Registration begins 5/8/2015.





Paul Elam, President, Public Policy Associates, Inc.


Willard Walker, Senior Project Consultant, Public Policy Associates, Inc.

Nicole Robinson, Board President, ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! 

Public Policy Associates, Inc., and ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. are pleased to offer a series of webinars dedicated to the understanding and use of a racial equity lens in strategic program evaluations. Program evaluators and evaluation users (foundations, government agencies, and nonprofits) in all fields are encouraged to join us in this transformative discussion that puts race equity at the center of evaluation practice. These webinars have been made available at a discounted price.

Key Dates
  • Structural Racism & Evaluation, 6/22/15
  • Using Racial Equity in Evaluation, 8/10/15
  • Designing Culturally Responsive Evaluation Teams & Self Assessment, 10/5/15
  • Developing Culturally Responsive Evaluation Design Plans, 1/25/2016
All times are 1:00-3:00pm Eastern


Paul Elam, Ph.D., President of Public Policy Associates Inc. (PPA), is a skilled team builder, project manager, and researcher with expertise in corrections, child welfare, and justice issues. He is a collaborative leader who brings an abiding commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity to his public policy work. Dr. Elam believes that sound public policy analysis should include an examination of whether all people are being treated fairly and equitably.  He is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment. Dr. Elam is currently assisting the U.S. Department of Justice to establish or enhance alternatives to incarceration that focus on reducing criminal behavior and enhancing public safety through Swift and Certain Sanctions (SAC) initiatives.  In this work he assists jurisdictions across the United States in developing and improving the fidelity of their programs to the SAC model. Dr. Elam is also working with the Governor’s Committee on Juvenile Justice, the Michigan Department of Human Services, the Michigan Supreme Court, and local jurisdictions to ensure that justice-involved youth are processed in compliance with the core requirements of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. Contact:

Willard K. Walker, Senior Project Consultant, has extensive experience working with workforce development, state policy, school-to-work, and race and diversity issues. He is a member of PPA's five-person leadership team, which sets strategic direction for the company. Mr. Walker has provided training on issues of inclusion, equity, and diversity for the Lansing Board of Water & Light; coordinated an Employer Conference on Workplace Diversity in the Lansing area; and assisted in a crime analysis evaluation for the Michigan Department of Human Services, Bureau of Juvenile Justice. He has worked with clients to improve recruitment and retention of African American teachers, including development of a coordinated recruitment planning process for urban districts.  He conducted research to address the plight of young males of color in a project initiated through the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Contact:


Nicole Robinson, Board President and Co-Founder of ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. has been an evaluator and capacity builder for 10 years and has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years. Ms. Robinson specializes in advocacy evaluation and the use of GIS in program planning. Ms. Robinson works with an incredible board made up of Wisconsin-based evaluators (Emily Connors, Laura Pinsoneault, Omoshalewa Bamkole, and Angela Fitzgerald) to further the mission of ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc., the Wisconsin statewide American Evaluation Association (AEA) affiliate. ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. has three goals: to further the science and practice of evaluation, provide networking and skill building opportunities for evaluators, and establish a pipeline for evaluators of color and other underrepresented groups (e.g., LGBT, Spanish-speaking, rural, youth, non-college enrolled young adults). These webinars are offered as part of its field-building work to advance the field of evaluation. Contact:

¡Milwaukee Evaluation! PO Box 1854 Milwaukee, WI 53201
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