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    Performance Measurement Workshop with Steve Montague

    Performance Measurement Workshop with Steve Montague Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Learning Centre Plus, 17th Fl Harbourview Room, Maritime Centre, 1505 Barrington St., Halifax This interactive approach to learning uses a case-driven approach, drawing on practical examples from the experiences of participants and the facilitator. Topics include: establishing results logic and measurement, performance measurement strategy, performance information profiles, and linkages to results-based management principles as recently defined by the United Nations, World Bank and others. Workshop Objectives Understand the key principles and practices of  Results Based Management Develop results logic (e.g. framing measurement and evaluation, constructing logic models, understanding the theory of change and developing performance indicators); Design,…

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    Reminder – An Economic Evaluation: The Health Beginnings Enhanced Home Visitation Program

    An Economic Evaluation: The Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visitation Program Lunch and Learn Webinar Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:00 PM -1:00 PM Atlantic Nova Scotia’s Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting Program (EHV) was launched in 2002 as an enhancement to public health’s perinatal programs and services. The long-term results are anticipated to deliver improved physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of Nova Scotia children. Two qualitative program evaluations (2009 & 2012) found that families in the program achieved positive outcomes. In 2011, there was an interest within the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness to measure the value and impact of the EHV Program. It was determined that an economic…

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    Program Evaluation Course at Dalhousie University

    Program Evaluation Course Length: 4 Days    Fee: $1250 In partnership with Dalhousie University, this course will provide participants with an understanding of the role of evaluation in program and public sector management and the ability to construct and undertake an evaluation. Participants will leave with an evaluation framework ready to be implemented. In previous courses, the frameworks produced by participants have been used internally by government departments or as the basis of RFPs for external evaluation. This knowledge will enable participants to engage in internal evaluation or provide oversight for external evaluation contracts. The course involves reading and group work outside of the classroom sessions. CONTENT Learn the foundational aspects…

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    Rescheduled – An Economic Evaluation: The Healthy Beginning Enhanced Home Visitation Program

    Lunch and Learn Webinar: An Economic Evaluation: The Healthy Beginning Enhanced Home Visitation Program Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:00 PM -1:00 PM Atlantic Nova Scotia’s Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting Program (EHV) was launched in 2002 as an enhancement to public health’s perinatal programs and services. The long-term results are anticipated to deliver improved physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of Nova Scotia children. Two qualitative program evaluations (2009 & 2012) found that families in the program achieved positive outcomes. In 2011, there was an interest within the Nova Scotia Department of Health & Wellness to measure the value and impact of the EHV Program. It was determined that an economic…

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    Professional Development Opportunity: Drawing on Complexity to do Hands-on Evaluation

    “Complexity” is a rapidly expanding frontier in evaluation. This expansion results from dissatisfaction with the ability of programs to improve the social condition, and with the limitations of our program theories and methodologies to predict or explain program behavior. But what does “complexity” offer to those of us who design evaluations, interpret data, and try to help stakeholders? What can we apply instrumentally? What can we apply metaphorically? Workshop process: ■ Lectures ■ Group exercises ■ 1:1 consultation Topics: ■ Definitions of complexity ■ Explanation and causation ■ Implications for stakeholders ■ Intellectual roots of complexity ■ Common myths about complexity ■ Incremental and phase shift change ■ Program success in terms of…