• Networking,  Professional Development

    CES-NS Journal Club (Apr 27) – The Role of Evaluative Thinking in the Teaching of Evaluation

    CES Nova Scotia Monthly Online Journal ClubApril 27, 2022, 12:05 – 12:55 p.m Atlantic Time Registration:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqcuyrrzooH9fXyzn__KDCvjqFXE-a3Piq CES-Nova Scotia is pleased to collaborate with other Atlantic CES Chapters to host an online Journal Club for CES members and guests, on the fourth Wednesday of every month. This month, we will examine a practice note from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, entitled: The Role of Evaluative Thinking in the Teaching of Evaluation. Article abstract: In this practice note, I share some reflections on the role of evaluative thinking in the teaching of evaluation. I teach an introductory graduate-level evaluation course to Master’s and Doctoral students and also provide ECB workshops to various…

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    CES-NS Journal Club (Mar 23) – Scope Creep and Purposeful Pivots in Developmental Evaluation

    CES Nova Scotia Monthly Online Journal ClubMarch 23, 2022, 12:05 – 12:55 p.m Atlantic Time Registration:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqfuipqjoqGtejijN5z6P-_5iV7CQDo92g CES-Nova Scotia is pleased to collaborate with other Atlantic CES Chapters to host an online Journal Club for CES members and guests, on the fourth Wednesday of every month. On March 23, we will examine a practice note from the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, entitled: Scope Creep and Purposeful Pivots in Developmental Evaluation.  Article abstract: This practice note illustrates a situation where, as program evaluators, we crept beyond the provisional boundaries set by our Developmental Evaluation (DE) goals to facilitate learning. Our DE was initially focused on one program which was being designed for online…

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    CES 2022 Conference – Early Bird Registration Now Open!

    Early bird registration is now open for the 2022 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference! For further info, please see the below from the 2022 Conference Planning Committee. Good Morning Everyone, I hope that you are enjoying your week. As of March 7, the Co-Chairs and all of the great volunteers for C2022 are very happy to announce that early-bird registration is now available here: https://c2022.evaluationcanada.ca/. We have uploaded a summary of all of the available presentations, workshops, and thematic breakfast sessions, venue and travel information, program-at-a-glance, and registration fees. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan Catte (C2022 Co-Chair) at [email protected] Enjoy your day 🙂

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    CES-NS Journal Club (Feb 23) – Creating Effectiveness Principles for Principles-Focused Developmental Evaluations in Health-Care Initiatives: Lessons Learned from Three Cases in British Colombia

    CES Nova Scotia Monthly Online Journal ClubFebruary 23, 2022, 12:05 – 12:55 p.m Atlantic Time Registration:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEscu-vpjopEt2XmNA_aME87u0zcjFea3H1 CES-Nova Scotia is pleased to collaborate with other Atlantic CES Chapters to host an online Journal Club for CES members and guests, on the fourth Wednesday of every month. On February 23, we will examine an article from the Spring 2021 edition of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, entitled: Creating Effectiveness Principles for Principles-Focused Developmental Evaluations in Health-Care Initiatives: Lessons Learned from Three Cases in British Colombia. Article abstract: Principles-focused developmental evaluation is an emergent method of evaluation that is increasingly achieving relevance in initiatives seeking to transform health-care delivery within complex-adaptive systems. Creating…

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    Reminder: CES-NS Journal Club (Jan 26) – Evaluation in Transition: The Promise and Challenge of South-South Development Cooperation

    Sharing a quick reminder that the CES-NS Journal Club is returning on January 26th, 12:05 – 12:55 p.m Atlantic Time! This month, we will examine a new article in the latest edition of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, entitled “Evaluation in Transition: The Promise and Challenge of South-South Development Cooperation,” by Zenda Ofir.  We welcome you to read the article in advance and reflect on implications for Canadian Evaluators working in International Development, as well as for Nation to Nation relationship in evaluation, as called for by CES commitments to advancing Truth and Reconciliation.  Dr. Ofir has graciously invited us to collect questions from Journal Club participants for future follow up. Hosted by Peter…