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Workshop: Introductory Consulting Skills for Evaluators w/ Matt Feldmann, P...

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Oak Park Library - Main Library

834 Lake St

Oak Park, Illinois 60301

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As a program evaluator, are you thinking about going out on your own? For many, this is an exciting but intimidating prospect. This workshop will consider the essential design and start-up skills needed to develop an independent consulting practice or university research center. The workshop is based off the very well received pre-conference workshop that Matt Feldmann and Laura Keene presented in Washington D.C. at the American Evaluation Association. This also was based on the workshop Gail Barrington has presented for 20+ years. In addition to management consulting and small business strategies, the workshop also will include valuable samples, worksheets, insider tips, and trade secrets. You will identify and address the unique issues you face and will have an opportunity to prepare an action plan. Do you have what it takes? This lively workshop will help you find out and will provide what you need to face the challenges ahead.

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  • Determine if consulting is an appropriate career choice
  • Define your competitive edge & learn some marketing secrets
  • Examine business plan essentials and networking strategies
  • Explore the basics to set up shop and manage day-to-day pressures
  • Find out how to set fees and track time

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Dr. Matt Feldmann is the principal researcher and owner of Goshen Education Consulting Inc, in Edwardsville, Illinois...the furthest southern suburb of Chicago. He started the company in 2009 due to the untapped need to provide data interpretation and evaluation services to the educational communities in Southwestern Illinois. Goshen Education Consulting is a reflection of his background, interests, skills and opportunities that include deep data analysis, clear and concise reporting, and a focus on program development. Since its founding, Dr. Feldmann and Goshen Education Consulting have led 24 U.S. Department of Education Math and Science Partnership evaluation projects and has been involved with the Illinois Math & Science state-wide evaluation team for Math and Science Partnerships. Beyond the U.S. Department of Education projects, he also has led multiple education evaluation projects with the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, United Way, Monsanto, Astellas, Swarovski and the Illinois Biotechnology Institute EDUCATE Center. Dr. Feldmann is a frequent speaker on how to conduct rigorous evaluations and a frequent presenter with his clients concerning the management and outcomes of their projects. Professionally he was the chair of the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Independent Consulting Topical Interest Group and is the current president of the AEA local affiliate, the Evaluation Association of St. Louis.

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