The Rucks Group 2022 Winter Newsletter


The Rucks Group Appreciates You!

While a day never goes by without us appreciating the valuable support that our clients and partners bring to our work, the holiday season offers a special time to reflect upon the impact you have made on all of us at The Rucks Group. As we look back on the past year, our thoughts turn gratefully to you for allowing us to be a part of your successes. Thank you so much for your unwavering support.

Happy holidays now, and best wishes as you embark on the New Year ahead!


Bring in The New Year by Joining Our Next Coffee Break Webinar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 2:00p-2:30pET

Surveys play a critical role in capturing patterns to facilitate innovation. This function is understood simply by the large number of organizations and entities that distribute surveys. While disseminating a survey is relatively easy because of the availability of various tools, disseminating a “savvy” survey that provides insights for continuous improvement that can also provide evidence of impact is much more challenging. To increase the likelihood of obtaining meaningful and actionable data, surveys should address articulated questions, reach the right individuals, and be easy for respondents to complete.

For more information about this webinar, click the “Learn More” button to the right.


Check Out Our Newest Blog on Building “Change-Quake-Proof” Projects

In our October Coffee Break Webinar, Making Your Project “Change-Quake-Proof”: Strategies for Implementing Change Management, we featured Elizabeth McIntyre, Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing (TEAM) Consortium Director. During the 30-minute webinar, she shared her extensive experience implementing initiatives that are responsive and resilient to unanticipated changes. This blog highlights some of the key considerations that facilitate a “Change-Quake-Proof” Project. To learn more, please click the “View Blog” button below.


Share These Experiential Learning Opportunities with Your Undergraduate and Graduate Students

We are currently accepting applications for Summer Research Assistant Interns and Summer Research Associate Fellows. In these roles, students will support the design, execution, analysis, and evaluation of The Rucks Group projects. This immersive 10 week-learning experience will complement what students are learning in their degree programs as well as provide informal learning experiences through mentorship. For more information about these opportunities, click the “Learn More” button below.

Students seeking additional resources about careers in data analysis, applied research, and evaluation are encouraged to view our November Lunch Break Webinar, So, What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? A Look Into a Unique, Meaningful Career for Curious Minds.


Highlighted Resources

Resource: NSF S-STEM Solicitation
(Note: Proposals are due February 22, 2022)
WebinarDemystifying Evaluation Planning for Grant Proposals
Webinar:  5 Best Practices for Hiring the Right Evaluation Partner