Professional Development with the CEA

Our Professional Development Committee is always planning upcoming professional development events. Stay tuned by checking our main page, joining our email list, and following us on social media. Even better, join the Professional Development committee and be a part of making the events you want to see!

American Evaluation Association

Each year the American Evaluation Association (AEA) hosts its annual conference in varying locations throughout the United States. Opportunities for professional development include hundreds of conference sessions in numerous formats for evaluators in an array of different disciplines, across all experience levels. There are also professional development workshops before and after the conference. Check out AEA's conference history for more information and for links for the current/upcoming and past conferences. Check out the AEA website for other opportunities for professional development, including the Summer Institute, the Coffee Break webinars, the eStudy programs, and AEA365, and more.

Summer Institute

Each year, AEA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosts the Summer Institute. This multiday event provides an opportunity for professional development for "evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students, you!" Check out the Institute's website for more information.

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment

The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA), located at the College of Education, Bureau of Educational Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an interdisciplinary endeavor that brings researchers together from across the College and University, as well as domestic and international research partners, to address the growing need for policy-relevant studies that take seriously the influences of cultural norms, practices, and expectations in the design, implementation, and evaluation of social and educational interventions. CREA hosted its inaugural conference in 2012 and is building upon that success. For more information about CREA, the conference, and opportunities for professional development, check out the CREA website.

Job-Search Resources

Check out AEA's Database of Jobs and RFPs for job-search resources, and join the CEA mailing list for information about positions. Join CEA to get notified first.