The CES is glad to announce a webinar delivered on September 20 in English by Gail Vallance Barrington entitled The Reflective Practitioner: The Path to Innovation.
This webinar will focus on Reflective Practice, one of the CES Evaluation Competency Domains. It will look at how and why we should incorporate reflection more fully into our working lives.
What barriers and issues stand in the way of innovation? What questions should we be asking? What reflective strategies can we use, and if we use them, what are the implications? These questions will be addressed as we will look more clearly at the links between reflection, innovation, and action.
WHEN: Wednesday September 20, 2017 from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time
WHERE: CES webinars take place online using the GoToWebinar platform. You can check your computer's requirements.
REGISTRATION: Please go here to register: https://evaluationcanada.ca/webinar-registration
COST: Free for all CES members.
Biography of presenter
Gail Vallance Barrington has conducted over 130 program evaluation studies. She is currently Vice President of the Canadian Evaluation Society, responsible for the Professional Designation Programs. She teaches qualitative research and program evaluation for Athabasca University, Michigan State University, and the University of Alberta. Her 2012 book, Consulting Start-up and Management: A Guide for Evaluators and Applied Researchers continues to be popular. In 2008 she received the CES award for her Contribution to Evaluation in Canada and in 2016 the AEA Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Award for Evaluation Practice.
For more information see www.barringtonresearchgrp.com.
By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:
- Strengthen our understanding of reflective practice
- Think about ways to build bridges between reflection and innovation, particularly in relation to ourselves personally, as evaluators, and as members of CES.
- Understand why innovation is important, what barriers stand in its way, and what strategies can lead to transformative change.