Where Do You Work? Evaluation from an Indigenous Place - Based Perspective - A Webinar Hosted by ETB

Thursday, October 27, 2022 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Expanding the Bench (ETB), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

The Expanding the Bench® (ETB) Initiative is hosting a Culturally Responsive and Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE)© event. During the event, our presenter, Dr. Michelle M. Jacob, will summarize main points of CRIE drawing from the published work of Indigenous experts, particularly Waapalaneexkweew Nicole R. Bowman, PhD and Carolee Dodge-Francis, EdD. Michelle practices "The Auntie Way," a kind and fierce educational approach—so that learners feel both invited in and understand they are expected to reach high standards of practice. 

What will you learn?

  • Way to decenter the whitestream way of thinking and being
  • Honoring Elders’ instructions on how to conduct oneself in the world in ways that affirm Indigenous ways of knowing and being
  • The importance of emphasizing the role Indigenous homelands and examining resources to support learners
  • How to engage with a CRIE learning guide by sharing questions and comments
  • Insight into CRIE's application into your evaluation practice
  • Opportunities with fellow evaluation professionals


Who should attend?

As part of ETB’s ongoing efforts to promote culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE), the ACE Evaluation Network Database, and the Initiative’s various programs, this presentation is a free public access event, open to diverse learners curious about CRIE.

How do you sign up?

Registration is required by October 26th. 

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

What else should you know?

While ETB centers racially and ethnically diverse Evaluators who have been historically and/or are presently underrepresented and/or marginalized in the U.S., the initiative recognizes that Indigenous evaluators — and those who practice CRIE — have not been uplifted in ETB's programming and events in an equitable way. In recognition of our own gaps in equity work, ETB is committed to supporting CRIE-practicing professionals by promoting and engaging in the education of CRIE. 

A Word from Michelle: "CRIE, articulated by Waapalaneexkweew Dr. Bowman, has the power and potential to transform evaluation—to move from the legacy of harm and exclusion that has saturated settler colonial institutions (and to a large extent evaluation approaches)—to become a liberatory practice that honors and supports Indigenous self-determination in all programs and institutions that are built on Indigenous homelands." 

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