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EvalConnex: Federal Evaluators Community Professional Series 2015

EvalConnex - Evaluation Workshop and Networking Session

Past Sessions

Making Use of Evaluation Results – International Perspectives on Successful Practices and Opportunities

Advancing Evaluation—Flexibilities and Enhanced Practices

Advancing Evaluation


Making Use of Evaluation Results – International Perspectives on Successful Practices and Opportunities

Ottawa, Ontario

November 6, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST)

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Centre of Excellence for Evaluation, the Canada School of Public Service and the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) are hosting this EvalConnex session as part of the International Year of Evaluation.

This event will focus on international evaluation use and practices from the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group and from the Strategic Management Information Directorate of the Western Cape Government in South Africa.

The CES President will conclude by sharing his overall experience and observations on international evaluation practices. Members of the Community of Federal Evaluators will gain from the perspectives offered by this learning activity.

Event Information

Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario

Date and Time:
November 6, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Speakers:

Marvin Taylor-Dormond, Financial Director, Private Sector and Sustainable Development, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank Group

Zeenat Ishmail, Chief Director, Strategic Management Information, Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government, South Africa

Benoit Gauthier, President, Canadian Evaluation Society

Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages
Cost:
None
Audience:
This activity is designed for the Community of Federal Evaluators

Information:

France Marleau
Event Coordinator
CSPS.Registration-Inscription.EFPC@csps-efpc.gc.ca


Advancing Evaluation—Flexibilities and Enhanced Practices

This session—hosted by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Centre of Excellence for Evaluation—offers an opportunity for federal evaluators to engage with one another and learn about innovative approaches to improve the utility and use of evaluation.

The session will have two parts:

  • Calibration: Sharing practices that work! A presentation and panel discussion on the benefits, risks, impacts of and lessons learned from calibration.
  • Exploring Rapid Impact Evaluation: Evaluation specialist Andy Rowe will discuss the logic, elements and process for conducting rapid impact evaluation and the application of this concept in the federal government context. Following the session, a small number of departments will pilot the approach and share their experiences at a subsequent meeting in fall 2015.

Event Information

Date and Time:
May 29, 2015 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
Speakers:

Anne Routhier, Senior Director, Centre of Excellence for Evaluation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Caroline Falaiye, Senior Analyst, Centre of Excellence for Evaluation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Andy Rowe, Consultant, ARCeconomics Limited

Language:
Bilingual
Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario

Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
This learning activity is designed for the community of senior-level federal evaluators, including evaluation managers, and is also open to heads of evaluation. Space on site is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advancing Evaluation

March 18, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

This session – hosted by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Centre of Excellence for Evaluation – offers an opportunity for federal evaluators to discuss how their community can continuously improve the capacity and use of evaluation information to support decision making, expenditure management, program improvement and accountability.

The session will have two parts:

  • A presentation and discussion on the key findings, conclusions and recommendations from the Evaluation of the Policy on Evaluation (2009) and how the community can respond.
  • A panel discussion with evaluation users – including senior managers, central agency representatives and program managers – who will outline their evaluation needs, how they use evaluations and what they see as potential improvements.

Event Information

Date and Time:
March 18, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Speakers:

Anne Routhier, Senior Director, Centre of Excellence for Evaluation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Brian Moosang, Senior Advisor, Centre of Excellence for Evaluation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Brian Pagan, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Cécile Cléroux, Assistant Secretary, Government Operations Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Jane Weldon, Director General, Surface Infrastructure Programs, Transport Canada

David Manicom, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Language:
Bilingual
Locations:

Available across Canada by webcast

Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (Guigues Avenue entrance), Ottawa, Ontario

Cost:
No charge for learners
Audience:
This learning activity is designed for the community of federal evaluators.

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