Professional Development

New Series – Wednesday Webinar and Workshop

We are excited to launch a new series: Wednesday Webinar and Workshop

These sessions will be a FREE monthly opportunity for interested participants to get together and watch a webinar followed by discussion and networking. Light refreshments provided by the Canadian Evaluation Society – Nova Scotia Chapter.

Focus of Spring 2020 Webinars:  Integration of equity and sustainability into evaluation practice.

March Webinar: Living in Good Relations – Why a Tribal Critical Systems Model is Needed for Evaluation Partnerships and Practice to Address the Sustainable Development Goals

Webinar Presenter: Dr. Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape) of Bowman Performance Consulting and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

Dr. Nicole Bowman will be calling to participate in the discussion following the webinar!

Time: Wednesday, March 18 from 3-5PM EST
Onsite Participation:  17th floor Maritime Centre 1505 Barrington Street, Halifax -Horizon Room

Virtual Participation is possible upon request (view the recorded presentation independently and participate remotely in conversation at 4pm). Please select this option when you register.

Abstract: Prior to colonial contact, there were Indigenous peoples, principles, and pathways for living sacredly with all our relations on Mother Earth and within the universe. These traditional knowledge sources, indigenous lifestyles, and effective ways to co-exist and sustain the planet have not been completely erased. However, post-colonial values and life ways have dominated the Anthropocene for centuries and have severely caused damage, some irreparable. Learning how to “be a good relative” also applies to the evaluation ecosystem. By understanding how tribal critical theory can be applied to our systems or other work as evaluators, we can begin to work with Tribal Nations and Indigneous communities as partners without extracting the cultural and intellectual knowledge from Indigenous partners like has been extracted in a damaging way from Mother Earth. By engaging in nation-to-nation evaluations, Tribal and non-Tribal governments and evaluation policy makers and practitioners can learn one way to create authentic, responsive, and lasting relations. We must re-imagine how we can work together differently so we address the root causes that have us in climate crisis, which is why SDGs are even needed in the first place.

Details and access to the pre-recorded video:

Facilitated Session by Andrealisa Belzer, CE:  Participants will be invited to reflect on how evaluators and evaluation activity can influence reconciliation and regeneration of social and environmental health.

March Webinar Source: The Blue Marble Evaluation network is a global community of individuals and organizations working on global systems transformation. Learn more and join Blue Marble here:

Who This Session is For:
This session will appeal to evaluators, researchers and others who are pursing active reconciliation and interested in supporting environmental sustainability through their practice.  It is also an opportunity for networking with members of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society. Light refreshments will be provided by CES NS.

Please register here:

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