The State of the Nation – Citizen Engagement in Nova Scotia

The State of the Nation – Citizen Engagement in Nova Scotia
Guest Speaker: Danny Graham of Engage NS

Join us Tuesday morning September 29th to hear about how we as Nova Scotians are actively engaged in shaping our future.

Our keynote speaker, Danny Graham, Chief Engagement Officer at Engage Nova Scotia, will discuss the role citizen engagement is playing in building a resilient province.

Date: Tuesday, September 29th
Time: 8 am to 9 am (doors open at 7:30 am)
Location: The Art Gallery of NS – Seminar Room
Complimentary coffee/tea and pastries.

Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.

Cost:  To offset the costs of the event there is a $10.00 charge per attendee.

No charge for students and for those representing non-profit groups.

This event is hosted by the Atlantic Committee of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Canada.

Evaluation employment opportunity

The Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society is posting this opportunity, as part of our continuing commitment to supporting program evaluation in Nova Scotia.  Please go to the  link for more details.

Professional Development Opportunity: Embracing complexity workshop & CES-NS Annual General Meeting – June 4th, 2015

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society invites you to join us for the half-day workshop: Embracing complexity, presented by Jenny Baechler.

Complex problems, adaptive systems, boundary-spanning initiatives and wicked social problems…all terms that have become more commonly referenced by policy makers, practitioners and administrators. Distilling useful tools and approaches from the jargon can be a challenge for everyone involved! This workshop will discuss several perspectives on “complexity” – how they have been adapted into the study and practice of management and what challenges or opportunities for innovation they present for the design and implementation of robust evaluation practices. The focus of the workshop will be exploring a suite of tangible tools, skills and approaches available to participants and how they might be leveraged by evaluation professionals looking to navigate the landscape of complex problems.


Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm , registration starts at 12:30 pm.


Location: Best Western, Chocolate Lake, 20 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Halifax



CES Member: $45
Non Member: $65
Student:             $25 with valid student ID


Please register online at


Jenny Baechler is the Associate Director of the Corporate Residency MBA program and a Lecturer for the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University. Her research and teaching integrate the fields of public administration, peace/conflict studies, international development studies and management frameworks in complexity, creativity and design thinking to explore opportunities for and barriers to cross-boundary collaboration in complex environments. She is looking forward to exploring some of these themes through the lens of the work.