• Networking,  Professional Development

    IPDET Evaluation Seminar with Dr. Stefanie Krapp – October 21st

    Update (October 22, 2020): The slides from this event are now available below. The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is a globally recognized and respected player in advanced training in the field of evaluation. They provide executive training for decision makers, managers and practitioners who commission, manage and evaluate policies, programs and projects. Under their evaluation capacity development approach, they provide diversified training and development for audiences from different organizations and sectors who play different roles in the evaluation process. IPDET works with experts who specialize in different approaches to evaluation, such as Blue Marble, participatory, gender responsive and culturally responsive evaluation.  Dr. Stefanie Krapp is Head of…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Cynefin21 celebrates the Cynefin Framework, includes free events throughout October

    The Cynefin Framework turns 21 this year, and celebration includes a number of free events based on the framework this month. For more details, check out https://www.cognitive-edge.com/cynefin21/. Not familiar with the Cynefin Framework? The framework has been used in evaluation circles to tackle the complexity inherent in initiatives and populations that evaluators often work with. More from Cognitive Edge: “The Cynefin® framework was developed to help leaders understand their challenges and to make decisions in context. By distinguishing different domains (the subsystems in which we operate), it recognises that our actions need to match the reality we find ourselves in through a process of sense-making. This helps leaders cultivate an…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Measuring Collaboration Presentation and Engagement with CES (free event!)

    An Opportunity to: -> Meet the President of the Canadian Evaluation Society -> Engage with provincial CES folks -> Enjoy a presentation on measuring collaboration The Presentation Organizations are increasingly pressured to achieve results in complex environments. The collaboration frequently required to carry out projects and programs is often missing from theories of change. Evaluation can play a key role in articulating how and in what contexts improved relationships and collaboration lead to improved outcomes. A deeper understanding of collaboration can help to guide the design of interventions and strengthen long-term improvements to programs and organizational functioning. This presentation offers a series of concepts and tools related to measuring collaboration.…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    REMINDER: Upcoming FREE Lecture by Dr Stephen Brookfield

    MSVU President’s Visiting Lecture Series to host Dr. Stephen Brookfield Mount Saint Vincent University and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute are pleased to host Dr. Stephen Brookfield, award winning expert on adult education and teaching race, for the 2019 edition of the President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning. In his talk “Overcoming white supremacy through teaching with narrative disclosure”, Dr. Brookfield, will explore ways of teaching about race. In his recent book Teaching Race: How to help students unmask and challenge racism, he notes the following (points which will also underpin his talk at MSVU): We live in a time of rampant racism. If unchallenged, racism will continue…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Upcoming lecture by Dr. Stephen Brookfield

    MSVU President’s Visiting Lecture Series to host Dr. Stephen Brookfield Mount Saint Vincent University and the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute are pleased to host Dr. Stephen Brookfield, award winning expert on adult education and teaching race, for the 2019 edition of the President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning. In his talk “Overcoming white supremacy through teaching with narrative disclosure”, Dr. Brookfield, will explore ways of teaching about race. In his recent book Teaching Race: How to help students unmask and challenge racism, he notes the following (points which will also underpin his talk at MSVU): We live in a time of rampant racism. If unchallenged, racism will continue…