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2018 Spring Training

Evaluation Keynotes, Panels, Training Track Sessions, Workshops, & Community Evaluation Field Trips

Spring Training Theme: A World of Opportunities: Harnessing the Power of Evaluation

Monday & Tuesday, March 19 & 20, 2018

9:00 am–4:30 pm each day

Intensive One- & Two-Day Workshops presented by:

Wednesday & Thursday, March 21 & 22, 2018

Plenary Addresses by:

Panel Discussion with Dr. Donaldson & Community Leaders in Evaluation:

Concurrent ½ Day Training Sessions in Tracks:


Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota

Intended Audiences



E-Book Series

With pleasure I introduce the Program Evaluation Series, an occasional publication of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI), which has its home in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota. Owing to the lengthy history of its evaluation training programs (extending back to the late 1960s when the field originated), the University of Minnesota has a strong reputation for evaluation, both nationally and internationally. For over two decades, MESI has sponsored exceptional professional development on program evaluation* and provided graduate students hands-on opportunities to hone their skills on evaluation projects in a variety of organizations. This new endeavor, the Program Evaluation Series, seeks to broaden the number of people who can benefit from MESI activities by providing high quality, up-to-date, and affordable materials on critical developments in the field.

Why now? There are three reasons we are launching the e-book series at
this time:

We hope you find this publication of value to your evaluation practice and sincerely invite your feedback ( and suggestions for additional volumes.

Jean A. King, PhD
Director, MESI


Revised December 21, 2017

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