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    DONATION REQUESTS: CONTRIBUTE TO THE 2024 CESEF SILENT AUCTION

    The Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) is happy to announce that it will host a Silent Auction during the upcoming CES 2024 National Conference in Fredericton. This is one of CESEF’s key fundraisers and the Executive of CESEF needs your support to make it a successful and fun highlight of the Conference!  This is an opportunity to support the Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund’s professional development opportunities.  To learn more about our programs visit: http://cesef.memberlodge.org/Welcome At this point, we need your donations, and eventually, your bids at the Conference!’ CESEF is an independent, not-for-profit organization that works to develop the evaluation profession across Canada. CESEF provides scholarships, awards, and educational…

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    REMINDER – Study/Discussion Group > Foundations for Creating Cultures of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Evaluation

    First meeting > Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, 2:30-4:00 Atlantic time   CES-NS is pleased to offer a study/discussion group in 2023-24 to provide Atlantic Canadian evaluators with supported learning to understand and use evaluation as a tool for decolonization, equity, and sustainability. Who: CES members from Atlantic Canada. When: 2:30-4:00 pm Atlantic, third Thursday of every month, October 2023 to June 2024 (first session is Thursday, October 19). Where: Zoom (you will receive a meeting invite after you register). What: Each meeting will cover one of the modules from the CES self-study course Foundations for Creating Cultures of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Evaluation. Participants will review the module in…

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    CES-NS Journal Club: Evaluation Literacy (Feb 28 @ 12:05pm AST)

    Join us for the second Journal Club meeting of 2023. In this session, we will discuss: Evaluation Literacy: Perspectives of Internal Evaluators in Non-Government Organizations Please see the below poster for more info. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/3yty9vkf Please read the article in advance, and join us to discuss the ideas and how they connect to our context as evaluators!

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    Looking for a lower-carbon way to enjoy travelling? Consider the train!

    Did you know that in Canadian Evaluation Society members, and our travel companions, are eligible for a 5% corporate discount on the lowest available VIA Rail fair? Using this discount for business or leisure travel can be a great lower-carbon travel choice, and will help CES register a volume of sale so we can upgrade to a higher discount category in future years! The VIA Rail comparison tool compares carbon emissions and “productive time” of flight, train, and driving between destinations.  On a recent holiday to Quebec City, I chose to travel both ways in a sleeper car on The Ocean route, which has resumed three runs per week.  I…

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    What is ethical evaluation practice? (Phase 2 of consultation)

    Last November, we posted an invitation to share your ethical moments, dilemmas, and tensions in evaluation to inform how CES will refine its ethical guidelines for practice. AND Implementation is continuing to Phase 2 of this process by inviting folks to complete a survey. Please see below for more info (English and French). What is ethical evaluation practice? CES is revamping its stance on (and member support for) ethical practice in evaluation. To help make sure this work is member-centred, please consider being part of our external consultation (Phase 2) by taking an online survey. This survey will ask you about your evaluation practice as well as to share your…