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Join AEA for several upcoming education opportunities!

18 Nov 2020 4:49 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)
Now Available: In-Depth Workshops

Join AEA for several upcoming education opportunities! You can continue the lessons learned at Eval20 Reimagined: A Virtual Experience with workshops spanning from November to January. Learn more and register below.

Social Network Analysis: Methods and Use

December 4, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Kimberly Fredericks, Dr.

The workshop is very hands-on, focusing on the software and concepts and methods to answer research questions. It also covers use of network analysis in applied settings. UCINET and Netdraw will be the base programs utilized to analyze data and discuss results.

More Strategies to Address Weaknesses of Typical Logic Models with an Updated “Condition Modeling” Approach

December 8, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Kirk Knestis, PhD

This workshop will share the presenter’s condition modeling logic mapping approach, a unique derivation of models described by W.K. Kellogg in 1998, designed to mitigate problematic aspects of typical modeling strategies. The presenter's recent enhancements to the approach improve the usefulness of condition models to plan, assess, and promote sustainability.

Principles-Focused Developmental Evaluation

December 10, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Michael Quinn Patton

Developmental evaluation (DE) guides innovative initiatives in complex dynamic environments. Principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) is one special application of DE focused on evaluating adherence to effectiveness principles for achieving results and guiding adaptive action. Blue Marble Evaluation (BME), addressing global challenges of sustainability and equity, is the latest advance in principles-focused developmental evaluation. The essential principles of DE, P-FE, and BME will be examined and applied. Participants will learn to use the GUIDE framework, an acronym specifying the criteria for high-quality principles.

Learn How to Conduct a Social Inclusion Analysis

December 15, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Presenter: Meri Ghorkhmazyan

This workshop will be based on the curriculum of World Learning’s Transforming Agency, Access, and Power (TAAP) Toolkit and Guide for Inclusive Development phase two on Social Inclusion Analysis. The participants of the workshop will be able to use a case study and apply the social inclusion analysis tools, visualize, analyze and discuss how the data can be used in their work. By consistently mapping the evidence, they will be able to see intersectionality of various identities who may consistently be experiencing exclusion, inclusion and discuss ways to bring the included, marginalized and excluded groups for more impactful programmatic or policy work. 

Living in a Remote-Based World...Let's Learn MURAL, a Digital Workspace for Online Brainstorming, Synthesis and Collaboration

January 8, 9:00 a.m. EDT

Presenter: Mahrukh 'Maya' Hasan

During this workshop, you will learn how to use the powerful interface called MURAL, a digital workspace for visual collaboration. MURAL enables innovative teams to think and collaborate visually to solve important problems. People benefit from MURAL’s speed and ease of use in creating diagrams, which are popular in design thinking and agile methodologies, as well as tools to facilitate more impactful meetings and workshops.  

Introduction to Infographics: Fundamentals and Tools for Developing Infographics

January 12, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Stephanie Baird Wilkerson, Anne Cosby

This workshop will cover infographic basics, best practices, and practical tips for using low-cost tools to produce well-designed infographics for a variety of evaluation stakeholders. Participants will learn about the purpose, features, and use of infographics in evaluation as well as criteria for reviewing infographics. Participants will have the opportunity to view demonstrations of tools and steps for developing an infographic and will gain hands-on experience in creating an infographic.

Intermediate Skills in R: Analyzing and Reporting Inferential Statistics

January 15, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Presenters: Dana Linnell Wanzer, Ph.D., Tom McKlin, Ph.D

R is becoming an increasingly popular statistical analysis software for evaluators and researchers because of its free nature and increasing number of resources available on how to use it. This workshop will provide a hands-on opportunity for evaluators to learn how to conduct basic statistical analyses in R using RStudio with example data. This workshop will use the gradual release of responsibility teaching method such that first the statistical technique will be demonstrated, then the entire workshop will do it together, before giving attendees an opportunity to try it out on their own while instructors help anyone with questions. 

Utilization of a Culturally Responsive and Racial Equity Lens to help Guide Strategic Engagement and Evaluation

January 21 & January 22, 12:00 p.m. EDT

The field of evaluation is being challenged to utilize a process that considers who is being evaluated and who is conducting the evaluation. MPHI has worked to develop useful frameworks, tools, and approaches that evaluators could consider to focus on the ways that race and culture might influence an evaluation process; this has resulted in the development of a framework for conducting evaluation using a culturally responsive and racial equity lens. This two-part workshop focuses on the practical use of a racial equity lens when conducting evaluation. 


·         Mindelyn Anderson, PhD, Mirror Group LLC

·         Kristine Andrews, PhD, Child Trends

·         Paul Elam, PhD, MPHI

·         Tracy Hilliard, PhD, MPHI

  •    LaShaune Johnson, PhD, Estella Lucia Evaluation LLC



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