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Career Opportunity: The NSHRF’s REAL Evaluation Fellowship

The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundationn’s (NSHRF) REAL (Relevant, Excellent, Accessible, Legitimate)Evaluation Fellowship is a three-year, paid position aimed at providing education and practical experience to an individual in early stages of a career in the field of program evaluation. This fellowship will provide the REAL Evaluation Fellow with opportunities to build capacity in the core competencies required for achieving the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) professional designation of Credentialed Evaluator (CE).

Deadline to apply to the position is May 4, 2015 with anticipated start date for June 2015.

For more details, including compensation, pre-requisites and application requirements, click here.

Professional Development Opportunity: Translating Your Evaluation Findings Into Action

Kylie Hutchinson, of Community Solutions Planning and Evaluation is hosting a webinar on translating evaluation findings into action.

At the end of this webinar you will be able to:

– list known barriers and facilitators of utilization
– state 3 ways to engage stakeholders in your evaluation
– explain how your evaluation design can influence use
– describe 3 ways to write more actionable recommendations
– list 4 principles for more engaging evaluation reporting
– develop an action plan template

When: April 28th and April 30th, 10 – 11:30 am PST

This is a three hour webinar conveniently split into two 1.5 hour sessions.

Cost: $125 plus GST

Please register here.

Professional Development Opportunity: Creating a Culture of Evaluation in the Public Sector

There will be webinar on creating a culture of evaluation in the public sector on March 26 from 2-3:30pm. Led by Nancy Carter of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF), this session will include information on

· Defining a culture of evaluation,
· Tactics to develop an evaluative culture, including case examples,
· Resources to help assist organizations in establishing evaluation practices.

Time will be set aside for questions and answers.

The webinar is free and is open to CES members only.

Nancy is the Director of REAL Evaluation Services at NSHRF and provides guidance and advice to catalyze evaluation initiatives for Nova Scotia’s health system. Her role is to build capacity for and a culture of evaluation in Nova Scotia’s health system. She is a Credentialed Evaluator and holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.

Register for this free webinar at and please don’t hesitate to contact Rob Chatwin with any questions at [email protected]

Professional development opportunity: Measuring Impact

The Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia in partnership
with the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement is offering a FREE workshop on measuring impact. Participants will learn a hands on approach to evaluating programs in order to improve effectiveness and demonstrate impact.

DATE: Tuesday, February 3rd,  2015

LOCATION: Captain William Spry Community Centre,                                                          16 Sussex St., Halifax

To register, contact Laurie Cook at [email protected]