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September 2020

Conducting Community Health Needs Assessments

September 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
OR United States + Google Map

The Evaluation Association of St. Louis has partnered with the Greater Boston Evaluation Network to offer this virtual learning opportunity. The Zoom link for joining the event will be sent out prior.Community health needs assessments are beneficial for many reasons, such as obtaining information on the current strengths of communities, identifying gaps and areas for improvement, and determining how organizations can partner together to improve community health. Data from these assessments are useful for enhancing programs, creating new initiatives, and…

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An OPEN Discussion: September

September 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
OR United States
Free

An OPEN Discussion: How do we adapt participatory evaluation to a virtual world? Sep 23 @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm Facilitated by Sam Mehoke and Andrea Steigerwald Please grab a cuppa of your favorite beverage and join us in this month's OPEN Discussion. Our theme for this discussion is one that has come up as a repeated question in our community: How do we adapt participatory evaluation to a virtual world? With the shift away from in-person meetings, how are…

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CREA Virtual Conference 2020: Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness Against the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism

September 30, 2020 - October 2, 2020
OR United States

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment When:  September 30th - October 2nd 2020. Keynotes/Plenary Sessions FREE to attend for the first 350 registrants! $50 for half-day workshops.  Description:  The CREA leadership team, staff, and Dean James D. Anderson (College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) concur about the sense of urgency for the voice of CREA’s global community to be heard this Fall as an abbreviated virtual conference with the in-person conference convening in March 2021. The virtual…

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October 2020

Let’s Get Digital – with Ripple Effect Mapping

October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
OR United States

Let’s Get Digital - with Ripple Effect Mapping by Indiana Evaluation Association Friday October 16th, 10:00 - 12:30pm (7:00 to 9:30am PST) FREE training for affiliates Use registration code: IEAOCT2020 URL: https://indianaevaluation.org/Events Ripple Effect Mapping (REM) is an evaluation method designed to assess the intended and unintended impacts of community-engaged programs and initiatives. In other words, it allows us to better understand the effect we have in a community beyond surveys and quantitative data. REM combines the use of appreciative…

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November 2020

Continuous Quality Improvement Panel

November 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
OR United States
$20

FREE for OPEN members $20 for Non-Members Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is yet another acronym in evaluation, but what does this look like in action? During this interactive event, participants will explore and learn about:  Why CQI is important and when it is useful. Best practices, strategies and resources for engaging CQI as a concept and a process. How to advocate for CQI with internal and external audiences. Our panelists will include:  Michelle Helman currently works as an independent consultant,…

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December 2020

Marketing Evaluation Services

December 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual OR United States
$10

Time: December 8, 2020, 2-3pm PT Most evaluators need to market their services to keep new work coming in the door, yet many of us struggle with how to market ourselves in ways that feel authentic, compelling, and not creepy. In this session, we’ll share some core principles of marketing for services businesses and share what’s working in our own practice. Come prepared with questions, dilemmas, and examples to share! Presenter: Corey Newhouse, Public Profit Virtual event. Zoom link will…

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An OPEN Discussion: Beyond Graduate School

December 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual OR United States
Free

December 14th @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm Facilitated by Diego Catalan Molina and Sam Settelmeyer Please grab a cup of your favorite beverage and join us in this month's OPEN Discussion. Our theme for this discussion keeps our student members up at night: How can I successfully transition from graduate school to the job market? From weighing different options (e.g., academic vs industry jobs) to learning how to find the right job, this transition is full of unanswered questions. Lucky…

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An OPEN Discussion: Reflecting on the American Evaluation Association (AEA) 2020 Annual Conference

December 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual OR United States
Free

When: Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 3:30-4:30 pm Free for OPEN members and nonmembers Did you miss Eval20 Reimagined, the AEA annual conference held virtually in October? Curious about the workshops and presentations offered at AEA?* Would you like to share your experience of the virtual event? In this month’s 2nd OPEN Discussion, select conference attendees will first share key points and highlights of their favorite workshops and presentations followed by time for group reflection on the conference experience plus Q&A. …

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January 2021

OPEN Annual Meeting 2021

January 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual OR United States
Free

OPEN Annual Meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY at 5 PM! Grab your beverage of choice and join us for OPEN’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 13 at 5 p.m! We are excited to share highlights from 2020, plans for 2021, and enjoy virtual game time.  Here is an agenda for the meeting. Meeting Agenda: Highlights from 2020 Plans for 2021 (DEIJ efforts, website changes) 2021 Council Vote Virtual game time with a chance to win one of 8 gift cards to local…

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February 2021

Life as a sub: Stories and lessons learned from evaluation subcontracting

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual OR United States
$10

Time: February 25, 2021, Noon - 1pm PT Being an independent evaluator doesn’t mean we have to be a one-person show or a Jill-of-all-trades. Subcontracting can open new doors, strengthen relationships, build skills and expand opportunities for independent evaluators. During this session, let’s discuss practical and logistical considerations for subcontracting, and reflect on lessons learned from subcontracting.  Presenter: Kari Greene Virtual event. Zoom link will be provided to attendees. FREE for OPEN members.

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