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American Evaluation Association Annual International Conference
November 8, 2017 – November 11, 2017

Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, November 8

6:15 - 7:15pm: OL-ECB8: Evaluation Capacity Building Across Partnerships

Chair:

  • Erika Lehmann, President, Smith & Lehmann Consulting, Inc

Presenters:

  • Charles H Gasper, Senior Consultant, TCC Group
  • Kira Story, Grants Manager, Wisconsin Public Television

6:15 - 7:15pm: 1839: Rowing against the current: Advocacy evaluation in difficult political contexts

Chair:

  • Jewlya Lynn, CEO, Spark Policy Institute

Presenter:

  • Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation, TCC Group

Thursday, November 9

8:00 - 9:00am: 2819:Cultural Competence…Next Steps in Uncertain Times 

Chair:

  • Thana-Ashley Charles, Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

Discussant: 

  • Thana-Ashley Charles, Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

Presenters:

  • Dominica McBride, CEO, Become: Center for Community Engagement and Social Change 
  • Katrina L Bledsoe, Principal Consultant, Bledsoe Consulting
  • Wanda D. Casillas, Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
  • Monique Liston, Consultant, Derute Consulting Cooperative

8:00 - 9:00am: 1688: Evaluating Advocacy in the Early Trump Years: What Evaluators and Funders Need to Know 

Chair:

  • Susan Hoechsetter, Senior Advisor, Foundation Advocacy and Evaluation - Alliance for Justice

Presenters:

  • Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation, TCC Group
  • Susan Hoechsetter, Senior Advisor, Foundation Advocacy and Evaluation - Alliance for Justice
  • Julia Coffman, Director, Center for Evaluation Innovation

2:15 - 3:00pm: 2132:Making the move to a more dynamic grantmaking strategy: How does evaluation keep up? 

Chair:

  • Laura Hollod, Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation - Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact

First Discussion Group Leader:

  • Laura Hollod, Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation - Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact

Second Discussion Group Leader:

  • Lisa Frantzen, Senior Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

Presenters:

  • Laura Hollod, Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation - Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact 
  • Lisa Frantzen, Senior Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

3:15 - 4:15pm: 1142:Advancing Advocacy and Policy Change Evaluation Practice: Leveraging the Wisdom From the Field

Chair:

  • Annette Lenore Gardner, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Discussant:

  • Claire Diana Brindis, DrPH, Director, University of California San Francisco

Presenters:

  • Edward William Wilson, Ph.D, Owner, Wilson Consulting
  • Sheryl A Scott, Public Health Consultant, Scott Consulting Partners
  • Carlisle Levine, President and CEO, BLE Solutions, LLC
  • Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation, TCC Group 
  • Jewlya Lynn, CEO, Spark Policy Institute

4:30 - 5:15pm: 1416: Program Design and Program Theory in Inter-agency and intra-agency Collaboration

Chair:

  • Huey T. Chen, Professor, Mercer University

Discussant:

  • Charles H Gasper, Senior Consultant, TCC Group

Presenters: 

  • Aimee Nicole White, Owner, Principal Evaluator - Custom Evaluation Services
  • Jonathan Morell, Director of Evaluation, Syntec
  • Huey T. Chen, Professor, Mercer University
  • Additional Author: 
  • Liliana Morosanu, Research assistant, Mercer University
  • Kia Powell-Threets, Unit Director, Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Nannette Turner, Chair Director, Dept. of Public Health

5:15 - 6:00pm: TIGBM1: Advocacy and Policy Change TIG Business Meeting

Chair:

  • Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation, TCC Group

5:15 - 6:00pm: TIGBM43:Program Theory and Theory Driven TIG Business Meeting

Chair:

  • Charles Gasper, Director of Evaluation, TCC Group

Friday, November 10

8:00 - 9:30am: 2723: Creating Evaluation-Driven Learning Environments: Application of Rapid Cycle Learning within National Leadership Development Programs 

Chair: 

  • Lisa Frantzen, Senior Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

Presenters: 

  • Denise E Herrera, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Gaurav Dave, MD, DrPH, MPH, Assistant Professor - UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Jeff Moy
  • Nora Marino, Research Coordinator - University of Minnesota
  • Lydia Isaac, Executive Director, Health Policy Research Scholars - George Washington University
  • Additional Author: 
  • Lisa Frantzen, Senior Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

11:00 - 11:45am: 2443:Strategy or Evaluation: I Hate These Blurred Lines! 

Session Facilitator:

  • Deepti Sood, Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

Discussion Group Leader:

  • Lisa Frantzen, Senior Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

3:30 - 4:15pm: NPF3: Evaluation in Nonprofits and Foundations: Generating New Insights, Fostering Culture of Learning, and Organizational Change 

Chair: 

  • Karen Jackson, Principle Evaluator

Presenters: 

  • Janine Quintero, Assistant Vice President of Evaluation and Research, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services
  • Charles H Gasper, Senior Consultant, TCC Group
  • Helen Highley, Director

Additional Author: 

  • Luz Gomez, Director Research, Knight Foundation

5:30 - 6:15pm: 2139: What Are Policy & Decision-makers Really Thinking?

Chair:

  • Deepti Sood, Evaluation Consultant, TCC Group

Presenter:

  • Katherine Locke, TCC Group

Saturday, November 11

8:00 - 9:00am: PTTDE1: Engaging Alternative Theories to Support Program Theory Development 

Chair:

  • Charles H Gasper, Senior Consultant, TCC Group

Presenters: 

  • Susan Igras, Senior Technical Advisor - Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
  • Lauren Michelle Berny, Evaluation Associate, Centerstone Research Institute
  • Lauren Wildschut, Lecturer, Stellenbosch University

Additional Authors: 

  • Mariam Diakite, Regional M&E Advisor - Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
  • Rachel Ladd, University of Tennessee
  • Hannah Wohltjen, MPH Program Evaluator, Centerstone Research Institute
  • Wendy Shuran, Research Associate II, Centerstone Research Institute

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