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H-PEA Post-conference Online Workshops

Friday September 20,  2024

H-PEA Post-Conference Online Workshops 2024 Registration Fees

 Register by Friday, September 13, 2024

  • H-PEA/CREA-HI Members $30.00
  • Non-Members $45.00, and 
  • Member Students $10.00 per workshop. 
You must register for each workshop separately. Register by clicking on the link to each workshop in the schedule above. Please see more details about each workshop below.


8:30-10:00am (HST): Enacting a Justice-Oriented System of Assessment

Workshop Description

A justice-oriented approach to assessment design and development: (a) acknowledges the historical structures of oppression (such as racism, sexism, and colonialism) deeply embedded within our current assessment processes; (b) actively seeks to understand their ongoing consequences on marginalized populations; and (c) intentionally seeks to disrupt these negative processes and outcomes by centering the needs of these populations. Justice-oriented approaches to assessment do not seek to serve the “greater good” of the many and powerful to the exclusion of the few and minoritized, but rather assertively prioritizes the most marginalized populations.

A commitment to justice goes further than a commitment to equity, as equity-driven approaches to assessment seek merely to provide scaffolds that compensate for historical and contemporary barriers. Justice-oriented approaches, on the other hand, actively seek to remove those barriers and also make amends for the damage those barriers have already created.

In this workshop we will discuss what assessment justice looks like in action (and what it does not) and begin brainstorming behaviors and procedures that each person can begin to enact in their daily practices immediately to move us closer to a justice-oriented system of assessment.

Speaker Information

Dr. Jennifer Randall, University of Michigan

Dr. Jennifer Randall is the Dunn Family Chair of Psychometrics   and Test Development and the founding President of the   Center for Measurement Justice. Dr. Randall received her bachelor’s (1996) and master’s (1999) degrees from Duke University and her doctoral degree from Emory University (2007). She began her career first as a public-school teacher in secondary history working with racially and ethnically minoritized students. It was in this capacity as a high school teacher that she began to recognize the ways in which traditional assessment practices cause deep and irreparable harm to the most marginalized students- the students the system should be seeking to serve the most. Her work seeks to disrupt white supremacist, racist logics in assessment through justice-oriented practices that are explicitly and unapologetically antiracist. She is committed to working with Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities and our co-conspirators to explore the ways in which we can create a justice-oriented assessment system culture in which the sociocultural identities of students are deliberately considered and valued - not as an afterthought, but rather - in the planning and development phases of assessment.

10:15-11:45am (HST): Pono Evaluation: Practicing the Pili in Pilina

Workshop Description

Culturally responsive evaluation and decolonized approaches to community engagement are pono and emerging as wise practice. Join us for a sharing of tools and protocols for meaningful engagement as well as self-reflection on how to move toward culturally responsive and community-embedded evaluation. 

Speaker Information

Kanoe Enos, MSW

Growing up at the Cultural Learning Center at Kaʻala Farms in Waiʻanae Moku, Oʻahu has helped Kanoe bring a culturally grounded approach to his many roles as a case manager, youth development worker, collective impact convener, and educator. Kanoe is rooted in place and is a tireless advocate for the natural resources, peoples and cultures that make Hawaiʻispecial.

Jessica Kaneakua

Jessica Kaneakua currently works as a Partner at ʻAʻaliʻi Alliance. Born and raised in diaspora in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Dakhota lands and freshwater, Jessica came home to her ancestral piko in 2013. When not making good trouble, she can be found with her keiki and kāne enjoying the brackish waters of Hilo. She lives with her ʻohana in the moku of Puna on Hawaiʻi Island.

Summer Kealiʻipio

Summer is currently the Managing Partner of ʻAʻaliʻi Alliance and has 20+ years of experience working to build strong, resilient Native Hawaiian children, families, and communities. Summer grew up in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu where she still resides with her ʻohana.

