Join us for the 2017 Oregon Program Evaluators Network conference! This year’s theme is Encouraging Excellence through Evaluation Capacity Building, and we are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Jean A. King, who will be presenting on Transformative Evaluation Capacity Building: Mission Possible?
The day will also include breakout sessions, poster presentations, an information exchange, and a post conference happy hour. This conference brings together evaluation users, practitioners, and funders to gain a better understanding of how to approach evaluation capacity building that will better inform our work. Jean King defines key terms as follows:
Transformative Evaluation Capacity Building: Mission Possible?
Jean A. King, University of Minnesota
This keynote will seek to answer three questions:
Recognizing the importance of grounding ECB practice in our field’s history, the presentation will review ECB research and, based on over 30 years of experience, provide practical ideas for bringing ECB to life in a variety of contexts.
Jean King is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota where she has served as Director of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) for over 20 years. A long-time writer on participatory evaluation, she is the author of several books and numerous articles and chapters. Her most recent book, Interactive Evaluation Practice (with Laurie Stevahn), was published in 2013, and, a former Board member, she currently chairs the Competencies Task Force for the American Evaluation Association. Professor King has received several awards for her work, including the Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice and the Ingle Award for Extraordinary Service from the American Evaluation Association, three teaching awards, and three community service awards. Her proudest achievement is having supervised over 100 U of M doctoral students to completion.
Breakout sessions: Accepting proposals through May 26
We are currently seeking presentation proposals for the one-day conference.
This interactive activity encourages participants to share with each other what they learned at their sessions. A great opportunity to learn, network, and share.
Post Conference Happy Hour
Enjoy light appetizers and a no host bar. This is a great opportunity to socialize with colleagues, and unwind from the day. It will take place immediately following the conference in the Double Tree hotel lobby.
Early bird pricing (by 9/1/17)
Interested in sponsoring? Please contact OPEN Conference sponsorship coordinator Sandra Stalkis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Conference chair, Chari Smith email@example.com.