Happy 2018!

Update February 2018

Dear APC TIG members:

Happy 2018! While it feels like a lifetime ago, it was so great to see many of you at the annual conference in Washington DC in November 2017. We had some amazing sessions and learning opportunities.

During our business meeting, we made some important decisions. First, we said “Thank You” to long-serving TIG leadership member Laura Roper (see picture on the next page). Her service to our community has been a steady hand for many years and will be missed as a leader, but still an active part of our community. Second, Robin Kane was elected and agreed to serve as APC Co-Chair. We are excited to have Robin’s voice and innovative ideas join the APC leadership team.

2018 promises to be a busy year for our community with policy change battles big and small dominating headlines throughout the world. Our role in being a credible voice to assess and advance equity has never been more important.

Wishing you a wonderful 2018!

Robin Kane and Jared Raynor

We Need Your Help!

Check out these three ways to get involved:

  • Write - submit your ideas for AEA365 blog posts; the APC TIG will be posting June 4-9, 2018
  • Review - email the program-cochair if you want to volunteer to review 2018 conference proposals 
  • Share - send us new resources to include in the newsletter to share with TIG members


Mission Statement

The Advocacy and Policy Change Topical Interest Group exists to provide a forum for communication, learning, mutual support and professional development for those interested in evaluating broadly defined advocacy and policy activities.  The Advocacy and Policy Change Topical Interest Group (TIG) within the American Evaluation Association (AEA) was launched in 2007 and is now the second-fastest-growing TIG, with over 800 members and a steady growth in the presentations allotted to it at AEA’s annual meetings.

Some of our many areas of interest include:

  • Methodology for evaluating within the complexities of the policy environment
  • Inter-governmental, national (for all countries), state and local advocacy and policy activities
  • Specific approaches for discrete advocacy activities (community organizing, media outreach, coalition and network building, lobbying, legal action, research, etc.)

We've provided a list of useful links on our Resource page (click on the 'Resources' tab above).

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