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4-day workshop in program evaluation

The Public Service Commission, along with the Centre for Advanced Management Education at Dalhousie University is offering a workshop in program evaluation. The focus will be on developing an evaluation framework for a project in need of evaluation. The four day workshop will teach the necessary concepts as well as take you step by step through a credible evaluation process. The workshop will be especially helpful for those who have responsibility for reporting on program outcomes. The dates are Oct 17, Nov 7 – 8 and Dec 5.

Instructor:  Dr. Kaireen Chaytor

The fee $1,250.00 (+ HST) includes a manual and a text for future reference. For further information contact [email protected]. Registration should be completed by October 7, 2016.  Click here for the workshop flyer!

CES Conference 2017 Theme Blog

CES British Colombia Yukon (CESBCY) is looking forward to hosting the national CES conference next year. They have created a blog in an effort to crease a lively space for discussion about the theme leading up to the conference- Facing Forward: Innovation, Action and Reflection.

Detail about the theme and the blog can be found here: if you are interested in sharing your thoughts. A formal launch of the theme will take place in September and they are hoping to feature reflections, comments and discussion items from across the country in the launch.

For your comments to be considered for being featured in the launch, the deadline is September 9th, however, you are able to provide feedback and comments on the theme up until April 2017.

New Federal Policy on Evaluation

A new federal Policy on Results, which replaces the Policy on Evaluation, is now available on-line.

Importantly for those professionals interested in pursuing or maintaining the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation is a paragraph in the new Directive on Results (4.4.12) that states that “Heads of evaluation designated under subsection 4.3.12 of the policy are responsible for the following: […] ensuring that departmental evaluators have opportunities to develop their competencies and to earn evaluation-related designations or certifications from recognized professional associations and certifying bodies”.

As the CES-Nova Scotia Chapter has opportunities available for professional development this new policy should have a positive impact for us. We look forward to providing these opportunities for our members and professionals, and to the impact of this new policy for Nova Scotia.

CES Nova Scotia now on Twitter

The Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter is now on Twitter (@cesnovascotia)!

Please be sure to follow us and tweet us about important topics for you in Nova Scotia as they relate to evaluation.

We will also be reaching out to those of you listed on our consultant directory to ensure information is up to date, and the newly elected chapter executives for 2016-2017 will be planning over the summer for ways to develop our chapter as we move forward. The executives are always happy to hear from members, or those interested in evaluation in the province, so please do not hesitate to contact us with your ideas.