D2: So Now You’re an Evaluation Manager: Best Practices to Making the Transition from Doer to Leader

Note that this presentation will be delivered in French.

Are you a new or aspiring evaluation manager?

Join us for a fireside chat to hear firsthand from your federal government colleagues as they candidly discuss their experience transitioning into a leadership role. Learn about the obstacles they faced, the challenges they overcame and the lessons they learned along the way. Don’t miss this chance to learn from their lived experience so that you can propel your career forward from evaluator to leader!


Simon Guertin-Armstrong, Senior Evaluation Analyst, Audit and Evaluation Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Simon Guertin-Armstrong, Ph.D., is a Senior Evaluation Analyst in the Audit and Evaluation Branch of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). Simon joined ECCC’s Evaluation Division in October 2020. He has held a position with supervisory responsibilities since June 2022. Prior to working at ECCC, Simon earned a doctorate in political science at the University of Montreal and he worked at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat for 2 years.


Brice Gbedokpossy, Evaluation Manager, Infrastructure Canada
Brice Gbedokpossy joined the Public Service of Canada 21 years ago as a tax officer with the Canada Revenue Agency. Since then, Brice has held a variety of roles and responsibilities in areas as diverse as human resources, audit, performance measurement, risk management and corporate reporting. Brice also participated in the Public Service Management Trainee Programme from 2006 to 2009.

In 2016, after obtaining a Master’s degree in program evaluation from the School of public administration, Brice accepted a job offer as a program evaluator at Public Safety Canada. This was the start of his career as an evaluator. During his three years in this position, Brice managed various evaluation projects, including horizontal evaluations. In February 2020, Brice accepted a job offer as Manager, Audit and Corporate Governance Evaluation at Library and Archives Canada, a position he held for 3 years before joining recently Infrastructure Canada as Senior Evaluation Manager.