Dr. Bowman’s AEA Presentation Available Online Now!

Dr. Nicole Bowman presented, “Looking Backward but Moving Forward: Honoring the Sacred and Asserting the Sovereign in Indigenous Evaluation. at American Evaluation Associations, Evaluation 2017 conference.

*View Dr. Bowman’s slides online.

Presentation Abstract:

Culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) and culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation (CRIE) within the broader field of evaluation specialized designs is not often included in western literature nor known or used by the majority of mainstream evaluators.  In order to address this literature and practice gap, this article offers an origin story of CRIE prior to Colonial or European contact in the United States and gives a historical, theoretical, and practical foundation for conducting CRIE in a contemporary context.  Examples of evidence-based models and resources connect CRIE to western designs and provide concrete strategies for the field of evaluation going forward.  The article provides a new evaluation research, policy and practice for the field of evaluation to consider so that when working with Indigenous populations and Tribal governments a more culturally and contextually responsive, scientifically rigorous, and ethical evaluation can be conducted.

About AEA

The American Evaluation Association is a professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7300 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 80 foreign countries.

The American Evaluation Association seeks to act in ways that embody our mission, vision, and values in pursuit of our defined policies and goals.

MISSION: The American Evaluation Association’s mission is to improve evaluation practices and methods, increase evaluation use, promote evaluation as a profession, and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action.

VISION: The American Evaluation Association’s vision is to foster an inclusive, diverse, and international community of practice positioned as a respected source of information for and about the field of evaluation.

VALUES: The American Evaluation Association values excellence in evaluation practice, utilization of evaluation findings, and inclusion and diversity in the evaluation community.

i. We value high quality, ethically defensible, culturally responsive evaluation practices that lead to effective and humane organizations and ultimately to the enhancement of the public good.

ii. We value high quality, ethically defensible, culturally responsive evaluation practices that contribute to decision-making processes, program improvement, and policy formulation.

iii. We value a global and international evaluation community and understanding of evaluation practices.

iv. We value the continual development of evaluation professionals and the development of evaluators from under-represented groups.

v. We value inclusiveness and diversity, welcoming members at any point in their career, from any context, and representing a range of thought and approaches.

vi. We value efficient, effective, responsive, transparent, and socially responsible association operations.

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Dr. Bowman to Keynote National Indian Education Association Conference

Dr. Nicole Bowman

NIEA Announces Keynote Speakers

NIEA is pleased to announce the two keynote speakers at the 2017 NIEA Convention:

Opening General Assembly, Thursday October 5th 9:00amDr. Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Munsee)

Dr. Nicole Bowman is the president and founder of the nationally award-winning Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) in Shawano, Wisconsin. Dr. Bowman earned her PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). Her dissertation is recognized as the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional educational policy study in the country to systemically examine how Tribal and non-Tribal educational policy is developed and implemented as public and Tribal governments intersect to educate Indigenous students attending K-12 public schools. Dr. Bowman’s practical, passionate, and effective leadership attributes resonate and empower others at every level.

To learn more information about Dr. Bowman, please click here.

Conference Registration

Dr. Bowman to present at NCAI 2017 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace

Dr. Bowman will present for the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center’s 12th Annual NCAI Policy Research Center Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum in Uncasville, Connecticut’s Pre-Conference Data Partners session on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The presentation title is “Declaration of Indigenous Sovereignty over Evaluation and Research” is one of 3 that will be featured in the morning session, which is focused exclusively on Indigenous data and research governance.

Date: Jun 12, 2017 – Jun 15, 2017

Where: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

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*More details here soon: http://www.ncai.org/events/2017/06/12/2017-mid-year-conference-marketplace

Dr. Bowman goes Deep into the Social Justice Iceberg!

iceberg2AEA 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 EST | 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.”

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American Evaluation Association Conference Starts Tomorrow!

aea logoAmerican Evaluation Association 2016 Conference

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

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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 EST | Room: M102

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 EST | 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)

 Friday, October 28, 2016 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST | 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 EST | 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 EST | 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.”

Come see BPC at NIEA Convention Tomorrow!

NIEA national indian education associationNational Indian Education Association 2016 Convention & Trade Show

Wednesday, October 5 – Saturday, October 8, 2016 | Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV

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From the website: “2016 NIEA Convention theme: Building Education Nations by Engaging Families, Educators, and Leaders, brings together educators, students, and advocates sharing promising teaching strategies and seeking solutions for challenges faced by Native students. The three-day convention includes over 100 participatory workshops, research presentations, poster sessions, and keynote addresses by prominent educators and advocates. Each year 150 exhibitors offers convention attendees the opportunity to learn about innovative education resources, college & career opportunities, and shop the dynamic Native arts and craft vendors. The 3rd Annual College Showcase will host many local and national college and universities to assist students in determining the program and school best suited for their educational goals. The NIEA Convention creates a unique opportunity for educators, advocates, and tribal leaders to share successful teaching strategies and seek solutions for challenges faced in school systems. They offer a meaningful space for stakeholders to discuss, network, learn, and guide policy and advocacy at a national level.”

