WHEN: January 18th 2023, from 12 pm to 1 pm EST
WHERE: CES webinars take place online using the Zoom platform. You can check your computer's requirements here.
REGISTRATION: Please go here to register: LINK
COST: Free for all CES members and non CES-members
Due to the various technical and logistic difficulties that we experienced on November 30th, 2022, the GBA+ webinar has been rescheduled. Thanks to the graciousness and flexibility of our speakers, François Dumaine and Vanessa Anastasopoulos, we will be hosting two separate webinars, one in French and the other in English.
- English GBA+ webinar: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 12pm EST. To register, please click on the following link.
Both the French and English versions of the webinar will consist of a 25-minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A session. The content of the presentation in both webinars will be identical, but the Q&A sessions might have some notable differences based on the participants' interactions. Moreover, both webinars will be recorded and made available afterward to CES members.
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 will provide an opportunity for participants to enhance their understanding of how GBA+ considerations can strengthen the evaluation process. Using both theory and practical examples, the webinar will better equipped participants as they integrate GBA+ in their ongoing evaluation practice.
Biographies of presenters
François Dumaine is a Partner at PRA Inc. As an evaluator, he has worked extensively with federal departments and agencies, and non-profit organizations. He is a Credentialed Evaluator, former National President and Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), and current Vice-Chair of the CES Educational Fund.
Throughout his career, François has explored innovative ways to bridge evaluation theory and practice, particularly as it relates to social justice values and principles in program evaluation. It is in this context that François has embraced the integration of GBA+ considerations in program evaluation. He has applied GBA+ in his evaluation assignments, as well as delivering a number of workshops and presentations on this topic.Dr. Vanessa Anastasopoulos
Dr. Vanessa Anastasopoulos has been an evaluator for over 25 years and directs the evaluation consulting firm VANASTAS. She holds a doctorate in applied social psychology focused on prejudice and discrimination, and she has held the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Credentialed Evaluator designation since 2012.
While Vanessa has always incorporated the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion into her evaluation practice, she began explicitly referencing GBA+ in her evaluation work in 2014 when she began providing advice to the federal government on the development of a guide to support the integration of GBA+ into evaluation. She also served as a GBA+ Point of Contact in the federal government for several years. More recently, she has provided professional development training and co-authored guides that explain how to integrate GBA+ into evaluation projects. She has also served on several committees related to equity, diversity, and inclusion for professional evaluation associations, such as the Canadian Evaluation Society.
Maximum 5 objectives
- To understand GBA+ as a concept and a tool, and how it relates to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)
- To learn about strategies to integrate GBA+ in evaluation strategies
- To learn about available information and tools on GBA+ and program evaluation
In addition, this webinar aims to strengthen capacities in line with the following Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice (referenced here):
1. Reflective Practice
1.1 Knows evaluation theories, models, methods and tools and stays informed about new thinking and best practices.
2. Technical Practice
2.3 Clarifies the program theory.
2.4 Frames evaluation topics and questions.
2.6 Uses appropriate evaluation methods.
2.7 Identifies data requirements, sources, sampling, and data collection tools.
3. Situational Practice
3.1 Examines and responds to the multiple human and natural contexts within which the program is embedded.
3.2 Identifies stakeholders’ needs and their capacity to participate, while recognizing, respecting, and responding to aspects of diversity.
5. Interpersonal Practice
5.1. Uses communication strategies appropriate to the cultural, linguistic, social, and political context.
If you have any questions, please contact the Secretariat at [email protected]