• Networking,  Professional Development

    Registration is open for the 5th EvalYouth Virtual Conference (Nov 21)

    From the EvalYouth website: With the theme of “Evaluation for Transformation and Social Change,” the 5th EvalYouth Conference is a 1-day virtual conference that seeks to build the evaluation capabilities of individuals focusing especially on Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs) but open for all members of the evaluation community and other interested professionals. The conference will be held on the 21st of November 2020, from 12:00 to 16:00 (GMT). Speakers and presenters are distinguished leaders, scholars, and practitioners from the evaluation community. To register for the conference (at no cost), visit:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScetjZ397ewlEv9vQJe9f91pbi3hbU9kpNGJCWutZHL5afZoA/viewform. More info in the conference poster below and in EvalYouth’s recent announcement.

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    Launch of the CES-NS Journal Club (Nov 18)!

    The Professional Development Committee of the Nova Scotia Chapter of CES is holding a discussion of a journal article: “Building evaluative culture in community services: Caring for evidence”, by John Mayne In Evaluation and Program Planning 2017.  The discussion will be hosted by Rob Chatwin, CE. This session will be held via zoom on Wednesday, November 18, 12:00-1:00pm (AST). This is the first session of this format, so it is limited to CES members.  Please register for this session on the link below, and the article, with discussion questions, and joining instructions will be sent to you.https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqcOmgqz8iEtDdptLxnc0XfZxiIfqXDu1S We look forward to seeing many of  you at this informative session. 

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    Launch of the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit Capacity Development Series: Keeping up with Knowledge Translation

    The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) is launching a new capacity development pilot series titled, Keeping up with Knowledge Translation!  Each session of the series will touch on both the science and practice of KT and will highlight researchers and organizations in the Maritimes. The webinar series will be of interest to key stakeholders across the health care community including health care professionals, patients/caregivers, trainees, policy-makers, and researchers. This pilot series will take place every second month, with the first session being on Thursday, November 19th! Details and registration link follow and are also included in the promo poster below. Session 1: The Science and Practice of Knowledge Exchange Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020Time: 12:00 pm…

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    CRN Virtual Study Group: Decolonizing Evaluation: An in-depth look into equitable evaluation work with First Nations communities (Oct 27/28)

    The Cultural Research Network (CRN) will be hosting a virtual study group on October 27th and 28th. The topic will be “Decolonizing Evaluation: An in-depth look into equitable evaluation work with First Nations communities”. Description from the CRN website: What has been written on First Nations methods of evaluation? What are the case studies or projects where decolonization of evaluation has been developed and tried? Is decolonization of evaluation even possible, given the epistemological foundations upon which our cultural research practices and institutions are built? This VSG will feature three Indigenous evaluators, from different First Nations contexts, to consider practical ways forward along with the ongoing questions that shape this field…

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    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…