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The CE designation is the only professional title identifying professional evaluators.
The designation means that the holder has provided evidence of the education and experience required to be a competent evaluator. It is a service provided by CES to its members, who may elect to become credentialed on a voluntary basis. It recognizes competence and promotes continuous learning within our community.
Authors: Hanna Holman, Dave Guyadeen and Daniel Henstra
This study examined the key qualifications—education, knowledge areas, professional qualities, skills, and tasks—demanded of evaluators by employers in the public, private, and not-for-profi t sectors. Through a content analysis of 50 employment advertisements, it found that the qualifications demanded by employers generally align with the skills identified as important in the evaluation literature and with competencies identified by the Canadian Evaluation Society. The study also found that there is an opportunity to promote the Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation to those interested in enhancing the evaluation capacity of their organizations.
Dr. Victoria E. Diaz,Dr. Stephanie McKeown,Dr. Camilo Pena et al
This project reviews data collection practices regarding race, ethnicity and ancestry (REA) in post-secondary institutions (PSIs) in Canada, as well as in other relevant sectors (e.g., health, K-12 education, government agencies). The goal of the project was to identify promising practices and to develop recommendations to guide REA data collection initiatives both at the institutional and system level in BC post-secondary education. The information was collected using systematic literature and documentary reviews of existing practices on data collection regarding REA, interviews with representatives from PSIs and other organizations, and focus groups with students and community representatives. The framework for the collection and use of student demographic data, which was developed through the project work, offers a comprehensive approach to demographic data both at the institutional and system levels, considering the tools to be used, as well as appropriate processes to meet the objectives of the data collection. The framework can be applied to the collection of demographic data in all types of projects.
Presenters: Vanessa Anastasopoulos and François Dumaine
There is a wide recognition that the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) should guide the development of programs and policies to ensure that all intended beneficiaries can access and benefit from these initiatives. Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) has been developed by the federal government to support this process, both during the program design and implementation, but also during its evaluation. This webinar provides an opportunity for participants to enhance their understanding of how GBA+ considerations can strengthen the evaluation process.
Measuring and observing in real situations: how to ensure quality in program evaluation? (En français)
As part of this training, we will present realistic methodological strategies rooted in the constraints of the field (e.g. limited resources, limited tool development time, etc.) to help evaluators develop the best possible tools.
CES-NCC Essential Skills Series
This virtually facilitated Essential Skills Series will consist of five synchronous sessions held over zoom, and 10 self-paced modules completed through the E-Institute platform.
CES-Ontario Offering Facilitation Skills for M&E Practitioners on Nov. 20
Learn the skills that are needed to navigate the group (and power) dynamics to effectively facilitate a meeting that is engaging, elicits participation and produces tangible results.
Final Call: Registration Closing for Survey Methods Plus
Don’t miss out on the fall cohort of the CES e-Institute’s Survey Methods Plus!
In Memoriam: Dr. Michael Scriven
With a great sense of loss, the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) wishes to inform you that Dr. Michael Scriven has passed away.
Whether you are new to evaluation or a seasoned professional, the e-Institute offers special member pricing on the courses you need to build your career in evaluation.
The field of evaluation is constantly evolving. We offer a variety of webinars and events throughout the year as well as the Annual National Conference to stay on top of current trends.
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Reflection and Inspiration
In the 1980s, evaluation was in its infancy: the people in the field were few and not necessarily well trained, and evaluation was still struggling to distance itself from research. The CES (and American Evaluation Association) provided me with a group of like-minded people and resources.
Taking part in conferences and serving on many committees were powerful motivators in keeping me afloat in the field of evaluation. They also helped me identify areas in which I wanted to develop my skills. But more specifically, these activities fostered casual discussions and information-sharing with colleagues, both of which have proven to be valuable sources of reflection, questioning and inspiration for my teaching, research and publications in the field. None of these things would have been possible without these experiences.
I’ve come to realize that I may not have influenced the practice as much as it has influenced me. This is probably what led me to conclude my latest book with the acknowledgement that while I had begun the project with the goal of contributing to the advancement of knowledge in program evaluation, I humbly confess that I have come out of it a different person, hopefully a better one.