Upcoming events

    • 10/04/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Thinking of joining CEA? Or perhaps you are a new member. Maybe you have been with CEA since it began. Everyone is welcome to our Intro to CEA online session! 

    During this hour we will review everything CEA, including reasons to join, our history, goals, leadership structure, and programming. At the same time, we will be welcoming CEA members to share some evaluation pro tips throughout the session. We hope to see you there!

    This session is free, so please invite evaluation friends and colleagues!

    Monday, October 4th from 6:30 - 7:30pm

    A special note about the event:

    Did you create some data visualization lately that you really liked? Would you be able to share it in 5 minutes with fellow CEA members during this session? We are looking for beginner through expert level data visualizations! 

    Please complete the short form linked below and upload the visualization. If we get a lot of entries, we will try to select a variety of types of visualizations and data and try to select CEA members who have not been featured during a CEA event recently. We will reach out soon to everyone who submits a visual. Thanks so much for being open to sharing your work with colleagues! 

    Please submit data visualizations to share here (and use this form if you do not have a google account) by Friday, September 24th!

    • 10/26/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Virtual event

    Event Description:

    We will look at the intersection and application of systems transformation to community transformation. How do we see a community as a system? Systems transformation: What is it? Why does it matter? How does it happen? How is it evaluated? A conversation about possible perspectives and implications for liberation and community actualization in the face of the challenges of climate change, social justice, political polarization, and the global pandemic. 

    Register Today!

    Speaker Biographies:

    Michael Quinn Patton is Professor of Practice in the Claremont Evaluation Center. He is an independent evaluation and organizational development consultant based in Minnesota. He is former President of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and author of eight major evaluation books including fourth editions of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods used in over 500 universities worldwide. He has also authored books on Practical Evaluation, Creative Evaluation, and Developmental Evaluation: Applying Systems Thinking and Complexity Concepts to Enhance Innovation and Use. He co-authored a book on the dynamics of social innovation and transformation with two Canadians entitled Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed. He is recipient of the Myrdal Award for Outstanding Contributions to Useful and Practical Evaluation Practice, the Lazarsfeld Award for Lifelong Contributions to Evaluation Theory, and the 2017 Research on Evaluation Award, all from AEA. EvalYouth recognized him with the first Transformative Evaluator Award in 2020. He regularly conducts training for The Evaluators’ Institute and the International Program for Development Evaluation Training.  In 2018 he published books on Principles-Focused Evaluation (Guilford Press) and Facilitating Evaluation: Principles in Practice (Sage Publications). In 2020 his new book on evaluating global systems transformations was published entitled Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles.  

    Dominica McBride, PhD, Founder and CEO of BECOME. Dr. Dominica McBride a leading thinker on how we evolve beyond the current racial-equity paradigm, a champion of Culturally Responsive Evaluation, and a grassroots advocacy strategist. Dr. McBride founded BECOME in 2013 from a belief that communities should be at the center of creating the reality they want and need and that culturally responsive evaluation can be a tool for social justice and thriving communities. Previously she conducted program development and evaluation projects in Arizona, the Chicago area and in Tanzania, Africa. Dr. McBride has worked as a consultant, program director and adjunct faculty member in the field of community psychology and has provided adult, child and family therapy as well as substance abuse counseling. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer for communities, coalitions, and organizations nationally. Her published articles and chapters include discussion on culturally responsive evaluation, cultural competence, and prevention and other topics.

    Awards and honors Dr. McBride has received for her work include the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Supervisor of the Year Award, Ed Marciniak Bright Start Award from the Bright Promises Foundation, American Evaluation Association Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award and ARK of St. Sabina Dream Maker Award. She also served on the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association. She has a PhD in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Consultation from Arizona State University.

Past events

09/14/2021 ‘Doin’ it for the culture’: Growing in Your Culturally Responsive Evaluation Journey with LaShaune Johnson
08/23/2021 CEA Outdoor Social at Millennium Park
06/16/2021 Defining and measuring success: A practical framework for evaluation design and capacity building
05/13/2021 Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices: Strengthening our Core with Libby Smith
04/20/2021 Designing Quality Survey Questions with Sheila Robinson
04/16/2021 Indiana Evaluation Association Event: Power Up Your Facilitation: In-Person and Virtual Tools for Group Learning
03/24/2021 Conquering Evaluation Challenges
01/15/2021 Indiana Evaluation Association - Learnings & Resources from AEA
12/09/2020 SAVE-the-DATE: CEA Annual Members' Meeting & Party
12/04/2020 Career Pathways in Evaluation Virtual Panel
11/22/2020 Evaluation Team for Illinois Community Parenting Support Saturation Pilot
11/17/2020 Invitation to Submit Nominations- CEA board positions _ Vice President and Secretary_11/17
10/21/2020 CEA Connections: A Virtual Networking Event
07/08/2020 Leveraging Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data for Culturally Responsive Storytelling with Pivot Data Design
06/11/2020 Using Evaluation to Help the Frontlines: The Maximizing Impact during COVID-19 Initiative with Dominica McBride
05/27/2020 Webinar: Making Better Use of Theories of Change for Evaluation with Patricia Rogers
05/07/2020 Chicagoland Evaluators Check-In
03/19/2020 POSTPONED: Conquering Evaluation Challenges
12/11/2019 Holiday Party and Annual Business Meeting
11/13/2019 Meet up at American Evaluation Association Conference
10/23/2019 Conquering Evaluation Challenges
09/19/2019 Webinar with Donna Mertens: Using a Transformative Lens for Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals
08/28/2019 Jazzin' at the Shedd: Evaluation for Liberation with Dr. Rodney Hopson
07/25/2019 "Evidence" for Decision-Making with Jackie Singh
06/20/2019 Conquering Evaluation Challenges
05/15/2019 Re-scheduled! Workshop: Consulting Skills for Evaluators w/ Matt Feldmann, Ph.D.
05/02/2019 Evidence-Informed Design co-sponsored with The Evaluator's Institute
04/16/2019 Designing effective pilot program evaluations in partnership with communities
03/28/2019 A Conversation with AEA President Tessie Catsambas
03/07/2019 Webinar: Data UX with Amelia Kohm
12/11/2018 CEA Holiday Event and Annual Business Meeting
10/31/2018 Meet Up at American Evaluation Association Conference
10/24/2018 Conquering Evaluation Challenges
09/12/2018 Becoming Evaluation Ready: Evaluation Training Session for Community Organizations
08/30/2018 Evaluation & Community Collaboration Conference
08/22/2018 Jazzin' at the Shedd with Leslie Goodyear
05/03/2018 What Can We Learn From a Multitude of Impact Evaluations? with Mark W. Lipsey, PhD
04/10/2018 Empowerment Evaluation Perspectives - A Webinar Conversation w/ David Fetterman, Ph.D.
03/30/2018 Improving Performance Management: Using Results Based Accountability
01/31/2018 Workshop: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators w/ Matt Feldmann, Ph.D.
01/31/2018 Introduction to Independent Consulting
06/28/2017 Reorganize and Reform. Again? with Kathy Newcomer, PhD
11/10/2016 Post #Evaluation2016 Recap
09/14/2016 Nicole Bowman on Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation + Jazzin' at the Shedd
06/15/2016 Evaluating parent's report: hospital interior design and children's anxiety
05/18/2016 The Dashboard Dance: Creating High-Quality, Interactive Data Visualizations

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