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National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. Join us in Washington, DC in 2015!

Futures Without Violence is hosting their National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, March 19-21, 2015 in Washington, DC. Please see link below for registration.


Tribal Youth Program – Non Linear Model – Resource

Resources: non-linear models


Tribal youth program

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2014 CREA Annual Conference

CREA 2014 Second Annual Conference
September 18-20
Oak Brook Hills Resort Chicago
Oak Brook, Illinois

This is a friendly reminder that registration is open, register by August 15th
to take advantage of the early bird rate.

We are immensely delighted that Professor Edmund W. Gordon (John M. Musser,
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at Yale University and Richard March Hoe
Professor, Emeritus of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia
University) will honor us by delivering the first CREA Distinguished Senior
Scholar Address. Professor Gordon will join our renowned keynote speakers:
Drs. Dawn Adams (Tapestry Institute), Pamela Moss (University of Michigan) and
Debra Joy Perez (Annie E. Casey Foundation). Visit our website for more
information on CREA’S 2014 Second Annual Conference at

First time offering of CREA Preconference Workshops
Registration is also open for the preconference workshops! We will be offering
one full day and two half-day workshops. Continuing education credits will be
available. Register early since space is limited and to take advantage of
early bird registration rates.
Please visit our website for more information

Workshop Sessions

Workshop Title: Foundations of Culturally Responsive Evaluation: From Theory
to Practice
Presenters: Rodney K. Hopson, PhD (George Mason University) and Karen E.
Kirkhart, PhD (Syracuse University)
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Workshop Title: Workshop on Mixed Methods Approaches to Evaluation
Presenter: Jennifer Greene, PhD (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Time: 1:00 pm  – 4:30 pm

Workshop Title: Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation
Presenters: Fiona Cram, PhD (Katoa Ltd., Aotearoa, New Zealand) and Nicole
Bowman (Bowman Consulting)
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (with one hour lunch)

 2014 CREA Annual Conference

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Mentoring Young Entrepreneurs

Mentoring Young Entrepreneurs

Nicole Bowman explains why an important goal is to begin mentoring young entrepreneurs.

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Overview of Services to Academia

Company/Vendor Overview

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is an award winning professional and scientific consulting business that serves a diverse national clientele as a teaming partner working “with” clients not “on” them.  BPC holds multiple scientific and business credentials including small, disadvantaged, woman, and minority (Native American) owned.  The four primary service areas of BPC are:  research, evaluation, development, and technical training/assistance.  Since 2001 BPC has served on hundreds of projects as a teaming partner or contracted service agency.  The sectors BPC serves are public governments, program offices, and agencies (55%); tribal governments, program offices, and agencies (30%); and the non-profit sector (15%).  BPC has served projects related to:  education (PK-12 – collegiate), health, justice, human/social services, community development, diversity, social justice, Native American, school and workforce economic initiatives, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).




1. Research Educational research studies, literature reviews, policy reviews, funding research, developing instruments (surveys, focus groups, interviews, etc.), database development and analysis, and collecting data for research studies
2. Evaluation External evaluation of foundation, state, federal, or tribally funded grants or initiatives; educational policy and impact evaluations; creating performance indicators for educational programs or the workforce; documentation of evidence-based best practices; and creating or carrying out culturally/contextually responsive scientific evaluation designs and studies
3. Development/Training
Community coalition development, strategic planning, professional development, policy or systems development, grant proposal development, executive leadership or board trainings, conference planning, online training development, curriculum development, and parent/family/community trainings
4.Technical Assistance
Supporting a new project or grant implementation; conference support; providing technical guidance to regulatory, funding, or online reporting profile set up and use; creating and implementing performance based school or program improvement systems, and providing content area expertise on projects in need of culturally responsive evaluations or with Native American participants
Content Area Expertise
Providing culturally and contextually (rural, urban, tribal) responsive services in the four service areas noted above related to diversity (racial/ethnic, gender, orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) and in particular, Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities.


