As part of its continuing efforts on the professionalization of evaluation, the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) offers to qualified members, through its Professional Designation Program (PDP), a voluntary professional designation: the Credentialed Evaluator (CE). This designation is designed to define, recognize and promote the practice of ethical, high quality and competent evaluation in Canada. The holder of the CE designation has provided convincing evidence of the requisite skills, knowledge and practical experience identified by the CES as those necessary to be a competent evaluator.
The CES Credentialing Board (CES-CB) is the decision-making body for the Professional Designations Program. This is a call for applications for members of the Credentialing Board.
This call is open to all who meet both of the following eligibility requirements:
- Credentialed Evaluator for at least five years, and therefore a current CES member. This includes international members;
- Senior evaluator with at least 15 years of experience in the field. This may have been gained through a combination of: conducting, managing or supervising program evaluations; publishing, teaching, and/or advocating.
Note, however, that in order to enable appropriately diverse composition of the Board as a whole (see text box), the CB Selection Committee will use its discretion in determination of eligibility, based on information in the applications received.
Term and responsibilities
CB members serve for three-year terms, renewable twice (maximum nine years). They are tasked with considering the merits of members' application for credentialed status, through confidential review, and making fair, timely and objective decisions on applications and appeals for the designation using guidelines and criteria established by CES National Board. They are also asked to provide meaningful and substantive input into the ongoing management and development of the PDP. As recognized knowledgeable and experienced experts, CB members act as ambassadors for the CES and the PDP in professional exchanges within the evaluation community domestically and internationally.
Currently, the 20-25 active CB members review approximately 4.5 applications per year, using an on-line system. There is a 15-day service standard in which to complete reviews once assigned. In order to reduce barriers for CB membership, members are entitled to an honorarium-type per diem; the current rate is $150 per review plus applicable taxes. CB members are also recognized on the CES website. Terms of the CB members selected though this process are expected to begin in summer 2019. New members will receive training and be mentored by current CB members.
Application and selection processes
To verify your eligibility in terms of date of CE award, please contact the PDP Applications Administrator at [email protected]. To submit your application, please send the following documents to CES National Operations Manager, Scott Kettles, at https://evaluationcanada.ca/contact-us:
- Completed cover sheet (Word version) documenting identity characteristics for diversity purposes;
- Current CV;
- Maximum two-page letter describing
- your interest in being on the CB;
- your range and variety of evaluation knowledge and experience
- CB members are expected to be able to review CE applications from across the entire range of evaluation practice approaches, types and settings;
- your contributions to evaluation in Canada
- through professionalization, supporting next-generation evaluators, field advancement, or other means;
- Letter of reference from a current CES member.
These are the criteria on which applications will be assessed, in the context of Board composition as a whole.
Please submit your application by June 21, 2019.
All applications received will be acknowledged. The CB Selection committee, composed of representatives of the current CB, CES national Board, and the CES Diversity Working Group, will review, in a structured and confidential process, all applications and recommend the selected applicants for approval to the current CB and CES National Board. About 15 new CB members will be selected in 2019. All applicants will receive feedback, and those not selected for this year may be asked to be part of a bank of candidates for subsequent years.