• Networking,  Professional Development

    Eval4Action North American Consultation – Registration Open

    The Eval4Action North American Regional Consultation will be held on April 20, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 pm (EDT) / 1:00-2:30 (ADT) via Zoom (see flyer below). Eval4Action is a global campaign that calls upon all actors, everywhere to accelerate the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, by advocating for stronger evaluation capacities and evidence-based policies. The North American Consultation will be an opportunity for evaluation practitioners, users, and other stakeholders to shape regional priorities and promote influential evaluation, particularly to help address the SDGs. The consultation will include brief remarks by invited speakers, followed by facilitated group discussions. More info on regional consultations can be found here. To register, please visit: https://t.co/io90rjrjm0?amp=1. There is no registration fee for…

  • Professional Development

    Earth Partnership & WCER webinar: Good Relatives? Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Tribal Nation Implications for Addressing the Federal Evidence-Based Policy Making Act of 2018 in Indian Country

    Please see the below flyer for a learning opportunity on the nature of ‘evidence’ and Indigenous data sovereignty being held on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m (Central). This webinar is being hosted by Earth Partnership and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, presented by Dr. Nicole Bowman-Farrell. Register here.

  • Professional Development

    Seeking Nominations for Recipients of Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) 2021 Virtual Conference Registration Fee Awards

    The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES-NS) is seeking nominations for an award of registration fees to support attendance at the CES 2021 national conference. The conference takes place virtually May 9-13, 2021. More information is available at https://c2021.evaluationcanada.ca/. We welcome nominations of any current resident of Nova Scotia who has made or has the potential to make an important contribution to the evaluation community in our province. Individuals can be emerging practitioners or those more experienced with evaluation. We are particularly interested in nominations of individuals who contribute to the vision of CES-NS, including engagement for social equity and environmental sustainability, strengthened professionalization of evaluation, and mutually…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Mar 24: “Building Evaluation Capacity of an Organization in Times of Turbulence?” with Bob Lahey

    Update (March 28, 2021): A recording of the event is now available: https://youtu.be/xPmgT2nKY4E The PowerPoint slides for the presentation are also available below: The Nova Scotia Chapter of CES invites you to a Professional Development Session “Building Evaluation Capacity of an Organization in Times of Turbulence?” This Session will be led by Robert (Bob) Lahey on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Noon – 1 PM ADT via Zoom. Evidence-based (or, results-based) decision-making’ is a common catch phrase of senior officials in all sectors. Implicit in such a claim is an ability of organizations to measure and analyze the relevant ‘evidence’ and understand how expected ‘results’ are achieved (or, why they are…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    The next CES-NS Journal Club will be on Mar 15!

    The CES-NS Professional Development Committee will be hosting a Journal Club for Atlantic CES members led by Rob Chatwin, CE on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 PM AST via Zoom. The discussion will be hosted by Rob Chatwin, CE, and it will focus on two articles by Robert Lahey:– “Why Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Is Critical to Understanding and Addressing Issues of Poverty and Inequality”– “Neutral Assessment of the National Research Council Canada Evaluation Function”. These articles provide two examples of the application of evaluation within organizations (one large and one very large). This discussion will provide a great background for a presentation by Bob Lahey scheduled later…