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    When Ethics Goes Viral: COVID-19 Challenges for Organizations – FREE Webinar

    The coronavirus crisis is putting businesses and other organizations in many very tough spots. This webinar is an opportunity for participants to brainstorm together: what are the ethical issues that Canadian organizations face? What answers are being implemented? What ethical advice are you giving? The session will be facilitated by Chris MacDonald, business ethics professor at Ryerson University, and Robert Czerny, EPAC past-president. Prepare to share ethics questions and responses pertaining to your (or an) organization’s internal and external dealings, and its community and global responsibilities. The webinar takes place on Thursday, April 9 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. It is free for everyone, both members of EPAC and non-members.…

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    POSTPONED WORKSHOP – Using Contribution Analysis in Evaluation Practice

    Contribution Analysis is an approach to evaluation, built on theory of change, which demonstrates the desired impact of an intervention. Contribution analysis is especially relevant in settings where there are multiple interventions contributing to a social problem. This applies to most publicly funded programs. This session will discuss the theory of contribution analysis, briefly review the literature, provide a quick review of theory of change, and discuss the steps for using contribution analysis. Exercises involving participants will be included. Representatives from provincial and federal government, as well as the non-profit and education sectors will summarize their experience with the use of contribution analysis giving insights into the benefits and challenges…

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    CES NS AGM

    The Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter Annual General Meeting will be held on: Monday, September 16th Noon – 1:30 pm All CES NS members in good standing are invited to attend. This meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom platform Please register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/1de2ef4e9119eb34d746f627e8486654 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This meeting will be held virtually to increase access for those living across the province, as well as reduce the environmental foot print of the meeting. Thank you again to those of you who participated in the vote that allowed us to postpone the AGM until…

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    Reflections from the CES 2017 Conference

    Jenn Dixon, the successful applicant for CES Nova Scotia Chapter funding to help attend the conference, was asked to reflect on her conference experience. Here is what she shared with us.   With the support of the CES-NS Branch I was provided a wonderful opportunity to attend the 2017 CES Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC from May 1-4th. Ongoing professional development, and feeling connected to the field of evaluation are so important, and I am grateful to CES-NS to help continue my growth and journey. The theme of this year’s conference was “Facing Forward: Innovation, Action and Reflection”. For myself, the theme was perfect timing as I am in the…

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    Claremont Evaluation Center, Silent Auction

    From one of our board members: It’s no secret that the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual conference is a smorgasbord of professional development on salient themes, fabulous networking, and memorable social events (http://c2017.evaluationcanada.ca/program/). But have you heard about the fantastic silent auction donations and prizes? This year, I am thrilled to have won any two days of training at The Evaluators’ Institute of Claremont Evaluation Center in Washing, DC this July, worth over $1200! Check out the program here, and you will understand why I HAD to bid on this prize, and why I will definitely sign up for additional days at TEI! https://tei.cgu.edu/events/july-2017-program/ Andrealisa Belzer, CE