The Nova Scotia CES Chapter is excited to be hosting the 2019 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference in Halifax! C2019 Conference Co-chairs Nancy Carter, Louise Adongo, and Andrealisa Belzer need your talent and energy on the C2019 Organizing Committee.
To join, please go the survey link below and check off which C2019 roles most interest you. This call for volunteers is open to CES members only, until Friday, May 19. Subcommittee members will recruit broader participation later on.
If you have questions or comments, please contact:
Thanks! We look forward to working with you!
Nancy, Louise, and Andrealisa
CES Conference Support Opportunity for CES-NS Members
This year, CES National is providing a complimentary registration to each of the chapters for one person to attend the 2018 CES National Conference (for more information, visit: http://c2018.evaluationcanada.ca/). CES Nova Scotia also recognizes the significant expenses associated with travelling to a different province, and has committed to contributing up to $500 for travel and accommodations in addition to the complimentary registration. The recipient will be reimbursed following the conference providing the submission of receipts for eligible expenses (e.g. hotel and travel). Current members in good standing are able to apply for the complimentary registration, financial support, or both.
A nominating committee of three CES NS Board Members will review all de-identified applications, and provide a recommendation to the CES NS Executive who will vote on the recommendation. The successful applicant will be notified of the decision no later than April 16th, 2018 to coincide with the early bird registration deadline.
The successful applicant will be a CES member who can demonstrate the relevance of this conference to their professional work, as well as the importance of receiving this support in order for them to attend the conference.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
To apply for this funding, please complete the application here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R3FRD63 by April 12th 2018
Course Length: 4 Days Fee: $1250
In partnership with Dalhousie University, this course will provide participants with an understanding of the role of evaluation in program and public sector management and the ability to construct and undertake an evaluation. Participants will leave with an evaluation framework ready to be implemented. In previous courses, the frameworks produced by participants have been used internally by government departments or as the basis of RFPs for external evaluation. This knowledge will enable participants to engage in internal evaluation or provide oversight for external evaluation contracts. The course involves reading and group work outside of the classroom sessions.
- Learn the foundational aspects of an evaluation: Program Description, Program Theory, Logic Models, Theory of Change and Performance Measures
- Instruction and discussion on all components of an evaluation framework – the evaluation question, various approaches that can be taken, data sources, design for data collection, data collection methods, analysis, the legislative context, scheduling, budgeting, and a communication plan (possibly an implementation plan)
- Presentation of each framework by participants to all participants – this provides an assessment of frameworks as well as building the dialogue on evaluation
Identification of a project in need of evaluation.
Feb 12, Feb 26, 27, Mar 8
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Those in program management, including working with third party providers, who have to report on program outcomes; those working on federal-provincial initiatives and have reporting responsibilities; those who want a method to improve their reporting and accountability to government authorities.
TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE
[email protected], or 902-455-7496
Dalhousie contact: [email protected] and 494-6328