Sep 2019 Trauma-Informed Evaluation Half-Day Workshop
06 Aug 2019 Demographics World Café Discussion
25 Jul 2019 Evaluators' pro action café + happy hour
09 Jul 2019 Webinar: Trauma-Informed Evaluation: A Lens to Improve Evaluation Practice
13 Jun 2019 Demographics World Café Discussion
07 May 2019 Trauma-Informed Evaluation: A Lens to Improve Evaluation Practice
27 Mar 2019 Project management negotiation skills...and re-negotiation skills
19 Feb 2019 AEA 2019 in Minneapolis! How to Submit an AEA Presentation Proposal
30 Jan 2019 Nonprofit Evaluation Exemplars- Event is canceled as a result of severe cold weather
16 Jan 2019 Meet the Local Evaluation Organizations, part 2!
17 Dec 2018 Reflect and Gather with MNEA!
28 Nov 2018 MNEA Lunch Series: Project Charters
08 Nov 2018 AEA Debrief with MNEA
01 Nov 2018 Connect with MNEA at the AEA Annual Meeting!
18 Oct 2018 Evaluation and Changing Political Landscapes: Panel Discussion
10 Oct 2018 Meet Local Evaluation Organizations
26 Sep 2018 MNEA Lunch Series Event: Running Effective Meetings
12 Sep 2018 Translating Agile Project Management to Program Evaluation Practice – RESCHEDULED!
22 Aug 2018 MNEA Lunch Series Event: Evaluation and Project Management
18 Jul 2018 2020 Census in Minnesota–What do evaluators need to know?
07 Jun 2018 MNEA Webinar-Advanced Qualitative Methods
09 May 2018 APM Research Lab 2017 Ground Level Survey Findings Presentation
09 May 2018 Tour MPR before the APM Presentation!
09 Apr 2018 MNEA April Meetup: Navigating Complex Political Contexts in Evaluation
20 Dec 2017 Reflect and Gather with MNEA!
01 Dec 2017 Measuring “equity” and “access”: Evaluation design, data collection and other considerations
21 Nov 2017 AEA Debrief with MNEA
09 Nov 2017 Connect with MNEA at the AEA Annual Meeting
23 Oct 2017 Book Launch and Reception with Michael Quinn Patton
16 Oct 2017 Have a discussion over breakfast with MNEA members!
28 Sep 2017 Roundtable Discussion with Evaluation Professionals
21 Sep 2017 Exploring Project Management in Evaluation Contexts
16 Aug 2017 MNEA's August Informal Meet-Up
11 Jul 2017 MNEA's July Informal Lunch Meet-Up
21 Jun 2017 MNEA's June Informal Meet-Up
31 May 2017 An Informal MNEA Meet-Up
22 Mar 2017 MNEA Grab and Go Ice Cream Social
09 Nov 2016 Making a Career Out of Evaluation - A Forum for Emerging Evaluators
26 Oct 2016 MNEA Social at the AEA Annual Conference
19 Jul 2016 MNEA Summer Social
17 May 2016 Making Meaning of Multiple Datasets (M3) – Interactive Process to Build Evaluative Thinking
24 Feb 2016 Advancing Equity through Evaluation - How do we make it happen?
21 Jan 2016 MNEA Ignite - Non-traditional technology tools for evaluation (evaluation hacks)
26 Oct 2015 FALL SOCIAL with Michael Quinn Patton
13 Oct 2015 Book Club Event: Mixed Methods
07 Jul 2015 Summer Social
22 May 2015 Evaluating Education: A Roundtable Discussion
26 Feb 2015 Strategic Planning & Evaluation Event
11 Nov 2014 Culturally Responsive Evaluation Event
28 Oct 2014 MNEA Student Event - The Life of an Evaluator
10 Jul 2014 Summer Social Event
23 May 2014 Evaluation Capacity Building Event
09 Oct 2013 Evaluating Advocacy Efforts
18 Jul 2013 Summer Social Event
10 May 2013 Health Care Reform and Evaluation
22 Mar 2013 Data Visualization Event
06 Dec 2012 MN EA Social Happy Hour
15 Nov 2012 MN EA Social Happy Hour
04 Apr 2012 Roundtable Discussion International Monitoring and Evaluation: Donor Collaboration and Sustainable Results
09 Feb 2012 Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as an Evaluation Tool

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