Evaluation Café

Since the 1980s, the Evaluation Café has been a venue for spirited dialogue about the cutting edge of evaluation.

The Evaluation Café features discussions, debates, and presentations about evaluation over the lunch hour. Café presenters introduce new ideas, solicit feedback on real-world evaluation issues, and share recent evaluation work.

Evaluation Café is pleased to offer both in-person and virtual options. Join us for lunch and a thought-provoking conversation led by innovative minds in our field in 4510 Ellsworth or via Zoom. 

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Jan. 18

12:05 p.m. EST
Corrie Whitmore
AEA President
The Synergy of Evaluation and Story

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Jan. 25

12:05 p.m. EST
Philip Adu
Center for Research Methods Consulting, LLC
Ensuring Credibility and Usability of your Qualitative Findings

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Feb. 8

12:05 p.m. EST
Bri Christy
Technical Assistance Evaluation and Assessment Manager
University of Michigan
Considering your Professional Ethics and Values in your Data Work

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Feb. 15

4 p.m. EST
Jade Maloney
Partner and CEO
ARTD Consultants
Bringing Lived Experience to Evaluation

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Feb. 22

12:05 p.m. EST
Marian Tandoh Wordey
Agriculture Value Chain and Market Linkage Advisor
Indigenous African Evaluation

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March 1

12:05 p.m. EST
Brianna Hooks Singletary, Tyler Clark, and Malitsitso Moteane
Ph.D. Candidates
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
What's a Girl Gonna Do: Understanding Evaluation Theory from a Postcolonial Lens

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March 8

12:05 p.m. EST
No Evaluation Café - WMU Spring Break


April 5

12:05 p.m. EST
Kelly Robertson, Principal Research Associate, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
Lori Wingate, Executive Director, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
Distilling Evaluation Practice into 43 Essential Tasks