Training and Professional Development

AEA is committed both to providing outstanding professional development for evaluators as well as to helping evaluators connect with other professional development opportunities.

Evaluation 2019: We invite all who are involved in the field of evaluation to share your best work in evaluation theory or practice at Evaluation 2019, the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

The conference is divided into Topical Strands that examine the field from the vantage point of a particular methodology, context, or issue, as well as the Presidential Strand highlighting this year’s Presidential Theme of From Learning to Action. Presentations may explore the Presidential Theme or any aspect of the range of evaluation theory, practice, management, or consulting.

We anticipate that more than 3,000 colleagues will gather for a week of learning, collaboration, and connection, and hope that you will be among those in attendance.

    Conference History: Wondering where the conference will be held next year? Where it was in past years? Looking for previous conference themes or the name of a past president? Learn more

    AEA/CDC Summer Institute: AEA sponsors a 3-day professional development series with a focus on in-depth 3-hour workshops designed to increase knowledge for those at any stage of their career. Learn more

    Events Directory: AEA maintains the most comprehensive directory of training opportunities focusing on evaluation and evaluation-related methodologies. Learn more

    Potent Presentations: The Potent Presentations Initiative is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association for the explicit purpose of helping evaluators improve their presentation skills, both at the annual conference and in individual evaluation practice. Potent Presenters think about three things: Message, Design, and Delivery.Learn more

    Coffee Breaks: AEA presents a series of short coffee-break-length demonstrations of 20-minutes each that introduce tools of use to evaluators. Learn More

    eStudies: AEA offers online training in several different formats: 6 hour eStudies, and 3 hour eStudies. Both 3 and 6 hour eStudies are taught in multiple 90 minute sessions. All our eLearning is offered via a webinar based platform that gives participants the opportunity to interact with instructors and receive feedback. Our experienced, passionate faculty provide an easily accessible way to improve your evaluation skills in a wide variety of areas. Learn more