Uncategorized

Saying good-bye to #Eval19 by Sheila B Robinson

Greetings evaluator friends and colleagues! I’m Sheila B Robinson, AEA365 Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor, coming to you on Friday this time, and already starting to reflect on Evaluation 2019 as it nears its close. Many of us arrived in Minneapolis, MN for pre-conference workshops on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, and others streamed in …

Saying good-bye to #Eval19 by Sheila B Robinson Read More »

What Evaluators Can Learn from Improv by Maria Moeller

Hi, my name is Maria Moeller, Chief Marketing Officer at The Improve Group. We are super excited to invite AEA attendees to an event we are hosting on Friday: A Night at the Improv with The Improve Group. You might wonder, how is improv related to evaluation? When we first considered working with an improv …

What Evaluators Can Learn from Improv by Maria Moeller Read More »

Silence is Golden – How to find stillness in the chaos by Melissa Chapman Haynes and the MNEA Board of Directors

Welcome to Day 1 of Evaluation 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota from the Minnesota Evaluation Association, a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association. I am Melissa Chapman Haynes here with the MNEA Board of Directors. Minnesota is proud of its strong evaluation community and we are celebrating the convergence of the evaluation world in our …

Silence is Golden – How to find stillness in the chaos by Melissa Chapman Haynes and the MNEA Board of Directors Read More »

A place for solitude, community, and healing for attendees who identify as Indigenous, Black, and People of Color (IBPOC) at Evaluation 2019! by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Bidabinikwe, Leah Peoples, Geri Lynn Peak, Ivan Lopez, Vidhya Shanker, and Dane Verret

Happy Evaluation 2019! This post, and the space that it discusses, were created collaboratively by and on behalf of members of the evaluation community who have experienced exclusion and harm in professional spaces and in cooperation with AEA: Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Bidabinikwe of AEA’s IPE TIG and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; Leah Peoples of the …

A place for solitude, community, and healing for attendees who identify as Indigenous, Black, and People of Color (IBPOC) at Evaluation 2019! by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro/Bidabinikwe, Leah Peoples, Geri Lynn Peak, Ivan Lopez, Vidhya Shanker, and Dane Verret Read More »

National Native American Heritage Month and Active Reflection During Evaluation 2019 by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro

Aaniin indinawemaaganag! (Hello colleagues/relatives!) I’m Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro, a Doctoral student in Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota, Health Educator/Evaluator at Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and Program Co-Chair for the Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation TIG.  I hope this post finds you amidst safe travels to brisk Minnesota (seriously, bring a warm jacket) or enjoying …

National Native American Heritage Month and Active Reflection During Evaluation 2019 by Elizabeth Taylor-Schiro Read More »

#Eval19: Enjoy YOUR learning and help extend opportunities for OUR learning! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello AEA365-ers! We’re coming up on an exciting week – Evaluation 2019 in Minneapolis, MN. I’m Sheila B Robinson, Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor, and I have a favor to ask… The 1960s television show Mission Impossible always began with the line “Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is…” Well, today, I …

#Eval19: Enjoy YOUR learning and help extend opportunities for OUR learning! by Sheila B Robinson Read More »

SIM TIG Week: Evaluation And Impact Investing: Webinar Series Explores Using Evaluative Thinking in Social Finance And Impact Investing by John Sherman

I’m John Sherman, co-founder and senior managing director of pfc social impact advisors and incoming program co-chair of the Social Impact Measurement TIG. pfc helps the social impact field—investors, philanthropists, and social change agents—do good, better. Rad Resource: Aware of the tremendous opportunity for evaluators to engage impact investors, the AEA SIM TIG launched a …

SIM TIG Week: Evaluation And Impact Investing: Webinar Series Explores Using Evaluative Thinking in Social Finance And Impact Investing by John Sherman Read More »

Reading Speed And Evaluation by Sara Vaca

Hi AEA365 readers! I am Sara Vaca, independent consultant and frequent Saturday contributor to this blog, and I am coming today with a short-experiment-post, aiming to collect data (about evaluators’ reading speed) and come back to you with the results. It all started some days ago when I was finally reading Kylie Hutchinson’s book A …

Reading Speed And Evaluation by Sara Vaca Read More »

ITE TIG Week: Decolonizing Data and Tech in Evaluation by Adeline Sibanda, Silvia Salinas and Veronica Olazabal

Makadii, Hola, Hello! We are Adeline Sibanda of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), Silvia Salinas of the Latin American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Nework (ReLAC) and Veronica Olazabal of The Rockefeller Foundation, here to discuss decolonization of data and tech in evaluation! Why colonization matters today When we think about …

ITE TIG Week: Decolonizing Data and Tech in Evaluation by Adeline Sibanda, Silvia Salinas and Veronica Olazabal Read More »

Neutrality: A state of disassociation by Christen Pentek

I’m Christen Pentek (MSW), a leader with the Youth-Focused Evaluation TIG and part of a team engaging a new approach called Creative Evaluation and Engagement. I want to partly unpack the overlapping space between evaluation and mental health. Hot Tip Understanding and recognizing unhealthy mental states may allow you to take steps to engage in …

Neutrality: A state of disassociation by Christen Pentek Read More »