Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunity: Cross Cultural and International Evaluations: What works? What doesn't?

When: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

Where: CES webinars take place online using the GoToWebinar platform. You can check your computer’s requirements.

Registration: Please go here to register
If you have any questions please contact Kayla at [email protected].

Cost: Free for all CES members

Language: English

Webinar focus:

There are many aspects of cross cultural and international evaluations that are similar to other types of evaluation work. However, some practises are particularly important, and they are the focus of this webinar. Through the webinar we plan to explore several lessons of international and cross cultural work relating to planning and conducting evaluations.  Topics will include tips for preparing for the evaluation (establishing the evaluation team), developing the evaluation plan, and challenges in conducting the evaluation.

Biography of presenter:

Harry Cummings has taught evaluation at the graduate level at the University of Guelph since 1982. He has coached four winning evaluation teams in the national case study competition. His cross cultural work has included, most recently, work with: the Inuit in Northern Quebec, aboriginal communities in Ontario and beyond, international communities in Mongolia, Ethiopia, Mali, Burundi, Iran and most recently Indonesia. He established Harry Cummings and Associates in 1997 and specializes in evaluation, planning, health, agriculture, youth and other issues. He has served as a workshop facilitator in evaluation courses around the world.

Learning objectives:

This webinar aims to strengthen capacities in line with the following Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice:

  • 1.2 Acts ethically and strives for integrity and honesty
  • 1.3 Respects all stakeholders
  • 1.4 Considers human rights and the public welfare in evaluation practice
  • 3.1 Respects the uniqueness of the site
  • 3.2 Examines organizational, political, community and social contexts
  • 3.3 Identifies impacted stakeholders
  • 3.4 Identifies the interests of all stakeholders
  • 4.7 Identifies and mitigates problems / issues
  • 5.9 Attends to issues of diversity and culture

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