Greetings, AEA365 community! I’m Liz DiLuzio, Lead Curator of AEA365. While I am a bit biased in my belief that AEA365 is a treasure trove of wisdom and communication for evaluators around the world, there are a number of other ways to engage with your fellow evaluators. Why not try something new this year?
- AEAConnect. Hosted by AEA, this discussion board is a great place to check in, ask questions, share resources, and generally stay in touch. Through the platform, you can access both EvalTalk (a board for general topics) and discussions happening in your TIG communities. Recent conversations include a Words of the Year musing from MQP, the promotion of an upcoming Coffee Talk, and questions about insurances for freelancers. Please note that you must be an AEA member to participate.
- Eval Community Slack Group. Similar to AEAConnect but open to anyone who calls themselves an evaluator, the Eval Community Slack group was created back in 2020 when EvalTalk was put on pause. It’s an open forum where you can create your own channels and post at will. Recent conversations include a question about presenting data with duplicate counts, a person seeking advice for creating a learning library, and a Senior Data Analyst position in Seattle.
- Learning Opportunities. AEA offers a host of ways to learn from each other throughout the year. In yesterday’s post, Elizabeth Grim highlighted a number of learning and networking events happening this year. In addition, there are ongoing opportunities such as eStudy, Coffee Breaks, and e-Learning Courses.
What other ways do you utilize to connect with your fellow evaluators? Tell us about them in the comments!
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