Author Archives: Beth

what is the point of this blog?

I recently had coffee with a new friend and fellow evaluator, Meagan Sutton. We were introduced by a mutual friend who knew that Meagan was interested in chatting with evaluators who write blogs and that I am an evaluator who … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change

Title: Shifting Mental Models to Advance Systems Change Offered by: FSG, New Profit, and the Collective Impact Forum. Speakers: -Tammy Heinz, Program Officer, Hogg Foundation -Hayling Price, Senior Consultant, FSG-Darrell Scott, Founder, PushBlack-Julie Sweetland, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation, Frameworks … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2019 Canadian Evaluation Society conference

This year’s conference was in Halifax and, as always, it was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with my evaluation friends, make some wonderful new friends, to pause and reflect on my practice, and to learn a thing or two. And … Continue reading

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CHSPR Conference Poster References

Some colleagues and I are presenting a poster at the Centre for Health Services & Policy Research conference on March 7-8, 2019. Rather than cluttering up our poster with a reference list, we are putting our references online here and … Continue reading

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Recap of the 2018 Canadian Evaluation Society conference

This year’s Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) conference was held in Calgary, Alberta and had a theme of Co-Creation. As always, I had a great time connecting with old friends and making new ones, learning a lot, and getting to share some … Continue reading

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Recap of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2017 national conference

The Canadian Evaluation Society’s national conference was held right here in Vancouver last month! I was one of the program co-chairs for the conference and I have to say that it was pretty awesome to see a year and a … Continue reading

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On Flexibility in Evaluation Design

Been doing some reading as I work on developing an evaluation plan for a complex program that will be implemented at many sites. Here are some notes from a few papers that I’ve read – I think if anything links … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Science

Another posting that was languishing in my drafts folder. Not sure why I didn’t published it when I wrote it, but here it is now! Berwick (2009) wrote an interesting commentary called “Broadening the view of evidence-based medicine” in which he … Continue reading

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Process Use of Evaluation

Just noticed this in my drafts folder – some notes on process use evaluation from some of the papers I’d been reading on the topic. Figured I should actually publish it. Definition of process use: “the utility to stakeholders of being … Continue reading

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Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) Conference Recap

In September, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Australasian Evaluation Society conference in Perth, Western Australia. As I did with the Canadian Evaluation Society conference, I’m going to summarize some of my insights, in addition to cataloguing all … Continue reading

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