Evaluation for Social Justice Series (Chicago)

When: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, June 14, 2019 - 12:00pm CDT
Where: 
Forefront Large Conference Room
208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535
This event is open to: 

Operating Nonprofit members of Forefront and the general public.

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$515.00
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This series explores evaluation as a process that contributes to the greater good. 

This is four-part evaluation series. Registering for all four workshops in this series will get registrants a 20% discount off the single-workshop price ( = $515 non-members/$305 members). To register for an individual workshop, click on the title below.

Introduction to Evaluation for Social Justice
Date:    March 22, 2019
Time:    9:00am-12:00pm
This workshop will provide an overview of Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE), an approach that values cultural integrity, community empowerment, and sociopolitical change. CRE is both an evaluation and intervention that uses the lens of equity and justice to center power on those most affected by the program or policy. Participants will learn how to:
•    Apply the values and principles of CRE to furthering your mission
•    Integrate aspects of CRE into existing and new work
•    Create a learning and action plan for CRE application in programs or organizations

This workshop is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals who are responsible for program or organizational strategy and/or evaluation.

Evaluation for Social Justice: Community Engagement
Date:    April 26, 2019
Time:    9:00am-12:00pm
Community engagement is at the core of sustainable change. Community members need to be at the planning table, with their wisdom and lived experience driving outcomes. So how do we engage authentically and meaningfully with the communities we serve? This workshop will explore the most promising practices of community engagement. Participants will learn to:
•    Develop a plan for substantive community engagement in their philanthropy, programming, and evaluation work
•    Name three strategies for their own community engagement

This workshop is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals who are responsible for program or organizational strategy and/or evaluation.

Evaluation for Social Justice: Cultural Sensitivity and Learning
Date:    May 17, 2019
Time:    9:00am-12:00pm
Culture is a major driver in people’s thinking, decision-making, and behavior. It can be a major asset for making effective change, or it can be a barrier to progress. This workshop will explore cultural learning, cultural assets, and how philanthropy, programming, and evaluation practitioners can integrate culture in a way that moves towards effective action. Participants will learn to:
•    Design a process for critical self-reflection
•    Explore their own culture and how that influences their philanthropy, programming, and/or evaluation work
•    Develop a plan for learning the cultural mores and assets of the communities they are serving

This workshop is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals who are responsible for program or organizational strategy and/or evaluation.

Evaluation for Social Justice: Responding to Context
Date:    June 14, 2019
Time:    9:00am-12:00pm
Any evaluation effort must be rooted in an understanding of the historical, community, and sociopolitical context. Otherwise, analysis could prove invalid and recommended action ineffective. This workshop will explore ways to understand and actively respond to the root causes that have profound impact on your clients’ and program participants’ lives. Workshop participants will learn to:
•    Describe how context influences clients’ lives and behavior
•    Identify ways to assess and build understanding around the context that affect programs, policies, and evaluations
•    Identity ways to actively respond to contextual challenges and barriers  

This workshop is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals who are responsible for program or organizational strategy and/or evaluation.

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