• Professional Development

    February PD Event

    The Canadian Evaluation Society- Nova Scotia Chapter invites you to attend two half-day workshops on Logic Models and Qualitative Evaluation Design & Analysis. Logic Models By the end of the workshop, participants will understand how logic models are used when developing frameworks for program and policy evaluation. This workshop uses a mix of lecture, discussion and hands-on-exercises. The workshop is designed for those involved in program and policy development, planning and evaluation who have a basic understanding of logic models or who have a program or policy In mind that needs logic model development  as part of evaluation framework development. Presenter: Rob Chatwin, BA, MSW, RSW, President Canadian Evaluation Society-…

  • 2013 CES Conference,  CES National,  Professional Development,  volunteer opportunity

    CES Conference 2013 – Toronto

    Dear CES Members, Don’t miss the January 30th, 2013 deadline to submit proposals to deliver professional development workshops at CES 2013. Workshops can be half-day or full-day and will take place on Sunday, June 9th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Workshop facilitators receive free conference registration. For more information, see: Call for CES 2013 Workshop Proposal CES 2013 Workshop Proposal Submission Form CES 2013 Conference Website See you there, Dayna Albert CES 2013 Workshop Committee Chair

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    President's Update to Membership

    Your executive has been busy over the last couple of months getting the website up and providing a couple of professional development events.   In November, we hosted the “Introduction to Program Evaluation” workshop with 14 people registering.  Feedback has been positive regarding this workshop.  In December, we partnered with Dr. Kaireen Chaytor for “The Great Debates in Program Evaluation” at the Faculty of Management, the Master in Information Management Program at Dalhousie University.  This was a free event for chapter members and number of members attended.  It was a resounding success and the student papers presented where interesting, well thought out and covered a range of evaluation issues / topics.…

  • Evaluation Humour

    The Internal Evaluator’s Carol

    With the winter holiday season in full swing, the CES-NS Executive wanted to share an evaluation appropriate jingle to accompany you to the next get together, office party, or ugly sweater contest. Credit for the wee jingle goes to Kylie Hutchinson, a BC evaluator, who writes an evaluator’s Christmas Carol every year. (sung to the tune of ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’) Oh come all ye data, For this pilot program, Oh show me, oh show me, Sig-nif-i-cance. I have collected, cleaned and analyzed, Now prove that it’s effective, Please prove that it’s effective, Oh prove that it’s effective! S-P-S-S. I must remain, Arms length and objective, Although the management,…

  • Professional Development

    Evaluation 101 course – November 27th, 2012

    Introduction to Program Evaluation Workshop The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society will offer a one-day introductory workshop on program evaluation and development of evaluation frameworks. This is a great opportunity to learn about evaluation from both the workshop presenters and others involved in evaluation. Workshop Topics The workshop will introduce participants to basic evaluation concepts and help them understand how and why evaluation should be conducted. Topics to be discussed include: Types of Evaluation, Program Description and Logic Model, Data Collection and Analysis, Communicating Evaluation Findings and Creating an Evaluation Culture. Who Should Attend? This is a beginner level workshop for anyone interested in evaluation. Whether you…