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Susan Kistler on Summer Evaluation Training

My name is Susan Kistler and I serve as Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. I wanted to share information about a few events this summer of special interest to evaluators.

Rad Resource – Mind the Gap: From Evidence to Policy Impact: This conference held earlier this month in Cuernavaca, Mexico was packed with sessions from evaluators around the world. Sponsored by an international coalition, their website is now being populated with session commentary, materials, and video – all free for access and download at:

Hot Tip – Environmental Evaluators Network Forum: Navigating Complexity: The EEN conference focusing on environmental evaluation is coming up this week in Washington, DC. It’s free to attend (but you must pre-register), has nationally and internationally known speakers, and sessions that explore both evaluation fundamentals and applications in the environmental sector. They’ll be uploading materials post-event for those who can’t be there in person.

Hot Tip – Claremont Graduate University Summer Workshop Series and Stauffer Symposium and Celebration of Michael Scriven’s Career: This longstanding series provides practical and theoretical training in evaluation and applied research through one-day workshops, taught by academics and practitioners from across North America. To be held August 19-22 in Southern California, attending live offers a great opportunity to interact and learn from leaders in the field. Can’t be there in person? All sessions are also offered via live webinar! Registration is required, but affordable. Saturday’s symposium will focus on the “Future of Evaluation in Society” as a tribute to Michael Scriven’s work, and is capped by a celebratory dinner.

Hot Tip – AEA Events Directory: AEA maintains a list of events focusing on evaluation, and related fields and methodologies, that may be found here http://www.eval.org/Training/eventsdir.asp

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