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Smithsonian Training

Consultation for Use of Program Design Logic Models

OP&A is offering a one-hour free consultation on the use of logic models in program design every Tuesday morning at 10:00am on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Whitney Watriss to schedule a session.

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Office of Policy and Analysis: Professional Development

The Office of Policy and Analysis conducts various training programs with other units within the Institution as well as organizations across the nation and around the globe. From regularly hosting visiting scholars and interns, to providing consultations for other organizations, to leading seminars and workshops or to delivering lectures in our offices in Washington or at offsite facilities, OP&A helps forward the Smithsonian's mission: "the increase and diffusion of knowledge."

OP&A has hosted visiting scholars, interns, and fellows from around the world, including participants from: Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Gabon, Georgia, Japan, Korea, Turkey, and other nations. Visits vary in length from a few days to a year or more. Long term visitors generally undertake projects under the guidance of OP&A senior researchers and/or participate in the design and the execution of OP&A projects. OP&A also draws upon experts in diverse disciplines Institution-wide who add to and enrich participants' understanding.

Training sessions may include modules on Management and Organization, Planning and Performance Measurement, Evaluation, Governance, Policy Formulation and Analysis, Research Methods, Education, Exhibit Making, Conservation, Collections Management, Tourism and Public/Private Partnerships among others.

If you or your organization is interested in training, please contact Whitney Watriss via email at

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