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    Summer Learning Opportunity: ESS- The Fundamentals of Evaluation

    Essential Skills Series: The Fundamentals of Evaluation Summer Learning: July 1-August 30, 2024 CES-NS is offering the Essential Skills Series as a facilitated online course. This course is designed for individuals new to evaluation and provides instruction on how to plan and conduct an evaluation and covers the evaluation landscape in Canada including evaluation standards, competencies, and guidance for ethical practice. You’ll have the opportunity to solidify your learning by working through an evaluation planning case study throughout the course. Sessions will be completed over the course of 10 weeks with learners engaging in self- directed learning to complete the requirements of the course. Facilitation will be offered via weekly…

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    CES-NS Summer Journal Club: Tuesday June 25 12:05-1:55pm AT

    Grab your lunch and sunglasses and join us for our June Journal Club session, scheduled for Tuesday, June 25, 12:05pm – 12:55pm Atlantic time.   Session Description:  In this session, we will discuss Buetti et al.’s (2024) article “Evaluation Literacy and Use in Community Organizations: Insights and Implications for Evaluation Capacity Building” You can find the article from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation at https://utpjournals.press/doi/10.3138/cjpe-2024-0002 Please read the article in advance and join us to discuss the ideas and how they connect to our context as evaluators! Moderated by:  Peter MacIntosh Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2bhwssnv Once registered, you will receive the details to log into Zoom. After this session, we will…

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    CES-NS 2024 Spring Journal Club: Tuesday, May 28 12:05pm-12:55pm AT

    Grab your lunch and join us for our May Journal Club session, scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 12:05pm – 12:55pm Atlantic time. Session Description:  In this session, we will discuss Gokiert et al.’s (2024) article “Evaluation Capacity Building: Experiential Learning Through Community–University Collaboratives.” You can find the article from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation at https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/cjpe-2024-0003 Please read the article in advance and join us to discuss the ideas and how they connect to our context as evaluators! Moderated by:  Peter MacIntosh Registration:  https://tinyurl.com/4zrawarj Once registered, you will receive the details to log into Zoom. Interested in evaluation? Want to engage with peers in Nova Scotia? Find out more at…

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    CES-NS 2024 Spring Journal Club: Tuesday April 23 12:05-1:55pm AT (session time extended to accommodate student learning)

    Join us for a special April Session in Partnership with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management Dalhousie’s Master of Public Administration (Management) Program students who are in the final days of completing their course in Program Evaluation will join this session. Students will contribute to the discussion, ask questions, and importantly deepen their learning by engaging with members of our CES-NS community of learning and practice! Session Description: In this session, we will discuss Lahey’s (2023) article “John Mayne and the Origins of Evaluation in the Public Sector in Canada: A Shaping of both Evaluation and the Evaluator” You can find the article from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation at https://www.utpjournals.press/doi/full/10.3138/cjpe.75451…

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    CES NS Meet & Mingle Event > Thursday, April 25th, 4:30 – 7:00 pm

    The Mercantile Social 1579 Hollis Street Halifax, NS 4:30 – 7:00 pm >> Click to sign up. Please let us know if you plan on coming. CES members and non-members are invited to come meet and mingle! All are welcome, whether working in evaluation, in a related school/training program, or just a general interest in it. Come learn about volunteer opportunities and ways you can get involved in the evaluation community in Nova Scotia. Appetizers provided.   Please note we will be hosting a virtual social event soon!   Interested in evaluation? Want to engage with peers in Nova Scotia? Find out more or email [email protected]