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    CES Conference 2017 Theme Blog

    CES British Colombia Yukon (CESBCY) is looking forward to hosting the national CES conference next year. They have created a blog in an effort to crease a lively space for discussion about the theme leading up to the conference- Facing Forward: Innovation, Action and Reflection. Detail about the theme and the blog can be found here: http://c2017.evaluationcanada.ca/ if you are interested in sharing your thoughts. A formal launch of the theme will take place in September and they are hoping to feature reflections, comments and discussion items from across the country in the launch. For your comments to be considered for being featured in the launch, the deadline is September…

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    New Federal Policy on Evaluation

    A new federal Policy on Results, which replaces the Policy on Evaluation, is now available on-line. Importantly for those professionals interested in pursuing or maintaining the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation is a paragraph in the new Directive on Results (4.4.12) that states that “Heads of evaluation designated under subsection 4.3.12 of the policy are responsible for the following: […] ensuring that departmental evaluators have opportunities to develop their competencies and to earn evaluation-related designations or certifications from recognized professional associations and certifying bodies”. As the CES-Nova Scotia Chapter has opportunities available for professional development this new policy should have a positive impact for us. We look forward to providing these opportunities for our…

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    Call for Nominations for the Nova Scotia Chapter Board of Directors

    Deadline: April 27, 2016 Hello CES-NS members, If you’d like to demonstrate your commitment to the value of the Canadian Evaluation Society – Nova Scotia Chapter and help to shape its future, then becoming involved as a member of the Board is for you! The board is seeking nominations for two board position (IT/IM Lead & the Professional Development Lead). You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you are nominating someone, please make sure that they are aware and are in agreement. Nominating candidates for office is a valuable service to CES-NS and your thoughtful participation in this process will be greatly appreciated. Responsibilities and Time Commitment: Only CES…

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    CES 2015 Conference: Have we solved the question of evaluation results?

    At the CES 2015 conference in Montreal (May 25-27), chapter member Andrealisa Belzer has been asked to join a French-language panel, to offer a Nova Scotian perspective on the question, “Avons-nous réglé la question de l ‘utilisation des résultats de l’ évaluation?” (Have we solved the question of  evaluation results?). Panelists will be asked to discuss major evaluation-use advances in the past decade, and to identify of residual challenges to the mobilisation of evaluation results to improve policies and programming (in government, private sector, or academia). What advances and challenges have you experienced, with the “use” component of your evaluation practice? Please post your comments here, or email them to…