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    • Tue, March 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 26
    Register

    Meet, Dine, & Connect with our 2021 WE President!

    Tuesday March 9, 6 pm on Zoom.

    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 WE programs and will feature Esther Nolton, 2021 WE Program Chair, as a special guest! 

    This event is open and free for WE members. If you have questions about this event, please email programs@washingtonevaluators.org.

    • Thu, March 11, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Online
    • 24
    Register

    Hot Tips: Submitting an AEA Conference Proposal

    Led by the Washington Evaluators, March 11, 6:00-7:30pm
    **Please note the change in date and time.**

    This interactive session for members who want to learn more about tips and tricks for submitting an AEA conference proposal. Drs. Dana Wanzer, Program Co-Chair of the Research on Evaluation Topical Interest Group (TIG), Esther Nolton, Program Co-Chair of the Evaluation Policy TIG, and Gregory Greenman, frequent proposal reviewer for several AEA TIGs, will help you navigate and answer any questions you might have about the process. 

    We are honored to have Dr. Wanda Casillas moderate this session. She is a current member of the AEA Board and Chair of the 2021 Presidential Program Planning Team. Wanda is a long-time AEA member, contributor, and reviewer of AEA proposals.

    Topics that will be covered include, but are not limited to:

    • Topic generation
    • Understanding how to align to the theme
    • Types of conference sessions
    • Selecting the appropriate TIG
    • How to write a strong proposal and understanding the components
    • What reviewers look for in proposals
    • Other considerations

    Eval21 is expected to be in Washington, DC this year, which means we are even more excited for WE to have a huge presence on the conference program! This year, AEA President Tom Grayson has chosen "AEA at 35: Meeting the Moment" as the conference theme and we are excited to help you think about how best to draft your proposal to meet the moment of submitting a strong proposal! 

    If you have questions about this event, please email programs@washingtonevaluators.org.

    • Wed, March 17, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 95
    Register

    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

    Agenda: 

    1. Welcome and Agenda Review 

    2. Governance:

    • Approval of last months meeting minutes (Secretary)
    • Review of monthly financials (Treasurer)

    3. Update on Strategic Planning 

    4. Committee Updates:

    • Communications 
    • Membership
    • Programming 
    • Community Engagement (Mentor Minutes, EWB, Scholarships)

    5. Board Action Items (if any)

    • Thu, April 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 150
    Registration is closed

    Career Networking with WE!

    Led by the Washington Evaluators, April 8, 12:00-1:30pm

    Calling all students and professionals who are seeking new internship or employment opportunities in evaluation! Join us for a career networking event with evaluation employers from all sectors in the DC region. Take the time to update your resumes, LinkedIn profiles, USAJOBS applications, etc. and network with other evaluators and organizations.

    We will utilize Zoom breakout rooms and do multiple rounds so that you get a chance to meet as many employers from different sectors as possible! We are still finalizing our list of employers who will be present, but traditionally we have had great representation from federal and state government agencies, evaluation firms, non-profit organizations, foundations, and independent consultants. Stay tuned for a full list of employers announced by April 1st! 

    This event is free and open to the public. In order to maximize your time to network, we will begin promptly at 12pm. Please register if you are interested in seeking new opportunities. Employer representatives do not need to register.

    If you (or someone you know) want to represent an organization as an employer or have questions about this event, please email programs@washingtonevaluators.org. 

    • Mon, April 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 100
    Registration is closed

    Quick Tips for Crafting a Competitive
    2021 New Professional Scholarship Application

    Led by the Washington Evaluators, April 12, 12:00-12:30pm

    Are you a new evaluator interested in applying to the 2021 New Professional Scholarship? If so, you've come to the right place to get your questions answered about how to make your application stand out. Come to this session to learn some tips from Eric Keys and Fanni Farago, WE 2021 Scholarship Committee Coordinators, on how to craft a competitive application. At the end of the session, participants will also have the chance to ask any additional questions they may have about the scholarship application process.

    If you have questions about this event, please email programs@washingtonevaluators.org.

    • Wed, April 21, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 100
    Register

    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

    Agenda: 

    1. Welcome and Agenda Review 

    2. Governance:

    • Approval of last months meeting minutes (Secretary)
    • Review of monthly financials (Treasurer)

    3. Update on Strategic Planning 

    4. Committee Updates:

    • Programming 
    • Community Engagement (Mentor Minutes, EWB, Scholarships)
    • Communications 
    • Membership

    5. Board Action Items (if any)

    • Mon, May 10, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 50
    Registration is closed

    Meet, Dine, & Connect with our 2021 WE President!

    Tuesday May 10, 6 pm on Zoom.

    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 WE scholarship and will feature Fanni Farago and Eric Keys, WE Scholarship Coordinators, as special guests!

    This event is open and free for WE members. If you have questions about this event, please email programs@washingtonevaluators.org.


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