Upcoming events

    • 03/07/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Webinar: Data UX

    Stepping up the data user experience

    We may be immersed in data, but our clients or stakeholders often are not. In fact, they may be data averse. How to ease them along the journey from data to action?

    In this interactive webinar, we will explore the power of data visualization to boost the data user experience by allowing us to quickly process data to answer pressing questions. You will learn about visual processing theory and how to choose the right types of visualizations (including charts, maps, and graphs) for your data and your audience. We will also discuss how to refine visualizations to make them more engaging and actionable and how to refine presentations and reports so that your audience absorbs your key points.

    Registration is free for CEA members and members of other AEA local affiliates (contact us at connect@evalchicago.org or your LAC rep for the registration code!)

    Not a member? Join today for free access to CEA events!

    Presenter Information

    Amelia Kohm, PhD, is the founder of Data Viz for Nonprofits and has more than 20 years of experience studying, funding, and evaluating human services. She earned a certificate in data visualization from the University of Washington and has applied her data visualization skills in her ongoing work at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, a child and family policy research center. Prior to Chapin Hall, she worked as a program officer at the Sears Roebuck Foundation and at the Illinois Humanities Council. She earned her BA from Haverford College, an MA from the School of Social Services Administration at the University of Chicago, and a PhD from the University of Bath.

    • 05/15/2019
    • 05/16/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Oak Park Library - Main Library, Second Floor Small Conference Room | 834 Lake St | Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    Day 1: Intro to Evaluation Consulting (5/15/2019 6-8:30pm)
    Day 2: Intermediate Evaluation Consulting (5/16/2019 9am-12pm)

    Oak Park Library - Main Library Second Floor Small Conference Room 
    834 Lake St | Oak Park, Illinois 60301

    This skill-development workshop is designed for evaluators who are looking to begin offering evaluation consulting services or who are looking for tips to improve their consulting. This workshop will provide guidance for managing a successful evaluation consulting practice. Day 1 of the workshop will focus on foundational skills for those new to evaluation consulting. Day 2 will offer more advanced guidance for evaluators with some existing consulting experience. Members are welcome to attend for one or both sessions.

    Tickets: Free for CEA members
    $25 for non-members and guests. Not a member? Join today


    Dr. Matt Feldmann is the principal researcher and owner of Goshen Education Consulting Inc. He started the company in 2009 due to the untapped need to provide data interpretation and evaluation services to the educational communities in Southwestern Illinois. Goshen Education Consulting is a reflection of his background, interests, skills and opportunities that include deep data analysis, clear and concise reporting, and a focus on program development.

    Since its founding, Dr. Feldmann and Goshen Education Consulting have led 18 U.S. Department of Education Math and Science Partnership evaluation projects and has been involved with the Illinois Math & Science state-wide evaluation team for Math and Science Partnerships. Beyond the U.S. Department of Education projects, he also has led multiple education evaluation projects with the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, United Way, Monsanto, Astellas, Swarovski and the Illinois Biotechnology Institute EDUCATE Center.

    Dr. Feldmann is a frequent speaker on how to conduct rigorous evaluations and a frequent presenter with his clients concerning the management and outcomes of their projects. Professionally he has served as the chair of the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group and president of the AEA local affiliate, the Evaluation Association of St. Louis.

    Dr. Feldmann lives with his wife, three children, mother-in- law, three dogs and two cats in Edwardsville, Ill. He is currently working on running 50 marathons in all 50 U.S. states by the time he turns 50.

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