Coffee Break

AEA Coffee Break Webinars (CBD)

We're pleased to offer a series of short coffee-break-length demonstrations of 20-minutes each that introduce tools of use to evaluators.

Via this site, you can view and PREregister for upcoming webinars (below) or sign in and go to the Webinars eLibrary to download archived recordings of previous Coffee Break Demonstrations.

If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, we offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year from the month of payment. The regular e-membership is $85 and gives you access to each coffee break webinar for free.  This is discounted to $30 for full-time students. These e-memberships include electronic only access to four journals. To upgrade and get one-year access to all of AEA's coffee breaks, please click here to join or contact Zachary Grays in the AEA office at

Upcoming Coffee Break Demonstrations

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 2-2:20 PM

Environmental Sustainability and Evaluation 

Environmental sustainability is concerned with the well-being of people and the planet. Given this focus, what are the connections between environmental sustainability and evaluation? Should evaluators consider incorporating a concern for environmental sustainability into their evaluation practices? Join members of AEA’s Environmental Sustainability Working Group to discuss these questions, find out about the group’s ongoing initiatives, and learn how you can contribute to this work.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about efforts to address environmental sustainability within AEA’s business practices.
  • Reflect on the place of environmental sustainability in evaluation practice. This is a conversation we are starting with the AEA membership.


Mirele B. Goldsmith is an environmental psychologist, independent program evaluator, and activist.  She is an expert in how to change human behavior – the key to solving environmental problems and building a sustainable future.  Mirele’s clients include community-based organizations, associations, and businesses, that are engaging employees, tenants, board members, and constituents, in saving energy, reducing waste, educating about sustainability, and advocating for change.  Mirele is a certified SSC Green Auditor and the principal of Green Strides Consulting.  In 2015, she completed a Green Audit of AEA for the AEA Environmental Sustainability Working Group.