You may a complete listing of BPC services by going to www.bpcwi.com and selecting the “BPC Company Capabilities Statement & Commodity Codes”.  Additional client references, project work samples, and free resources may be accessed on BPC’s website too or are available upon request.  To keep in touch about the latest events and free resources please follow BPC via:

  • BPC Facebook Page:  www.facebook.com/BowmanPerformanceConsulting (like us!)
  • BPC Twitter Account:  @NBPC1 (follow us!)
  • BPC LinkedIn Page:  Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape)
  • BPC You Tube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/bpcwi
  • Nicole R. Bowman, President/Founder
  • E-Mail:  info@bpcwi.com
  • Office Phone:  715-526-9240 Office Fax:  715-526-6028
  • Mailing Address:  271 River Pine Drive Shawano, WI 54166
  • Physical Address:  715 East Green Bay Street Shawano, WI 54166



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“Forging Alliances for Action: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and HOSTED BY THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN Assessment Across Fields of Practice”

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Corporate Capabilities



Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) began offering professional consulting, scientific research, and evaluation services in 2001.  BPC’s main office is located in Shawano with several regional offices throughout the state.  BPC provides culturally responsive and contextually applicable services to hundreds of national clientele across multijurisdictional contexts: public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC’s clients and projects also span many interdisciplinary areas:  health, human services, education, governance, economic development, and justice.

BPC develops projects, provides training/technical assistance, and designs studies that not only complete the scope of work on time and within budget, but engages clients in a meaningful way so the skills, capacities, and resources are increased as an intentional result of BPC working with you.  When we say that, “BPC works with you and not on you” we truly mean it!  Our job is not done unless the client is more equipped and empowered to do the job after BPC leaves the job site.  As a client of BPC you can expect to be authentically engaged, thinking critically, and making decisions based on measurable targets and data.

WHAT WE SELL:  BPC services fall under four main categories:   research, development, implementation, and evaluation:

  1. Research services involves studies to document baseline information; test ideas, programs, or theories; and/or to find innovative solutions to problems.  Examples:  feasibility studies, policy studies, workforce studies, literature reviews, customer service studies, or market studies/analysis.
  2. Development services include creation of new policies, programs, organizational, or systemic processes that support long-range efforts by the organization.  Examples:  professional development for staff; board or leadership training; policy and handbook development; creation of a strategic plan; or development of funding proposals. 
  3. Implementation services are better known as technical assistance and these services help the client to fully develop ideas, programming, or organizational structures.  Examples include:  implementation support for new grants or programs; monitoring and providing feedback on new policy/procedural implementation; working on certifications/accreditations; or providing support for implementation of a new strategic plan or workforce practice learned through trainings.
  4. Evaluation services help the client understand the short and long-term impacts by developing common performance metrics and indicators so changes in the human, program, organizational, or systems are documented.  Data is generated for intended changes to document baselines and so short-term impacts are noted and supports or hindrances for changes are known (process/implementation data).  Trend data is gathered over a longer time frame to know the annual or longitudinal (multiple year) impacts of programs, policies, procedures, or other organizational/systemic strategies (outcome data).  Examples include:  needs assessments; external grant evaluations; setting up monitoring/performance systems; or data retreats using evaluation or research data generated by the client and/or BPC to make data-driven and strategic decisions about programming, workforce, or organizational initiatives.

