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    • Fri, April 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Democracy Fund 1200 17th St NW #300, Washington, DC 20036 (metro: Dupont Circle or Farragut North)
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    Please join Washington Evaluators for a seminar with Heather Britt.

    Causal Link Monitoring (CLM) is an integrated approach to project design and monitoring. At its heart, the approach consists of cycles of design, monitor/evaluate, re-design repeated over the life of the project to continually inform adaptive management. During project design, CLM enhances the logic model by pinpointing where cause-and-effect relationships are less certain and where a design will be most sensitive to influence from its operating context. The CLM monitoring, evaluation and learning plan is designed to track the uncertain, emergent, contested and dynamic aspects of the project as it adapts. The brief (authored by Heather Britt, Richard Hummelbrunner and Jackie Greene) synthesizes a decade of trial applications, expert reviews, and lessons learned.

     

    Heather Britt is a Senior M&E Specialist USAID’s MECap task order where she builds the capacity of USAID and implementing partner staff to commission, manage, conduct, and learn from innovative M&E approaches. Heather authored USAID’s Complexity-Aware Monitoring Discussion Note and served as the technical lead for USAID’s Complexity-Aware Monitoring and Evaluation (C-AM&E) initiative. She co-authored method briefs on Outcome Harvesting and Causal Link Monitoring, and papers on innovative solutions to M&E challenges. She served as Chair and Co-Chair of AEA’s Systems in Evaluation TIG 2015-2018 where she led a collaborative process to draft principles of systems-informed evaluation. She has more than 20 years of experience in evaluation, technical assistance, capacity building and project management.    

     

    The event is free. Members may register to attend remotely via a call-in line.

    We look forward to seeing you there!   

    • Wed, May 01, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Teaism Penn Quarter, 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 Donna Mertens!

    Enjoy dinner and a discussion with Dr. Donna Mertens about the 2nd edition of her book Program Evaluation Theory and PracticeThe leading text that covers both the theory and practice of evaluation in one engaging volume has now been revised and updated with additional evaluation approaches (such as mixed methods and principles-focused evaluation) and new methods (such as technologically based strategies). The discussion will focus on these updates, as well as the chapter on working with stakeholders (available here). This is a book-club event, so please read the piece ahead of time.

    The discussion will be held from 6:30-8 pm at Teaism Penn Quarter (400 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial). Please plan to arrive at 6 pm to allow time to order your meal and to get settled. 

    This is a members-only event limited to 12 people. Attendees are responsible for food and beverage purchases. 

    We look forward to seeing you there!     
    • Thu, May 09, 2019
    • 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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    “Research seeks to prove, evaluation seeks to improve…”—M. Patton

    Please join Washington Evaluators for another Deep Dive with Cheryl Abram. Attendees will read, discuss and provide feedback to Washington Evaluator member Cheryl Abram's Evaluation for Use, Not for Proof.  (Also available on LinkedIn.) This is a book-club event, so please read the piece ahead of time.

    The discussion will be held from 6:30-8 pm at Teaism Penn Quarter (400 8th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004, Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial). Please plan to arrive at 6 pm to allow time to order your meal and to get settled. 

    This is a members-only event limited to 12 people. Attendees are responsible for food and beverage purchases. 

    We look forward to seeing you there!
    • Sat, May 18, 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • Sun, May 19, 2019
    • 2:30 PM
    • Thompsons Boat Center 2900 Virginia Ave NW Washington, DC 20037
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    Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you want to get to know other local evaluators? If so, register for WE's first team building event!

    Participate on WE's Dragon Boat Race team for DC's Dragon Boat Festival on May 18-19, 2019. (Rain Date: June 15-16, 2019)

    Never done this before? Don't worry, no experience is necessary.

    Details:

    All equipment will be provided.

    There will be two 90-minute training sessions included. Dates TBD and at two possible locations: the DC Dragon Boat Club and the National Capital Area Women's Paddling Association.

    There is a 250m race on Saturday and a 500m race on Sunday. The team does not have to do the 500m race. Please indicate your preference at registration.

    The event is open to everyone. WE's team needs 10 women and 10 men, 4 alternates (we will race at least 3 times), and 1 drummer. Please indicate your gender at registration.

    All participants will need to sign the 2019 Festival Individual Waiver form.

    The event is $48 per person if we have 25 team members.

    Please register now on WE's event page (no charge) to let us know you're interested. If we amass enough team members, then WE will invoice you for the event fee.

    If you have any questions, please contact washeval@gmail.com.


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