Dr. Bowman to Speak at CREA!

Dr. Nicole Bowman is to have an active share at CREA 2017! Please be sure to register for the following.

Dr Cram and Dr Bowman

Pre-Conference Schedule

Tuesday, September 26

Palmer House Hotel

9:00am – 5:00pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

CRIE Happy Tears Because Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) is Here!!

Presenters:

Fiona Cram, (Maori/NgatiKahungunu) Ph.D. (Director, Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)

Nicole Bowman, (Mohican/Munsee), Ph.D. (President, Bowman Performance Consulting)

Description:

Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) is a transformative evaluation model that provides flexibility to be implemented in diverse Indigenous contexts. CRIE provides the theoretical, methodological and practical evaluation design and strategies for carrying out a culturally responsive evaluation of services and programs provided for and/or designed by Indigenous peoples. Workshop content is structured around three key questions that help guide workshop participants through the CRIE model: 1. Who should undertake IE? 2. What do evaluators need to understand about Indigenous contexts? How should IE be done?

*Conference details and registration.

See BPC in Atlanta at American Evaluation Association 2016 Conference

Dr Cram and Dr Bowman

Dr Cram and Dr Bowman

American Evaluation Association 2016 Conference

Monday, October 24 – Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

Conference website

Conference agenda

Conference registration

 

From the website: “Everything we evaluate is designed. Every evaluation we conduct is designed. Every report, graph, or figure we present is designed. In our profession, design and evaluation are woven together to support the same purpose—making the world a better place. By considering both as parts of a whole, we can advance that purpose. This year, we will consider the integration of design and evaluation in three areas: program design, evaluation design, and information design. In 2016, professionals from around the world who conduct, use, support, and study evaluation will come together in Atlanta. As a global community, we will explore how design and evaluation can be integrated to strengthen programs, benefit the environment, and improve the lives of people. I hope you will be a part of it.”

*Revisit the website for updates on workshops, research presentations, poster sessions and other conference events.

Highlighted Sessions:

  1. AEA 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop, Original Instructions: Utilizing Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform & Transform Evaluation Practice
  • Presenters:
    • Fiona Cram (Director, Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm | Room: WED37

Full Workshop Abstract

From the website: “This workshop focuses on the culturally responsive evaluation of services and programs provided for and/or designed by Indigenous peoples. The workshop is structured to answer three key questions in Indigenous Evaluation (IE): 1. Who should undertake IE? 2. What do evaluators need to understand about Indigenous contexts? How should IE be done?”

  1. AEA 2016 Panel Session, AEA’s Role in the New Global Initiatives from EvalPartners
  • Chair/Presenters:
    • Mike Hendricks (AEA representative to IOCE and EvalPartners)
    • Svetlana Negroustoueva (World Bank)
    • Thomas A. Schwandt (Professor – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
    • Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead (Assistant Professor – University of Connecticut)
    • Donna Podems (University of Johannesburg)
    • Nicole R Bowman, Ph.D. (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • John LaVelle (Assistant Professor – Louisiana State University)

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Room: L504

Session Information

From the session abstract: “EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities, has recently begun several new world-wide initiatives. AEA has designated official representatives for five (5) of these new initiatives — EvalGender+, EvalSDGs, EvalYouth, Professionalization, and EvalIndigenous – and a variety of activities are underway in each area. In this session, AEA’s official representative to each initiative explains the overall purpose and goals of the initiative, what is happening globally, how exactly AEA is involved, next steps, and how you can become involved. There will be ample time for audience questions and discussion.”

