You are kindly invited for NIEN Brown Bag Meeting on 'Exemplary Evaluations that Made a Difference' on Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 from 12.30 to 2PM, in Conference Room 8.

04 Feb 2016

Introducing the 2016 NIEN series of Brown Bag Meetings, we are pleased to invite you for a brown bag meeting on the topic of evaluations that make a difference presented by Ms Martha McGuire.

Topic:  "Exemplary Evaluations that Made a Difference:  Stories from Around the World"

Objectives: To discuss what contributes to evaluations that make a difference and explore what further is needed to gain a better understanding

Content:  The discussion will begin with a presentation, which provide an overview of a project completed with funding from EvalPartners that looked at over 60 examples of evaluations that were considered by the evaluators and the users of the evaluation to be useful.  Eight key factors emerged.  These factors will be discussed with examples. After the presentation there will be a Q/A session.

The stories:

Ms. Martha McGuire has worked across a number of sectors and is known for her ability with multi-disciplinary and complex projects. She combines this with experience with organizational and program development, including strategic and operational planning. She has worked with a variety of populations including the homeless, First Nations and other Aboriginal communities, children, older adults and people with disabilities. As well, she has worked in a number of disciplines including health, social services, employment, economic development and green energy.  Through her work on the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Core Body of Knowledge project with Rochelle Zorzi and Burt Perrin, she has contributed to a better understanding of the value of evaluation and what is needed to conduct credible and useful evaluations.  She represents CES on the board of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation and is on the Management Group Executive for EvalPartners.  She received the CES 2009 Award for Contribution to Theory and Practice of Evaluation in Canada. Martha teaches Effectiveness and Accountability through Evaluation at Ryerson University.

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Posted on: 04 Feb 2016