• Networking,  Professional Development

    Launch of the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit Capacity Development Series: Keeping up with Knowledge Translation

    The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) is launching a new capacity development pilot series titled, Keeping up with Knowledge Translation!  Each session of the series will touch on both the science and practice of KT and will highlight researchers and organizations in the Maritimes. The webinar series will be of interest to key stakeholders across the health care community including health care professionals, patients/caregivers, trainees, policy-makers, and researchers. This pilot series will take place every second month, with the first session being on Thursday, November 19th! Details and registration link follow and are also included in the promo poster below. Session 1: The Science and Practice of Knowledge Exchange Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020Time: 12:00 pm…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    CRN Virtual Study Group: Decolonizing Evaluation: An in-depth look into equitable evaluation work with First Nations communities (Oct 27/28)

    The Cultural Research Network (CRN) will be hosting a virtual study group on October 27th and 28th. The topic will be “Decolonizing Evaluation: An in-depth look into equitable evaluation work with First Nations communities”. Description from the CRN website: What has been written on First Nations methods of evaluation? What are the case studies or projects where decolonization of evaluation has been developed and tried? Is decolonization of evaluation even possible, given the epistemological foundations upon which our cultural research practices and institutions are built? This VSG will feature three Indigenous evaluators, from different First Nations contexts, to consider practical ways forward along with the ongoing questions that shape this field…

  • Professional Development

    “The Need to Build Reach into Evaluation Design” with Steve Montague, hosted by CES-NS (November 2nd)

    On Monday, November 2, 2020, 12 PM – 1PM, The Canadian Evaluation Society – Nova Scotia Chapter is excited to welcome Steve Montague to hold a learning professional development session. The topic of this presentation will be the need to build the idea of reach (the ‘who’) of policies programs and initiatives into evaluation questions, models and approaches. In this unique time it is clear that the idea of reach is more important than ever when trying to understand situations and initiatives to address them. Participants will leave this session with practical insights and suggestions they can apply immediately to their work to help understand the ‘reach’ of initiatives and…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Cynefin21 celebrates the Cynefin Framework, includes free events throughout October

    The Cynefin Framework turns 21 this year, and celebration includes a number of free events based on the framework this month. For more details, check out https://www.cognitive-edge.com/cynefin21/. Not familiar with the Cynefin Framework? The framework has been used in evaluation circles to tackle the complexity inherent in initiatives and populations that evaluators often work with. More from Cognitive Edge: “The Cynefin® framework was developed to help leaders understand their challenges and to make decisions in context. By distinguishing different domains (the subsystems in which we operate), it recognises that our actions need to match the reality we find ourselves in through a process of sense-making. This helps leaders cultivate an…

  • Professional Development

    Foundations for Creating a Culture of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Evaluation – Free Live Webinar for CES Members (Oct 5)

    The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group of the CES invites all CES members to attend their live webinar “Foundations for Creating a Culture of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Evaluation” on Monday October 5th from 1-4pm. This webinar, delivered by a team of experts from Bloom Consulting, is an opportunity for CES members to work together to create a more inclusive organization for the evaluation community and to enhance their professional practice and it is free to all CES members, courtesy of the DEI WG.  You can register for the webinar here and you are encouraged to indicate your specific interests in the topic by completing this short questionnaire.  CES encourages members to…