ELC Online Panel Events

You’re Invited to Two EnCompass Learning Center Online Panel Events!

Written by: Beeta Tahmassebi, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

This has been a year of tremendous growth for the EnCompass Learning Center. With a roster of over 25 courses taught by world-renowned faculty, we have welcomed thousands of new learners to our virtual community over the past year. Whether through our open enrollment offerings or special corporate deliveries, we have been humbled by the incredible feedback we’ve received and the number of new learners that have been referred to us by their colleagues! Furthermore, we are grateful to be able to offer special scholarships for the future leaders of evaluation (#YEEs) through our partnerships with EvalYouth and Washington Evaluators.

When we launched the EnCompass Learning Center, we did so with a dream of supplementing our online offerings with special events that would be open to the public and foster dialog within the evaluation community. We are thrilled to announce the first two of what we hope will be many panels and special dialogs over the coming years. While these events are free, space is limited, so be sure to register on our website.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Leading Evaluation Efforts in the U.S. Federal Government: Women in Leadership Panel Event

Date and Time: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5–6:30 p.m. EDT

On March 25, the EnCompass Learning Center, in partnership with Washington Evaluators, is proud to host a panel of women in the U.S. Federal Government who are leading the charge to build evaluation capacity and improve evidence-based policy and programming. Women leaders from the State Department, the Department of Labor and the National Science Foundation will share their experiences and reflections on the role they play within their organizations and the ways in which evaluation can support equitable outcomes for marginalized populations, including women and girls.

The Role of Evaluation and Learning: A Spotlight on Foundations

Date and Time: Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12–1:30 p.m. EDT

On May 6, the EnCompass Learning Center, in partnership with Washington Evaluators, is proud to host a panel of leaders from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and The Rockefeller Foundation who will share their experiences and reflections on the role that evaluation and learning play within their respective foundations and where they see the field moving in terms of future priorities.

Do you have any questions? Our team loves to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us at learningcenter@encompassworld.com.

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Beeta Tahmassebi

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Beeta Shadman Tahmassebi, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, oversees EnCompass' knowledge management and communications teams, manages enterprise risk management, and is Executive Director for the EnCompass Learning Center (ELC). From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Tahmassebi was also Director of Operations for The Evaluators' Institute. She has managed evaluation and development programs for a range of clients, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, USAID, Save the Children, Lutheran World Relief, IREX, American Library Association, Institute for Museum and Library Services, U.S. Department of Labor, World Food Programme, International Fund for Agricultural Development, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Marriot International, and Daimler AG. With many years of experience designing, managing, and evaluating capacity strengthening and learning programs, Ms. Tahmassebi is excited to provide high-quality professional development in evaluation, management, and international development to a global audience of learners through the ELC. She is a champion for young and emerging evaluators, bringing a strong commitment to lifelong learning to EnCompass' clients. Ms. Tahmassebi serves on the Board of Directors (2020 President-Elect and 2021 President) for Washington Evaluators, the largest local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). She is a frequent presenter at special events and conferences, serves on the AEA Working Group for Evaluation Professionalization, and is an active member of the AEA local affiliates collaborative. She has an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDounough School of Business and is proficient in Farsi.

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