From one of our board members:
It’s no secret that the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual conference is a smorgasbord of professional development on salient themes, fabulous networking, and memorable social events (http://c2017.evaluationcanada.ca/program/).
But have you heard about the fantastic silent auction donations and prizes? This year, I am thrilled to have won any two days of training at The Evaluators’ Institute of Claremont Evaluation Center in Washing, DC this July, worth over $1200! Check out the program here, and you will understand why I HAD to bid on this prize, and why I will definitely sign up for additional days at TEI!
Andrealisa Belzer, CE
A professional development opportunity from the University of Victoria.
There is an upcoming Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation course.
This fully online, practice based certificate course is offered in partnership with the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria.
Details can be found here: https://www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/PHDA/courses/06
The deadline to register for the Data Visualization workshops by John Burrett has been extended to March 31st. There are limited spaces still available! https://www.cesns.ca/store/workshop.html
Don’t forget to sign up for our free “Evaluation at UNICEF” talk while you are visiting our store! https://www.cesns.ca/store/evaluationunicef.html
Evaluation at UNICEF: Bringing the International Experience to the Local Setting
Friday, April 7, 2017
Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave.
This workshop is sponsored by Dalhousie’s Master in Information Management Program (MIM) and the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CESNS). This interactive workshop will provide the opportunity to examine the influence of international evaluation demands and practice on our local work. There will be a panel of local evaluators who will comment on the applicability of international evaluation to the local setting.
The workshop will explore the following topics:
- UNICEF and its relationship with the UN
- Evaluation requirements and use in decision making at UNICEF
- UNICEF evaluation examples
- Discussion of evaluation in local and international settings
- Data mining and visualization
The Presenter – Raed Abdel Sater
Raed Abdel Sater is the information manager for the UNICEF Lebanon office. Since 2012, he worked in different emergency operations for UN agencies intervening in the middle east and supporting planning, implementation and management of monitoring and evaluation systems. Before joining UNICEF in 2014, Raed served as Data manager in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon supporting national and international research and intervention access programs. Raed is a MIS specialist with extensive experience in design and management of research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building on evaluation methodologies; promotion of a culture of information use and utilization of information for evidence-based decision-making. Raed is a student in the Masters in Management Information Program at Dalhousie. He is studying on-line from Lebanon.