You shared your feedback and we listened! In our most recent meetings and in the annual needs assessment survey, members shared an interest in learning from each other in more interactive ways AND in having more time to network. As the result, we are trying something new for our next RTPE meeting and we hope you can join us.
The Research Triangle Park Evaluators’ (RTPE) next meeting will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at The Frontier (800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27703) beginning at 11 am.
11:00am – 11:10am Announcements and Introduction, with lunch provided. This meeting has been designed to provide plenty of time for us to network with and learn alongside one another. Salads, sandwiches and drinks will be provided for lunch so that we can nibble along the way.
11:10am – 12:00pm Data Visualization Show & Tell. We have focused our annual professional development meeting on the topic of data visualization for the past two years, but members still want more. We think it is time to learn from each other. If you are like us, you have had some successes with data viz in the past couple of years and there are still things you are figuring out. For this Show & Tell, members will share an example from their work with the group (see more details below)
12:00pm – 1:00pm Data Visualization Discussion and Networking. For those who can stay for the extra time, we will continue our discussion about the trials and tribulations of data visualization. This time may or may not be moderated, depending on the needs and interests of those who are able to stay. This time might be used to learn a new trick from the Show & Tell that you want to learn more about. It would also be an ideal time to ask your colleagues for help and suggestions if you have a challenge that you haven’t been able to figure out.
About the Presentation: Bring one (or more!) artifact(s) from your own practice to share with the group: no preparation necessary. We are particularly interested in examples of data viz that your clients have loved AND examples of things that did not go as well as you thought they would. Please come with your artifact in hand, as well as a quick story about it that you can share with the group as part of an informal discussion. We will get to know each other better and learn from each other’s experiences. If you do not have anything to share, please come anyway to participate in the discussion.
RSVP to Nina Sperber (RTPE Secretary) at email@example.com required for this meeting. We will be providing lunch and so need an accurate head count. You must respond by February 10.
If you haven’t paid dues for 2017, please be prepared to fill out a membership form and provide payment at the meeting.
• May Professional Development (date TBD)
• August 18, quarterly meeting
• November 17, quarterly meeting