• Professional Development

    Asking for a Friend: Sneak Peek at the C2022 Fellow’s Plenary (Working Nation to Nation: Using Evaluation as a Path to Truth and Reconciliation)

    This final edition of #evalAFF offers a sneak peek at the C2022 Fellow’s Plenary. Also, today (June 3) is the last day to apply for Chapter assistance for virtual registration (details below)! This month, Andrealisa completes her term as acting Professional Development Chair with CESNS, and this season of the #evalAFF series, in anticipation of welcoming new volunteers into available Board positions at the June 22 CESNS AGM.   To kick off Indigenous History Month, Andrealisa dedicates the Asking for a Friend YouTube video to answering questions that she will be discussing with collaborators on the C2022 Fellows Plenary Panel in Winnipeg this month on Working Nation to Nation (abstract below),…

  • Uncategorized

    Looking for a lower-carbon way to enjoy travelling? Consider the train!

    Did you know that in Canadian Evaluation Society members, and our travel companions, are eligible for a 5% corporate discount on the lowest available VIA Rail fair? Using this discount for business or leisure travel can be a great lower-carbon travel choice, and will help CES register a volume of sale so we can upgrade to a higher discount category in future years! The VIA Rail comparison tool compares carbon emissions and “productive time” of flight, train, and driving between destinations.  On a recent holiday to Quebec City, I chose to travel both ways in a sleeper car on The Ocean route, which has resumed three runs per week.  I…

  • Professional Development

    Asking for a Friend: Thinking Evaluatively About the “Conceptual Use” of Evidence for Awareness (Earth Day and Autism Month)

    In April’s #evalAFF, I reference the below diagram from a blog post entitled “Unhappy Earth Day” to invite reflection on a) examples when action to increase “awareness” may be a necessary but insufficient evaluation-use proposition, and b) how to mitigate the risk that increased “awareness” of a phenomenon will stimulate counter-productive responses such as “greenwashing” marketing and merchandise.  I also refer to pushback from #actuallyautistic on social media, for Autistic people to reclaim the narrative of “Autism Awareness” month, citing examples of how popular entertainment about Autism can perpetuate a neurotypical framing of Autistic communication as deficient, rather than different.   In follow up to our April 19 Workshop on Evaluative Thinking…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    CES 2022 Conference – Early Bird Registration Now Open!

    Early bird registration is now open for the 2022 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference! For further info, please see the below from the 2022 Conference Planning Committee. Good Morning Everyone, I hope that you are enjoying your week. As of March 7, the Co-Chairs and all of the great volunteers for C2022 are very happy to announce that early-bird registration is now available here: https://c2022.evaluationcanada.ca/. We have uploaded a summary of all of the available presentations, workshops, and thematic breakfast sessions, venue and travel information, program-at-a-glance, and registration fees. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan Catte (C2022 Co-Chair) at [email protected]. Enjoy your day 🙂