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December 2018

Evaluation in Progress (EIP!) Session

December 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Robertson Life Science Building, 2730 SW Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Free

OHSU Robertson Life Science Building (formerly CLSB) Room 1A005 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201 OPEN is happy to be hosting our first Evaluation in Progression (EIP!) Session. The EIP! Session is an opportunity for evaluators, at any stage in any project, to present their work and receive constructive feedback from peers. We’re looking for 2-3 evaluators to present at this inaugural session. The session will be very informal, each participant will have 10-15 minutes to present their work…

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January 2019

OPEN Annual Meeting

January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Elephants Delicatessen, 115 NW 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR United States
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$15

Space is limited, registration is required. Our annual meeting to visit with fellow OPEN members, meet the OPEN 2019 council members, and enjoy light appetizers and drinks. Cost OPEN Members, free (you must be logged in to your account to see the free rate) Non-members, $15* Become an OPEN member today, and attend select OPEN events at no cost. $40 annual dues; $20 for students. Questions? Contact OPEN events chair Chari Smith at [email protected]

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February 2019

Evaluation in Progress (EIP!) Session

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 87232 United States
Free

February 7th: 12-1:15 PM Location: Portland State Office Building (Room 1C), 800 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232 OPEN's bi-monthly Evaluation in Progression (EIP!) session is an opportunity for evaluators, at any stage in any project, to present their work and receive constructive feedback from peers. These sessions will be very informal, each participant will have 10-15 minutes to present their work and the issues they’re facing (could be a print-out, a couple of slides, or just an idea) then an…

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March 2019

Spring Happy Hour & Professional Development

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Guilder Cafe, 2393 Northeast Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97212 United States
Free – $10

Location: Guilder Cafe in the upstairs area, 2393 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97212 Program: Networking and discussion on creating evaluation buy-in. Regina Wheeler and Kristi Manseth from Pacific Research and Evaluation will facilitate a 30-minute discussion on creating evaluation buy-in. Hope to see you there! Description: Program evaluators are often faced with the challenge of creating evaluation buy-in and getting our clients and stakeholders to engage in the evaluation process. This presentation will offer tips for engaging clients and…

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April 2019

Skill-Building Workshop: Excel, R, GIS, Lightning “How-to” Talks

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Encorepreneur Cafe, 1548 NE 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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Free – $35

This event is officially sold out!! However, the Happy Hour after the event (McMenamins Broadway Pub, 4:30-6:00 PM) is open to everyone, so please join us there, no RSVP required. Thanks to everyone who emailed about getting on the waitlist! It is officially full as well. We are keeping that list and will let you all know as soon as possible if any spots open up. _____________________________________________________________________________________________   OPEN is happy to be hosting a half-day skill-building workshop. The format…

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May 2019

Evaluation in Progress Session (EiP!)

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Portland State University, School of Social Work, 1800 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97201 United States
Free

  The EIP Session is an opportunity for an evaluator, at any stage in any project, to present their work and receive constructive feedback from peers. We’re looking for an evaluator to present at this session. The presenter will be able to present their work and the issues they may be facing (could be a print-out, a couple of slides, or just an idea) and then the group in attendance will provide constructive feedback.   This is a great opportunity…

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June 2019

Networking with a Purpose

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Guilder Cafe, 2393 Northeast Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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Free – $10

Program: Networking and discussion on building a data-informed organizational culture. Eva Ringstrom (Senior Director of Impact at FoodCorps) and Ryan Ames (Data Scientist at FoodCorps)  will facilitate the 30-minute discussion. Description of Discussion: Program evaluators are often faced with the challenge of cultivating a learning environment and integrating their evaluation work into the decision-making processes of the organizations they are working for or on behalf of. This conversation will offer examples of how one organization (FoodCorps - a nonprofit that is…

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July 2019

QDA 2.0: Making qualitative analysis more explicit, less academic, and more community-centered

July 18 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
Northwest Health Foundation, 221 NW 2nd Ave #300
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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$10 – $15

Presenter: Kari Greene, Senior Evaluator at The InQuire Group Location: Northwest Health Foundation, Ramona Soto Rank Room, 221 NW Second Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR   Qualitative data analysis (QDA) can be steeped in academic jargon and opaque terms, leaving some evaluators with a sense of mystery and uncertainty around the actual QDA process. Publications cite the “constant comparative method” or “grounded theory approach” in their methods section but often fail to describe the particular analytic steps. Evaluators need explicit…

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August 2019

Independent Consultants Gathering and Practice Share Kick-Off

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
United Way Willamette-Columbia, 619 SW 11th Ave #300
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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Free

Many members of OPEN are independent consultants, working on their own and in collaboration with small groups of colleagues. While life as an independent consultant has many benefits, it also comes with unique challenges, ranging from business planning to paying the right taxes to finding well-qualified collaborators. Taking inspiration from the American Evaluation Association’s Independent Consultants Topical Interest Group (TIG), we’re launching an independent consultants’ practice share in Oregon! Our goal is to form a community of colleagues who share…

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September 2019

Effective Evaluation Reporting: Making Your Key Messages Sticky (with Kylie Hutchinson)

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:50 am
Robertson Life Sciences Building, Room 2S060, 2730 SW Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
$40 – $50

Join us for this premier half-day training led by Kylie Hutchinson on September 10th at 9:00 a.m. About the event Effective Evaluation Reporting: Making Your Key Messages Sticky The evaluation profession has wholeheartedly embraced newer and more innovative forms of reporting over the years such as infographics, two-page reports, slidedocs, and story maps. However, these briefer forms of communication require us to condense our extensive findings into much shorter content. Evaluators also need to identify and make their key evaluation…

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