Materials from professional development events will be available on the Event Materials page.
Promoting Equity in Strategic Management
Led by the Washington Evaluators, September 23, 11:00am-12:00pm ET
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.
If you have questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet & Greet: Washington Evaluators Board 2021 Updates & 2022 Candidates
Led by the Washington Evaluators, September 30, 5:00-5:45pm ET
Join the Washington Evaluators Board as 2021 WE President, Beeta Tahmassebi, shares what the WE Board has been up to in 2021 and the preliminary plans for 2022.
It is also WE election season and this is an opportunity to meet the candidates for the 2022 Washington Evaluators Board! You're invited to ask the candidates questions during the event or to submit an anonymous question ahead of time using this form on the Events page. More information regarding the election process and candidate information can be found on the WE Board Elections page. The Members voting period will be from October 1 through November 1, 2021.
Candidates: TBD before this event
Open to members and non-members.
Evaluating Counter-Trafficking Programs: Bridging Social Equity and Inclusion Gaps
Led by the Washington Evaluators, October 6th, 11:00am-12:00pm ET
Human trafficking is a transnational threat, generating more than $150 billion annually, that preys on society’s most vulnerable populations in every sector of the economy. EnCompass, a woman-owned business with a strong focus on social equity and inclusion, has been working for nearly four years with the US State Department to conduct a variety of evaluations to understand how projects to counter Trafficking in Persons (C/TIP) programs unfold, perform, and produce impact for communities, countries and regions across numerous labor industries.
In this presentation, Drs. Kim Norris and Pragati Godbole will provide a window into how we conduct our work to ensure we are meeting EnCompass’ high standards for social equity and inclusion, and how we address challenges in this work. Attendees are expected to learn and discuss how EnCompass supports social equity and inclusion in process and performance evaluations of vulnerable populations at highest risk of being trafficked. Preparation and monitoring are crucial. Keywords include how we work to listen, learn, engage, share and grow during the process -- we hope, as much as others working with us, do.
This event is open to WE members. If you have questions about this event, please email email@example.com.
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 ET
1. Welcome and Agenda Review
3. Update on Strategic Planning
4. Committee Updates:
5. Board Action Items (if any)
For questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navigating Challenges and Resistance to Equity
Led by the Washington Evaluators, October 21, 5:00 - 6:30pm ET
Non-profits, foundations, and governmental organizations have addressed equity over the years. Yet the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent national unrest has made it difficult for some to ignore or deny the inequities in our country. Evaluators have an opportunity, and perhaps an obligation, to develop an equity lens amongst their own team and to bring an equity perspective to their clients—to engage their clients in bringing equity to the fore, but “doing equity” is hard and often generates resistance.
Washington Evaluators is pleased to have Drs. Kien Lee, Amber Trout, and Kumea Shorter-Gooden to discuss the role of evaluation in advancing equity, how to assess organizations for readiness, and how to build capacity to begin and sustain the work. Following the facilitated discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to share their challenges and questions, which will be provided anonymously to the panelists for their expert opinions.
Washington Evaluators Eval21 Happy Hour
Hosted by the Washington Evaluators, November 9th, 5:00-6:30pm ET
Join Washington Evaluators for a Virtual Cocktail Hour at Eval21! Mix up your favorite cocktail (or mocktail) and join other WE members and guests online for conference networking and conversation guaranteed to raise your level of happiness.
Evaluation Without Borders: Closing Event
Led by the Washington Evaluators, November 17, 12:00-1:30pm ET
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.
If you have questions about this event, please email email@example.com.
Hosted by the Washington Evaluators, December 14th, 6:00-8:00pm ET
Join Washington Evaluators for another fun-filled holiday party! There will be networking, games, raffle prizes, and more. More details to come, but for now please save the date!
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