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Ignite Session Submission

Breakout Session Submission

Poster Session Submission

John A. Seeley Friend of Evaluation Award


MAE is proud to announce this years keynote speaker Yonason Goldson. 

Yonason is a nationally recognized speaker. We encourage you to review his speaker bio sheet and TEDx talk. More information on his session will be posted soon!

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

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?

We are accepting proposals for:


15-minute Ignite


1-hour Breakout

Poster


15-minute Ignite

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


1-hour Breakout

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)                             

  1. Lecture: A didactic talk with audio-visual support. While Q&A is integrated throughout the talk, it is concentrated at the end of the sessions
  2. Workshop: Allows for ample time to reflect, interact, and discuss an evaluation technique, method, tool, idea, tips or tricks. Audience members learn by doing.
  3. Demonstration: A step by step explanation of an evaluation technique, method, or tool, which gives the audience the skills to understand or replicate what was taught.
  4. Case Study: Uses actual example(s) or case(s) to illustrate an evaluation technique, method, tool, idea, tips or tricks.

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

Poster

Preferences will be given to poster submissions that have clear objectives, promote discussion, use concrete and relevant examples, and provide immediate tools, skills and takeaways for attendees. Posters will be featured throughout the day in the main hall as well as at the Networking Mixer. The winning poster will receive a $50 gift card (see below for poster contest rules).

Poster Contest Rules:

  • How to Enter: Submit poster proposal in response to Call for Proposals for the 2019 MAE Conference by required submission date.
  • Eligibility: Open to all individuals except MAE Board members. Submission of a poster proposal does not guarantee entry into the contest. All posters must be screened by the MAE Board prior to eligibility to contest.
  • Number of Entries: Applicants may enter up to two (2) posters if each submission is unique.
  • Size: Posters should not exceed 36” x 48”.
  • Display: Easels and supplies to hang posters will be supplied.
  • Judging: Judging will be conducted exclusively by MAE conference attendees. Entries will be judged (via a ballot box) on the following criteria: effectiveness in making the subject matter interesting and understandable; and overall design, impact, and creativity. In the event of a tie, the MAE Board will decide the final winner.
  • Contest Period: The judging period will be from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the day of the conference.
  • Prize: $50 pre-paid credit card to the winning entry.
  • Notification of Winner: The winner will be announced at the Networking Mixer event to close out the conference and must be present to collect prize unless prior arrangements are made with the approval of the conference chair.
  • Publicity: Contest winner agrees to allow MAE to publish their name, organization’s name, and description and visual documentation of the work in all MAE media communications now known or later developed.
  • Statement of Originality: By submitting an entry(ies), the applicant asserts that the entry(ies) is their own work and independently produced.

Poster Submission Form: https://forms.gle/3CQ1KpqRJvJ5TCc36


JOHN A. SEELEY FRIEND OF EVALUATION AWARD

Purpose of Award

The Michigan Association for Evaluation (MAE) Friend of Evaluation Award is given to an organization or individual that has made a consistent and continuing leadership contribution to the field of evaluation in Michigan by actively embracing and promoting its use.

Award Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the MAE Friend of Evaluation Award are:

  1. The nominee is a practitioner, user, or funder of evaluation
  2. The nominee is not a previous recipient of the award
  3. The nominee has been in Michigan for at least three years
  4. The nominee is not a current MAE board member or officer

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Nomination Form

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