RTPE Meeting: Friday, November 16, Applying Equity Perspectives in Practice (Part 3, Invited Panel)

RTPE Meeting: Friday, Nov. 16, 11:30am-1:30pm 

Applying Equity Perspectives in Practice: Integrating Perspectives from our Non-Profit Community 

As part of this year’s equity focus, we had considered the value of also addressing equity perspectives/challenges from a program lens. Delving more deeply into our partners’/clients’ perspectives and challenges can allow us to understand our own equity focus within their contexts. For this meeting, we will have guest speakers/panelists from the non-profit/program sector. Currently, our special guests are planned to include: Sarah Mann Willcox from the NC Network of Grantmakers, Michael Robinson with NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, and Zitty Nxumalo of Deftable. Through facilitated discussion, we will explore the challenges they have in their own work in applying and enacting an equity lens, and we will consider how this impacts our work as evaluation partners.

 
Where:

Southwest Library, Durham Public Library, Full Room

(3605 Shannon Rd., Durham NC, 27707; map here)

*Note the new location for this meeting! Our Frontier space was booked, and we thought this a fortuitous occasion to try out some other community location options. This space is about 10 minutes farther for Raleigh folks and a bit closer for Chapel Hill/Greensboro folks).

Meeting Agenda:
  • 11:30 am – 12pm. Announcements and Introduction, with lunch provided. Greet attendees, receive member updates, share professional development resources, and assemble your lunch. Lunch will be provided.
  • 12pm – 1pm. Panel/facilitated dialogue with program/non-profit guest speakers. Our special guests are planned to include: Sarah Mann Willcox from the NC Network of Grantmakers, Michael Robinson with NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, and Zitty Nxumalo of Deftable.
  • 1 pm – 1:30 pm. Continued Discussion and Networking. For those who can stay, we can continue our discussion or provide time for you to engage your colleagues on other topics. This hour will be flexible depending on the needs and interests of those who can stay.
Notices:

RSVP to Valerie Ehrlich (RTPE Secretary) at evaluatorsrtp@gmail.com required for this meeting. We will be providing lunch and so need an accurate headcount. You must respond by November 12.

Upcoming Meetings:

• February 15, quarterly meeting

• May, professional development (date TBD)

RTPE Meeting Friday, August 17 – Applying Equity Perspectives in Practice: Community Reflections (Part 2)

RTPE Meeting Friday, August 17 – Applying Equity Perspectives in Practice: Community Reflections (Part 2)
Where: 
The Fusion room at the Frontier, RTP
(800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27703, http://www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/about-us/)
Meeting Agenda:
  • 11:00 am – 11:20 am Announcements and Introduction, with lunch provided. Greet attendees, receive member updates, share professional development resources, and assemble your lunch. Lunch will be provided.
  • 11:20 am – 12:00 pm – Equity Perspectives in Practice. The theme for our 2018 RTP Evaluator meetings and professional development is Evaluation and Equity: From Perspective to Practice. This meeting will provide time for us to debrief, share, and apply our takeaways from our May professional development lead by Dr. Hazel Symonette, entitled “The Evaluator as Responsive Instrument: Using the Integral Self-In-Context Model as a Resource for Equity-Minded Evaluation.”
  • We will open the conversation by inviting May attendees to share key takeaways or strategies they have tried. Following we will assemble into small groups based on interest. Groups will be organized around “burning questions” that surfaced during the May workshop. (Click here to access a May PD resource bank.) If you were not able to join us in May, this is a great opportunity to plug into the conversation.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Continued Discussion and Networking. For those who can stay, we can continue our discussion or provide time for you to engage your colleagues on other topics. This hour will be flexible depending on the needs and interests of those who can stay.
Notices:
RSVP to Valerie Ehrlich (RTPE Secretary) at evaluatorsrtp@gmail.com required for this meeting. We will be providing lunch and so need an accurate headcount. You must respond by August 13.
If you haven’t paid dues for 2018, board members will be available to accept membership forms, information updates, and dues.
Upcoming Meetings:
• November 16, quarterly meeting
• February 15, quarterly meeting
• May, professional development (date TBD)

 

RTPE May Professional Development: Equity-Minded Evaluation

Online registration for our May professional development workshop is now open! A flyer with complete workshop details is attached below.

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Or use this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/rtpevalpd

This workshop will address “The Evaluator as Responsive Instrument: Using the Integral Self-In-Context Model as a Resource for Equity-Minded Evaluation.” Dr. Hazel Symonette will lead an interactive full-day session applying her Integral Self-in-Context Model to our evaluation practices and, for each participant, to one of your evaluation projects.

Dr. Hazel Symonette is Program Development and Assessment Specialist Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hazel brings over 40 years of work in diversity‐and social justice-related arenas. She contributes to national and international policy explorations and conversations on culturally responsive evaluation through her scholarship and service to the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.

BEFORE APRIL 25: $150 for RTPE members, $180 for non-members, and $70 for students;

AFTER APRIL 25: $165 for RTPE members, $195 for non-members, and $85 for students

Because seating is limited, we are instituting a cancellation policy. Registrations canceled by April 30 will be refunded. Refunds will not be granted after this date, though registration can be transferred to another individual who can attend.

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