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September 2018

Independent Consulting in Evaluation: What Works, What Doesn’t? (Session 1)

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR United States
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Free

What are the main foundations to a successful evaluation consultancy? What are the main obstacles to avoid? Grab some coffee and join Sam Mehoke for an informal discussion about the ups and downs of being an independent consultant in program evaluation. Open to new and experienced consultants alike, these conversations are meant to connect you with other consultants in the area and to inform OPEN how it may better support consultants in future projects. Please contact Sam Mehoke for more…

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Independent Consulting in Evaluation: What Works, What Doesn’t? (Session 2)

September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Elephants Delicatessen, 115 NW 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR United States
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Free

What are the main foundations to a successful evaluation consultancy? What are the main obstacles to avoid? Grab some coffee and join Sam Mehoke for an informal discussion about the ups and downs of being an independent consultant in program evaluation. Open to new and experienced consultants alike, these conversations are meant to connect you with other consultants in the area and to inform OPEN how it may better support consultants in future projects. Please contact Sam Mehoke for more…

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October 2018

Student Social

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wayfinder, 304 SE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Free

Come join OPEN members, emerging evaluators, and students interested in evaluation to socialize and network. Nibbles and noshes will be provided. This event welcomes all OPEN members as well as students and emerging evaluators interested in networking. Please contact Alicia Starkey ([email protected]).

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November 2018

Evaluation and Equity: What is our role?

November 6, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
United Way Willamette-Columbia, 619 SW 11th Ave #300
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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$25

What do you think is YOUR role as an evaluator in creating a more equitable community? Where are YOU as an evaluator in your commitment, development? What would it take for US as a learning community to support each other and become better equipped, resourceful and empowered  to respond to the needs of our continuously diversifying community? We are inviting you to gather and engage in a guided conversation to gain a collective understanding of the needs we have as…

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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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