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    • Tue, October 22, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Metro: Union Station (red line)

    Washington Evaluators members receive a $25 discount on the

    Introduction to R Workshop with David Keyes 


    When:  Oct. 22, 2019, ET. Two sessions:

       Morning 8:30-1:00 / Afternoon: 1:00-4:30

    Where: 444 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Metro: Union Station (red line)

    To get the WE member discount:

    1. First "register" on this WE event page. You will receive a discount code in your registration confirmation email.

    2. Then apply the discount code when registering for the workshop, here.  


    About the Workshop

    Washington Evaluators is delighted to partner with David Keyes to host the Washington DC stop of his R for the Rest of Us Roadshow. If you are like many in the evaluation community, you may have been thinking about learning R. Here's the opportunity you need to get started.

    On October 22, David will host two half-day Introduction to R workshops designed to take participants from “I’ve heard of R” to “Wow, I can use R!” You'll gain the fundamentals skills you need to be successful with R, learning to import data, wrangle and analyze it, and produce high-quality data visualization to effectively communicate results. And you’ll do all this while working in RMarkdown, the all-in-one tool that enable you to go from data import to final report, all in R.

    Each workshop is limited to 15 participants, giving everyone plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get personalized feedback. And participants get 50% off the Fundamentals of R online course and coaching so that the workshop is only the first stop on your R journey.

    Early bird pricing is available through October 1, and Washington Evaluators members are eligible for a $25 discount. All the details are available on the R for the Rest of Us website


    About David

    David Keyes has over a decade of experience conducting research and evaluation. During this time, he has led the Mexican Migration Field Research Program at the University of California, San Diego, conducted evaluation work as part of the Oregon Community Foundation research team, and served as a data visualization consultant to other researchers and evaluators, helping them to improve the quality of their data visualization. In recent years, David has also trained evaluators (and others) to use R, the most powerful tool for data analysis and visualization, as the founder of R for the Rest of Us.



    • Sun, November 03, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G streets NW (Metro: Gallery Place (red, green, yellow lines)
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    Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S. with a docent-led tour of Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, as well as a tour of The Struggle for Justice at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

    Votes for Women outlines the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. It also sheds light on the racial struggles of the suffrage movement and how African American women, often excluded by white women from the main suffrage organizations, organized for citizenship rights (including the right to vote). The presentation is divided chronologically and thematically to address “Radical Women: 1832–1869,” “Women Activists: 1870–1892,” “The New Woman: 1893–1912,” “Compelling Tactics: 1913–1916,” “Militancy in the American Suffragist Movement: 1917–1919” and “The Nineteenth Amendment and Its Legacy.” These thematic explorations are complemented by a chronological narrative of visual biographies of some of the movement’s most influential leaders.

    The Struggle for Justice showcases the determined men and women—from key nineteenth-century historical figures to contemporary leaders—who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups. The exhibition includes portraits of civil rights leaders; women’s-rights advocates, a Native American activist; United Farm Workers organizer; and an LGBT activist.

    When: Sunday November 3, tour starts at 2 p.m. sharp. Following the tour, we will gather at a nearby restaurant, around 3:30.

    Where: The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G streets NW, meet in the G Street lobby.

    Metro: Gallery Place (red, green, yellow lines)

    Lunch location: TBD

    This members-only event is limited to 15 people (members may register one guest). Tour is free; food and beverages not included.

    • Tue, November 05, 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Webinar/Zoom

    In honor of Veterans Day, Washington Evaluators presents:

    Building Collaborative Evaluations in the Military from Stakeholder Analysis

    Julianne Rush-Manchester, PhD, LSSBB

    Program evaluations require a pragmatic stance regarding resources and capabilities, while also seeking to discover their “truths” about value and impact. Some evaluation perspectives, such as empowerment, collaborative, and utilization-focused, inherently focus strongly on giving voice to stakeholder interests. This session will focus on aspects of these perspectives in building collaborative evaluation plans to empower and build consensus among stakeholders.  The presenter will provide scenarios from the military and public health to ground participants in building an evaluation plan around stakeholder roles.  Participants will learn Mendelow’s (1991) technique of stakeholder analysis that assesses power (e.g., for sustaining or removing programs) and levels of program interest. Stakeholder roles and titles can be diagrammed (e.g. low power, high interest; low power, low interest) to visually assess strategies for including stakeholder voices and sharing results. Through discussion and group exercises, this skill- building session will provide tools for building more collaborative evaluations for sustaining stakeholder engagement.

    **This webinar is the reschedule from April.**

    Dr. Julianne Rush-Manchester is an interdisciplinary, recognized evaluation expert, having led program evaluation, research and process improvement projects spanning the multiple sectors of education, health and public health since 2000.  She currently works as a lead evaluator on Department of Defense projects.  She employs an evaluation toolkit to build the capacity of clients to demonstrate their processes and outcomes through formative and summative evaluations. In addition to being Lean Six Sigma Black Belt-certified, she is formally trained in research and evaluation methodologies, holding a Ph.D. in Quantitative Research, Evaluation and Measurement in Education and Human Ecology from The Ohio State University (earned 2007).  She also holds MAs in Educational Policy and Leadership (2006) and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2000).  She has published in peer-reviewed, evaluation and management journals on the topics of interdisciplinary team evaluation (Performance Improvement, 2013), systems evaluations in clinical settings to improve care access (Evaluation and Program Planning, 2014), and use of needs assessments with traumatic brain injury providers in support of clinical recommendations around Service member consumption of energy drinks (Military Medicine, 2016).  She is a member of the Washington Evaluators professional association and resides in Silver Spring, MD.  From 2017-2019, she served as the program chair for the Military and Veterans Topical Interest Group (TIG) for the American Evaluation Association. She is a former program chair for the Community Psychology TIG.

    WHEN: Tuesday November 5, 2019, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

    WHERE: Webinar- Zoom information provided at registration

    WHO: Members, Guests, Non-Members (limited spaces)

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