Upcoming events

    • 08/22/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

    Mark your calendar for August 22nd at 6pm at the Shedd Aquarium for CEA's annual Jazzin' at the Shedd event featuring Dr. Leslie Goodyear, AEA President!

    The Chicagoland Evaluation Association is delighted to welcome Dr. Leslie Goodyear, AEA President for Jazzin' at the Shedd.

    Wednesday, August 22nd
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Shedd Aquarium
    1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

    JAZZIN' ENTRANCE: To gain entrance to the CEA event at Shedd Aquarium, enter Shedd through the accessible entrance, which is behind the Man with Fish fountain (see map).

    Tickets: Free for CEA members
    $20 for non-members and guests. Not a member? Join today!

    Parking is available at Soldier Field North Garage
    First 4 hours: $20
    4 to 12 hours: $25

    About our Speaker

    Leslie Goodyear is a nationally recognized expert in evaluation and 2018 president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). She has been an active member of AEA for 23 years, serving in multiple volunteer roles, including as Ethics Section editor and associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation, an AEA board member, chair of the AEA Ethics Committee and co-chair of the Qualitative Methods TIG.

    In her day job at Education Development Center (EDC), Leslie has led studies at the local, regional, and national levels. Her work has focused on building evaluation capacity in afterschool, youth civic engagement, HIV prevention, youth development, human services and STEM education programs. In addition to being an evaluator, in her work as a program officer at the National Science Foundation, Leslie was also a user and commissioner of evaluations.

    Her publications have focused on qualitative inquiry in evaluation, building communities of practice within multi-site evaluations, evaluation ethics, and evaluating out-of-school education programs.

    Leslie holds a Masters and PhD in program evaluation and planning from Cornell University and a BS in developmental psychology from Macalester College. She lives in Boston, MA, and enjoys running, swimming, and listening/dancing to live music, especially 70’s funk. 

    • 08/31/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Lurie Children's Hospital, 11th Floor, 225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

    Chicago evaluators are invited to attend a conference on Evaluation & Community Collaboration hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; the Evaluation, Data Integration, and Technical Assistance Program at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University; and Northwestern University's Evaluation and Research Alliance.

    Friday, 8/31
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    11th Floor, Lurie Children's Hospital
    225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL

    This conference will include representatives from Northwestern University, community agencies, and the Chicago Department of Public Health to talk about their experiences working together on comprehensive HIV prevention demonstration projects since 2015, and will start an honest discussion about how funders, community, and academic agencies can better work together to improve our response to HIV and other problems facing our community.

    The conference is open to all

    Please RSVP using this link (http://bit.ly/EC2Conference) and please forward this link & Save the Date below to anyone – providers, researchers, and community members – who would be interested.

    Thanks in advance! Feel free to reach out to EDIT@northwestern.edu with any questions.

    • 09/12/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lurie Children's, 11th Floor Conference Center, 225 E Chicago, Chicago, IL 60611

    The Chicagoland Evaluation Association, Northwestern University's Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities, and the Evaluation Core at Lurie Children's Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Center are pleased to offer a training session on becoming evaluation ready.

    This session is designed for community organizations and will provide information on how to prepare for partnering with an evaluator and/or evaluating their programs.

    More details, full agenda, and registration link to follow.

    Refreshments and parking validation will be provided.

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