WPT Premieres 3 New Tribal Histories Episodes in December 2017!

On Wisconsin Public Television (WPT)

Tribal Histories
7:30 P.M. Dec. 14, 21, and 28
Three new episodes of Tribal Histories will premiere on WPT this December 2017:

December 14 — Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe History
December 21 — Mole Lake Ojibwe History
December 28 — St. Croix Ojibwe History

Recorded in natural settings, Tribal Histories feature tribal members sharing the challenges, triumphs, and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant nations and communities across generations.

Currently, the following documentaries were released in the Tribal Histories project in previous years:


For more information go to Tribal Histories website at the WPT.


Explore Ways to Learn from Evaluation

About Evaluation 2017

2017 marks the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) 31st Annual Conference. Taking place on November 6-11 in Washington, D.C., Evaluation 2017 brings together evaluators, evaluation scholars, students, and evaluation users from around the world are invited to assemble, share, and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation.

No matter your skill level, Evaluation 2017 will provide the opportunity to be involved in the shared experience through a variety of presentations and learning formats. Click here for a more detailed description of our session formats.

From Learning to Action

During Evaluation 2017, we will explore four ways that our community can learn from evaluation to create better practices and outcomes. Evaluation is dependent on learning from each other and putting theory into action. Each learning opportunity presents unique challenges and together, as a community, I would like to answer the questions that will allow us to move beyond these challenges to find solutions to improve our programs and create greater good for society as a whole.

Learn more: http://www.evaluationconference.org/

Register here: http://www.evaluationconference.org/p/cm/ld/fid=503

Agenda Finalized for Food Sovereignty Summit!

The Food Sovereignty Summit is THE national forum for sharing and collaboration to build healthy food systems within our communities, and it’s scheduled for October 2-5, 2017, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As always, it is co-hosted by First Nations Development Institute and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

The full agenda can be found here. Go to www.firstnations.org/summit for info or to register now!

This event is perfect for Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, businesses, policymakers, tribal agriculture staff, Native nonprofits working in agriculture, small producers, tribal producers and tribal leaders. Optional experiential learning sessions are scheduled, and the main Summit offers three training tracks:

  • Track 1: Applied Agriculture
  • Track 2: Community Outreach
  • Track 3: Products to Market

The planned Experiential Learning Sessions are:

  • Tsyunhehkwa Organic Farm – Managed Grazing
  • Aquaponics
  • Environmental Restoration – “Trout Creek Headwater Tributary”
  • Apple Production, Processing and Outreach
  • Husking Bee
  • Oneida Market and One-Stop Tour
  • Oneida Farm and Buffalo Lookout

It’s all happening October 2-5, 2017!

Radisson Hotel
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313

Third Annual Mining Alternatives Summit


Presented by the Chippewa Federation.

Protecting our water, air, land and life for the next 7 Generations.

Join us March 9&10 at Lake of the Torches Resort Casino in Lac du Flambeau as we strengthen our connections to better understand threats to Mother Earth and Learn about alternatives to mining, confined animal feeding operations, pipeline transport and other activities.


View flyer for more information and details.

Also check out other Business Events in Lac du Flambeau.

What is “Democratizing Evaluation?” Dr. Bowman answers

130722 - uwmadDr. Bowman will participate in the “Democratizing Evaluation” panel at the CommNS Fall Event, this Thursday, Oct. 20th, 1:30-2:30 pm. The event will be in room 1199 (the Wisconsin Idea room) in Nancy Nicholas Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Dr. Bowman will answer these questions:

  • What does “democratizing evaluation” mean to you? 
  • What needs to happen for your vision of “democratizing evaluation” to be realized?

After this initial sharing, we will open up the discussion with additional questions posed to attendees and the panel for interactive, generative conversation.

*Download the PDF of the event flyer

Tomorrow! Dr. Bowman with Dr. Beverly Anderson Parsons (InSites) “Addressing Structural Racism through Systems-Oriented Evaluation”

Dr. Parsons

Dr. Parsons

CREA 2016 Symposium Session, Addressing Structural Racism through Systems-Oriented Evaluation, Patricia Jessup (Jessup & Associates), chair. What Evaluators Need to Know About Structural Racism, Nicole R. Bowman (Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC) & Beverly Anderson Parsons (InSites), presenters.

April 21, 2016 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Room: Chicago

Conference program

From the symposium abstract: “The session includes a description of four evaluation designs that are being incorporated into the evaluation guidebook. The designs highlight critical points in the complex and often unpredictable processes of changing the basic paradigms on which our social systems are built in regard to race. The designs are grounded within communities but reach inward and outward from that pivotal point with attention to honoring all voices. Investment design, implementation, and evaluation all work together to increase racial equity that generates significant practical returns in the form of improved social and economic outcomes for vulnerable populations.”

