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What is Evaluation? Event Postponed/Repurposed Time

  • 21 Jan 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar
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EVENT POSTPONED - "What is Evaluation?" 

Due to events anticipated on Inauguration Day, MNEA has decided to postpone the "What is Evaluation?" event. We will repurpose the event time to hold space for people to discuss current events and their impact on the practice of evaluation.

No need to re-register if you are interested in processing white supremacy with us.

Once a new date is set for the previously planned event, we will email MNEA membership with details.


Building off of AEA’s mini-series in summer of 2020, MNEA is following suit and asking 6 of MNEA’s past-presidents how they answer the most dreaded question for evaluators: “What do you do?”

Evaluator’s have their space at AEA and MNEA where they can talk about their projects without pausing. However, we sometimes have trouble explaining our profession when we’re not in evaluation spaces. The usage, value, and need for evaluations is not always commonly understood by outsiders. Even within our membership, how evaluation is defined and what it looks like greatly differs based on content area, background, education, and interest.

To provide insight into the purpose and focus behind evaluation, MNEA has invited their past-presidents to speak to what evaluation means to them, how they approach evaluation, and what they find rewarding in their work.

Join us over the lunch hour on January 21, 2021 with our recent past-presidents to understand a variety of perspectives, and join different breakout rooms to get some help to articulate your own elevator speech.

AEA Evaluation Competencies:

  • PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE DOMAIN—focuses on what makes evaluators distinct as practicing professionals.
  • CONTEXT DOMAIN—focuses on understanding the unique circumstances, multiple perspectives, and changing settings of evaluations and their users/stakeholders.
  • INTERPERSONAL DOMAIN—focuses on human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness for professional practice throughout the evaluation.



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