Evaluation Cafe

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.

"Trauma Informed Evaluation: Protecting Participants and practitioners"

 Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Presenters: Bo Klauth - Doctoral Student in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research; Jennifer Klauth - Manager of Recruitment and Outreach, School of Social Work at Western Michigan University

"preparing new evaluators: a model for assessing and training graduate students"

 Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Presenters: Chad Jobin - Evaluation Associate and Field Coordinator, University of Michigan School of Social Work; Ebony Reddock - Principal Consultant, Bumblebee Design and Evaluation

"No more textbooks: The structuration of resistance to an imposed organizational change"

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Presenter: David Szabla - Associate Professor, Organizational Change Leadership at Western Michigan University

"Can Evaluation gain anything from thinking in alien terms"

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Presenter: Jonny Morell - Director of Evaluation, Syntek Technologies

"intersectionality and Multiagency cooperation in public health"

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Presenter: Clare Tanner - Director, Michigan Public Health Institute


Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Presenter: TBD

"refugee narratives and humanitarian governmentality"

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Presenter: Houman Oliaei - Doctoral Student in Cultural Anthropology, Brandeis University

"WMU Spring break: No eval café"

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Presenter: NONE

"lessons learned from a study of three developmental evaluations"

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Presenter: Heather Esper - Senior Program Manager, William Davidson Institute at University of Michigan

"A perspective shift: moving from trauma informed to resiliency informed"

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Presenter: Ashlee Offord - Clinical Educator, Population Health Department at Spectrum Health - Lakeland

"scaling impact: innovation for the public good"

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Presenter: John Gargani - President, Gargani and Company; Former President of the American Evaluation Association

"Evidence-based policy making is doomed to fail - and that is okay!"

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Presenter: Gregory Greenman - Doctoral Student in Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation Program

"public school spring break: no eval café"

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Presenter: NONE

"Meta-evaluation or not: experiences in meta-evaluation of hiv care programs in Africa"

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Presenter: Robin Miller - MA Program Assistant Director at Michigan State University; Former President of the American Evaluation Association