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The Conference is Over, Now What? Professional Development for Novice Evaluators

The Conference is Over, Now What? Professional Development for Novice Evaluators

At the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference in October 2013, I led a roundtable titled “The Conference is Over, Now What? Professional Development for Novice Evaluators.” We discussed ways that novices can deepen their knowledge, build their skills, socialize with other evaluators, and get involved…

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Learning Evaluation through Apprenticeships [Evaluation musings by Cindy Tananis]

Learning Evaluation through Apprenticeships [Evaluation musings by Cindy Tananis]

Greetings! I’m Cindy Tananis. The folks at the University of Pittsburgh’s Collaborative for Evaluation and Assessment Capacity (CEAC) have been thinking about blogging for some time now — and we’ve decided that if EVERYONE starts their OWN blog, then its hard to talk ACROSS blogs,…

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Top Tips for the Evaluators of Tomorrow

Top Tips for the Evaluators of Tomorrow

Dear evaluators, ‘Tis the season for giving thanks. I’m thankful for the experienced evaluators who have guided me, mentored me, and nudged me in the right direction over the past few years. Thank you! A few months ago, I discovered the 9 top tips for the…

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A few things I wish I knew about evaluation before I jumped in head first… [Guest post by Karen Anderson]

A few things I wish I knew about evaluation before I jumped in head first… [Guest post by Karen Anderson]

Hello! My name is Karen Anderson, CQI and Compliance Associate at Families First and American Evaluation Association Diversity Coordinator Intern. I’ve been an evaluator for 2 years and I’ve realized the evaluation journey that I set out on will need some CPR along the way!…

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The Evaluation Mentor: A Wish List [Guest post by Katie Aasland]

The Evaluation Mentor: A Wish List [Guest post by Katie Aasland]

Greetings, I’m Katie Aasland, and I’ve worked in the evaluation field for less than a year. I have composed a list of the traits I find most helpful as a fledgling evaluator in the hopes of fostering more of those behaviors in readers who currently…

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