• Networking,  Professional Development

    CES-NS Journal Club (Apr 19) – “Ensuring Quality for Evaluation: Lessons from Auditors”

    The CES-NS Professional Development Committee will be hosting a Journal Club for Atlantic CES members on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 PM ADT via Zoom. The discussion will be hosted by Rob Chatwin, CE, and it will focus on an article by John Mayne: “Ensuring Quality for Evaluation: Lessons from Auditors”. This article will be discussed to help identify and develop questions to pose to our guest, the Assistant Auditor General of Nova Scotia, Andrew Atherton on our professional development session later this month (April 28th). Register in advance for journal club:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwodO-sqDwsGdLs-ncV7OOIWKVa7Iefutzk Journal Club remains open to CES members in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.

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    Eval4Action North American Consultation – Registration Open

    The Eval4Action North American Regional Consultation will be held on April 20, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 pm (EDT) / 1:00-2:30 (ADT) via Zoom (see flyer below). Eval4Action is a global campaign that calls upon all actors, everywhere to accelerate the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, by advocating for stronger evaluation capacities and evidence-based policies. The North American Consultation will be an opportunity for evaluation practitioners, users, and other stakeholders to shape regional priorities and promote influential evaluation, particularly to help address the SDGs. The consultation will include brief remarks by invited speakers, followed by facilitated group discussions. More info on regional consultations can be found here. To register, please visit: https://t.co/io90rjrjm0?amp=1. There is no registration fee for…

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    Mar 24: “Building Evaluation Capacity of an Organization in Times of Turbulence?” with Bob Lahey

    Update (March 28, 2021): A recording of the event is now available: https://youtu.be/xPmgT2nKY4E The PowerPoint slides for the presentation are also available below: The Nova Scotia Chapter of CES invites you to a Professional Development Session “Building Evaluation Capacity of an Organization in Times of Turbulence?” This Session will be led by Robert (Bob) Lahey on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Noon – 1 PM ADT via Zoom. Evidence-based (or, results-based) decision-making’ is a common catch phrase of senior officials in all sectors. Implicit in such a claim is an ability of organizations to measure and analyze the relevant ‘evidence’ and understand how expected ‘results’ are achieved (or, why they are…

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    The next CES-NS Journal Club will be on Mar 15!

    The CES-NS Professional Development Committee will be hosting a Journal Club for Atlantic CES members led by Rob Chatwin, CE on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 PM AST via Zoom. The discussion will be hosted by Rob Chatwin, CE, and it will focus on two articles by Robert Lahey:– “Why Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Is Critical to Understanding and Addressing Issues of Poverty and Inequality”– “Neutral Assessment of the National Research Council Canada Evaluation Function”. These articles provide two examples of the application of evaluation within organizations (one large and one very large). This discussion will provide a great background for a presentation by Bob Lahey scheduled later…

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    Reminder – Feb 24: CES Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Milestones and Interconnectivity & CESNS Bylaw Presentation and Vote (Two-Part Session)

    CES Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Milestones and Interconnectivity Since the spring of 2020, The Maritime Chapters of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) have collaboratively hosted free online professional development aligned with topics that our local Chapter members had prioritized on a 2019 survey. A common thread among these sessions has been to strengthen the use of evaluation as a tool to improve social and environmental wellbeing.  On February 24, 12 – 1 pm (AST), Andrealisa Belzer will offer an overview of CES commitments and milestones in three areas of crosscutting relevance to Canadian evaluators: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Truth and Reconciliation; and Sustainability. Drawing on a…