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

Highlighted Sessions:

  1. NIEA 2016 Pre-Convention Workshop, Utilizing a Tri-Lateral Model Approach to Revitalize Tribal Education Systems (CEU Eligible Session)
  • Presenters:
    • Martin Reinhardt (Anishinaabe Ojibway, Associate Professor, Native American Studies – Northern Michigan University)
    • 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 5, 2016 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm PST | Room: Carson 4

Full Workshop Abstract

From the website: “This pre-convention workshop introduces a tri-lateral educational model that tribal governments can use to build their own model for Indian education. Using data and lessons learned from previous tri-lateral studies, participants will consider key components of a tri-lateral model, an overview of studies with key findings, and discussion/work time to process how the tri-lateral model may help them study their own educational ordinances, policies, and practices to build capacities and systems of support for Indian education in their own community.”

NIEA attendees will now be able to have Convention count towards their professional development! Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for the first time through our partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts! Attendees will be able to purchase credits when submitting their registration. CEU prices vary based on the number of units available. Pre-Convention events: 7.5 hours, 1 CEU = 10 contact hours, Tuition: 1 CEU = $35

  1. NIEA 2016 Research Forum, Asserting Sovereignty & Building Tribal Nations Using the Tri-Lateral Indian Education Policy Model
  • Presenters:
    • Martin Reinhardt (Anishinaabe Ojibway, Associate Professor, Native American Studies – Northern Michigan University)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

 Friday, October 7, 2016 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm PST | Room: Nevada 6

Convention agenda

 From the session abstract: “An overview of five studies focused on Indian education policy incorporating a tri-lateral conceptual model approach. The model incorporates a Venn diagram showing the overlap between tribal, federal, and state sovereignty. The researchers used this model to organize socio-historical data related to Indian education policies in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.”

  1. NIEA 2016 Session, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation
  • Presenter:
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

 Friday, October 7, 2016 | 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm PST | Room: TBD

Convention agenda

 From the session abstract: “An overview of the Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) model that can be used in tribal or public education and other contexts will be shared. CRIE is a straight forward framework to give participants strategies for inclusion of culture, language, community context, and sovereignty when evaluating policies, programs, or grant projects. Expect an interactive and caring session with many free resources to help you get started on or expand your existing evaluation work.”

 

Dr. Bowman was Keynote for Jazzin’ at the Shedd!

john-g-shedd-aquarium-91On September 14th, Dr. Nicole Bowman was the Keynote for Jazzin’ at the Shedd!
NICOLE BOWMAN ON CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE INDIGENOUS EVALUATION + JAZZIN’ AT THE SHEDD

About the Event

The Chicagoland Evaluation Association is pleased to present Nicole Bowman, Chair of the AEA Topical Interest Group “Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation” and President/Owner of Bowman Performance Consulting. She will be presenting on Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation: Beyond Culture and Language to Nation and Relation Building. We’re also very excited to have the Shedd Evaluation team present our their ongoing projects as well!

Register now to see Dr. Bowman at CREA!

chicagoDr. Nicole Bowman-Farrell will present “Promising Practices in Tribally Driven Participatory Research: An Effective Model for Tribal and Non-Tribal Research Partnerships”, at the 3rd International Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) conference that will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton hotel.

Session Details:
Session Title: Paper 5b: Perspectives In Evaluation Training, Thinking And Practice
Date and Time: 22/Apr/2016, 9:00am – 10:30am

Registration and more info:

http://education.illinois.edu/CREA/conference

“Promising Practices in Tribally Driven Participatory Research” Presented by Dr. Bowman

IMG_1229Dr. Nicole Bowman-Farrell will present “Promising Practices in Tribally Driven Participatory Research: An Effective Model for Tribal and Non-Tribal Research Partnerships”, at the 3rd International Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) conference that will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton hotel.

Session Details:
Session Title: Paper 5b: Perspectives In Evaluation Training, Thinking And Practice
Date and Time: 22/Apr/2016, 9:00am – 10:30am

Registration and more info:

http://education.illinois.edu/CREA/conference

 

Dr. Nicky to be Keynote Discussant at EERS!

 

dr nicole bowman dr stafford hoodDr. Nicole Bowman was just named the keynote discussant at EERS and Dr. Stafford Hood is the keynoter.

The Eastern Evaluation Research Society will hold its 39th annual conference Sunday, May 1st through Tuesday, May 3rd at the Seaview Resort and Spa in Galloway, NJ.

Register now for the best rates at
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?EasternEvaluationRes/8dd7555d82/536747a440/81fb258e46

This year’s theme is Improving Outcomes, Building Knowledge:
Finding What Works. The keynote speaker will be John Gargani, President, Gargani + Company and current AEA President.

Pre-conference workshops will be led by:

1. Mustafa Karakus, Westat, Concepts in Economic Evaluations:
Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analyses and 2. Tom Archibald, Virginia Tech, Evaluative Thinking: Principles and Practices to Enhance Evaluation Capacity and Quality.

A Sunday evening interactive and networking session will be led by Kirk Knestis of Hezel Associates.

According to EERS president Cheryl Ackerman, “This year’s EERS program, with an increased number of skill building sessions, outstanding keynote and plenary speakers, relevant presentations, and an intimate setting with many networking opportunities, will be a professional development opportunity not to be missed for every level of evaluator!”

Early bird rates continue through March 31st. For more information, go to the EERS website.

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?EasternEvaluationRes/8dd7555d82/536747a440/bb3d586dc3