• 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…

  • Professional Development

    Professional Development Opportunities at C2021; An Insider’s View

    The Canadian Evaluation Society is hosting a webinar about this year’s virtual CES Conference, providing a sneak-peak of the excellent learning opportunities that await attendees. The webinar will be held on March 10, 2021, 12-1 pm (EST) / 1-2 pm (AST). For more info and to register, please visit the CES website:https://evaluationcanada.ca/node/26045 (English)https://evaluationcanada.ca/fr/node/26046 (French) From the CES website: CES members and non-members are welcome to join us on March 10th, 12-1 EST, to hear from our C2021 Leads about the exciting and varied professional development learning opportunities at this year’s virtual C2021.Conference (in May!). Co-Chairs Benoit Gauthier (il/lui) and Jennifer Birch-Jones (she/her) will be joined by some C2021 Co-leads to…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Reminder – Feb 24: CES Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Milestones and Interconnectivity & CESNS Bylaw Presentation and Vote (Two-Part Session)

    CES Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Milestones and Interconnectivity Since the spring of 2020, The Maritime Chapters of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) have collaboratively hosted free online professional development aligned with topics that our local Chapter members had prioritized on a 2019 survey. A common thread among these sessions has been to strengthen the use of evaluation as a tool to improve social and environmental wellbeing.  On February 24, 12 – 1 pm (AST), Andrealisa Belzer will offer an overview of CES commitments and milestones in three areas of crosscutting relevance to Canadian evaluators: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Truth and Reconciliation; and Sustainability. Drawing on a…

  • Professional Development

    Feb 17: Pulling Back the Curtain on an Organization’s Culture of Learning and Evaluation with Andrea Redmond

    The CES Nova Scotia Chapter is excited to host Andrea Redmond on Feb 17, 12 – 1 pm (AST) for “Pulling Back the Curtain on an Organization’s Culture of Learning and Evaluation”. What constitutes a culture of evaluation? As part of my Masters of Adult Education program and research requirement, I delved into this question starting in 2017. The research project resulted in an appreciative-inquiry case study of an organization’s practices as measured through John Mayne’s proposed framework for a culture of evaluation. The research findings, while congruent with Mayne’s framework, revealed some interesting elements that have not been fully examined in the evaluation literature for their important role. Using an…

  • Networking,  Professional Development

    Feb 24: CES Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Milestones and Interconnectivity & CESNS Bylaw Presentation and Vote (Two-Part Session)

    CES Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation, Social Equity and Environmental Sustainability: Milestones and Interconnectivity Since the spring of 2020, The Maritime Chapters of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) have collaboratively hosted free online professional development aligned with topics that our local Chapter members had prioritized on a 2019 survey. A common thread among these sessions has been to strengthen the use of evaluation as a tool to improve social and environmental wellbeing.  On February 24, 12 – 1 pm (AST), Andrealisa Belzer will offer an overview of CES commitments and milestones in three areas of crosscutting relevance to Canadian evaluators: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Truth and Reconciliation; and Sustainability. Drawing on a…