We are thrilled to announce Dr. Dominica McBride as the keynote speaker for the 2021 virtual conference. The theme for this year's conference is The Promise of Equitable Evaluation: A Journey From Theory to Practice.
Dr. Dominica McBride is a leading thinker on how we evolve beyond the current racial-equity paradigm, a champion of Culturally Responsive Evaluation, and a grassroots advocacy strategist.
Culturally responsive evaluation has evolved and the situation today requires a direct action approach with the communities we engage with. We need a liberated consciousness and the actions that come out of that consciousness to confront these times. How can we shape our inner and collective consciousness to create structural transformation? This talk is going to be about what that looks like. It'll be engaging with exercises to get us in that reflective mode and ready to be leaders in the transformation that could take place right now.
Dr. McBride founded BECOME in 2013 from a belief that communities should be at the center of creating the reality they want and need and that culturally responsive evaluation can be a tool for social justice and thriving communities. Previously she conducted program development and evaluation projects in Arizona, the Chicago area and in Tanzania, Africa. Dr. McBride has worked as a consultant, program director and adjunct faculty member in the field of community psychology and has provided adult, child and family therapy as well as substance abuse counseling. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer for communities, coalitions, and organizations nationally. Her published articles and chapters discuss including culturally responsive evaluation, cultural competence, and prevention and other topics.
Awards and honors Dr. McBride has received for her work include the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Supervisor of the Year Award, Ed Marciniak Bright Start Award from the Bright Promises Foundation, American Evaluation Association Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award and ARK of St. Sabina Dream Maker Award. She also served on the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association. She has a PhD in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Consultation from Arizona State University.
Conference registration information will be released in early April.
Please see below for the 2021 conference schedule: