Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunity: Workshop on Ethics in Evaluation – September 11, 2014, 1PM – 4PM

Robert Czerny will be doing a half day Workshop on Ethics in Evaluation from 1PM – 4PM the afternoon of September 11, 2014.

We human beings constantly face values choices: better and worse, right and wrong. Thinking about ethics helps us sharpen our analysis and solidify our principles for coping with our more difficult moral dilemmas. In evaluation practice, those dilemmas can arise before a project commences (Is this evaluation worth doing?), through the planning and investigation stages (Can this methodology and these resources produce reliable findings? Are all relevant stakeholders represented properly and are they being treated fairly?), to reporting and beyond (Does the report ‘speak truth to power’? Is it used appropriately?).

The biggest challenges evaluators face are often ethical in nature. They may arise because the expectations or commitments of clients and other parties conflict with those of the evaluator.

The workshop is intended to increase participants’ awareness of ethics in evaluation, their grasp of principles, and their ability to carry out an approach to resolving ethical issues. To achieve this, it will encourage discussion of professional standards and codes of ethical conduct in evaluation and research; principles of ethical discernment offered by philosophy and used in applied organisational ethics; the results of a 2011 CES survey on this topic; and a practical eight-step process for ethical decision-making that starts with identifying a challenge and ends with action.

The workshop facilitator is an experienced evaluator with the C.E. designation, and serves as President of the Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada.

Date: September 11th, 2014

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Registration starts at 12:30pm

Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Seminar Room

     CES Member: $50
     Non Member: $100
     Student: $25

Please register by Monday, September 8th 2014 by completing the registration form. Completed forms can be submitted to:

[email protected] or faxed to 902-424-7753





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