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Lunch and Learn – The Journey to a CE Application: the REAL Evaluation Fellowship

The Journey to a CE Application: the REAL Evaluation Fellowship

Wednesday, August 23rd

12:00-1:00 (Atlantic)

Join us to learn about the journey of the REAL Evaluation Fellowship Programs’ experience in supporting an applicant for the CES Professional Designation Program (PDP). This program requires participants to complete a detailed application highlighting their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience with evaluation.

The REAL Evaluation Fellowship Program was developed by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) to build evaluation capacity in Nova Scotia. A developmental evaluation approach was used to develop tools and processes to support, guide and assess readiness for the CE application. This session will provide practical tools and tips that others can use to support their development as evaluators.

This presentation will be led by Robert Chatwin, CE and Dorian Watts (REAL Evaluation Fellow at NSHRF).

Please register for the webinar here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/ab4868f4766824a57510d14dfea9e911

If you would like to attend this event in person at the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Office, please register by emailing: Steven.Cook@novascotia.ca

This Week! Lunch and Learn on Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
By Rob Assels

The Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter is pleased to offer a free lunch and learn session on Social Impact Bonds. This session will be offered simultaneously in person and through webinar.

About the session:

A Social Impact Bond (SIB) is an investment vehicle that involves three parties: social service providers, investors and government. Typically the social service provider raises funds from private investors, who receive a return on their investment, paid for by government, if agreed upon outcomes are achieved.  Governments around the world are interested in SIBs as a means of supporting cost-saving preventative programs. SIBs also reduce the risk to government of spending tax payers’ money on programs that do not have the desired impact.

Currently, there are very few SIBs in world, and only four in Canada.  None of them have been around for long enough to measure their long-term impact.  Rob Assels is currently conducting a seven-year evaluation of two SIBs in Ontario and will speak about the challenges for service providers, government departments and evaluators who are interested in the opportunities that SIBs present.

To register:

You are invited to attend this free event in person or online!

To attend the event in person, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lunch-and-learn-social-impact-bonds-tickets-35455136267

To attend the event via webinar, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/9b0ddb6c32d3953c7c24e00bf0acd2b8

If you have any questions please contact Dorian Watts – Professional Development Chair at pd@cesns.ca

ISSUES IN PUBLIC SECTOR EVALUATION THE IMPORTANT DEBATES

You are invited to attend

Issues in Public Sector Evaluation
The Important Debates

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Room 3087 – 3089, Kenneth Rowe Building
6100 University Avenue, Halifax, NS

Presented by students in the Master of Public Administration (Management) Program, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University who participated in an on-line course in program evaluation come together at Dalhousie for their intensive. They will share a summary of their papers which looked into an evaluation issue or evaluation debate. The presentations are organized into four panels with three papers in each, giving you an opportunity to engage in the debate.

The presentations will be followed by a reception hosted by the Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter.

In the past this session has been deemed a wonderful venue for sparking discussion on evaluation issues and concerns. We encourage you to hear and support the students in their study of evaluation.

Although this is presented at no cost, we do ask that you register so we can prepare for the reception.

RSVP to cfamersvp@dal.ca or call 494-6328

We look forward to seeing you on August 16th!

Lunch and Learn Session – Social Impact Bonds

Social Impact Bonds
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
By Rob Assels

The Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter is pleased to offer a free lunch and learn session on Social Impact Bonds. This session will be offered simultaneously in person and through webinar.

About the session:

A Social Impact Bond (SIB) is an investment vehicle that involves three parties: social service providers, investors and government. Typically the social service provider raises funds from private investors, who receive a return on their investment, paid for by government, if agreed upon outcomes are achieved.  Governments around the world are interested in SIBs as a means of supporting cost-saving preventative programs. SIBs also reduce the risk to government of spending tax payers’ money on programs that do not have the desired impact.

Currently, there are very few SIBs in world, and only four in Canada.  None of them have been around for long enough to measure their long-term impact.  Rob Assels is currently conducting a seven-year evaluation of two SIBs in Ontario and will speak about the challenges for service providers, government departments and evaluators who are interested in the opportunities that SIBs present.

To register:

You are invited to attend this free event in person or online!

To attend the event in person, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lunch-and-learn-social-impact-bonds-tickets-35455136267

To attend the event via webinar, please register here:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/9b0ddb6c32d3953c7c24e00bf0acd2b8

If you have any questions please contact Dorian Watts – Professional Development Chair at pd@cesns.ca

Ethics Practitioners Association of Canada webinar

EPAC Webinar on “The Ombudsman” on Friday, June 23, 2017

How does an ombudsman office compare with other functions that help an organization to be true to its values and ethics? Our webinar will be led by two EPAC members of great distinction.

Gregory J. Levine, Ph.D. (cultural geography from Queen’s University) and LL.B. (member of the Law Societies of British Columbia and Upper Canada) will lead off. He has been a barrister and solicitor, legal researcher and professor. He has taught courses in governmental ethics law, geographical perspectives in law and society, and equity and ethics at numerous universities. Two of his publications are books on the legal foundations of government ethics and on ombudsman legislation in Canada. Formerly he served as General Counsel in the Office of the Ombudsman of British Columbia.

Louis Haeck will add his perspectives. He has degrees in law and theology and an MBA. His 32 years in the Canadian Forces included teaching at Royal Military College. Formerly the ombudsman for Katimavik, he now serves as Ombudsman, Compliance Officer and senior ethics advisor for VIA Rail.

Please use this link – June Webinar – to register for the webinar. It is free to EPAC members, $40 to others ($15 to students).

The EPAC Annual General Meeting will take place right after the webinar; members who wish to attend the AGM electronically can do so by staying connected to the webinar site.

Robert Czerny, President, EPAC

Visit the EPAC web site for archived resources and updates