The following is a schedule of EERS conference presentations and activities, in its most current form, with sessions added as they are confirmed and scheduled. This page is designed to allow attendees to follow the program on a mobile device.
How do we go about setting and answering key learning questions that will both build real-time evaluation capacity and feed into program implementation and outcomes achievement? Rapid cycle learning (RCL) has been used in places as varied as the military, the private sector, emergency response, and healthcare. As evaluators we can use RCL to institutionalize […]Click for more information on 'Using Rapid Cycle Learning to Infuse a Culture of Continuous Learning'
Evaluators are motivated individually and professionally to do the right thing. We want to make sure every voice is heard and that we tell a story that is true and empowering. Our traditional tools such as focus groups and interviews have limitations and often require the evaluator to choose between breadth and depth. We believe […]Click for more information on 'Doing the Right Thing: Community Engagement and Empowerment'
An opportunity to join EERS board members and conference attendees for an informal social and networking with snacks and refreshments.Click for more information on 'Hospitality Suite Networking'
Self-serve breakfast buffet for all participants.Click for more information on 'Continental Breakfast'
Welcome and formal kick-off of the EERS annual conference.Click for more information on 'Opening Breakfast Plenary'
Join current AEA president Leslie Goodyear to learn about recent AEA initiatives related to Equity, Ethics and Evidence, and engage in dialogue about important issues facing the field of evaluation. Includes a catered sit-down lunch. What’s going on in the American Evaluation Association? And how can you get involved? Leslie’s talk will connect the EERS […]Click for more information on 'Lunch Keynote – Equity, Ethics and Evidence: What’s new in AEA and the field?'
This panel will discuss struggles to uphold equity and ethics, and provide evidence in a big messy evaluation of an education initiative. This large-scale evaluation targeted teacher and leader professional development with the ultimate goal of improving student achievement. This three-study evaluation aimed to study the initiative’s theory of action and examine the implementation and […]Click for more information on 'Issues of Equity, Ethics, and Evidence in a Big Messy Evaluation'
Stacey S. Merola, President and Principal Scientist, Merola Research LLC In this presentation I will engage the audience in a discussion of common methodological problems that have led to the generation, and possible subsequent widespread dissemination of faulty evidence.Click for more information on 'Common Methodological Issues Related to Faulty Evidence'
Apollo M Nkwake, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, The George Washington University’s Institute for Disaster and Fragility Resilience, Elliott School of International Affairs Working smartly and systematically with assumptions.Click for more information on 'Working with Assumptions to Enhance Program Effectiveness'
Cheryl M. Ackerman, Director of Evaluation, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware Jennifer Gallo-Fox, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Delaware Danielle Ford, Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware Susan McGeary, Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware An opportunity to examine methodological issues associated with instrument development […]Click for more information on 'Is it Completely Dead, or Can We Save it? An Examination of a Real-world Evaluation Dilemma'
Jacqueline Toppin, M.S. in International Affairs, The New School In this presentation, we will explore how a remotely designed Monitoring and Evaluation toolkit could augment Educate the Children’s ability to provide innovative services to alleviate the impact of poverty on Dalit and Janjati women’s lives and improve their health and well-being to the benefit of […]Click for more information on 'Student Award Presentation: Dalit and Janjati Women Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Remote Design M&E for ETC'
Marje Aksli Equity, Ethics, and Evidence in assessing Canada’s feminist international development policy.Click for more information on 'Is feminist international development policy effective?'
Alejandra Garcia-Diaz Villamil This presentation offers valuable lessons in understanding context and inequities of women leaders in Kenya, India and Argentina while creating an ethical and safe space to gather evidence.Click for more information on 'Women Leadership and Empowerment: Understanding Context and Culture for Ethical Data Collection'
Another opportunity for networking, the poster session for student evaluators is a longtime tradition for the EERS conference. This year’s snack reception includes the following poster presenters, selected from submissions to EERS Board reviewers: Evaluating the Impact of Short-Term Study Abroad Program on Intercultural Competence Meng Fan, Doctoral student in Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics, University […]Click for more information on 'Student Evaluator Poster Presentations and Networking Reception'
An opportunity to join EERS board members and conference attendees for an informal social and networking setting with snacks and refreshments.Click for more information on 'Hospitality Suite Networking'
Breakfast and discussion led by Patrice Fenton.Click for more information on 'Featured Speaker Breakfast'
A wrap-up event for the conference, with buffet lunch.Click for more information on 'Buffet Lunch and Presentation'
All conference participants are welcome.Click for more information on 'EERS Board Meeting'