Join the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) for their 2016 National Conference in St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador. The conference theme is 'on the edge', and will be explored by presenters in relation to approaches and methods, technology, professionalization, influence, and culture
We aim to explore the leading edge in terms of approaches and methods, but also of technology, professionalization, influence, and culture.
We want to hear about the times when you have been at the edge; where you have pushed the boundaries, but also where you have hit walls and the lessons you’ve learned.
We want to empower practitioners on the periphery to access content and capacity building opportunities by maximizing technology advance.
1) Looking back from the edge: Sharing lessons learned from our practice. Exploring challenges as well as opportunities and ways to move forward.
2) Capacity building at the edge: Sharing tools for building evaluation skills that transcend boundaries. Reaching more practitioners.
3) Re-thinking our edge: Breaking the mold through innovation and experimentation. Sharing new and radical approaches and methods for evaluation.
4) Perspectives from beyond the edge: Hearing how non-evaluators are using evaluative thinking to advance their organizations.
Michael Quinn Patton, an independent organizational development and program evaluation consultant, and former President of the American Evaluation Association (attending by distance via video conference).
Catherine Courage, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience, DocuSign.
Saqamaw Misel Joe, Miawpukek First Nation.
Presentation proposals due January 15th, 2016.
Registration fees available here. Early bird rates end April 22nd, 2016.