Category Archives: CES-NS AGM

Call for Nominations for the Nova Scotia Chapter Board of Directors

Deadline: April 27, 2016

Hello CES-NS members,

If you’d like to demonstrate your commitment to the value of the Canadian Evaluation Society – Nova Scotia Chapter and help to shape its future, then becoming involved as a member of the Board is for you!

The board is seeking nominations for two board position (IT/IM Lead & the Professional Development Lead). You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you are nominating someone, please make sure that they are aware and are in agreement. Nominating candidates for office is a valuable service to CES-NS and your thoughtful participation in this process will be greatly appreciated.

Responsibilities and Time Commitment:

Only CES members may serve on the Board. Board positions are for a 2 year term, with the option to continue for a third year. Board members regularly participate in the work of the chapter through attendance at monthly meetings, ongoing email exchange, and participation in specific events.

The Submission Process:

Please email [email protected], Past President to submit nominations on or before April 27, 2016. Rob will clarify with all nominees the voting process, and will answer any questions you may have.

The Voting Process:

Voting by acclamation (in the event we have no more than 1 nominees), or by ballot (if more than one nominee) occurs at the Annual General Meeting being held May 17, 2016.
Thank-you for your on-going interest and support to CES-NS!
Nancy Carter President CES-NS

Professional Development Opportunity: Embracing complexity workshop & CES-NS Annual General Meeting – June 4th, 2015

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society invites you to join us for the half-day workshop: Embracing complexity, presented by Jenny Baechler.

Complex problems, adaptive systems, boundary-spanning initiatives and wicked social problems…all terms that have become more commonly referenced by policy makers, practitioners and administrators. Distilling useful tools and approaches from the jargon can be a challenge for everyone involved! This workshop will discuss several perspectives on “complexity” – how they have been adapted into the study and practice of management and what challenges or opportunities for innovation they present for the design and implementation of robust evaluation practices. The focus of the workshop will be exploring a suite of tangible tools, skills and approaches available to participants and how they might be leveraged by evaluation professionals looking to navigate the landscape of complex problems.


Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm , registration starts at 12:30 pm.


Location: Best Western, Chocolate Lake, 20 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Halifax



CES Member: $45
Non Member: $65
Student:             $25 with valid student ID


Please register online at


Jenny Baechler is the Associate Director of the Corporate Residency MBA program and a Lecturer for the Rowe School of Business at Dalhousie University. Her research and teaching integrate the fields of public administration, peace/conflict studies, international development studies and management frameworks in complexity, creativity and design thinking to explore opportunities for and barriers to cross-boundary collaboration in complex environments. She is looking forward to exploring some of these themes through the lens of the work.

Professional Development Opportunity:  Putting Evaluation Theory into Practice: Strengthening Evaluation Culture, Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Government Evaluators’ Network, invite you to the participatory day-long symposium: Putting Evaluation Theory into Practice: Strengthening Evaluation Culture, Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities.

Please join us for:

  • Panel presentations and discussions on: Evidence informed decision making in Nova Scotia, with Krista Connell, CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Graham Steele, former Minister of Finance and Susanna Fuller of the Ivany Commission;  as well as an organizations’ first-hand experiences building evaluation culture
  • Networking
  • Poster presentations
  • Café- style discussions

Date: May 29th 2014

 Time: 9:00am- 4:15pm Registration starts at 8:30am

 Location: World Trade & Convention Centre-1800 Argyle St., Halifax, NS

 Cost: CES Member: FREE

              Non Member: $50

              Student: $25 with valid student ID

*CES-NS members are still required to register for catering purposes.

Lunch will be provided.

Interested in contributing a poster or distributing information about your consulting practice? Contact Rob Chatwin @ 1-902-424-7753 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Please note the CES-NS Annual General Meeting will immediately follow this symposium.

Please register by May 23rd 2014 by completing the attached registration form. Completed forms can be submitted to: [email protected] or by fax to: 902-424-7753.