  1. AEA 2016 TIG Multipaper Session, Improving Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Recognizing Cultural Values, Indigenous Rights, Evaluation Setting, and the Culture of the Evaluator
  • Chair/Presenters:
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • Laura Luo (China Agriculture University)
    • Linda Edith Lee, CE FCES (Partner – Proactive Information Services Inc)
    • Yelena Hill, M.D. (Manager, Organizational Knowledge)
    • Jenna LaChenaye, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor – University of Alabama Birmingham)
    • Larry K Bremner (Past President Canadian Evaluation Society)
    • Linda Edith Lee, CE FCES (Partner – Proactive Information Services Inc)

Friday, October 28, 2016 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am | Room: M103

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Improving Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Recognizing Cultural Values, Indigenous Rights, Evaluation Setting, and the Culture of the Evaluator”

  1. AEA 2016 TIG Panel Session, Deep into the Social Justice Iceburg: How Evaluation Helps Design and Drive Whole-Systems Change (a live K-12 example)

 Chair/Discussant/Presenters:

    • Thomaz Kauark Chianca (Managing Partner – COMEA Relevant Evaluations)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • Joanne McEachen (President & Chief Destiny Changer – The Learner First)
    • E Jane Davidson (President / Vice President – Real Evaluation / The Learner First)
    • Rodney K Hopson (George Mason University)
    • Ernest Robert House (Professor Emeritus – University of Colorado)
    • Sonya Horsford
    • Jacqueline Sakho

Friday, October 28, 2016 | 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm | Room: Atrium Ballroom A

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Deep, lasting change for social justice can only happen when it goes right into the depths of the systems culture iceberg. That means changing not just policies, programs, and structures, but also ‘the way we really do things around here’. At the deepest level of all, it requires shattering dysfunctional beliefs and assumptions and embedding new ones. In this session, you will see a compelling live example of deep systemic change that is powered by social justice-driven evaluative thinking, design, methodologies and tools.”

  1. AEA 2016 TIG Panel Session, Indigenous by Design

 Chair/Discussant/Presenters:

  • Stafford Hood (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Donna M Mertens (Independent Consultant – Independent Consultant)
  • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
  • Fiona Cram (Director – Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)
  • Carolee Dodge Francis (Associate Professor/Executive Director American Indian Research & Education Center – University of Nevada Las Vegas)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am | Room: International South 1

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation (CRIE) is evaluation that is by, for and with Indigenous peoples. It is evaluation that recognizes that being Indigenous by design is about program innovation that seeks inspiration from traditional models of practice and ways of being. The teaching of elders and the legal and sovereign status of Indigenous nations legitimate such program designs. CRIE rises to the challenges this presents by engaging with Indigeneity in evaluation design and implementation, evaluation capacity building, and the maintenance of relationships with Indigenous communities that continues beyond one-off evaluations. In this way we seek to make evaluation both relevant and useful to Indigenous initiatives. This panel presents reflections on CRIE, including questions we ask ourselves as well as the answers we have come up with. In this way we seek to broaden conversations on CRIE so that others may think along with us, for the benefit of Indigenous peoples.”

Build Capacity with Dr. Bowman!

Join Dr. Bowman for Skill building Topic & content areas: Design, capacity building, education, theory and government.

Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: An Model for Working with Tribal Governments & Communities

Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Munsee) Bowman Performance Consulting

When:  Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Where:  Harding Room

Chair:  Liesa Stamm, Rutgers University Camden

This capacity building session is for Indigenous and nonIndigenous evaluation partners to provide an overview and basic understanding of culturally responsive evaluation with Indigenous communities, in various Indigenous contexts (urban, rural, Reservation), and with Tribal Governments (USA).

Come See Dr. Bowman and Dr. Cram Tomorrow! Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE): Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice

dr cram dr bowmanDr. Nicole Bowman and Dr. Fiona Cram will present Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE): Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice as an all day pre-conference workshop Tuesday April 19, 2016 from 9am to 4pm.

CREA 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE): Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice. Fiona Cram (Centre for Social Impact, New Zealand) & Nicole R. Bowman (Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC), presenters.

April 19, 2016 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Chicago, IL

Workshop description & agenda

From the website: “The workshop will provide real-world application of Indigenous Evaluation models, strategies, and tools using examples of collaborative models for working with Indigenous organizations and communities.”