As part of COEN's commitment to sharing evaluation resources with our members, we wanted to share with you this upcoming conference opportunity!
This first annual conference is a graduate student-led gathering intended to connect students with evaluation experts in the Denver Metro Area. We seek to build authentic relationships between current and future evaluation practitioners through a series of sessions fostering dialogue, networking, and mentoring.
Practitioners and students of evaluation will come together to engage in problem-solving discussion. The conference will provide a shared, safe space to examine challenges and lessons learned from past and ongoing evaluations. Presenters will share original work, gather feedback from a broad audience regarding evaluation practices, and consider how best to translate evaluation theory into everyday practice. Sessions will be structured around presentations, problem-solving roundtables, skill-building sessions, student research roundtables, and reflective panel discussions. We also hope to offer a ‘state of the workforce’ panel discussion regarding the status of evaluation in Colorado, anticipated evaluation workforce needs, and preparation of aspiring evaluators to meet those needs.
Check out the full program here.