Shelly Tokunaga-May, Ed.D., LSW

Shelly has over 20 years of experience working with local families and communities as a Social Worker. For 8 years she has focused on assessment and evaluation. In 2021, she joined ʻAʻaliʻi Alliance to be a part of a team that focuses on systems change work.Grounded in the values of our Kūpuna, Shelly believes in creating a network of support for the wellbeing of families and communities.Shelly is from Kāneʻohe and lives in a multigenerational household with her two children.

12:30-2:00pm (HST): Harmonizing Pathways: Integrating Indigenous Wisdom in Evaluation through the Seven Directions

Workshop Description

This workshop explores the Seven Directions of Indigenous Evaluation, a framework that integrates traditional Indigenous knowledge with contemporary evaluation practices. Participants will engage in interactive activities designed to deepen understanding of each direction—East (Relationships), South (Indigenous Knowledge), West (Community Participation), North (Holistic Perspectives), Earth (Place and Land), Sky (Generational Impact), and Inward (Reflexivity). Through hands-on exercises, attendees will learn how to apply these principles to the evaluation of community-based and culturally-rooted projects, ensuring that evaluations are culturally responsive, community-inclusive, and sustainable. This approach fosters more effective and respectful partnerships and outcomes in Indigenous contexts.

Speaker Information

Dr. Jeremy Braithwaite, EvaluACT Tribal Research Specialist for the Tribal Law and Policy Institute

Dr. Jeremy Braithwaite is the co-founder of EvaluACT and serves as a Tribal Research Specialist for the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. With nearly 20 years of experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities, Dr. Braithwaite has focused on issues such as violence against women, land claims, environmental dispossession, Indian child welfare, and Tribal justice systems. His work emphasizes the integration of Indigenous knowledge systems into evaluation practices. As Principal Investigator on multiple National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grants, he has built the capacity of Tribal nations and organizations to design and implement high-impact research and evaluation studies. These studies address Tribal justice, healing, wellness, and community engagement. Dr. Braithwaite’s expertise aligns with the goals of fostering culturally responsive and community-centered evaluation methodologies. He currently resides in Lake Arrowhead, California.

Dr. Linda Sue Warner, Special Assistant on Tribal Affairs to the President of Northeastern A&M College

Dr. Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma, brings extensive expertise in Indigenous pedagogy and native ways of knowing. She currently serves as Special Assistant on Tribal Affairs to the President of Northeastern A&M College and has over fifty years of experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian peoples. Dr. Warner’s extensive publication record includes over 250 articles, presentations, and books exploring cultural knowledge and pedagogy, making her a leading voice in integrating Indigenous methodologies into evaluation practices.

2:15-3:045pm (HST): Build Self-Updating Dashboards with Excel Power Query and Power Pivot

Workshop Description

Are you a program evaluation or assessment professional who frequently handles recurring data? Tired of the time-consuming and error-prone processes of data analysis and visualization? Join this 90-minute hands-on workshop and discover how Excel's Power Query and Power Pivot can revolutionize your workflow.

Workshop Requirements

  • Participants should have Excel 2010 or later installed.

  • Familiarity with Excel pivot tables is necessary.

  • The demonstration will be conducted using Microsoft Excel 365.

In this workshop, you will learn to:

  • Efficiently clean and transform your data.
  • Seamlessly merge multiple data sources.
  • Generate tables and create dynamic dashboards that update automatically with new data.

By using these tools, you'll save valuable time, allowing you to focus on collaborative data interpretation and stakeholder engagement. Through step-by-step guidance, you will gain practical skills to apply immediately.

Speaker Information

Dr. Yao Hill, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Dr. Yao Hill is a specialist in the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has 15 years of experience providing resources, consultations, and training on learning assessment techniques and approaches to faculty in higher education and fellow program evaluators.

Contact Us

Hawai'i-Pacific Evaluation Association

P.O. Box 283232, Honolulu, HI 96828

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