WHO WE SELL TO:  BPC provides culturally responsive and contextually applicable services to the public, private, non-profit, and Tribal sectors.  Our primary target markets are the educational, academic, economic development, health, and Native American communities.  We work in a “multi-jurisdictional” manner to support collaborative projects that enrich all who participate.  Often these customers work together on joint projects but have lowered capacity, working knowledge, practical experiences, and/or sensitivity to the culture, context, or community needs that the projects are being implemented into.  BPC serves to work “with” clients and not “on” them in order to build authentic partnerships and active participants in the project.  Through grant funded projects (public and non-profit sources); government sponsored initiatives (Public and Tribal Governments); and private sector partnerships BPC provides services where these target markets all meet by building capacity, strengthening coalitions, and supporting effective and evidence or research based programming.  Uniquely, BPC’s multijurisdictional projects and services have been carried out through projects in the disciplines of:  health, education, human services, justice, economic development, transportation, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). BPC’s value-added client services allow the greatest opportunity for success so positive changes can be institutionalized and targeted resources are leveraged and sustained after the project ends.

FINANCIAL SUMMARY:  BPC is an award winning and nationally credentialed professional service organization that generates revenue through services on a fee-per-client basis not contingency.  Seeking long-term projects (3 to 5 years), BPC has had organizational stability since 2001 through multi-year grant evaluations, research projects, and technical assistance/development projects to sustain, expand, and deepen our service offerings to a national clientele.  Since 2001, our annual organizational revenues have ranged from $450,000 to $900,000 that has been generated by 8-10 multi-year projects (on average).  BPC tracks how our projects are awarded and over 85% our awards come not by competitive bids but rather by repeat clients and/or through word-of-mouth based on our high quality, on time, within budget, and valued added services.  Yes, BPC is a vendor but we’ve grown to have a reputation of being a partner for collaborative and sustained improvement efforts.  BPC’s reputation has resulted in many state, national, and Tribal awards as well as appointments to boards, committees, and task force groups across the country.  Our high quality services, strong business operations, and consistent performance over the years have helped to secure certifications and credentials in the academic and business community.  Certifications include:  Woman-owned Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, Minority-owned Business Enterprise, What Works Clearinghouse/U.S. Department of Education Scientific Evaluator, Culturally/Contextually Responsive and Trained Evaluator, Native American / TERO Certified Firm, and former 8a certified organization.  A full list of BPC’s certifications and credentials can be found at www.bpcwi.com.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR & PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT:  Because BPC is a small business, our efforts for strategic partnering, leveraging resources, and running a lean business is critical to our organizational success and financial health.  BPC is a social entrepreneurial organization that wants to leverage our resources (time, money, supplies, etc.) to contribute to the communities we work in and the causes near and dear to our hearts.  Therefore beyond traditional prime or sub-contracting, BPC contributes via pro bono work with colleagues and pattering organizations on task forces, committees, boards, and through presenting/publishing. Additionally BPC volunteers in and outside of the Shawano, WI community and provides sponsorship through events that are important to BPC’s mission.  Examples of BPC’s volunteerism and philanthropy include:  Domestic Abuse Food & Clothes Drives, Bras for the Cause (Breast Cancer Awareness), Melanoma Awareness Sponsorship, Memorial Bike Rides (Ovarian & Prostrate Cancer), Memorial Golf Tournaments, sponsoring local businesses/entrepreneurs in Chambers of Commerce or U.S. Small Business Administration training events, Coats/Food for Children Drives (for at-risk and low socio-economic children/families), and providing Native American, urban, and rural student scholarships for college, travel abroad, and/or work internship experiences.

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Celebration of Success! Bowman Graduates from Packers Mentor-Protege Program

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Nicole Bowman and Mike Murphy

May 28, 2013 the second Green Bay Packers Mentor Protege Program enjoyed a Celebration of Success at Lambeau Field. Bowman was one of several matched with mentors in April 2012. The program matched established mentor companies that can provide technical, managerial, financial or other guidance to protégés seeking to improve their competitive standing. The program’s partnerships aimed to foster business growth, economic development and job creation in Brown County and the surrounding area. Bowman was matched with Vince Schamber of Wipfli. More about Bowman’s match.

At the Celebration the audience enjoyed hearing from Anna Steinfest of AFF Research (video clip of Bowman and Steinfest), Mike Murphy of the Green Bay Packers, Mayor Schmidt, Congressman Ribble, and others. Bowman’s celebration continued with staff and associates of BPC at Curly’s Pub in Lambeau Field.

