The American Evaluation Association offers a robust library of educational tools and resources to help professional evaluators excel in their careers and advance their practice in all types of evaluation. Explore our offerings to find the education format that matches your learning style and needs. AEA’s live and on-demand professional development offerings can be found on the Digital Knowledge Hub.
In-depth eStudy courses offer a deep dive into top-of-mind evaluation themes and topics. Open to both members and nonmembers alike, eStudies provide a diverse learning experience where collaboration is encouraged. Submit your interest in presenting here.
The Evaluation Annual Conference is our largest gathering of the year, bring together 3.000+ evaluators, evaluation scholars, students, and evaluation users from around the world to assemble, share, and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation. This conference is held annually in the fall.
Coffee Breaks are 20 minute presentations that provide insights into niche topics impacting evaluation practice and introduce new tools to evaluators. Coffee Breaks are offered exclusively to AEA members.
The annual Summer Evaluation Institute is our smaller in-person gathering held in Atlanta, Georgia each June. This event features up to 30 workshops on a variety of evaluation themes.
Online, self-paced, in-depth course that can be taken anytime and anywhere. These self-paced courses allow you the flexibility to complete on your own.
Potent Presentation helps evaluators improve their presentation skills, both at the annual conference and in individual evaluation practice. Potent Presenters think about three key components of compelling presentation: Message, Design, and Delivery. Free to the evaluation community!
The AEA Board of Directors host regular Town Halls to engage with members and discuss a variety of strategic and visionary topics with the membership. Town Halls are offered exclusively to AEA members.
The Graduate Education Diversity Internship Program provides paid internship and training opportunities during the academic year. The GEDI program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation.
The Minority Serving Institution Fellowship seeks to increase the participation of evaluators and academics from
underrepresented groups in the profession of evaluation and in the American Evaluation Association. The MSI Faculty
Initiative identifies this group of potential and practicing evaluators by drawing from faculty at MSIs.
AEA is committed to improving evaluation theory, practice, and methods with education and resources that build
professional skills of cultural competence, communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution. We are committed to
providing a wide range of offerings that help practitioners learn, identify, and address Social Justice and Equity in
AEA provides paid internship and training opportunities for underrepresented groups throughout the academic year. These programs help aspiring evaluation professionals build a career path in evaluation through the guidance of peers and subject experts.
Graduate Education Diversity Internship
Minority Serving Institution Fellowship
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