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


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:

If you have any questions regarding this webinar please contact us: [email protected]

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).

Lunch & Learn: Fostering Quality, Capacity and Evaluation Use Through Stakeholder Engagement

  •  Do you want to improve the quality and use of your evaluations?
  • Do you sometimes struggle with how and how much to engage stakeholders?
  •  Are you interested in learning about the lessons learned and best practices of one federal department evaluation unit as it strives to enhance stakeholder engagement?

If so, please join us for:  Fostering quality, capacity and evaluation use through stakeholder engagement. Colleen will provide an overview of the rationale for enhancing engagement and discuss the practices that the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) has implemented to foster stakeholder engagement in its evaluation studies with the end goal of increasing quality and use, and organizational evaluation capacity. The presentation will highlight the resource implications of engagement and explore the ways in which ACOA’s Evaluation Unit attempts to maintain neutrality. The presentation will outline preliminary results, success factors, lessons learned and best practices gathered through the reflections of evaluators, evaluation stakeholders and senior managers.

Colleen Goggin is a senior evaluator at ACOA, working from the Halifax office. She previously worked as an evaluator with the Public Health Agency of Canada (Atlantic Region). Colleen holds a Masters of Health Science (Community Nutrition) from the University of Toronto and is a Credentialed Evaluator. She presented on this topic at the 2013 CES Conference held in Toronto.

Date: Thurs November 28th, 2013

Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Webinar

Cost: CES Member/ Students: FREE!! Non Member: $25.00

Please register by  November 26th, 2013 by going to the following link:

For any inquiries about this event please contact: [email protected]