The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University offers lectures, seminars, group work and presentations through the Evaluation Cafe to enhance knowledge and skills in the field of evaluation.
"shared Prosperity kalamazoo Initiative: An introduction"
Date: February 21
Presenter: Kevin Ford, Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo Coordinator, City of Kalamazoo
"GIS and Evaluation"
Date: February 28
Presenter: Aaron W. Kates, IDPE Student, Western Michigan University
"Diversity in evaluation"
Date: March 14
Presenter: Paul Elam, President, Public Policy Associates
"County and Municipal Evaluation"
Date: March 21
Presenter: Paul Sachs, Director, Department of Planning and Performance Improvement
"Finding New Ways to Prevent and Alleviate Poverty"
Date: March 28
Presenter: H. Luke Shaefer, Director, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan; Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Associate Professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
"HSIRB: Navigating the Proposal Process"
Date: April 4
Presenter: Julia Mays, Associate Director of Research Compliance, Western Michigan University
"ACEs: How Does Childhood Trauma Change the Equation?"
Date: April 11
Presenter: Jennifer Nottingham, United Way Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
"Evaluation as a Critical Tool to Promote Equity"
Date: April 18
Presenter: Jorge Zeballos, Executive Director, Center for Diversity and Innovation, Kellogg Community College
"The Future of Evaluation"
Date: April 25
Presenter: Leslie Goodyear, AEA President, Principal Research Scientist, Education Development Center, Inc.