Elizabeth Grim

BH TIG Week: Go with the Flow by Elizabeth Oyer

Hello! I am Elizabeth Oyer, President of EvalSolutions, Inc. where I provide program evaluation and business consulting services. Over the last 5 years, business intelligence (BI) reporting has become commonly used to support users’ interactions with their data in a more immediate, individualized way. In my journey as a consultant, I have learned how to …

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BH TIG Week: Counting “Distinctly” in Excel by Elizabeth Oyer

Hello! I am Elizabeth Oyer, President of EvalSolutions, Inc. where I provide program evaluation and business consulting services. My projects come in all shapes and sizes and require different tools depending on the complexity and scale. One very familiar tool I use to create data summaries for smaller scale, simpler projects is the Microsoft ExcelTM …

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BH TIG Week: For the Record by Elizabeth Oyer

Hello! I am Elizabeth Oyer, President of EvalSolutions, Inc. where I provide program evaluation and business consulting services. Like many evaluators, my program evaluation designs are often mixed methods with at least one focus group or interview to complement quantitative data. Through the years, I have used a variety of strategies to prepare the hours …

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BH TIG Week: How to Convince, Coax, & Cajole Behavioral Health Providers to Engage with Program Evaluation by Paul Frankel

Hi, everyone.  This is Paul Frankel, and I am an evaluator at Centerstone’s Research Institute. Our division closes the research-to-practice gap for our community mental health centers in Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, and Florida. I received my doctorate in social psychology from Tulane University, and I was thrilled to attend AEA’s annual meeting in the Big …

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BH TIG Week: Leveraging LinkedIn by Elizabeth Oyer

Hello! I am Elizabeth Oyer, President of EvalSolutions, Inc. where I provide program evaluation and business consulting services. Over the past two years, I have learned a lot about networking strategies in an effort to expand my business, increase my exposure, and build my professional skills to complement my evaluation expertise. Part of this work …

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BH TIG Week: Let’s Meet Up! by Elizabeth Oyer

Hello! I am Elizabeth Oyer, President of EvalSolutions, Inc. where I provide program evaluation and business consulting services. In 2021, I re-organized my business with a concerted effort around modernizing my networking strategies to expand my business. Since 2001, I have provided evaluation consulting and I wanted to translate my skills into new service lines for …

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BH TIG Week: On that Note by Elizabeth Oyer

Hello! I am Elizabeth Oyer, President of EvalSolutions, Inc. where I provide program evaluation and business consulting services.  Regardless of the type of evaluation work we do, project management is a necessary evil. At this stage of my work, I have been trained in and adopted a range of philosophies, strategies, and technologies to organize …

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Planning Your Evaluation Year by Elizabeth Grim

Happy New Year! This is Elizabeth Grim, AEA365 Curator and sometimes blog contributor. I’m not one for new year’s resolutions, but I do enjoy thinking about learning goals. One way I do this is to consider what professional development and networking opportunities align with my vision for the year. Planning my learning early helps to ensure that I am aware of proposal or registration deadlines, and gives me something to look forward to!Between the AEA Topical Interest Groups, AEA Local Affiliates, and other professional associations, there is no shortage of evaluation conferences, trainings, and events. Below are just a few examples of events to look forward to in 2023.