Author Archives: Beth

Evaluator Competencies Series: Self-Awareness and Reflective Thinking

I didn’t write a blog posting in my series last Sunday – the weekend was busy and time got away from me! But it’s now this Sunday night and I’ve got cup of tea and I’m ready to reflect on … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Transparency

1.6 Is committed to transparency in all aspects of the evaluation. transparent adjectivetrans·​par·​ent  a: free from pretense or deceit : FRANK b: easily detected or seen through : OBVIOUS c: readily understood d: characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices Merriam-Webster Dictionary To reflect … Continue reading

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Complexity eStudy Notes – Session #3

My notes from the third and final part of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) eStudy course being facilitated by Jonny Morell. Jonny answered my question from last week:what is the difference between conceptual use and metaphorical use there are fuzzy boundaries … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Independent & Balanced Perspective

1.5 Provides an independent and balanced perspective in all aspects of the evaluation. This is one competency that I have done a fair bit of thinking about. I believe that ito be a good evaluator, you need to bring a … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Well-Being of Human and Natural Systems

1.4 Considers the well-being of human and natural systems in evaluation practice. For this competency, I would say I’ve focused much more on the “human” than the “natural”. I see some overlap with the stuff I talked about last week, … Continue reading

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Complexity eStudy Notes – Session #2

My notes from part 2 of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) eStudy course being facilitated by Jonny Morell. one person commented that “measuring collective impact of small effects of multiple programs is almost always shot down by stakeholders in favour of … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Ethics

1.3 Integrates the Canadian Evaluation Society’s stated ethics in professional practice and ensures that ethical oversight is maintained throughout the evaluation. Like many evaluators, a lot of my knowledge of ethics comes from the research world. I recently completed the … Continue reading

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Complexity eStudy Notes – Session #1

Given my interest in complexity and evaluation, I decided to take the American Evaluation Association (AEA) eStudy course being facilitated by Jonny Morell. I’ve seen Jonny speak at conferences before and have learned some useful things, so figured I could … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Evaluation Standards

Next up in my evaluator competency series is the second Reflective Practice standard: 1.2 Integrates the Canadian/US Joint Committee Program Evaluation Standards in professional practice. The Program Evaluation Standards are a set of statements that evaluators – or evaluation users … Continue reading

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Blog Series! Evaluator Competencies

So I had an idea. As I ease my way into blogging in a more reflective way, I thought that perhaps I could do a blog series about the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) evaluator competencies, where each post I reflect … Continue reading

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