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    • Wed, February 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • IBM Center for The Business of Government Second Floor, 600 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 (metro red line:Metro Center)
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    Please join us for the first 2020 Washington Evaluators brown bag presentation -- Leading and Learning through a Dynamic Performance Management in Government: Lessons Learned from Federal Acquisition Service -- led by Ioana Munteanu, Dr. Kathryn Newcomer, and Crystal Philcox. This brown bag will be held on Wednesday, February 12 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at the IBM Center for the Business of Government (600 14th Street NW, 2nd Floor). Remote access option is open to WE members only.

    Ioana Munteanu, Federal Acquisition Service Data and Evidence Lead, Dr. Katny Newcomer, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University, and Crystal Philcox, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Strategy Management and the sponsor for FAS Data and Evidence Initiative will propose and discuss a new performance management framework and a management tool needed to implement it.

    Ioana Munteanu and Dr. Newcomer will discuss the article they published in the Public Administration ReviewLeading and Learning Through Dynamic Performance Management  in Government, in which they argue that agencies should take advantage of the opportunities provided by the big data and by developments in the analytical technologies. They propose a more comprehensive open systems performance management framework and a model of leadership needed to manage such complex systems—knowledge brokers who orchestrate the demand for and supply of evidence.

    Crystal Philcox and Ioana Munteanu will present how the FAS uses the concepts presented in the paper to better manage data as an asset and respond to the Evidence Act implementation requirements.  

    Presenters

    Ioana Munteanu, Federal Acquisition Service Data and Evidence Lead 

    Dr. Kathryn Newcomer, Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University

    Crystal Philcox, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Strategy Management and the sponsor for FAS Data and Evidence Initiative

    • Wed, February 19, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, WTD Conference Room 2 (1630 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001)
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    Please join the Washington Evaluators for our monthly meeting! Members and non-members welcome. Please note that Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

    Location: Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, WTD Conference Room 2, 1630 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Nearest Metro Station: Shaw Metro Station

    Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

    Agenda

    Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

    1. Introductions

    2. Committee reports

    3. New business

    The full agenda will be posted before the meeting.

    • Thu, February 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Teaism, 400 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004. (Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial, Green/Yellow Lines)
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    Please join Washington Evaluators for a Deep Dive with Dr. Bernadette Wright!

    Attendees will read, discuss and provide feedback to Washington Evaluator member Bernadette Wright's book. Please read the Chapter 1 in advance of the event here:
    https://us.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-assets/104595_book_item_104595.pdf

    Dr. Bernadette Wright founded her own consulting business, Meaningful Evidence, to help nonprofits leverage research to make a bigger impact. She has over two decades of experience designing, managing, and conducting research and evaluation that informs strategies, demonstrates impact, and shapes effective action. She is author of a new book with Dr. Steven E. Wallis, Practical Mapping for Program Evaluation and Applied Research (Sage Publications, 2019). With an interdisciplinary background in public policy and evaluation, her research experience has covered aging and disability, health, human services, racial equity/justice, education, and many other topics.

    Dr. Wright has shared the link to Chapter 1 of the book: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/practical-mapping-for-applied-research-and-program-evaluation/book261152#preview

    We will be gathering at Teaism in Penn Quarter (400 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial) on Thursday, February 20 from 6-8 PM. Please plan to arrive early to allow time to order your meal and to get settled. This event is free though the venue requests attendees purchase dinner, drinks or snacks.

    This members-only event is limited to 15 people; Members are able to register a guest. Please register by February 17 to confirm.

    We look forward to seeing you there! 


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