Coffee Break

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, August 15, 2017 2-2:20 PM

Intro to Non-Technical Project Management - Mary Fairchild

While we may not call it a project, we are all doing project management of some form or another.  Come learn about the various steps in the project management cycle, some common terms, and a few tips to keep work moving and on task.

Learning Objectives:  

• Identify what we consider "projects" 
• Understand project management common terminology 
• Strategies to stay on task and keep the work moving 

Mary Fairchild is a certified professional project manager who has spent her career applying these techniques within the profession of human resources.  She has worked in the tech industry for large corporation such as Microsoft and has her masters in Organizational Developmental Psychology.  Mary uses program evaluation in the corporate setting to measure the return on human resource programs such as mentoring, coaching, training, and more.  She is currently a consultant in this capacity:



Join this presentation by registering here.



Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2-2:20PM

Strategies and Opportunities for Advancing Latinx Leadership in AEA - Dr. Lisa Aponte-Soto (from the series, Building Latinx Presence, Social Capital and Leadership within AEA)

This session will provide an overview of Latinx in AEA and the field of evaluation. The presenter will introduce tips for evaluation firms seeking to recruit Latinx evaluators as well as highlight leadership strategies and opportunities for emerging evaluators.  

Dr. Lisa Aponte-Soto serves as National Program Deputy Director of New Connections, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) at Equal Measure. She has over 20 years of experience working in academia, social services, and health care settings, conducting administrative operations, program management, grants management, research, and evaluation. Dr. Aponte-Soto has extensive experience working with and for diverse communities in conducting culturally responsive research, evaluation, and programming. Her research and evaluation expertise include addressing health inequities, college access, mentoring, and career development.


Join this presentation by registering here.