The Southern California Evaluation Association (SCEA) is a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Established in 2003, the Southern California Evaluation Association is designed to be a hub of information and resources for evaluators in the Southern California region. Its members are comprised of over 150 evaluation practitioners and scholars who are committed to the advancement of the evaluation discipline. SCEA members practice, conduct research, and teach in various sectors and contexts, including but not limited to: Education, Energy, Social Services, universities, foundations, non-profit organizations, and private consulting firms. Members are located throughout Southern California from the San Fernando Valley to San Diego and from West Los Angeles to the Inland Empire.
The SCEA’s mission is to provide information and resources to individuals and groups working in the fields of evaluation and applied research in Southern California.
To achieve its vision and mission, the SCEA will:
· Organize presentations on topics relevant to evaluators,
· Organize networking opportunities throughout Southern California,
· Promote professional development opportunities through the SCEA listserv and website, and
· Create an open forum for discussion.
The Southern California Evaluation Association is currently being led by Anne Vo & John LaVelle. The SCEA website is currently being managed by Patrick Stanley.