Theme: Elevate Your Evaluation Practice
Session Submission Deadline: February 7, 2020 (Deadline extended)
Session Acceptance Date: February 28, 2020
Poster Submission Deadline: April 24, 2020
“Ethics creates trust. Trust promotes loyalty. Loyalty generates passion. Passion drives productivity.” - Yonason Goldson
We are evaluators because we’re passionate about working with others to continually improve the world in which we live – whether at the community level, regional or national scale - or even globally. The science of evaluation provides the mechanism to validate opportunities for positive change in our communities and evaluation scientists are the fuel needed to activate that change. Our roles require technical expertise, strategic thinking, political maneuvering, relationship building, ethical awareness, compassion for humanity, and a humble commitment to improving our world.
This year’s conference theme is designed to ELEVATE our ability to make positive, sustaining impacts through our evaluation work. In this request for proposals, we ask that you share with your peers how you’ve been able to successfully ELEVATE your work. Perhaps it’s been through a new/clever technique for evaluation design or data collection and analysis, or maybe you’ve improved your communication of findings or how you’ve strengthened relationships, or even how you advocated for positive change. This year’s conference keynote speaker is Yonason Goldson who will share with us how to ELEVATE our ethics to build trust, passion, and productivity in our work. What will you share to ELEVATE our learning community?
Each IGNITE session will be 15-minutes in length. The intent of these quick sessions is for practitioners and students of evaluation to showcase their tips or tricks they have found incredibly helpful in their evaluation work that they’d like to share with others. This session will be timed, slides will be submitted one-week prior to the conference. More instructions will be sent upon acceptance of this session type.
Ignite Submission Form: https://forms.gle/WNFtd6u8Co2onXMu9
Each presentation will be 60 minutes in length. Highly interactive sessions are preferred. Please read the definitions of four different types of presentations below and indicate which format you will utilize for your presentation on the submission form. Accepted breakout session presenters will be given a complimentary registration for the conference (maximum of two).
TYPE OF SESSION: Choose One (1)
TARGET AUDIENCE: Choose One (1)
● Beginner: Typically, new to evaluation, with no formal training or currently in formal evaluation training. Minimal knowledge of standard evaluation tools and techniques, and little to no experience doing evaluation (1-3 years). This group could also include non-evaluators such as program managers and funders who are consumers of evaluation but have little or no experience conducting evaluation.
● Intermediate: Usually have formal training or education in evaluation, or a combination of informal training and on-the-job experience, are familiar with standard evaluation tools and techniques, and have experience completing evaluations (3-5 years).
● Advanced: Have formal education and training in evaluation, routinely use standard evaluation tools and techniques, are looking for new or innovative ideas that they can apply to their knowledge, and have extensive experience completing evaluations (5+ years).
Session Submission Form: https://forms.gle/WNFtd6u8Co2onXMu9