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Evaluation Journal Club: Bridging Theory & Practice

  • Friday, March 26, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC)
  • Virtual


  • Free for members
  • Free Event

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Free Virtual Event facilitated by Alana Kinarsky, PhD ~

Let’s dive into recent research on evaluation together!

For the first installment of the Evaluation Journal Club, we will dig into the latest New Directions in Evaluation volume on Evaluator Competencies. In 2018 The American Evaluation Association (AEA) adopted evaluator competencies. Do they move the field towards increased professionalization and improved practice?  Let’s discuss.

Everyone who signs up will receive a PDF version of the article being discussed on Friday, March 19.

Registration will close on Wednesday, March 24, to give everyone time to read and reflect on the materials. Registrants will receive Zoom link prior to event.

About Alana Kinarsky, PhD

Alana Kinarsky is a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA’s School of Education and Information Studies, specializing in social research methodology with a focus on evaluation policy. Her research focuses on how evaluation can strengthen nonprofit organizations and foundations, better understanding what contributes to evaluation use, and support for undergraduates with foster care. She is also an independent evaluator living in Multnomah Village. In recent years she has conducted evaluation work with organizations such as At the Well, Bronfman Youth Fellowship, Jewish Federation of North America, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and the Legal Services Corporation’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund.

In addition to serving on the board of OPEN, she is also the chair of AEA’s Evaluation Policy Topical Interest Group.


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