Online Training and Webinars

A Conversation with CJPE Editor Jill Chouinard

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
About this event:

Are You Interested in Learning More About the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation?

Have you thought about sharing your evaluation experiences or co-writing with colleagues about a novel evaluation approach you used? Or reflecting on the evaluation challenges you had in a culturally complex context? Maybe reviewing an evaluation book that influenced your thinking about evaluation?

Join the webinar on May 10 at noon and learn about the many ways that you can join the conversation about evaluation by contributing an article, a book review, or a practice note. We also have a new section, Roots and Relations, for Indigenous people to share their evaluation stories.

About the Presenter:
Jill A. Chouinard, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, CANADA
Jill’s main research areas are in culturally responsive approaches to research and evaluation, participatory research and evaluation, and evaluation and public policy. Much of her evaluation work has been conducted in culturally and socially diverse community settings, where she has extensive experience leading evaluations in the areas of education, social services, public health, and organizational learning and change. She positions evaluation as a catalyst for learning, collaboration, equity, social justice and community change.

Chouinard is currently the Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation and a Section Editor (Ethics, Values and Culture) for the American Journal of Evaluation. She has also published numerous articles and books on evaluation, most recently Culturally Responsive Approaches to Evaluation: Empirical Implications for Theory and Practice (co-written with Fiona Cram). She has delivered workshops on culturally responsive and collaborative approaches to evaluation in India, and across the USA and Canada.

Registration is free for all!

Treasury Board’s 2016 Policy on Results

POSTPONED – Stay tuned for date announcement!
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About this event:

On April 26, 2023 (13:00-14:30 EST), the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBCS), the Planning and Performance Exchange (PPX), the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), and the CES’ National Capital Chapter are co-hosting a webinar on the review of the Treasury Board’s 2016 Policy on Results.

This webinar provides an opportunity to receive an overview of the review of the Treasury Board Policy on Results and to allow public servants and both PPX and CES members to provide feedback on issues covered in the review of the as well as broader Results-Based Management. The webinar will feature a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session:

  • Panelists:
    • Ritu Banerjee, Executive Director, Results Division, TBCS
    • Andrealisa Belzer, CE, President, CES
    • Shelley Borys, CE, Fellow, CES
    • Steve Montague, CE, Vice-President, PPX
    • Tom Wileman, Treasurer, PPX

Participants can register HERE.

Limited space, register now!

If you cannot attend the Webinar, questions can be submitted anonymously HERE, no later than April 20th.

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The Legacy of John Mayne for Canadian and World Evaluation and Results Management

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

About this event:

This lunch and learn session is devoted to the intellectual legacy of John Mayne who left us two years ago after receiving a CES lifetime achievement award. John cut a remarkable figure. He was a bridge builder between evaluation, monitoring, measurement, performance auditing and results-based management. Canadian evaluation and results management history largely reflects John’s history – especially at the national level. If you are interested in contribution analysis, results-based management, and/or the connections between evaluation, measurement, performance auditing and the Canadian evolution of managing for results – this session will be for you.

The special session will refer directly to the recently published special edition of the Canadian Journal of Program evaluation devoted to John’s legacy in the aforementioned areas. All articles are open access and can be accessed here: Several prominent evaluators who have contributed to the issue will be in attendance at the session to be hosted by the three editors Steffen Bohni Nielsen Sebastian Lemire and Steve Montague. Contributors we expect to hear from include Maria Barrados, Isabelle Bourgeois, Jane Whynot, Robert Lahey, and Kaireen Chaytor. Given John’s presence in the community, we may hear from some others in our community as well.

Whether you are an evaluator, a performance planner, measurement specialist corporate reporter, academic, student, practitioner or a user of results, evaluation and performance information – there will be some important lessons and insights for you.

This session is co-hosted by the CES-NCC and PPX.

About the Presenters:

Steffen Bohni Nielsen is Director General of the Danish National Research Centre for the Working Environment. He is a member of INTEVAL and a former board member of the Danish Evaluation Society.

Sebastian Lemire is a Senior Associate at Abt Associates and a board member of the American Evaluation Association. He also serves on the Advisory Editorial Board of Evaluation.

Steve Montague is an evaluation and performance planning + measurement practitioner, Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society and lecturer at the School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University. Steve teaches and does research in evaluation and results based management and has published and presented widely.

Dr. Isabelle Bourgeois is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. Her ongoing research work focuses on measuring and building organizational evaluation capacity (EC) in the public and community sectors. She currently leads the LaboEval, a research project engaged in building EC in community-based organizations.

Dr. Jane Whynot is a partner at Goss Gilroy Inc. (GGI) and holds adjunct faculty status at Carleton University teaching qualitative methods in evaluation. Dr. Whynot serves as the practice note editor for the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. She received her doctorate from the University of Ottawa.

Robert Lahey, founding head of Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Evaluation, has led evaluation units in four federal departments/agencies. Since 2004, he has been advising Canadian/international organizations (including the World Bank, the UN, and countries globally) on evaluation. Internationally, as a keynote/international M&E expert/“thought leader,” he has recently been invited to speak at, among other venues, the 2017 Third Global Evaluation Forum (Kyrgyzstan) and the 2019 Helsinki Retreat on evaluating the SDGs. A CES Fellow, founding Credentialing Board member and 2004 “Contribution to Evaluation in Canada” Award recipient, Lahey serves on the UN Women’s Advisory Committee on Oversight.

Maria Barrados is Executive in Residence at the Sprott School of Business and Adjunct Research Professor in the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. She has held a number of positions in the Public Service of Canada including President of the Public Service Commission of Canada and Assistant Auditor General in the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.

Kaireen Chaytor, PhD, CE, FCE, came to evaluation from adult education and continued her interest in building evaluation capacity and strengthening internal evaluation in organizations. She undertook evaluation consulting and teaching in a variety of settings. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia.

Language of Presentation: English
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