Author Archives: Beth

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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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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