IC TIG Week: June 5th is My Independence Day by Mindelyn Anderson & Geri Lynn Peak

Hi, I am Mindelyn Anderson, Ph.D.,  Founder + Principal Consultant of Mirror Group LLC, LEEAD* Protege, and IC TIG Program Co-Chair.  Hi, I am Geri Lynn Peak, DrPH, Chief Insight Facilitator of Two Gems Consulting Services and Itinerant Social Actionist, 3X LEEAD Mentor, Mirror Group Birth Doula. We are sharing our experiences of how our …

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IC TIG Week: Using a Sabbatical to Transform My Consulting Practice by Ann Price

Hi everyone! I am Ann Price, Founder and President of Community Evaluation Solutions (CES). We help non-profits, foundations and community coalitions design, implement and evaluate social change strategies to make this world more just and equitable and help them tell their story. I founded CES in 2004 and like many of us, the pandemic caused …

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IC TIG Week: Leveraging Independence, Together by are Amanda Klein, Ann Price, Chelsea BaileyShea, & James Pann

Hello! We are Amanda Klein, Ann Price, Chelsea BaileyShea, and James Pann of the IC TIG. We are all independent evaluators and members of one of the IC TIG Mastermind groups. We each live in different states, but we’ve been meeting via Zoom every two weeks since January 2020 to discuss our businesses and evaluation …

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IC TIG Week: Evaluation as a Tool for Social Justice by Chad E. Kee

Hi! I’m Chad E. Kee, Ph.D., CEO and Founder of  WhitworthKee Consulting, LLC. The COVID-19 pandemic and police brutality leading to the death of yet another Black person, George Floyd, are highlighting—yet again—systemic racism that exists in our society.  As a Black male, I am disturbed by the current state of our society and find …

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IC TIG Week: Leveraging Independence for Transformation by Nina Sabarre

Greetings, AEA365 community! My name is Nina Sabarre. I am the Chair-Elect of the Independent Consulting TIG and the Founder & Principal of Intention 2 Impact, LLC. The IC TIG is honored to host the week leading up to Independence Day to share our experiences and resources related to this week’s theme: “Leveraging Independence for …

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Trying to Empower Female Evaluators To Stop Feeling Like Impostors by Sara Vaca

Dear AEA365 readers, I’m Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor. I come today with my third post about Impostor Syndrome (doubting your accomplishments and feeling a constant fear of being exposed as a “fraud”), after the first one where I shared my experience with it and the second one asking for readers to …

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SEA Affiliate Week: The Benefits of Being A Grant Reviewer by Dr. Moya Alfonso

**This post is part of ‘Best of aea365’ – an occasional look back to posts we think are worth another look. This article was originally posted in a previous year when subscribership was much lower.** My name is Moya Alfonso, and I’m an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University and University Sector Representative and Board Member for the Southeast …

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SEA Affiliate Week: Using Mentoring and Training Programs to Develop Knowledge and Skills by Jennifer Johnson and Melanie Meyer

**This post is part of ‘Best of aea365’ – an occasional look back to posts we think are worth another look. This article was originally posted in a previous year when subscribership was much lower.** We are Jennifer Johnson and Melanie Meyer, and we are evaluators at the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.  …

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SEA Affiliate Week: Book Reviewing for Skill Growth by Sean Little

**This post is part of ‘Best of aea365’ – an occasional look back to posts we think are worth another look. This article was originally posted in a previous year when subscribership was much lower.** My name is Sean Little, Consultant for Sean Little Consulting and Newsletter Editor for the Southeast Evaluation Association (SEA). I’ve been reviewing …

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SEA Affiliate Week: Situation Awareness in Evaluation by Dr. Sara Mason

A warm hello from the University of Mississippi! I am Sarah Mason, Director of the Center for Research Evaluation, here to talk about research-based strategies for building evaluation-specific situation awareness skills. What is situation awareness? Generally speaking, situation awareness is the ability to notice—and correctly interpret—what’s happening around you. Let’s say you have a client …

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