Breakfast Sessions

Breakfast Session – In a League of Our Own: The CES NCC – Who We Are, What We Expect and How We Connect

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In the spring of 2019, a CES National Capital membership scan was conducted for the NCC Board. It launched a new initiative focusing on Chapter membership and partnership development. The NCC Board of Directors, and many other members have been aware of the need to ensure that the Chapter remains vital, attracting and retaining new members and engaging in productive partnerships with related organizations. Conducting the scan was an effort in better understanding “who we are”, “what we expect” and “how we connect”. The scan provided a detailed profile, depicting “where we are now” as a chapter.

Relying on secondary data, the scan examined the demographic and professional characteristics of the CES-NCC membership, and member expectations regarding Chapter functions and services. The scan also explored, via a social network analysis, patterns in members’ attendance at CES-NCC events and CES National Conferences. The Chapter resembles a loose coalition of individual interests, but one that has distinct sub-communities with shared membership characteristics.

This session will present highlights of the findings of the membership scan with the aim of generating a discussion as to what the findings mean for the National Capital Chapter and how they may point to avenues for improvement.

Attendance to this Breakfast Session is free for members and non-members, but pre-registration is mandatory . To reserve your spot, please send us an email at:
nccsecretariat@evaluationcanada.ca .
If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know by email.

Location: the RCAF Officer’s Mess ( 158 Gloucester St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6 )
Date: February 11, 2020
Time: 8:00 am -11:00 am
Speakers:
John Burrett, President, Haikuanalytics Inc.
Wayne MacDonald, President, Infinity Consulting and Legal Services,


 

BREAKFAST SESSION: Principles-Focused Evaluation

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Principles-driven leaders engage in Principles-based Initiatives that call for Principles-Focused Evaluation. Principles-Focused Evaluation makes principles the focus of evaluation. Three questions are the focus of evaluation: (1) To what extent and in what ways are the principles meaningful to those meant to be guided by the principles? (2) If meaningful, to what extent and in what ways are the principles adhered to? (3) If adhered to, to what extent and in what ways do principles guide results? The session will present and explain the GUIDE approach to developing and evaluating principles. GUIDE calls for principles to be directive, useful, inspiring, adaptable to contexts, and evaluable. Examples of principles-focused initiatives and corresponding principles-focused evaluations will be shared. This innovative approach to evaluation is on the leading edge of the field and is attracting attention around the world as a way of engaging with change and transformation in complex dynamic systems. He will also discuss his forthcoming book on Blue Marble Evaluation, a principles-focused approach to global systems transformation evaluation.

Date: September 11, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Shaw Centre, Room 207, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Cost:
CES Members – Free
Non-Members – $50 (payable by cheque or credit card prior to the event)
Registration: Please RSVP with the CES–NCC Secretariat by e-mail: nccsecretariat@evaluationcanada.ca. If you have dietary restrictions, please be sure to make note of them in your email.

Michael Quinn Patton, founder and director of Utilization-Focused Evaluation, is former president of the American Evaluation Association. He is an Independent evaluation consultant with 45 years experience. He has written eight major evaluation books including Principles-Focused Evaluation (2018).


 

BREAKFAST SESSION: An Introduction to Foresight with Blaise Hebert, Policy Horizons Canada

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Date: May 8, 2019

Time: 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Location: RCAF Officers’ Mess, 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

Cost:

CES Members – Free

Non-Members – $50 (payable by cheque or credit card prior to the event)

Registration: Please RSVP with the CES-NCC Secretariat by e-mail: nccsecretariat@evaluationcanada.ca. If you have dietary restrictions, please be sure to make note of them in your email.

 


 

BREAKFAST SESSION with Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada

Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, will lead a thought-provoking discussion on how evaluation can contribute to meaningful improvements to the ways in which programs and services are delivered and their resulting impacts on people. The federal government, including Indigenous Services Canada, is currently undergoing significant transformation in the way it works with its partners to improve access to high quality services for Indigenous peoples. From its unique vantage point and through meaningful engagement and co-creation with Indigenous partners, evaluators can provide invaluable foresight and advice to leaders while organizations are in the midst of transforming. Mr. Tremblay will discuss his views and insight on the ways in which timely evaluation can add tremendous value to leaders during times of transformative change such as that currently being led by Indigenous Services Canada.

Date: November 15, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: RCAF Officers’ Mess, 158 Gloucester Street, Ottawa

Cost: 

CES Members – Free

Non-Members – $50 (payable by cheque or credit card prior to the event)

Registration: Limited registation. Please RSVP with the CES-NCC Secretariat Office by e-mail:nccsecretariat@evaluationcanada.ca. If you have dietary restrictions, please be sure to make note of them in your email.

Presenters:

Jean-François Tremblay – Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services

Jean-François Tremblay was appointed Deputy Minister of Indigenous Services on September 25th, 2017.

Mr. Tremblay joined the federal public service in 2000 as a policy analyst with the Privy Council Office, holding a variety of responsibilities with Intergovernmental Affairs and the Social Development Policy Secretariat.

Mr. Tremblay holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Université Laval.

David Peckham is the Chief Audit and Evaluation Executive for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada. In this role he has responsibility for internal audit, evaluation, investigations and corporate risk coordination. David joined the department in September 2017.

 

Stay tuned for information about the next breakfast session. You can also see presentations from previous breakfast sessions.