Seattle Evaluation Association

Local Affiliate of the American Evaluation Association

    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Met Park West, 1100 Olive Way, Seattle, WA 98101

    CLICK HERE to register for Kylie's training. Current members of Seattle Evaluation Association will receive a discounted rate.

    The evaluation profession (and others) have wholeheartedly embraced newer and more innovative forms of reporting over the years such as infographics, two-page reports, slide decks, and story maps. However, these briefer forms of communication require us to condense our extensive findings into much shorter content. Evaluators and other professionals also need to identify and make their key messages “sticky” in order to reduce the noise and ensure that busy decision-makers are able to understand, recall, and act on our key findings when the time comes. Join Kylie Hutchinson for a fun and interactive keynote looking at what makes a message “sticky” and leave feeling inspired to try something new.

    The training will include a hands-on workshop with Kylie where participants will have the opportunity to practice on one of their own reports (or a case study provided).

    Thursday, February 27, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Met Park West, Seattle & Bellevue Conference Rooms
    1100 Olive Way (enter on Minor Avenue)
    Seattle, WA 98101

    Questions? Please email Lisa at 
    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Old Stove Brewing Company, 1901 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    Join us for our quarterly networking and happy hour!

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    5:30 - 7:00 pm
    Old Stove Brewing Company
    1901 Western Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101

    Questions? Please email Lisa at

    Drinks and food are at participants' expense

    • Monday, April 20, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • PATH, 2201 Westlake Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

    Nikki Gurley & Jenny Shannon from PATH will lead a Learning Event on creating qualitative data visualizations. Qualitative data can be incredibly rich and meaningful but is often difficult to condense visually, leaving reports plagued by paragraphs full of quotes or word clouds that don’t convey a clear message. This demonstration presents creative ways to visualize qualitative data succinctly and powerfully to engage audiences in qualitative findings. In this demonstration we will walk through our design process and how we design and craft qualitative visualizations. Using case studies from three projects, including a multi-site qualitative study and a longitudinal qualitative study, we will present a selection of qualitative visualizations from: spectrum displays to repurposed quantitative visualizations like Sankey diagrams. Participants will come away inspired with new ways to visualize and present qualitative data, and with tips and tools to guide their qualitative visualization design process.

    Monday, April 20, 2020
    9:00 - 10:30 am
    2201 Westlake Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98121

    Questions? Please email Lisa at 

Past Events

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Independent Consultants Group Meetup
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Scrum Skill-Building Workshop
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Networking & AEA Sharing Event
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Evaluation 2019 Dinner
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Seattle Evaluation Association Annual Meeting with David Keyes
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 R for the Rest of Us Roadshow Learning Event with David Keyes
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Seattle Evaluation Association Launch Event

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