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09/20/2021 8:30 AM • Zoom

Mark your calendar for the 2021 Online H-PEA Conference


Sept. 20 - Sept. 24, 2021


See Registration Details Here


See Call-for-Proposals Here 

Registration Deadline: Sept. 14, 2021

Want to attend but need support?

  • All full-time graduate students interested in program evaluation can apply for H-PEA Student Scholarship here.
  • Apply for conference fee waiver due to financial hardship here and receive the waiver code to register.  


Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future


Keynote: Beverly Parsons

We are living in the Anthropocene - a time in which humanity is exerting its influence on all of the earth's ecosystems. At the same time, humans are more interconnected than at any other time. The significance, impact, and pace of change is unprecedented, leading us to new evolutions in our social and natural world.

Learn how you can contribute to a sustainable, equitable future as a user and/or practitioner of evaluation in both your personal and professional daily actions and lives.

Learn about six principles of living as a "Visionary Evaluative". The principles highlight a commitment to equity and the sustainability of nature as core values. They emphasize an orientation of humility, compassion, and transparency when engaging in a world of living, entangled systems with obvious and hidden intersectionalities. The principles also address engaging in deep praxis—mindful and challenging reflection on what is being learned through the intersection of values, iterative action and inquiry, theory, outcomes, and vision.

Systems-Oriented Evaluation for a Transforming World

Beverly Parsons, 3-hour workshop

Intended outcomes: At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand how and why complex systems arise from intersections of the three basic systems in which we live
  • nature's systems
  • human systems
  • mechanistic systems
  • Learn to use a basic template for designing a systems-oriented evaluation that brings simplicity to action and inquiry in the midst of complexity
  • build/enhance connections with other participants to support engagement in, and ongoing learning about, evaluation that systemically addresses the critical environmental and cultural issues of today

Intended audience:

The workshop is designed for both evaluators and users of evaluation (e.g., program and initiative leaders, foundation leaders, academics, government employees, policymakers, and other stakeholders). Participants are encouraged to attend as teams with both evaluators and evaluation users.


Participants will explore how the basic differences in the systemic design of natural, human, and mechanistic systems create complexity that can either bring about equity and environmental rejuvenation or the opposite. They will learn criteria to determine if their evaluation design for a specific situation is likely to lead to equity and environmental regeneration, be indifferent to it, or promote inequity and environmental degeneration at a systemic level.  The workshop will be a mix of presentation, discussion, and small group work. Participants also will work with a basic template that they can adapt for any evaluation that seeks to affect the systemic nature of a situation.

The exploration will include the following topics:

   a)     Thinking in systems

   b)    Thinking evaluatively

   c)     Cultural and ecological systemic contexts for evaluation

   d)    Types of systems change including systemic adjustments, adaptations, and transformations

   e)     The evolving roles for evaluators in complex situations

Periodically, participants will work in breakout groups to apply the topics to their situations. The breakout groups are intended to build new/stronger connections among participants to support one another in ongoing learning and practice after the workshop. We learn to effectively use a systems orientation over a lifetime rather than in a single workshop.

Huakai or field trip to Waikalua Loko Iʻa Fishpond

Tuesday, September 21, 8:30-10:30am
Space limited to the first 30 who register!

$10 - No refund due to cancellations

Sponsored by Herb Lee Jr., CEO and President of Pacific-American Foundation, the 2-hour field trip intends for participants to learn about the educational programs offered at the Waikalua Loko Iʻa fishpond and the culturally responsive evaluation practices of recent evaluation projects. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own evaluation stories and insights from their experience of evaluation within similar and different contexts.

Free for HPEA Members, Non-Members can join H-PEA for $30 (students $15)

Registration deadline: Monday, July 26, 2021,  11:59pm, HST

Join us for a H-PEA Online Workshop

Intersectional Feminist Evaluation Methods in Hawaiʻi 

Register Here

Amanda Shaw

Kat Burke

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Tricia Dang

Tridason Consulting

Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:00-5:00 pm HST

This workshop will be followed by a H-PEA online Social, 5:00-5:30 pm HST


This workshops brings together evaluation practitioners from a range of disciplines to reflect on how they utilize culturally-grounded and intersectional feminist principles in their evaluation work in Hawaiʻi and beyond. Intersectional feminist methods include ways of looking at multiple social differences and forms of oppression interact. 


  1. Greater understanding of enhanced equity considerations within evaluation work. 

  2. Insights into methods, practices and resources related to intersectional feminist evaluation.


Dr. Amanda Shaw is a feminist researcher and evaluator specializing in intersectional approaches to women’s rights and economic justice. She has worked with international organizations as well as with feminist and social movements based in the UK, Italy, Argentina and Hawai’i. She contributed to Hawaiʻi’s Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for COVID-19. Amanda was raised on Oʻahu and has genealogical ties to the UK and Europe.

Tricia Dang holds a master's degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Shidler College of Business and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she founded Tridason LLC to collaboratively support private, public, for-profit and non-profit programs and projects. She works to bring together global experiences, interdisciplinary knowledge, and diverse networks that support Hawaii's people and communities. Through each unique planning and implementation process, she works to reflect on intersectional feminism to purposefully redefine processes that are more inclusive and meaningful for the overall community, now and into the future.

Katherine Yvonne Mary Burke is a junior epidemiologist (junior researcher) in the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience & Behavior at Mount Holyoke College, and a Master of Public Health in Social & Behavioral Health Sciences from the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Kat, as she prefers to be called, is a transplant from Connecticut, ancestrally from Hellas, France, Éire' and Switzerland. She enjoys working with plants and the Pacific Healthcare Analytics Collaborative.

This workshop will be offered virtually through ZOOM. A ZOOM link will be sent with a reminder email prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Genevieve Manset  at  genevieve.manset@gmail.com

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