2021 OPEG Fall Conference! "Expanding Our Skills: Capacity Building for Evaluation Professionals"

  • 17 Sep 2021
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  • Members

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We are excited to announce our 2021 Fall Conference "Expanding Our Skills: Capacity Building for Evaluation Professionals"

The Fall Conference of the Ohio Program Evaluators’ Group (OPEG) will be held virtually on Friday, September 17 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

The OPEG Fall Conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for evaluators and those interested in evaluation, by state/national experts that are tied to the conference theme.


This year’s theme is Building Evaluation Capacity. Evaluation capacity building (ECB) involves implementing one or more interventions to build individual and organizational capacities to engage in and sustain the act of evaluation – including, but not limited to, commissioning, planning, implementing, and using findings from evaluations. The focus is on providing attendees with methodologies, strategies, and other resources that will aid in the evaluative process. We encourage you to submit a proposal to share your best practices or research on Building Evaluation Capacity.


Dr. Tom Archibald will present Free-Range Evaluation: Evaluative Thinking at the Heart of Evaluation Capacity Building.

Dr. Thomas Archibald is an Associate Professor, Extension Specialist, and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education at Virginia Tech, where he also directs the Feed the Future Senegal Youth in Agriculture project. A winner of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award and the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Excellence in International Outreach, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society and is an Associate Editor of the journal Evaluation and Program Planning. He received his PhD in Adult and Extension Education from Cornell University in 2013.

Dr. Marcela Gutierrez will participate in an in-depth interview on Evaluation Capacity Building for Evaluators with Krisanna Machtmes.

Dr. Marcela Gutierrez has over 25 years of experience in evaluation with a holistic approach to measuring results across content-silos in areas including human services, maternal and child health, education, family economic stability and broad community-based initiatives. National experience in low income urban and rural settings, and international experience in Latin America, India and remote Sub-Saharan Africa work.

Additional conference features:

  • Data party
  • Poster presentations
  • Networking
  • Resources 
  • and more...

Investment: $15 OPEG members and AEA affiliates, $10 students, $20 non-members.


Questions? Problems submitting? Contact Dr. Krisanna Machtmes (machtmes@ohio.edu)

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