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Thursday, February 23, 2023
7:30 am – 10:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 8:30 am Networking Breakfast in the Trade Show Area
8:30 am – 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Welcome
2023 ALE Chair: Mariève Vaillancourt
CES-NCC President: Susanna Beaudin
CES-NCC VP Equity, Diversity and Sustainability: Victoria E. Díaz
9:00 am – 10:30 am Keynote
Nicole Bowman, Founder/President, Bowman Performance Consulting and Associate Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:30 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break in the Trade Show Area

10:45 am – 12:15 pm Concurrent Breakouts
THEME 1: Who We Are

A1: Fireside Chat: Evaluation Paradigms

THEME 2: What We Do

A2: Why Failure is Key to Creating Better Evaluations

THEME 3: Why It Matters

A3: Fireside Chat: Program Managers’ Perspective on Evaluation
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: What does Meaningful Engagement look like from the stakeholder’s perspective?
Jeca Carrière, Senior Manager Capacity Development, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

THEME 4: French Stream

A4: How to Make the Most of your Qualitative data with NVIVO
Alyssa Olding, Senior Program Evaluation Analyst, Program Evaluation Division, Public Health Agency of Canada
Stephanie Jolette, Senior Program Evaluation Analyst, Program Evaluation Division, Public Health Agency of Canada

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Presentation: Credentialing
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Concurrent Breakouts
THEME 1: Who We Are

B1: What Diversity Means to Us as Evaluators 

THEME 2: What We Do

B2: The Art and Science of Effective Infographics
A. Sidiq (Sid) Ali, Managing Director, Research & Evaluation Consulting, Inc.

THEME 3: Why It Matters

B3: How Evaluations are Used to Support Evidence-based Decision Making
Rodney Ghali, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office
Waldo Beauséjour, Senior Analyst, Performance Analytics, Canada Health Infoway
Louisa Taylor, Director, Refugee 613

THEME 4: French Stream

B4: Fireside Chat: Program Managers’ Perspective on Evaluation
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: What does Meaningful Engagement look like from the stakeholder’s perspective?
Marie-Claude Gervais, LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, Programs Branch Legal Services Division, Policy Sector, Department of Justice Canada
Catherine Rousseau, Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Refreshment Break in the Trade Show Area
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm Closing Panel

What is Your Vision of the Future?
Moderator: Emily Brennan, Senior Evaluation Manager, Office of Audit and Evaluation, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
2023 ALE Chair: Mariève Vaillancourt
CES-NCC President: Susanna Beaudin
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Networking Reception