Professional Development Opportunity: Building Evaluation Culture & Capacity

The Canadian Evaluation Society-Nova Scotia Chapter invites you to attend a workshop facilitated by  Dr. Nancy Carter & Dr. Kaireen Chaytor:  Building Evaluation Culture & Capacity


This workshop, informed by current literature (e.g. Mayne, Kim, Boyle and Lemaire), will focus on building internal evaluation capacity leading to a strengthened culture of evaluation. This interactive workshop will present instruments that help to diagnose your workplace including a model to assess and compare your current organizational capacity and culture. Issues such as where the evaluation function is located, how evaluation is linked with strategic planning and budgeting, how evaluation is used in decision-making and how demand for evaluation is created will be part of the diagnosis of evaluation culture.

 Participants will leave with:

  • an understanding of evaluation culture and capacity and its relationship to organizational learning
  • the ability to diagnose evaluation culture and capacity in their own organization
  • practical tools and examples of how to build and strengthen an evaluation culture in their organization

 Date: March 27th 2014

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Registration begins at 8:30am

Location: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Seminar Room

Cost: CES Member: $50

            Non Member: $100

           Student: $25

Please register by Monday, March 24, 2014 by completing the attached registration form or downloading one from our website.

Completed forms can be submitted to: [email protected] or faxed to 902-424-7753

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 – 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


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).