Upcoming events

    • 05/02/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Chicago O'hare, 5615 N. Cumberland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631

    Evidence-Informed Design co-sponsored with The Evaluator's Institute

    The evaluation community can use design thinking processes to enhance innovation and participant experiences. Join us for a special event featuring Dr. Stephanie Evergreen and Dr. Chris Kucharczyk. Dr. Evergreen will share templates from her new book and talk about the value of sketching first, explaining how the brain works better when we begin with a sketch. Dr. Kucharczyk will talk about his experiences at IDEO and how incorporating data science into a multi-disciplinary approach has empowered the development of human-centered products and services. Become inspired by how two leaders in our field are using evidence-informed design to enhance their practice!

    Reception: 5:30-6:30pm CDT
    Presentation: 6:30-7:30pm CDT
    Q&A Session to follow



    Dr. Stephanie Evergreen, TEI Faculty, internationally recognized speaker, designer, and researcher, and author of Presenting Data Visualization.

    Dr. Chris Kucharczyk, Data Scientist at IDEO, a global design company tackling some of the biggest challenges in business and society.


    Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Area
    5615 N. Cumberland Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60631

    The event has been planned to coincide with The Evaluator Institute’s April 2019 training program. Registration for TEI courses is not a prerequisite for attending the panel.

    • 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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