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LAWG Week: Playhouse Square Welcomes You to Cleveland by Cindi Szymanski

I’m Cindi Szymanski, Senior Manager of Brand Marketing & Communications for the largest performing arts center in the country outside of New York. On behalf of everyone at Playhouse Square, please allow me to welcome you to our great city! Playhouse Square has a total of 11 performance spaces and welcomes more than a million …

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LAWG Week: There is so much to see and do in Cleveland, you might want to stay a few extra days by Clara Pelfrey

Hello!  I’m Clara Pelfrey, a native Clevelander, a board member of the Ohio Program Evaluators Group and a member of the Local Arrangements Working Group for Evaluation 2018. I’d like to welcome you to a week of blogs about evaluation in Cleveland as well as tell you about my fair city and the things you …

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LAWG Week: Evaluation 2018 from a Systems Thinking Perspective by Jan Noga

Hello, my name is Jan Noga. I’m the owner of Pathfinder Evaluation and Consulting in Cincinnati. I’m excited to see the conference here in Ohio; although, living in the opposite corner of the state, it’s going to take me longer to drive to Cleveland than it would to fly to DC! The conference is exciting. …

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LAWG Week: Community Outreach and Engagement in Cleveland by Michelle Davis

In the spirit of my six year old’s joy of watching kids YouTube, Hey Guys! This is Michelle Davis, from Cleveland, Ohio!  I am the Assistant Director of Tremont West Development Corporation and am excited that your conference is visiting our neighborhood.  Tremont West is a nonprofit serving the 7,500+ residents of the Tremont, Duck …

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LAWG Week: Learning from Non-Visitors to the Cleveland Museum of Art by Elizabeth Bolander

My name is Elizabeth Bolander, Director of Audience Insights and Services at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and President-Elect of the Visitor Studies Association. We do a variety of research and evaluation activities at CMA, all with the goal of learning about the needs of our various constituencies and communities. This work is particularly …

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LAWG Week: Cleveland Rocks! by Matt Linick

My name is Matt Linick, and I am the Executive Director of Research and Evaluation at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). We are excited that the American Evaluation Association is coming to Cleveland this year! As many embedded researchers and evaluators in school districts know, we are often under-resourced and over-committed, so partnering with …

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LAWG Week: A Culture of Learning by Myron Marshall

Hello evaluators and philanthropists. I’m Myron Marshall, a National Urban Fellow and soon to be MPA graduate. Over the last 9 months I have grown, learning from new experiences. Specifically, I have been introduced to the profession of evaluation and the philanthropic community. Through my fellowship program, I have also experienced a new city, Cleveland. …

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LAWG Week: Welcome to Cleveland LAWG Week! By Lana Rucks

Greetings! I’m Lana Rucks, Principal Consultant with The Rucks Group. I serve as the current President of the Ohio Program Evaluators’ Group (OPEG) and Chair of the Cleveland Local Arrangement Working Group (LAWG). OPEG and the Cleveland LAWG are looking forward to welcoming you to Cleveland this fall! In the blogs this week, we are …

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LAWG Week: Come to Evaluation 2017 ready to learn and ready to act! By Rodney Hopson

My name is Rodney Hopson, former AEA President and current Program Director (with Brandi Gilbert) of the AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) Program, which is currently housed in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University where I am faculty in the education policy program. I am excited to welcome colleagues …

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LAWG Week: Learning about Evaluation Users and Uses by Yvonne M. Watson

Hello everyone!  Yvonne M. Watson here.  I’m a long-time member (almost 15 years) of AEA and a doctoral student at The George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.  I’d like to share a few brief lessons learned on the topic of Evaluation Users and Evaluation Use, one of four focus areas …

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