• Contracts & Jobs

    Employment Opportunity: Evaluation Consultant with Labour, Skills, and Immigration

    Nova Scotia’s Department of Labour, Skills, and Immigration is seeking a full-time Evaluation Consultant. This is an opportunity to work with a fantastic and supportive team on evaluation and other related projects. From the job posting: As the Evaluation Consultant, you will be responsible to work in collaboration with Skills and Learning Branch staff to provide evaluation expertise, data analysis, and research options to support decision making for programs, services, policies and strategies. You will also be responsible for being part of project teams and leading in the development of evaluation plans, frameworks and logic models. See the job posting for more info and to apply:https://jobs.novascotia.ca/job/HALIFAX-Planning-and-Excellence-Evaluation-Consultant-%28Program-Admin-Officer-3%29-NS-b3j-3k5/553185717/

  • Professional Development

    Asking for a Friend: Difficult Evaluations, Working with Values, and the Role of Evaluation

    This month on #EvalAFF, we are tackling three questions: What is the most difficult evaluation you’ve been involved with and what did you learn? When an evaluation has one paying client and multiple stakeholders, how do you make sure that the final report doesn’t just reflect the values of the paying client? What negotiation strategies have you found to be most effective in ensuring the voice and interpretation of marginalized stakeholders get equal prominence in the report? Is there a role for evaluation in providing direction rather than just assessment of complex problems? Andrealisa offers some thoughts and invites evaluators to share their own before January 1 on this Google…

  • Professional Development

    Reminder: Indigenous Evaluation workshop with Dr. Nicole Bowman (Nov 30 and Dec 1)

    We are just 2 weeks away from Dr. Nicole Bowman’s workshop, Indigenous Evaluation: Foundations, Relationships, Application, and Situational Responsiveness! Registration: https://indigenous-evaluation-foundations.eventbrite.ca/ Workshop description: Indigenous evaluation (IE) is a member of the culturally responsive evaluation family and thus framed within an Indigenous intersectionality as it relates to western evaluation. This practical and interactive workshop will facilitate learning and understanding of theories and methodologies associated with Indigenous evaluation for applied practice. Workshop participants will be shown strategies to build authentic relationships, professional practice matrices, and examples of how to co-design effective systems, programs, or collaborative project evaluation studies. Specifically, workshop participants will be instructed on how to conduct with (not on) Tribal…

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    Your ethical moments, dilemmas, and tensions in evaluation

    What’s that evaluation story you still tell at dinner parties? You know the one – it’s about that time your values were challenged, but you persevered. It ended with that nugget of wisdom that now guides your ethical evaluation practice. Now is your chance to share that story and have your say about (1) what ethical evaluation means to you and (2) how CES can support you to live your ethics in practice. External consultants (AND implementation) are building upon previous work to inform how CES will refine its ethical guidelines for practice. To do this, they need your help!  Interested in sharing your story and/or insights about ethics? Learn more…

  • Professional Development

    ɁEKONĘKE GAH TONLU: THE PATH FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE: Program Description and the Approach to Developmental Evaluation

    Please see below for an exciting cost-free event hosted by our friends at CES New Brunswick. ɁEKONĘKE GAH TONLU: THE PATH FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE: Program Description and the Approach to Developmental Evaluation  Presenter: Debbie DeLancey MA. C.E. Date: Nov 5  Heure/Hour: 12.00-1.10 PM (ADT) Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ekoneke-gah-tonlu-the-path-for-the-young-people-le-chemin-des-jeunes-tickets-198897827757 (Description en français à suivre) In 2019, Public Safety Canada approved funding for a proposal by the community of Fort Good Hope to run a five-year on-the-land program for youth. The program design was based on peer-reviewed research, best practices, and community wisdom to identify both risk and protective factors. PSC funding included a requirement to participate in an outcome evaluation. There is a…