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Upcoming MNEA Events

    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Twin Cities PBS (TPT), 172 4th Street, St. Paul
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    Join fellow evaluators at Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) for an evening of facilitated conversation and drinks!  Let's get at the nitty-gritty of evaluation work.  We will break into small groups to share expertise around specific, current evaluation projects.  Bring a current project you'd like to workshop or come ready to learn and advise colleagues. We'll use a "pro action café" approach to spark meaningful conversations to capture ideas and knowledge from each other that we can put into practice.

    Facilitators for this event are Katharine Wood from MN Historical Society, Kara Wentworth from Twin Cities Public Television, Ana Isabel Gabilondo Scholz from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN, and Sarah Lindeman from Neighborhood House.

    We hope you can join us in strengthening our community of practice through this fun exchange of evaluation projects, ideas and knowledge.  

    MNEA thanks Twin Cities PBS (TPT) for hosting this event.  Light refreshments & alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  Happy hour and networking will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the round table discussions starting at 5:00 p.m.  You can learn more about TPT by attending a special MNEA tour at 3:45 p.m. (Eric Eskola and Cathy Wurzer here we come)!  

    As evaluators we continuously enhance our practice using AEA’s Evaluator Competencies as our guide. Our intent is for participants to develop and apply the following competencies at this event: reflect on evaluation formally or informally to improve practice (1.5), respond respectfully to the uniqueness of the evaluation context (3.1), listen to understand and engage different perspectives (5.2), and facilitate constructive and culturally responsive interaction throughout the evaluation (5.7).

    • 06 Aug 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55104
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    With the 2020 Census on the horizon and increased conversations about identity in America, the role of demographics is as important as ever.  Join the Minnesota Evaluation Association (MNEA) for a conversation around how evaluators and researchers approach demographics as part of our evaluation practice and what contexts we should consider when “defining” demographic categories. 

    This event will be a World Café style discussion where, in small groups, we can share best practices and discuss the complexities of demographic categories such as Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Identity, Socio-economic status, Education and Immigration status.  Be prepared to bring your thoughts, ideas and questions around these categories and the impact the way we ask them can have on others.

    This event is free to MNEA members and $5 for non-MNEA members. There will be light refreshments available.  

Past MNEA events

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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