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  • 27 Sep 2020 8:30 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)

    Dear AEA LAC colleagues,

    Register now for the 

    Hawaii-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA) 2020 Online Conference--October 12-16

    View the conference program and session abstracts: https://h-pea.org/events

    Register here: https://h-pea.org/event-3698120 (only $30 regular; $15 student). Deadline: 10/8.

    Conference fee waiver available for those with financial hardship. Apply for waiver here.

    H-PEA's 2020 conference is online during the week of October 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily, Hawaii Standard Time. We are excited to offer over 25 highly interactive skill-building and roundtable sessions in five tracks:

    • Context
    • Methodology
    • Professional practice
    • Planning and management
    • Culturally-responsive evaluation

    Tom Kelly, from the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation and an AEA board member, will present the opening keynote: 2021-2030: Mapping Hawaiʻi’s Evaluation Future.

    Dr. Sena Sanjines will offer the opening workshop on Evaluation Boot Camp: Introduction to Program Evaluation for Program Directors/Managers.

    The closing keynote, Aloha as a Disruptive and Humbling Force on Evaluators’ Journeys toward Justice and Equity, will feature panelists Herb Lee, Jr., President & CEO, Pacific American Foundation; Pālama Lee, Director of Research & Evaluation, Liliʻuokalani Trust; Peter Mataira, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Hawaiʻi Pacific University; Paula Morelli, Program Director, Consuelo Foundation; and Katherine A. Tibbetts, Executive Director of Research & Evaluation, Liliʻuokalani Trust.

    The conference has dedicated network sessions for program managers, emerging evaluators, and seasoned evaluators.

    Registered participants can access the session recordings for 60 days after the conference.

    We sincerely invite you and your colleagues to join us at our conference. Email info@h-pea.org with any questions.

    The H-PEA Conference Planning Committee



  • 02 Sep 2020 6:07 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)

    Let's Get Digital - with Ripple Effect Mapping

    When: Fri, October 16, 2020 10:00 AM, EDT
    Where: Video conference link will be shared with registrants ahead of the event

    MNEA members can attend for FREE using an affiliate member code when registering.  Get the code here by logging into the MNEA member page.

    EVENT DETAILS:

    Ripple Effect Mapping (REM) is an evaluation method designed to assess the intended and unintended impacts of community-engaged programs and initiatives. In other words, it allows us to better understand the effect we have in a community beyond surveys and quantitative data. REM combines the use of appreciative inquiry and mind mapping to identify how a program impacted or influenced the community it serves.

    We will use an interactive format to immerse participants in a virtual REM session. Because of the high level of engagement required, we request that all participants agree to turn on both their video and audio during the participatory parts of the virtual session.

    Sarah Goletz, MPH is the Associate Director of Evaluation at the Indiana Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network office at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  Her background includes working with underserved communities and refugee populations to improve health outcomes. She has prior research experience in xeno-transplantation and the educational attainment of rural and disadvantaged populations.

    Jennifer Taylor, DHEd, MPH is the Executive Director of the Indiana AHEC Network and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Her background includes over a decade of experience working on a variety of health-related topics including health workforce development, program evaluation, workplace wellness, interprofessional education, behavioral health, and primary prevention.

    NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY:

    After the workshop, please stay on the Zoom call to network and meet other IEA members. We will utilize breakout rooms to keep groups smaller and conversations flowing. 

    Best regards,

    Indiana Evaluation Association
  • 17 Aug 2020 11:26 AM | MNEA admin (Administrator)
  • 15 Aug 2020 4:18 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)

    The Evaluation Association of St. Louis has been very happy to accommodate you and your colleagues for some of our recent EASL events. 

    EVALpalooza I: Evaluation Failures with Kylie Hutchinson
    and Thought Leaders

    Date/Time: September 24, noon - 4 p.m. (CDT)

    Cost: $149 for affiliate members, $199 for general public

    Registration Link: https://easl.wildapricot.org/event-3870521

    To obtain the Affiliate Discount Registration Code, sign-in into your MNEA member account here.

    (Please register by 9/9/2020 for the discount)


  • 12 Aug 2020 4:30 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)

    The Evaluation Association of St. Louis has been very happy to accommodate you and your colleagues for some of our recent EASL events. 

    The Conducting Community Health Needs Assessments session is a collaboration between EASL and  the Greater Boston Evaluation Network. EVALpalooza is a totally new conference opportunity that we are initiating with Kylie Hutchinson and several of her thought leader colleagues.

    Conducting Community Health Needs Assessments

    Date/Time: September 9, 12:30 - 2 p.m. (CDT)

    Cost: $0

    Registration Link: https://easl.wildapricot.org/event-3949379

    To obtain the Affiliate Discount Registration Code, sign-in into your MNEA member account here.

  • 05 Aug 2020 5:16 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)



  • 14 Jul 2020 4:52 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)

    Claremont Graduate University | Claremont Evaluation Center

    Online Professional Development
    Workshop Series

    August 14-22, 2020


    Registration is now open for 18 one day online workshops this summer!

