AEA Colleagues,


This email may require your rapid response - we're starting a new, free (for AEA members), webinar-based demonstration series by and for evaluators. Each Coffee Break Demonstration is useful, focused, informal, and short (only 20-minutes). You need only a computer with audio (or a computer and telephone) to participate.


The very first one is this Thursday! We'll be sending out a full schedule, but the first two are coming up this week and next and I wanted to be sure that you had the opportunity to participate.

You'll need your AEA username to sign up, and yours is:


Thursday, January 7, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM EST: Building Stakeholder-Friendly Visual Logic Models With DoView 2.0 - Paul Duignan
Do you spend hours drawing and formatting outcomes models and program logic models, yet end up with results that are cramped and confusing? Paul Duignan has been a practicing evaluator for over 20 years and is involved in the development of DoView software. This webinar will be a product demonstration of the newly released DoView version 2.0, purpose-built to allow you to save time while developing attractive, useful, detailed logic models.
Register: Free for AEA members (you will need your AEA username) - click below to register

Tuesday, January 12, 2:00 PM - 2:20 PM EST: Using the Fantastic Five Checklist to Write Better Survey Questions and Improve Survey Reliability - Amy Germuth
Amy Germuth, founder and President of EvalWorks, LLC, an independent evaluation and survey research firm, will demonstrate how to use five key questions to improve the reliability, validity, and value of the responses you get from individual survey questions. Appropriate for the beginner, this presentation will help you get the most from your surveys and also presents content that is appropriate as a teaching tool or for use with stakeholders during collaborative instrument development.
Register: Free for AEA members (you will need your AEA username) - click below to register

On a different note, I want to encourage you to read, subscribe, and contribute to the aea365 blog. During 2010, we'll be sharing a tip-a-day by and for evaluators. Check it out to find out the best hot tips, cool tricks, and rad resources from your evaluation colleagues. We'll tell you more in this month's newsletter, but take a look today to see contributions so far on Geographic Information Systems Tools, Time Managements Resources, Data Visualization Websites, and Improving Evaluation Reports.

Happy New Year to You and Yours,


p.s. You can see the full list of demonstrations planned so far at

Susan Kistler
AEA Executive Director