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    Evaluation Facilitation principles meet Blue Marble Evaluation principles: Professional Development to be World Savvy in a Virtual World (free webinar)

    Blue Marble Evaluation regularly holds free webinars related to its focus on “training the next generation of evaluators to Think Globally, Act Globally and Evaluate Globally.” (https://bluemarbleeval.org/) Blue Marble Evaluation’s next webinar will be held on September 22nd, 2020 @ 2:00pm (UTC) / 11:00am (ADT) and is titled, “Evaluation Facilitation principles meet Blue Marble Evaluation principles: Professional Development to be World Savvy in a Virtual World”. You can learn about the webinar and register at: https://bluemarbleeval.org/latest/evaluation-facilitation-principles-meet-blue-marble-evaluation-principles-professional From the website: Learn how two professional development and capability-building trainers, Glenn Page and Michael Quinn Patton, are adapting to the online environment. Two principles-focused evaluation approaches interconnect as Glenn will focus on how to apply the principles…

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    Apply for funding for evaluation training with the CESEF Educational Assistance Award (applications due September 15)

    Looking to attend a new workshop or gain additional training to improve your evaluation skill set? Apply for the Educational Assistance Award with CESEF to win upwards of $500. For more information visit: http://cesef.memberlodge.org/educational-assistance-awards.  Deadline to apply is September 15th! Email your request for an application form to [email protected] For original post, see https://evaluationcanada.ca/news/22481?f=n

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    The Role of Technology in Evaluation – New State of the Field Research Available

    MERL Tech recently published a series of papers on the state of the field of technology in evaluation and other related disciplines. This is an excellent resource for those interested in technologies like big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and biometrics – and their role in evaluation. MERL Tech’s State of the Field series can be accessed on their website: http://merltech.org/new-research-the-state-of-the-field-of-merl-tech-2014-2019. MERL Tech is a platform and space for discussion, learning, and sharing experiences and challenges with the use of technologies for Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) in the social impact, humanitarian, and international development fields. (from MERL Tech’s website)

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    New issues of the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation & New Directions for Evaluation released!

    The Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation (JMDE) recently released a new issue, covering topics such as evaluation theory, interdisciplinarity, complexity, and evaluating surveillance activities for neurological conditions. It can be accessed here. JMDE is a completely open-access journal and all content is freely available to read. New Directions for Evaluation also released a special issue recently, Examining Issues Facing Communities of Color Today: The Role of Evaluation to Incite Change. This is certainly a timely issue and it’s also relevant to the Canadian Evaluation Society’s guiding principle of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness. This journal is not open-access, but if you’re also a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), you have access through AEA’s…

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    Tomorrow: Roundtable Evaluating the SDGs – What will be the impact of Covid-19?

    On June 3 at 9AM Atlantic Time, Andrealisa Belzer will be on a panel for gLOCAL Evaluation Week to share potential impacts of Covid-19 on evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals. This is a free multi-day event. To participate, register https://www.glocalevalweek.org/user/register for the event and click this link shortly before the event begins on June 3  glocal.ceval.de to join the presentation directly. It will be held on Skype with questions being through a chat box.  Details for this and other sessions can be found at https://www.glocalevalweek.org/event-detail/789.  POSTER-Evaluation Day