Materials from professional development events will be available on the Event Materials page.
Designing Organization-Wide Results Frameworks
Hosted by the Washington Evaluators and co-sponsored by the American Evaluation Association Leadership and Organizational Performance TIG, August 17, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
Assessing the implementation of programs is the foundation of the work of internal evaluators. We need to be constantly alert to what is happening with the programs we manage: to see trends as they are emerging,detect problems, find opportunities to improve, and use feedback loops to strengthen the implementation of the programs.
Creating an organization-wide results framework helps us shine a light on our programs by monitoring program implementation through valid, standardized measures in as close to real time as possible, then using the results of those measures to improve programs and operations. In their presentations, JC Kollmorgen, Peter Weinberger, and Natalie Donahue will present the perspectives of both a government agency and implementing partner of the benefits and challenges of creating a results framework for an organization, and how this has been done successfully.
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Please join the Washington Evaluators for our monthly meeting. Members and non-members are welcome. Please note that Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.
Location: Online. Zoom link will be sent to those who register.
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
1. Welcome and Agenda Review
3. Professional Development Scholarships
4. Update on Strategic Planning
5. Committee Updates:
6. Board Action Items (if any)
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Designing Accessible Data Visualizations: 10 Quick Wins
Led by the Washington Evaluators, August 25, 3:00-4:00pm
Accessibility doesn’t need to take all day. And accessibility shouldn’t just be a box-checking exercise to satisfy paperwork requirements.
Ann K. Emery will share 10 quick wins for designing accessible data visualizations. These small edits can have a big impact for our coworkers, board members, and funders who have color vision deficiencies, hearing loss, or learning disabilities--and for all of us who are pressed for time.
For example, you’ll learn how to choose graph colors that are legible for people with color vision deficiencies (1 in 12 men that we work with). You’ll also learn why we’ve got to start removing legends (and what to do instead) and which software settings to avoid because they aren't accessible.
After we cover these 10 quick wins, we’ll practice revamping a graph together. You're welcome to submit your graphs or dashboards ahead of time for inclusion in the session! Just get in touch with the presenter at Hello@DepictDataStudio.com.
This event is open to all Washington Evaluators members.
Meet, Dine, & Connect with our 2021 WE President!
Led by the Washington Evaluators, September 7, 6:00-7:00pm
Back by popular demand! Bring your own dinner and join us for a virtual networking dinner to meet our 2021 WE President, Beeta Tahmassebi! Get to know Beeta's vision for WE in 2021 and connect with other evaluators.
During this dinner, participants will have the opportunity to meet fellow evaluators, discuss the state of the profession, and offer suggestions for improving the larger WE community and the profession. This event will have a particular focus on all things related to mentoring in evaluation. Maryfrances Porter and Betsy Kaeberle, WE Mentor Minutes Coordinators, will be featured as special guests!
This event is open and free for WE members. If you have questions about this event, please email email@example.com.
3. Update on Strategic Planning
4. Committee Updates:
5. Board Action Items (if any)
Promoting Equity in Strategic Management
Led by the Washington Evaluators, September 23, 11:00am-12:00pm
Attendees will learn about best practices for promoting equity in strategic management at every stage, up to and including the measurement and evaluation aspects of the performance monitoring phase. The webinar will cover the Strategy, Tactics, Execution, and Performance Monitoring (STEP) Cycle © of strategic management created by Gary Steinberg and John Corso of Strategent Corporation based upon the certificate program they developed at at Georgetown University, in which students are provided with the practical tools needed to plan and manage strategically in industry, government, and non-profit organizational activities, using leading-practice models and approaches for strategic planning and execution. These models include environmental scanning, establishing strategic goals and priorities, developing implementation strategies and change initiatives, performance measurement and evaluation, and communicating strategy and performance to diverse categories of stakeholders, all within the context of competitive, global, and ethical challenges. The webinar will examine how each of the elements can contribute to greater equity in organizations and for organizational stakeholders.
Evaluation Without Borders: Closing Event
Led by the Washington Evaluators, November 17, 12:00-1:30pm
Evaluation Without Borders (EWB) aims to match evaluators with community-based organizations and nonprofits seeking program planning, measurement, and evaluation services. For each pro bono project, a EWB Coordinator develops a team of DC-based evaluators interested in providing services. Teams will work on projects that vary based on the needs and assets of each nonprofit and community-based organization.
This event is open to Washington Evaluators members. It is an opportunity for the evaluator volunteers and nonprofit partners to share their experience and final products from the EWB pairings.
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