2010 Annual Conference and Pre-conference Workshops

Making Evaluation Work: Participatory Evaluation & Capacity Building

September 9 and 10, 2010, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel

Conference Details

Theme. Participatory Evaluation and Evaluation Capacity Building


Conference Date. Friday, Sept 10, 2010, 8:30am - 5:00pm


Location. Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel, 2500 Kuhio Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, (808) 922-0811


Featured Keynote Speakers.

J Bradley (Brad) Cousins is a professor in the Faculty of Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services at the University of Ottawa. He was the 2008 recipient of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for theory in evaluation. The award, presented by the American Evaluation Association (AEA), is given to an individual whose written work on evaluation theory has led to fruitful debates on the assumptions, goals and practices of evaluation. Cousins is internationally recognized for his research on evaluation utilization and participatory evaluation. Currently, with colleagues and students from education, management and psychology, he is working on a research program funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which focuses on understanding organizational capacity to do and use evaluation. He recently published with co-editor Katheryn Ryan the Sage International Handbook of Educational Evaluation and has been Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation since 2002.


Maenette Benham is Dean, Hawai'inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawai'i-Mānoa. Maenette began a 15-year preK-12 education career teaching K/1, 3/4, and 7-12 (California, Texas, and Hawai'i). During this time she had the opportunity to serve as a K-12 curriculum specialist (California), elementary school administrator (Texas), and a district-level administration (Washington). She joined the College of Education faculty at Michigan State University in January of 1993, where she built a strong base of inquiry that centered on (a) the nature of engaged and collective educational leadership across diverse communities and organizations (and in particularly indigenous communities); (b) the wisdom of knowing and praxis of social justice envisioned and enacted by educational and community leaders (both formal and informal); (c) the meaning and value of systems knowledge in the work of sustained community-based capacity building; and (d) the effects of educational and social policy on vulnerable communities.


Dr. Benham has authored numerous articles and written several books on a range of topics from program planning and assessment/evaluation, school change, leadership development (school-based and youth-based), building school-community partnerships, and professional ethics. She has worked extensively with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on youth and education initiatives, is the national evaluator of the Kellogg Leadership for Community Change Initiative (2002-present), and the principle investigator for Engaging Communities in Education Project (2009-current).

Conference Schedule.

Conference Schedule.

Friday, September 10, 2010, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel

8:30-9:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00

Welcome

9:10-10:00 Keynote. Place-based Evaluation: A Tool for Leadership and Transformation by Maenette Benham
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Panel and Table Discussion. Implementing Evaluation Capacity Building in My Organization
12:00-1:15 Lunch (includes a brief business meeting)
1:30-2:30 Keynote. Building Individual and Organizational Capacity by Brad Cousins
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Presentations in break-out rooms
4:00-5:00 Poster Session and Ice-cream Social - an excellent networking opportunity!

Cost.

Type

Cost*
Early-bird

Cost*
After August 22

Regular $115.00 $130.00
Student $40.00 $55.00

*Includes a complimentary 1-year membership in H-PEA (regular membership dues are $30.00/year) and conference valet parking, continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and an ice-cream social.


Pre-conference Workshops

Date. Thursday, Sept 9, 2010, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel


A. Participatory Evaluation Up Close by Brad Cousins9:00 am-12:00 pm$50.00
B. Case Studies, Causality, and Hawaiian Connections by Lois-ellin Datta1:30 pm-4:30 pm$50.00


A limited number of workshop seats are available to students at a discounted rate.


Information for Presenters (paper and poster presenters) (PDF)


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