Upcoming events

    • 05/13/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar
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    As evaluators, we are regularly challenged to understand the needs of a wide variety of stakeholders, navigate competing priorities of program directors and funders, and facilitate use of evaluation to make meaningful change. To say that evaluators need strong interpersonal skills is an understatement. In this one-hour workshop, we will make the case and lay the foundation for a core set of practices that will cultivate self-awareness and strengthen your ability to be fully present in your work. 

    What to expect:

    • An introduction to the Whole-Hearted Interpersonal Practices Framework

    • A practice for cultivating self-awareness and self-compassion

    • Small group discussion on developing our interpersonal skills

    About our speaker:

    Libby Smith (she/they) teaches in the MS Applied Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout which is located on the Anishinaabe land currently known as Menomonie, WI. 

    She is also an organizational healing facilitator, as an experienced and holistic evaluator and educator she excels at the human component of research and evaluation. Their work focuses on building equity and accessibility through personal growth & embodiment practices. She is an American Evaluation Association Board member, practices evaluation for Catalyst at UW-Stout, and is an auntie to 11 year old twin girls.

    • 06/16/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar
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    Evaluation investigates whether a program is successful or high quality. But how do you define success for a particular program? Do you focus on desired outcomes? Issues of equity? Cost-effectiveness? And whose definitions of success do you prioritize?

    This interactive presentation will introduce a research-based framework that reveals the definitions of success evaluators use in practice and how evaluators combine them to examine multidimensional definitions of success. We will then discuss ways you can use the framework to make definitions of success more explicit, guide evaluation design, and build evaluation capacity among stakeholders. We will also consider how the framework can help you center community and participant voices and values when defining success for a program.

    About our speaker:

    Rebecca M. Teasdale, PhD, is an assistant professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an evaluation methodologist who studies the valuing process in evaluation; specifically, the activities of defining program success, specifying evaluative criteria, and applying criteria to reach conclusions. Her research examines which definitions of success—and whose definitions—are privileged in evaluation and develops methods for centering community and participant values and voices. Rebecca teaches graduate-level courses in evaluation methods, evaluation theory, and research methods.

Past events

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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