• CES-NS AGM,  Membership,  volunteer opportunity

    2013 AGM Agenda and Documentation

    Good morning. With the AGM quickly approaching, the Executive has decided to post the agenda and all supporting documentation to the website. If you wish to print the files for your reference at the AGM, please do.  If you have any questions specific to the AGM, please contact President, Rob Chatwin – [email protected] Canadian Evaluation Society Nova Scotia Chapter Annual General Meeting May 10, 2013 8:30 am to 9:15 am Agenda 1. Call to Order 2. Review and approval of AGM Minutes  – CESNS AGM Minutes May 14 2012 3. Annual Report 2012-13 – CES-NS Annual Report May 2013 AGM 4. Financial Report 2012-13 5. Bylaw Change – CES-NS Bylaw…

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    Update to 2013 AGM

    This is advise you that our AGM will be held on Friday May 10, 2013 at 8:30 am to 9:15 am at the World Trade and Convention Center in Halifax.  The meeting will be held in room 301-302. This will be followed by a professional development event.  Please note that Larry Bremner’s workshop has been cancelled. From Janet Ivory, Past Present of the Chapter. Call for Nominations for the Nova Scotia Chapter Board of Directors Deadline:   April 24, 2013 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…

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    John Mayne Presentation – Demonstrating Impact in Complex Environments

    Overview Are you required to demonstrate impact in your work? Does your work require you to demonstrate returns on investment? Do you work in a complex environment where establishing cause and effect is challenging? If you answered yes to any of these questions please join us for a day-long session with Dr. John Mayne In the morning Dr. Mayne will share his thoughts on theories of change and making causal claims when demonstrating impact. This will be followed by an afternoon workshop on Contribution Analysis: The Theory and the Practice. Small and large group discussions will be part of the morning and afternoon sessions. Date: May 10, 2013 Time: 9:30am-4:15pm…

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    Free Professional Development Opportunity! ETHICAL ISSUES IN EVALUATION

     Cost: FREE Date: Mar.22, 2013 Location: World Trade Convention Centre Summit room 8th floor. Time:  Session 2 – 4pm; networking reception to follow 4 – 5pm. Register:  Send an email to [email protected]  indicating you plan to attend Medical citizenship means every doctor should have a voice and use it; every doctor’s voice matters. This issue has implications for the field of evaluation. Evaluators experience challenges similar to those of doctors with regard to speaking “truth to power” (Michael Quinn-Patton, 2009). The issues central to medical citizenship are relevant to the work of evaluators. Consider the following questions regarding medical citizenship from an evaluation perspective: Have you ever… …felt that speaking your mind on a difficult issue related…

  • Professional Development

    What QUANTITATIVE data can't do

    On Feb. 15th CES-NS hosted a professional development event offering two workshops on the subjects of Logic Models and Qualitative Evaluation. The day was a success and we had some fantastic discussion about both issues. One of our discussions centered around the value and credibility of qualitative data as compared to quantitative data. Today I came across an article from the NY Times about the limits of quantitative data (referred to here as ‘big data’) that stated some of the key points of our discussion well. The article clearly articulates the value of qualitative data for understanding organizations and their programs and for making decisions. It is an interesting read and reminds…