More About the Program

(from http://www.packers.com/community/mentor-protege.html)

The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program

Mentor-Protégé ProgramThe Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program was established in 2011 to pair emerging minority- and woman-owned companies (protégés) with established, knowledgeable, and committed companies (mentors) that can provide exposure, appropriate training, resources and experience not readily available to the protégé companies.

The Packers and AFF Research, LLC, administrators of the Mentor-Protégé Program, are committed to the continuing success of the program and to the community of businesses that benefit from it.


Any firm, large or small, can be a mentor. The firm must be in good standing and demonstrate a commitment and capability to assist in the development of a protégé small business.


The program is currently seeking more protégés. Interested companies should visithttp://affresearch.com/pdfs/ProtegeRequirements.pdf for a list of requirements. A protégé company is a minority- or woman-owned Northeast Wisconsin business in good standing and certified as an M/DBE or W/DBE by an approved governmental or private agency. Among other criteria, a 12-month commitment is required, along with a willingness to provide exchanges and information to the appointed mentor, resulting in an established and mutually beneficial partnership.

Mentor-Protégé Program Partnerships of 2013

Miron Construction, Neenah, and Current Electrical Services, Green Bay; RR Donnelley, De Pere, and Strength of the Hands, De Pere; Bay Towel, Green Bay, and Ascher’s Janitorial Services, Abrams; The Boldt Company, Appleton, and Bonnie Kratz Photography, Luxemburg; and Integrys Energy Services, De Pere, and JT Engineering, Green Bay.

Mentor-Protégé Program Partnerships of 2012

The Growth Coach, Green Bay, Wis. and Door County Interiors and Design, Egg Harbor, Wis.; Wiplfi, LLP, Green Bay, Wis. and IProcureDirect, Green Bay, Wis.; Wiplfi, LLP, Green Bay, Wis. and Bowman Performance Consulting, Shawano, Wis.; Score, Green Bay, Wis. and Key Elements Healing Arts Center, Green Bay, Wis.; and Strategic Management Associates, Green Bay, Wis. and Sabamba Alpaca Ranch, LLC, De Pere, Wis.

Mentor-Protégé Program Partnerships of 2011

Lathrop & Clark LLP, Madison, Wis. and Heart at Work Unlimited, LLC, Suamico, Wis.; Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, Wis. and Kirchner Computer Consulting, Inc., Green Bay, Wis.; The Growth Coach, Green Bay, Wis. and About Body, LLC, Green Bay, Wis.; Tweet-Garot Mechanical, Inc., Green Bay, Wis. and Global Refractory Installers and Suppliers, Inc., Green Bay, Wis.; and Wipfli, LLP, Green Bay, Wis. and Almost Nuts! LLC, Denmark, Wis.

Board of Directors and Consultants

The program is overseen by a board of directors that includes chairperson John Hartmann, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Visonex; vice chair Lorri Kieff, CEO of Bay Area Consultants; Quasan Shaw, entrepreneurship coordinator, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; Laurie Radke, president, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce; and Phil Hauck, group facilitator, TEC.

Consultants to the program include Aaron Popkey, Green Bay Packers; Greg Kuehl, Green Bay/Brown County Professional Football Stadium District; and Rhonda Borowicz, Green Bay Packers.

Program Co-Creator and Administrators

The program is administered by AFF Research LLC (AFFR) and its President/CEO Anna Steinfest.
AFFR assists their clients in designing and implementing comprehensive supplier diversity. They also provide guidance to entrepreneurs. AFFR has consulted in the field of supplier diversity for 10 years, and has worked on both the Lambeau Field redevelopment project and post-redevelopment projects.

For testimonials from past participants of the program, visit http://affresearch.com/index.htm.

Questions and requests for mentor or protégé applications should be directed to AFFR by telephone at 920-884-5006 or by e-mail.


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