We are very pleased to announce that thanks to the diligent work of the Competencies Review Working Group, CES’s Competencies for Canadian Evaluators have been updated. Highlights of the revision are:
- The five domains -- Reflective Practice, Technical Practice, Situational Practice, Management Practice, and Interpersonal Practice – remain the same;
- The new version has been streamlined and clarified, with the number of specific competencies reduced from 49 to 36;
- A few new competencies have been added, reflecting evolution in our field.
All CES members will be invited to attend a recorded webinar on the updated competencies, likely in early January 2019 – stay tuned! In the meantime, you are invited to familiarize yourselves with the updated Competencies, available here. It is CES’s intention that the Competencies serve to orient and guide practice in various ways, such as :
- developing training programs and learning events;
- self-assessment toward professional development;
- designing jobs, Requests for Proposals, Statements of Work, or Terms of Reference; and
- supporting decisions made in the Credentialing Program.
Existing Credentialed Evaluators and those who are currently in the application process will be invited to a pre-recorded webinar, starting likely in December 2018, focussing on the changes. This will help support ensure their appropriation into current practice and applications. Please note that CE applicants who have already paid their application fee will continue to be able to apply for the CE under the previous version of the Competencies.
This update of the CES Competencies has met our 2010 commitment to review and renew these definitional components of Canadian evaluation work on a systematic basis. Many thanks to the members of the Working group: Gail Barrington (Chair), Linda Lee, Marthe Hurteau, Birgitta Larsson, Mike Obrecht, Chris Frank, and Karyn Hicks, as well as the CES members who provided input at various points in this exemplary process.