embracing complexity
Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunity: Embracing complexity workshop & CES-NS Annual General Meeting – June 4th, 2015

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society invites you to join us for the half-day workshop: Embracing complexity, presented by Jenny Baechler.

Complex problems, adaptive systems, boundary-spanning initiatives and wicked social problems…all terms that have become more commonly referenced by policy makers, practitioners and administrators. Distilling useful tools and approaches from the jargon can be a challenge for everyone involved! This workshop will discuss several perspectives on “complexity” – how they have been adapted into the study and practice of management and what challenges or opportunities for innovation they present for the design and implementation of robust evaluation practices. The focus of the workshop will be exploring a suite of tangible tools, skills and approaches available to participants and how they might be leveraged by evaluation professionals looking to navigate the landscape of complex problems.


Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm , registration starts at 12:30 pm.


Location: Best Western, Chocolate Lake, 20 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Halifax



CES Member: $45
Non Member: $65
Student:             $25 with valid student ID


Please register online at cesns.ca/store


Jenny Baechler is the Associate Director of the Corporate Residency MBA program and a Lecturer for the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University. Her research and teaching integrate the fields of public administration, peace/conflict studies, international development studies and management frameworks in complexity, creativity and design thinking to explore opportunities for and barriers to cross-boundary collaboration in complex environments. She is looking forward to exploring some of these themes through the lens of the work.

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