Save the Date: Ethics workshop – September 11, 2014

Robert Czerny will be doing a half day workshop on Ethics the afternoon of September 11, 2014. More details to follow!

Professional Development Opportunity: Issues in Public Sector Evaluation: Fifteen Great Ideas

Dalhousie University’s School of Public Administration and the Centre for Advanced Management Education, in partnership with the Canadian Evaluation Society-Nova Scotia Chapter, invite you to attend a presentation of student issue papers– Issues in Public Sector Evaluation: Fifteen Great Ideas.

The students of the program evaluation course in the Master of Public Administration (Management) program will present their issue papers on August 13th.  There will be five panel presentations on topics such as:

  • Approaches to Evaluation
  • Defining Success in Evaluation Plans
  • Defining and Working with Causality
  • Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • Building an Evaluation Culture

Following the presentations you are invited to continue the discussion with presenters at a reception in the students’ honour.

In the past this session has been deemed a wonderful venue for sparking discussion on evaluation issues and concerns. We encourage CES-NS members to participate by coming for all or a portion of the session and welcome anyone who has an interest in evaluation to drop by.

 Date: August 13, 2014

Time: 1:30pm- 4:30pm

Location: Kenneth C. Rowe Building, 6100 University Ave. Room 3087-3089.

Cost: No charge – hosted by Dalhousie and CES-NS

We do ask that you register so we can prepare for the reception. Please register by Friday August 8, 2014 by sending an email with subject line “Student Presentations” to confirm your attendance.

CESEF is seeking donations to the silent auction

 As mentioned in recent CES update to members, CESEF is seeking donations to the silent auction that will be held as part of the CES conference in June.  If you wish to make a donation to the auction, please visit http://evaluationcanada.ca/site.cgi?en:1:1:01699  for more information or contact Colleen Goggin at Colleen.Goggin@acoa-apeca.gc.ca.

CESEF Board is seeking new members

CESEF is a not-for-profit organization with the mandate to improve national capacity for evaluation through educational activities. It provides scholarships, awards, and educational opportunities related to the field of program evaluation.  It also hosts the welcome and silent auction at the CES annual conferences

CESEF is seeking people to join the board to fill 3 vacancies:  vice-chair, membership and member at large. If you are aware of an evaluation professional who may be interested, please contact Colleen Goggin at Colleen.Goggin@acoa-apeca.gc.ca 

 

Professional Development Opportunity:  Putting Evaluation Theory into Practice: Strengthening Evaluation Culture, Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities

The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society, in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Government Evaluators’ Network, invite you to the participatory day-long symposium: Putting Evaluation Theory into Practice: Strengthening Evaluation Culture, Addressing Challenges and Seizing Opportunities.

Please join us for:

  • Panel presentations and discussions on: Evidence informed decision making in Nova Scotia, with Krista Connell, CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Graham Steele, former Minister of Finance and Susanna Fuller of the Ivany Commission;  as well as an organizations’ first-hand experiences building evaluation culture
  • Networking
  • Poster presentations
  • Café- style discussions

Date: May 29th 2014

 Time: 9:00am- 4:15pm Registration starts at 8:30am

 Location: World Trade & Convention Centre-1800 Argyle St., Halifax, NS

 Cost: CES Member: FREE

              Non Member: $50

              Student: $25 with valid student ID

*CES-NS members are still required to register for catering purposes.

Lunch will be provided.

Interested in contributing a poster or distributing information about your consulting practice? Contact Rob Chatwin @ 1-902-424-7753 or by e-mail at ces.novascotia@gmail.com.

Please note the CES-NS Annual General Meeting will immediately follow this symposium.

Please register by May 23rd 2014 by completing the attached registration form. Completed forms can be submitted to: ces.novascotia@gmail.com or by fax to: 902-424-7753.

CES 2014 National Conference is Coming Soon!

Don’t forget to register for the CES 2014 National Conference in Ottawa from June 15 to 18. This year’s theme is 35 Years: Celebrating Contributions to Canadian Evaluation and the preliminary program is already available.

There are 22 excellent workshops ranging from beginner to advanced – register soon because they are filling up fast! C2014 is a great opportunity to see what is going on in the community, network with other evaluators and get any professional development hours you need to maintain your credentialed evaluator designation.

Register at http://c2014.evaluationcanada.ca/registration/ soon to secure your spot! You are also invited to “like” the C2014 Facebook page to keep abreast of all the news and to join the conference LinkedIn group to start networking ahead of this event!

CES-NS Symposium May 29th, 2014

The chapter board has been collaborating with the Nova Scotia Government Evaluators Network on the development of the CES-NS Symposium.

There will be more information on this event in the near future, please keep an eye on our website for more details. The symposium will be free for members.

CES members who are in consulting practices are invited to join the event over the noon hour to promote the work they do to the government evaluators who are attending. Tables will be provided for displays. This will be a great networking opportunity!

If you are interested in joining us, please forward an email to ces.novascotia@gmail.com.