Announcing an International Call for Evaluation Stories

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Evaluations that Make a Difference: Stories from around the world is a recipient of an EvalPartners Innovation Challenge Award. The project’s purpose is to demonstrate to evaluation users (e.g. governments and international organizations, NGOs and advocates) how evaluation can truly be a force for positive change. It will also help evaluators gain insight into evaluation approaches that can influence use and impact.

 Have you participated in an evaluation that influenced people’s lives and / or led to social betterment? Send in a Story Submission Form by April 15, 2014 for a chance to have your evaluation profiled in an international collection of stories about evaluations that make a difference.  The Story Submission Form is available in English, français and español.

 In May 2014, one to three stories will be selected from each of five regions: Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and Australasia. During the Story Development Phase (June – October 2014) the winning stories will be further developed, using engaging story development techniques. The final stories will be shared through an online platform during EvalYear 2015.

 For more information, visit the Project website – www.evaluationstories.wordpress.com or download the Call for Stories background document.

Professional Development Opportunity: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Alternative Reporting for Evaluators

The Canadian Evaluation Society-Nova Scotia Chapter invites you to attend a two part webinar series presented by Kylie Hutchinson: An Executive Summary is Not Enough: Alternative Reporting for Evaluators

Description 

Traditional evaluation reports often end up on the shelves of many decision-makers collecting dust.  Reporting is an important skill for evaluators who care about seeing their results and recommendations actually implemented.  In this webinar learn how to turn your findings into something more useful and meaningful that calls people to action.

You Will Learn

  • the role of reporting in good evaluation practice
  • 3 principles for effectively communicating your evaluation results
  • at least 3 alternatives to writing a final report.

Kylie Hutchinson is a Credentialed Evaluator, consultant, and trainer specializing in the areas of program planning and evaluation.  She regularly presents this workshop at the AEA and CES annual conferences, AEA Summer Evaluation Institute, and as an AEA eStudy.

Date: January 29th 2014 & February 5th 2014

Time: 2:00-3:30pmAST

Location: Webinar

Cost: Members $60   Non-members $80

Please register by Wednesday, January 22nd at:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=98bymgcab&oeidk=a07e8j62wne2a086324

If you have any questions regarding this webinar please contact us: ces.novascotia@gmail.com

Register today for FSG’s Collective Impact in Health

The Foundation Strategy Group (FSG), has  an upcoming professional development opportunity.

Learn how practitioners across the country are using collective impact to increase health and well-being in their communities. Register now for the Collective Impact in Health webinar which is taking place on Wednesday, December 11, at noon (ET) / 9:00 am (PT).