2016 Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) International Conference

April 20-22, 2016 | Chicago, IL

Conference website

Conference schedule

From the website: CREA 3rd International Conference The Next Generation of Theory and Practice: Rethinking Equity through Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment will demonstrate the kinds of interventions in education, health care, criminal justice, and social services that are being undertaken to address inequities. What has been attempted? What are the results? What works for whom, why, and in what circumstances? This year’s theme includes, broadening participation in STEM and beyond; capacity building in global and local communities and neighborhoods; development of equitable measures, methods and metrics; policies and practices of influence and consequence; and examples of effective models of collaborations and networks.”

UW Madison to Host Discussion on Bipartisan Poverty Proposals

A discussion of bipartisan anti-poverty proposals featuring the president of the American Enterprise Institute will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Discovery Building).

Arthur C. Brooks, a prominent conservative voice in matters of economic and social policy, will deliver the Institute for Research on Poverty’s New Perspectives in Social Policy lecture on “Markets and the Poor.” Timothy M. Smeeding, professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and former IRP director, will respond to the talk.

Timothy Smeeding

Timothy Smeeding

Arthur Brooks

Arthur Brooks

Brooks is a prolific author of books and articles on the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness and the morality of free enterprise. He is also a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows and has been published widely in newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Smeeding is a scholar whose work on poverty and policy over many decades has been published in numerous books and cited by national news outlets.

As poverty and inequality have gained renewed traction in public policy discussions, interest in bipartisan antipoverty measures has grown. IRP’s New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar this year seeks to continue this important discussion on campus. The annual seminar series seeks to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to challenge accepted paradigms, and to open paths to new research models and methodologies.

“We are thrilled to have Arthur Brooks as our distinguished speaker this year and to have Timothy Smeeding respond to Brooks’ talk,” IRP Director Lawrence Berger says.

– See more at: http://news.wisc.edu/uw-madison-to-host-discussion-on-bipartisan-poverty-proposals/#sthash.eZoFnTew.dpuf

University of Minnesota Duluth 2016 Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism Call for Proposals


University of Minnesota Duluth

2016 Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

UMD Kirby Student Center

To submit your session, please follow the link at the bottom of the page.

The following dates have been set to submit your session.

  • Submissions Open: December 10th, 2015
  • Submission Deadline: January 30th, 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 5th, 2016

The UMD Commission on Equity Race and Ethnicity [CERE] seeks proposals from UMD faculty, students, staff, administration, and interested community organizations for meaningful and interactive workshops, presentations, lectures and other educational formats that address diverse racial, ethnic and sovereign nations. Submissions may address the following broad topics:

  • Initiatives focused on capacity building for diversity and inclusion
  • Methods for developing cultural competence of faculty, staff and students
  • Assessment mechanisms for diversity work
  • Intercultural curricular and course transformation
  • Diversity and inclusion work in the time of Ferguson
  • Strategies to leverage campus diversity to enhance student engagement and learning

To submit a proposal please go tot his link:http://goo.gl/forms/UaJ1gco3A8

For more information about the Summit & to register , 

Click Here

Students who would like to register, 

Click Here

We hope to see you there!

To pay with a University of Minnesota Department EFS chargeplease click here

Price Recommendations

General public: $20, $10, $0 (You choose)
UMD Students: Free (Use the Student Registration link! Will open page for 2016 Student Leadership Conference.)
Professional Accreditation (CEU), please register at the $20 level.

For more information please contact Joie Acheson at acheson@d.umn.eduor Susana Pelayo-Woodward swoodwar@d.umn.edu

Check Out The September 2014 ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Newsletter

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Marketplace 2013, What you Missed at “Teaming for Success”

Godwin Amegashie, Director, Supplier Diversity, WI Dept of Administration

Godwin Amegashie, Director, Supplier Diversity, WI Dept of Administration

Bowman Performance Consulting’s Nicole Bowman  attended Marketplace 2013 October 15th and 16th. She participated in

“How to Build Capacity through Mentor – Protégé Programs” on Wednesday’s 2:15pm panel. The event’s theme was “Teaming for Success.”

*More images from Marketplace on our Facebook page!

– Federal and Non-federal certifications
– Teaming and partnering
– Selling and Marketing to the government
– Finding Government Contracting Opportunities
– Preparing to attend Marketplace 2013
– Targeting Your Search for Local, State, Tribal and Federal Contracting Opportunities
– Contract Financing

Custom Training and Consulting Upon Request Bowman Performance Consulting

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