OPEN recently worked with Portland State to conduct a focus group discussing ideas for a graduate certificate in program evaluation that PSU is planning to launch soon. A summary of the discussion follows. Overview The OPEN focus group discussed the drafting and implementation of a new graduate certificate in program evaluation at Portland State University. Discussion covered […]
November was a big month for OPEN in the AEA newsletter. In addition to seeing Chari Smith interviewed, we also saw that OPEN member Mike Hendricks was appointed as the official AEA representative to the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), an organization that: serves as a hub or support mechanism for evaluation associations, […]
For those who didn’t receive a paper copy of the 2014 OPEN Annual Report at our recent annual meeting, please click here to access it (PDF).
At this past week’s OPEN annual meeting, the 2015 council was named. The 2015 OPEN annual council. From left to right: Amy Cordier (Student Representative), Jan Taylor (Membership Officer), David Keyes (Communications Officer), Lindsey Smith (President Elect), Sandra Staklis (President), Katie Winters (Financial Officer)
Chari Smith of CRSmith Consulting and long-time OPEN member was interviewed in the November edition of the American Evaluation Association newsletter. Asked why she belongs to AEA, she said, “As a sole proprietor, I don’t have anyone down the hall to run a question by, or discuss methods. AEA, and the local chapter OPEN, is my connection to […]
Information about the 2014 OPEN annual meeting has been announced. It will take place on December 4 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Kennedy School in Northeast Portland. Come by to hear about what OPEN has been working on all year, participate in elections for next year’s OPEN Council, and most importantly, enjoy some good food and […]
The 2014 OPEN conference took place Friday at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. With over 150 attendees, great speakers, and plenty of opportunities for networking, the event was a tremendous success. Relive the event below with all of the Twitter posts from the event using #OReval2014.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you: today OPEN launched its new website. The new version of the website improves the look and feel, including the addition of mobile responsiveness (take a look on your phone to see this in action). Many future updates for the website are planned, including: Constantly updated job listings A section for […]
Please note that OPEN has experienced unprecedented interest in our 2014 Annual Conference. As a result, registration is now full and we cannot accept any more attendees. We look forward to seeing those of you who have registered at what promises to be an exciting event.
OPEN was recently recognized by the American Evaluation Association for its event Cultivating Cultural Competence in Evaluation: Because Evaluations Are Not Culture-Free. As the AEA reported on the event: A panel and roundtable discussion event focused on actively engaging issues of culture with evaluation activities and the application of the AEA Statement of Cultural Competence in practice. […]