Category Archives: event notes

Canadian Evaluation Society 2016 conference recap

I recently spent a week at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)’s 2016 national conference in St. John’s, NL. I’ve been to the CES national conference twice before – 2010 in Victoria, BC and 2014 in Ottawa, ON – as well as … Continue reading

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One week until the 2016 Canadian Evaluation Society conference

One week from today, I’ll be on the opposite side of Canada, attending the Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2016 conference. I’m doing presenting in two sessions at the conference: one pre-conference workshop and one conference presentation. On June 5, my sister and … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Canadian Evaluation Society 2014 Conference

I had the good fortune of being able to the attend the 35th annual conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society that was held at the Ottawa Convention Centre from June 16-18, 2014. I’d only been to one CES conference previously, … Continue reading

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Agile

  On Feb 24 & 25, I received training in Scaled Agile Framework for enterprise (SAFe®) – a framework that combines elements of Agile software development, Lean process improvement, and Extreme Programming (XP) . The project I’m working on is looking … Continue reading

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CESBCY 2015 Conference – Collaboration, Contribution, and Collective Impact

Today was the Canadian Evaluation Society BC and Yukon (CESBCY) chapter’s conference. Now, I may be biased given that I was the conference Program Chair, but I think we had an outstanding program of presentations this year! But before you … Continue reading

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American Evalaution Association (AEA) Conference Sessions – Exemplary Evaluation

This year, the American Evaluation Association live streamed a bunch of their conference sessions for free! I didn’t get to watch as many as I would have liked 1Work meetings got in the way of some of them, some of … Continue reading

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KT Canada Conference – Day 2

  Day 2 of the two-day conference. More notes from the sessions!   Plenary: Andreas Laupacis “Patient engagement in research and health care: its values, science, politics, and art” used the James Lind Alliance process for coming up with their … Continue reading

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KT Canada Conference – Day 1

I’m in Halifax for the Knowledge Translation Canada conference. Figured my blog would be a good place to collect my notes. There was also a hashtag of #KTCanada15 where people were tweeting their thoughts (and often tweeting out links to … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Soft Systems Methodology: The Use of Rich Pictures from Evaluation

As part of EvalYear 2015, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, is holding a webinar series called: “Practical Applications of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples“. They have a great list of 30 minute … Continue reading

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Webinar Notes: Systems Dynamics: Computer​ Models to Anticipate and Plan for Surprise

As part of EvalYear 2015, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, is holding a webinar series called: “Practical Applications of Systems to Conduct Evaluation: Cases and Examples“. They have a great list of 30 minute … Continue reading

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