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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

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    NEW Membership Discount for employees of First Nations and other not-for-profit organisations! Spread the word!

    Do you have friends and colleagues who need affordable access to professional development in evaluation?     In January, CES announced new membership discount for  employees of not-for-profit organizations.  https://evaluationcanada.ca/news/7432   This is one way that CES is working to increase diversity and inclusion in our professional community, in alignment with our commitment to incorporating reconciliation into our values, principles and practices.  https://evaluationcanada.ca/news/6348   The discounted membership fee of $100 is now available to anyone who identifies as an employee of a First Nation or other community-based not-for-profit organization.  This fee will quickly be offset by membership benefits such as deep discounts on all training offered by CES-Nova Scotia.   For example,…

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    Article in today’s Chronicle Herald

    CES-NS Board member Craig Moore is featured in an article in today’s Chronicle Herald. He is sharing his thoughts on addressing recommendations of the One Nova Scotia report. Spoiler alert: Evaluation and community minded thinking are key! Check out the full article here: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1447888-nowns-returning-to-nova-scotia-on-a-mission