Happy monsoon season to all! This time of year is always a treat following a blistering couple of months. The AZENet Board of Directors is busy this summer diving into our 2018-2019 strategic plan for the Network. As a reminder, our work over this next year aligns with three key priorities: membership, sustainability, and community embeddedness. I welcome Network members to get involved to support the plan themselves in a few key ways.
Invite a colleague to your next AZENet membership event to get to know the network. Pass on professional development activities on your listserv or contact list. We welcome all evaluative types – not just those with the word “evaluator” in their name. Know an organization that does evaluative work who should be engaged in this Network? Share our website or contact the Membership Recruitment Chair to introduce them to us.
Consider joining our membership committee to expand your network and help us with outreach and recruitment. Contact Membership Recruitment Chair, Nicole Janich at Membership@azenet.org for more information and to get involved.
A key focus this year will be to connect with the next generation of evaluation professionals in post-secondary institutions in the state. Are you interested in participating in mentoring events for students and early career evaluators? The Network is also exploring opportunities to connect directly with our Arizona communities to provide professional development & outreach.
Interested in sharing your skills in a professional development workshop or have an idea for a community event? Contact the Professional Development Chair, Roseanne Schuster, at ProfessionalDevelopment@azenet.org.
I invite you to connect with us to grow your connections to evaluation in Arizona. Have a thought or comment? Email me directly at President@azenet.org.
Jenny McCullough Cosgrove, AZENet President/CEO