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Sheila B Robinson on Joining (or rejoining) the Tribe!

Hello! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with some Hot Tips about my favorite Rad Resource – the American Evaluation Association. Many members refer to AEA as their professional home, and while readers can take advantage of the many free resources available to all such as aea365 and our public eLibrary, membership does have its benefits. Read on…

Hot Tips: Join (or rejoin) AEA: Regular Standard Membership ($99) includes subscriptions to two hard copy and four electronic journals. Regular E-Membership ($89) includes only electronic access to four journals. If your primary membership is with the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), these fees are $75 and $65. Student memberships are $40 and $30. You can join online (or renew your membership here).

AEA members have access to four of the leading evaluation journals: As a member, you’ll receive hardcopy and electronic subscriptions to AEA’s own journals, The American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation, as well as electronic access to Evaluation Review and Evaluation and the Health Professions. You’ll receive not only the latest articles, but also access to 20+ years of archival content.

AEA members can attend free Coffee Break Demonstrations: And, members can access the recordings and accompanying handouts in the members-only Coffee Break Archive. Want a preview? Check out the list of upcoming CBDs as well as the public list of those  already in the archives.

AEA members receive discounts on professional development (online and in person): Full members receive $50 off each one-day workshop, whether offered as an AEA eStudy or in-person at the AEA annual conference, where you’ll find dozens pre- and post-conference workshops.

AEA members promote their businesses: Whether you are an independent consultant or part of a 100 person firm, AEA membership gives you a free listing of your evaluation-related services in AEA’s Find-an-Evaluator database. Directly accessible from the homepage, the FAE listings are among the most highly used sections of the AEA website.

AEA members build their professional networks and get questions answered: AEA membership includes membership in up to five of AEA’s 50+ Topical Interest Groups (TIGs), from Advocacy and Policy Change, to Youth-Focused Evaluation (we’re still waiting for a TIG that starts with “Z”!). With a list like this, there is a TIG or two (or five) for everyone.

Cool trick: Read about all the benefits of membership here.

Thanks to Susan Kistler, for composing the original post on joining AEA. 

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

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