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CANCELED: Thinking Evaluatively: Demystifying Evaluation for the Mystified or Curious

Monday, April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No cost to participate


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Please note that the MRAC physical office is CLOSED and that this activity is CANCELED. Do not come to the MRAC office.  Please see MRAC’s COVID-19 Plans page for full details and updated information about our plans. We hope to reschedule many of our Management Training events in the future.

Unsure what evaluation is, why or how to do it? This two-hour session will provide an introduction and historical background for evaluation, debunk some commonly held ideas about evaluation, and share methods beyond the standard survey for collecting data. Attendees will learn the phases of evaluation, participate in hands-on activities, and leave with ideas for doing and using evaluation in their own work.

Presented by Cheryl Kessler of Blue Scarf Consulting.
Cheryl Kessler is the Principal/Lead Evaluator at Blue Scarf Consulting LLC, an Eden Prairie-based evaluation service.  She has nearly two decades of experience conducting all phases of evaluation in museums, libraries, and performing arts organizations. A grant reviewer for the Institute for Museum and Library Services from 2009-2013 and for the Minnesota State Arts Board since 2016, Cheryl holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of California, Davis (2000) and a MA in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA (2002).


This activity takes place at the MRAC offices. For complete details about MRAC’s access services and accommodations, please visit Accessibility at MRAC. If you would like any modifications to aid your participation in this activity, please indicate requests in the registration form (if applicable) or reach out to Scott Artley at scott@mrac.org or 651-523-6384.

Attendees to MRAC trainings should be affiliated with a group that applies to MRAC for funding or should be staff or volunteers of arts organizations in the 7-county metro area.


Monday, April 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
No cost to participate
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Bethany Whitehead


Metropolitan Regional Arts Council
2324 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55114 United States
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