    For the daily schedule and course descriptions please click here: 

    https://research.cgu.edu/claremont-evaluation-center/professional-development-workshops/workshop-descriptions/

    There is limited enrollment so please register ASAP on a first come, first served basis using the link below: https://research.cgu.edu/claremont-evaluation-center/professional-development-workshops/summer-workshops-registration-rates-scholarships/

    For any further questioms, please contact Jessica Renger (jessica.renger@cgu.edu) for more details. 

     

    Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences


  • 13 Jul 2020 5:10 PM | Sarah Lindeman (Administrator)

    Are you aware of Evalpalooza, an interactive online meeting that the Evaluation Association of St. Louis and the Chicagoland Evaluation Association are sponsoring? Our first Evalpalooza will be Evaluation Failures with Kylie Hutchinson and Thought LeadersEvalpalooza is a 4 hour long focused, interactive, small, virtual session facilitated by evaluation thought leaders around a key topic. Sessions are limited to only 100 individuals (including presenters), are conducted via Zoom, and are interactive. (Yes, you are expected to interact!) Registration for Evalpalooza is open to the public.

    The session will be held via Zoom Conference Calls on September 24, 2020 from noon – 4 p.m. CDT (with a virtual happy hour to follow). You can learn more and register at the following link:

    https://easl.wildapricot.org/event-3870521

  • 06 Jul 2020 3:53 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)

    LEADING COURAGEOUSLY IN THE HUMAN SERVICE SECTOR
    2020 SUMMER SERIES

    The Summer Series continues to grow leaders to be versed in participatory practices that engage whole family systems, to lead with practices that are centered on the voices of those most impacted by racial and systemic injustice, and to engage our communities to create the changes that we need. No matter if you are a seasoned practitioner or are simply curious, we welcome you to join us. All workshops will be held virtually.

    Through generous support from the Kresge Foundation, Future Services Institute is committed to making these workshops accessible for all who want to participate. Registration fees for each workshop:

    Register Today


    • $25 Pay it Forward
    (for well-resourced
    organizations, covering costs of
    this workshop and contribute to
    our scholarship pool)

    • $15 Nonprofit/Student
    (for smaller nonprofit
    organizations or students)


    • $0
    (For community or grassroots
    organizations who wouldn’t be
    able to participate without
    financial support)


    Coming up first...


    ONLINE HOSTING
    PRACTICES THAT WORK

    JULY 21, 2020 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    Hosted by: Sook Jin Ong and Rosalva Mujwid Hernandez

    Register Today

    Now that we are working virtually, how might we facilitate powerful conversations that are engaging? What tools are at our disposal? What are some ways you can translate your hosting practice onto new platforms? Boost your online hosting practices by experiencing some of your own tips with fellow practitioners.


    Next up...

    ONLINE COLLECTIVE SENSE-MAKING
    JULY 29, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Hosted by: Marcela Sotela and Jen Mein

    Register Today

    Planning and designing ways to engage participants to make meaning together, make collective insights visible, have artifacts to move forward wiser action. Use online tools to invite, capture and share all participants’ voices. Explore different levels of sensemaking from the individual to the larger collective through reflective practices. Let’s connect, share, and learn TOGETHER!


    Later...

    RESEARCH AND EVALUTION IN UNCERTAIN AND
    CHANGING TIMES

    AUGUST 10, 2020 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Hosted by: Henriet Hendriks and Trupti Sarode

    Register Today

    Our world has shifted in many ways, COVID-19 has exacerbated racial inequalities before the murder of George Floyd further challenged all of us in different ways, laying bare the systemic racism in our institutions. The very institutions that are charged with doing research and evaluation. How do we answer the ethical, conceptual and methodological challenges around conducting research and evaluation in times of local and global unrest? How has the role of an evaluator and researcher changed throughout these times? What are some tools and methods that help uphold equity, fairness, and justice?


    And Lastly...


    OPEN SPACE SESSION ON
    EQUITY IN THE HUMAN SERVICES SECTOR

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 18th 1pm – 4pm
    Hosted by: Donte Curtis, Ashley Bennett, and Katie Boone 

    Register Today

    Given the era of COVID and the racial injustice of George Floyd’s murder, what are the conversations we need to have now to ground our systems change work towards creating equity, inclusion and justice for all?



  • 01 Jul 2020 5:16 PM | MNEA admin (Administrator)

    COVID-19 has impacted us all in different ways. While many organizations are urgently responding to communities to provide support, others have put their work on hold or are making innovative adjustments to adapt to safe social distancing guidelines. Whether your work has evolved to respond to the pandemic, or you are finding yourself with extra time to dust off and update your old logic model, The Improve Group’s upcoming 4-hour virtual workshop on logic models can benefit you. 

    As you know, logic models are instrumental in guiding evaluation and reporting activities. They can also help your team build consensus around assumptions and create cohesion about how you think about and communicate your program. With this workshop, The Improve Group will explain the “why” and “how” of using logic models! Following the workshop, you can register to spend additional one-on-one time working with our trainers to develop your logic model. Our training meets you where you are—no previous logic model expertise required.

    For more information on the benefits of having a logic model, check out this video from IG CEO Leah Goldstein Moses!

    If this sounds like something that would benefit your program or organization, you can learn more and register here!

    Coming Soon: The Improve Group is introducing a training on survey planning and development, which will be held on August 19. We’ll follow-up with more details in the coming weeks but wanted to notify you of the date ahead of time!

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