A Conversation with AEA President Tessie Catsambas

  • 03/28/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Exchequer Restaurant and Pub (Private Room), 226 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604


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A Conversation with AEA President Tessie Catsambas:
A Common Agenda for Promoting Evaluation Together

Where: Exchequer Restaurant and Pub (Private Room), 226 S Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604
When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 (Doors: 5:30pm; Formal start: 6:30pm)
What: CEA will provide appetizers and has coordinated a private room. Cash bar available.
Cost: Free for CEA members; $15 for non-members and guests. Not a member? Join today!

About the Conversation:
As we work to clarify and elevate the brand of “evaluation” as a profession, we do so in a world of many related disciplines that conduct evaluative work. Reflecting on the many contexts where evaluation takes place—in cities, states, and federally; in Native American lands; and in countries around the world—how do we develop a compelling brand, an elevator speech on the nature, role and benefits of evaluation for clients and communities? How do we prepare to deliver on our promise? 

AEA President Tessie Catsambas will share what she is hearing from different evaluation communities and would like to hear about the experiences and vision of CEA and its members.

About the Presenter:
Anastasia (Tessie) Tzavaras Catsambas is founder and CEO/CFO of EnCompass LLC, a 19-year-old organization that provides services internationally in evaluation, learning and leadership development. Catsambas is President of the American Evaluation Association, and recipient of the EvalPartners Award 2015 for her international advocacy for evaluation. She frequently speaks about how evaluation helps organizations live values strategically and effectively. Catsambas has co-authored a book entitled, Reframing Evaluation Through Appreciative Inquiryadvocating for the systematic study of success in evaluation. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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