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Evaluator Competencies Series: Program Evaluability

2.2 Assesses program evaluability. I can’t remember exactly when or where this was, but at some point during my career as an evaluator, I saw the phrase “Evaluability Assessment” and thought “what’s that?” I know I wasn’t a brand new … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Clarifying Purpose and Scope

The next domain of competence is technical practice. 2. Technical Practice competencies focus on the strategic, methodological, and interpretive decisions required to conduct an evaluation. And the first competency in this domain is: 2.1 Clarifies the purpose and scope of the … Continue reading

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Evaluator Competencies Series: Contributing to the Evaluation Profession

And the final reflective practice competency is: 1.8 Engages in professional networks and activities and contributes to the evaluation profession and its community of practice. There are several ways that I engage in this competency: involvement with the Canadian Evaluation … Continue reading

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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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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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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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