Become a LEEAD Scholar
Enhance Your CREE Practice
Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) is an evaluation training program designed to develop a pathway for diverse leaders in culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) who will advance the field of evaluation.
Since the Program began in the fall of 2015, 50 Scholars have completed the LEEAD Program. Every LEEAD cohort is composed of Scholars from a variety of backgrounds, representing multiple interests, and each bringing unique perspectives creating a robust community. LEEADers are dedicated to moving the field of evaluation toward social justice through CREE.
Why Become a LEEAD Scholar?
For many Scholars, LEEAD has helped to create pathways to advancing in their careers, provided professional development, and increased visibility and opportunity for collaboration on evaluation projects. LEEAD Scholars are already adding to the diversity in the field of research and evaluation and improving the knowledge base to make for better science and social innovation.
Goals for LEEAD Scholars
- Complete all assignments associated with American University’s online curriculum (approximately 6-8 hours/week).
- Communicate with one’s Mentor throughout the LEEAD experience, connecting via phone, email, video-chat, or in person.
- Complete a deliverable or defined evaluation project working closely with a Practicum Site liaison and/or project supervisor.
- Complete evaluation surveys associated with the online curriculum, end of program, and follow-up surveys assessing satisfaction, changes in evaluation competencies, and application of new knowledge and skills.
- Attend two meetings — a kick-off meeting and a culmination event. Scholars are expected to contribute to their travel costs.
- Participate in regular check-ins with the ETB Team on a monthly basis via web conferences (as a Cohort) and email to ensure the LEEAD experience is going well.
The Cohort 4 LEEAD Scholar application is now closed.
The Cohort 4 LEEAD Scholar application is now closed. Recruitment for the next cohort will begin in 2023. To receive announcements about future application cycles, sign up for Bench (Re)Marks, the ETB newsletter or email the ETB team.