AEA March Member Monthly Calendar
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Daily: aea365 Tip-a-Day
Weekly: Headlines and Resources Compilation
Ongoing: Discussion on Evaltalk or LinkedIn
Feb 24: Coffee Break Webinar - Remark Office OMR for Scanning
Feb 27-Mar 4: SIOP Week
Mar 3, 10, 31: Coffee Break Webinars - CPE Evaluation Series
Mar 6-11: Research on Evaluation TIG Week
Mar 6-11:Thought Leaders Discussion with Melvin Hall
Mar 13-18: Minnesota Evaluation Association Week
Mar 18: Evaluation 2011 Proposal Submission Deadline
Mar 20-25: Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment TIG Week
Aor 7: Coffee Break Webinar - New Advocacy Progress Planner
Evaluation 2011

Call for Proposals 
Now accepting proposals for:

  • demonstrations
  • expert lectures
  • panels
  • papers
  • posters
  • roundtables
  • think tanks
  • professional development workshops
Deadline: March 18, 2011
Location: Anaheim, CA
Dates: November 2-5

Go the Evaluation 2011 Site

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Daily: aea365 Tip-a-Day for Evaluators

Daily Emails 

aea365 Tip-a-Day provide a tip-a-day by and for evaluators. Featuring hot tips, cool tricks, rad resources and lessons learned. Get your daily dose of evaluation goodness!

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Weekly: Headlines and Resources Compilation

Weekly Compilation  

Each week, we compile Headlines and Resources from across the field and send them out on Sunday to our H&R List subscribers and post them on AEA's listserv EVALTALK.

Sign up to receive weekly H&R List each Sunday via email:
Ongoing: Dive Into the Discussion on EVALTALK or LinkedIn

Ongoing Discussion Forums 

AEA's legacy listserv is the most-used discussion forum focusing on Evaluation. This lively list is open to member and nonmember evaluators alike from around the world.

If you have a (free) profile on popular professional social networking site LinkedIn, join the AEA group for ongoing threaded discussion of questions raised by our members.   

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February 24: Using Remark Office OMR for Scanning and Analysis

Coffee Break Webinar 

Need an efficient and cost effective way to process paper surveys and other forms? Please join Nora Petchkofski for a Remark Office OMR product demonstration to learn how Remark Office OMR can help you to collect responses, scan forms (surveys, questionnaires, tests), and produce analyses via a variety of customizable reports. Our colleagues at Gravic, the makers of Remark, have been exhibiting with AEA and processing the AEA conference evaluations for years and will demonstrate how they do it. Scanning is quick and easy, and you can use forms that you design yourself in any word processor. Slice and dice your analyses based on any variable within Remark Office OMR or migrate your data to SPSS, Excel and many other file formats. If you didn't have a chance to visit Remark's tables at Evaluation 2010, this is a chance to learn about their product.

Register: Free for AEA members


Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

February 27 - March 4: SIOP Week

aea365, Headlines and Resources 

Join our SIOP colleagues as they share their knowledge and expertise on aea365. SIOP stands for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. SIOP is a Division of the American Psychological Association and an Organizational Affiliate of the Association for Psychological Sciences. Subscribe to aea365 to learn more about the field of industrial and organizational psychology, its common ground with evaluation, and tools and resources of use both to SIOP and AEA members.  

March 3, 10, 31: Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Series

Coffee Break Webinars  

The Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment TIG is sponsoring a three-webinar series. For three weeks in March, we'll offer one webinar each on Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment evaluation. Each webinar will define one of the three types of CPE evaluation, differentiate it from other types of evaluation, explain the underlying theory and how it translates into practice, include resources for learning more, and include time for questions at the end. The short series should be an excellent primer or refresher on CPE evaluation.   

Empowerment Evaluation with David Fetterman and Abraham Wandersman 
egister: Free for AEA members 

March 3, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST   


Participatory Evaluation with Ann Zukoski and Mia Luluquisen 

Register: Free for AEA members 

March 10, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST


Collaborative Evaluation with Rita O'Sullivan and Liliana Rodriguez-Campos

Register: Free for AEA members 

March 31, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

March 6 - March 11: Research on Evaluation TIG Week

aea365, Headlines and Resources 

Begun in 2007, the Research on Evaluation TIG provides the research base to inform, enrich, extend, and improve evaluation practice. The week of March 6-11, you can read contributions on aea365 from colleagues studying the field and gain evidence-based tips for improving your work. We'll supplement their posts with items on this week's headlines and resources list.  

March 6 - March 12: Thought Leaders Discussion with Melvin Hall

Thought Leaders Series 

Francois Dumaine and Keiko Kuji-Shikatani are active members and leaders at the Canadian Evaluation Society. Keiko is an Education officer in the Student Achievement Division (Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team) of the Ontario Ministry of Education and is the first Vice President for Professional Designations Program at CES. Francois directs PRA Inc.'s Ottawa office and is the immediate Past President of CES. Keiko and Francois were instrumental in fostering CES's Professional Designations Program that builds on the CES Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice. The CES Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation is designed to define, recognize and promote the practice of ethical, high quality and competent evaluation in Canada through a program for professional designations. It is a voluntary program that recognizes those with the education and experience to provide evaluation services, and through its maintenance and renewal requirements, promotes continuous learning within our evaluation community. Their combined expertise is formidable ranging from project management to evaluation capacity building to nonprofit management and even law! During their week on the Thought Leaders forum, tune in for discussion of issues ranging from the challenges of identifying evaluator competencies to the hoped for outcomes and considerations related to CES's evaluator credentialing initiative.  



AEA's Thought Leaders Discussion Series is conducted via an email based discussion list (like a listserv) during one week each month. Sign up for this free members-only list on the thought leaders webpage at  
March 13 - March 18: MN EA Affiliate Week

aea365, Headlines and Resources 

The Minnesota Evaluation Association (MN EA) is a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association serving evaluators throughout Minnesota. We'll be traveling to Minnesota for AEA's annual conference in 2012 and the week of March 13-18 is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek at tips, resources, and lessons learned from our Minnesota colleagues. They'll have posts each day on aea365.  

March 18: Evaluation 2011 Proposals Due

annual conference 



Proposals Due for AEA's Annual Conference 

Submit online on the

Evaluation 2011 Conference Website 


March 20 - March 25: Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment TIG Week

aea365, Headlines and Resources, webinar 

The week of March 20-25, colleagues in the Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment TIG are sponsoring a week's worth of posts on aea365, providing items for the headlines and resources compilation. This month, they're offering a coffee-break webinar series as well with short introductions to Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation.  

April 7: The New - and Improved - Advocacy Progress Planner

Coffee Break Webinar 

Evaluating policy change poses some particularly thorny challenges: attribution is very rarely clear and key contextual factors are usually beyond the advocates' control. The Advocacy Progress Planner (APP) is one of many tools emerging to help advocates - and evaluators - plan more systematically and identify objectives that will help assess progress, learn, and change strategy along the way. The Advocacy Planning and Evaluation Program at the Aspen Institute has now released version 2.0 of the APP, building on three years of user feedback. Aspen's David Devlin-Foltz will demonstrate the APP's features with help from Alexandra Toma, executive director of the Connect U.S. Fund and a longtime APP user. They'll show how the APP can help guide advocacy groups and their funders to clarify their theory of change - and prepare and track meaningful, measurable benchmarks for progress on a specific policy change objective.

Register: Free for AEA members  


Thursday, April 7, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST