Regional Events

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 12:00 - 13:00 (PDT)
    • Online Webinar (PDT)

    CESBC Webinar :

    New possibilities: Using art to analyze data, draft recommendations, and promote reflexivity with Maya Lefkowich and Jennica Nichols  


    WHEN:
      Friday, April 23, 2021 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time

    WHERE: CESBC webinars take place online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer's requirements here

    COST: Free (long distance charges may apply if you dial in rather than use Zoom app)

    LANGUAGE: English

    REGISTRATION: Register on Zoom 

    Can't join the webinar? Want to discuss this topic further? Join us in our social event later the same day: CESBC | Evaluation Social

    Presented by Maya Lefkowich and Jennica Nichols

    Webinar description:

    Summary

    Despite its incredible potential to pose relevant questions, explore data effectively, and engage clients and stakeholders, arts are underutilized in evaluation. We are changing this!

    This webinar will demonstrate how you can use art-based tools three different ways. First, we share strategies for using art in reflexive practice to support your own professional learning. Then, we dive into data and illustrate how an arts tool can be used in your qualitative analysis. Finally, we turn our attention to recommendations. Together, we will draft user-centred recommendations and discuss how this strategy can save you time while also bolstering evaluation use.

    Throughout the webinar, we use real-world examples from our own work practice. And, facilitate a hands-on activity so you’ll have a chance to practice new techniques. Whether you are working on a project at present or are just curious to learn, you’ll leave this webinar with an understanding of how to adopt three creative techniques in your practice.

    FAQ

    Do I need to have any experience with art to participate?

    No! No experience necessary. You will not be required to do or make anything and it is entirely up to you if you want to share outputs from the activities.

    Do I need to bring any art supplies?

    If you choose to work offline and join by phone, you may want to print our handout ahead of time and bring a dark colour marker (black, brown, navy). If you join us from a computer, smart phone, or tablet, make sure you have a word processing or PDF application with a highlight tool.

    I am sceptical of art because I think it is subjective, time-consuming, and/or not of interest to my clients. Should I come?

    Yes! You’ll be in good company. We are sceptical too. That’s why we don’t just advocate for arts-based methods. We evaluate them! Just like any method, not all techniques are right for all projects. We talk about when, how, and why to use (and not use) techniques ethically and to the benefit of your project and clients.


    Poem Activity
    [Download Instructions]

    As part of the upcoming webinar, we invite you to do a quick and fun arts-based activity.

    What: Write a haiku about evaluation. Don’t overthink it!

    • 1.       Set a timer for 5 minutes (that’s it)
    • 2.       Write what first comes to mind when you think of evaluation.
      (Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do this.)
    • 3.       Give your poem a title

    Haiku is a three-line poem. The first and last lines have 5 syllables, and the middle line has 7 syllables.

    X X X X X
    X X X X X X X
    X X X X X

    Here are two example haikus written by Jennica.

    Research-based theatre as an intervention

    Sound, movement, and words
    Engaging our hearts and minds
    Creating magic

    Pandemic struggles

    New foe and less joy
    How does this keep getting worse?
    Must anchor in hope

    Why: At the webinar, we will discuss how haikus can be used in your evaluation practice. Our own poems (and yours if you choose to share) will serve as helpful examples. We would love if you had a chance to try this exercise out before the webinar to enhance your learning.

    Now what: If you are comfortable with your poem being shared during the webinar, we invite you to email it to us at admin@andimplmentation.ca. In your email, tell us if you want your name to be included or if you prefer to be anonymous. Either is find by us! We’ll share our poems too – we never ask for things that we wouldn’t do ourselves. If you don’t feel comfortable sharing, please bring your poem with you to the webinar so you can reflect independently.  

    What else: We will do another activity together during the webinar. You’ll need to download or print the CES Ethics document. Make sure you have a dark colour marker or a PDF reader with a highlight function. https://evaluationcanada.ca/sites/default/files/ces_ethics_ethique_sce.pdf



    Biographies of presenters:

    Jennica Nichols and Maya Lefkowich are the co-founders of AND implementation, a one-stop-shop for evaluation, implementation science, research, and training. Their practice centres on use, reciprocity, social justice, and creativity. Jennica is a credentialed evaluator with 10 years of experience working in the health and development sectors. She holds a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and is finishing her PhD using research-based theatre to facilitate collaborative knowledge translation and intervention design. Maya is a researcher, artist, and emerging evaluator with experience working in community and arts sectors. She holds a PhD in interdisciplinary studies and focuses on anti-oppressive arts-based methods. Together, they are passionate about promoting imaginative and responsible evaluation!.


    If you have any questions, please contact Damien Chen at BC+LowerMainland@evaluationcanada.ca

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 16:30 - 17:30 (PDT)
    • Zoom

    CESBC | Evaluation Social

    Join us for our next CESBC online evaluation social on Friday April 23 from 4:30-5:30pm

    We’ll be talking about our ‘adventures' using arts-based methods in evaluation/research. No previous experience needed!

    Whether or not you have joined our April webinar, New possibilities: Using art to analyze data, draft recommendations, and promote reflexivity, you are welcome to join the evaluation social. Maya Lefkowich and Jennica Nichols, the presenters of the webinar, will be joining our evaluation social in the afternoon to nerd out about all things arts-based methods: sharing practical examples, answering your questions, and brainstorming new possibilities for integrating the arts into your practice. The event is a dialogue and will be driven by your stories and questions.

    Anyone with an interest in evaluation in BC is welcome to join the discussion.

    We’ll be using Zoom meeting to host the discussion.

    Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

    Time: 4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Where: Zoom - REGISTER HERE

    If you have any questions, please contact Don Murray, Interior/Okanagan Coordinator at BC+InteriorCoord@evaluationcanada.ca.


    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 18:00 - 19:30 (PDT)

    CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN] Zoom Meet-up

    We're inviting all emerging evaluators to join us at our online SEEN meet-up on Zoom. This is a casual social event, so drop by after school or work, say hi, and join the conversation.

    Who are "emerging evaluators"? Current students, recent graduates, new professionals, and those transitioning into evaluation from another field. If you're interested in evaluation or just breaking into the field, come meet other emerging evaluators to ask questions, share ideas and resources, and hang out.

    Please register on Zoom then just drop by, any time between 6pm and 7:30pm. 

    If you have questions, you can contact organizer Cassandra at emergingevaluators.bc@gmail.com.

    Not a student or emerging evaluator? Please pass the word along to those might be interested!

    Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2020

    Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

    Where: Zoom - Register Here


    • 04 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 - 13:00 (PDT)
    • Online Webinar (PDT)

    CESBC Webinar :

    Evaluator as Catalyst for Change with Zena Simces  

    WHEN:  Friday, June 4, 2021 from 12 pm to 1 pm Pacific Time

    WHERE: CESBC webinars take place online using Zoom platform. You can check your computer's requirements here

    COST: Free (long distance charges may apply if you dial in rather than use Zoom app)

    LANGUAGE: English

    REGISTRATION: Register on Zoom 

    Presented by Zena Simces

    Webinar description:

    Summary

    The webinar will stimulate discussion on how, as an evaluator, you could be a critical catalyst for change. Zena Simces will present key strategies and actions you can take to effectively foster change with your clients and in the organizations you are working with, focusing on removing roadblocks and barriers and having a positive influence. With over 30 years of experience as an evaluator and consultant, Zena brings her experience and research as outlined in her recently published book, You Can Make a Difference: A Guide to Being a Great Consultant, to assist evaluators in their work as agents of change.

    Participants are encouraged to bring questions you may have to an open Q&A discussion regarding how you, as an evaluator, can drive the change needed to achieve desired results.

    Who should attend?

    • Independent evaluators/consultants seeking innovative ways to ensure the results of their work lead to positive change.
    • Evaluators working within organizations and companies responsible for reviewing programs/services and implementing changes.
    • New evaluators wishing to gain insight and tips for fostering effective change.

    Biography of presenter:

    Zena Simces is a Consultant for Strategic Change with over 30 years of experience in health, social services, education, justice and employment areas in government, not-for-profit and private sectors.

    She has a unique combination of expertise in research, program evaluation, strategic planning, policy and program development and organizational change, along with a solid background in community consultation/facilitation, community development and engagement, marketing, communications and public/media relations.

    She has conducted numerous evaluations and facilitated extensive consultations with a wider range of community organizations, professional groups, the business community, academic and diverse cultural groups, First Nations, women, seniors, families, youth, people with mental and physical challenges and the general public.

    She has recently published the book You Can Make a Difference: A Guide to Being a Great Consultant. The book takes a comprehensive look at how to make a difference as a consultant in today's complex world and how to meet future challenges. It provides narratives from her years of experience, research on best practices and practical tips to guide people on a successful path, whether in their consulting career or in a leadership or management position in any sector.

    The book is available as an ebook or in paperback on Amazon, Chapters/Indigo and Barnes and Noble. The link for Amazon.ca is: https://amazon.ca/dp/0228843812


    If you have any questions, please contact Damien Chen at BC+LowerMainland@evaluationcanada.ca

Past Events

16 Apr 2021 CESBC Diverse Voices Webinar Series: Community-based Approaches to Making Evaluation Attainable & Equitable
09 Apr 2021 CESBC Anti-Racism Workshop Series: Decolonizing Practices **SOLD OUT**
31 Mar 2021 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network [SEEN] Zoom Meet-Up
23 Mar 2021 CESBC Anti-Racism Workshop Series: Shifting the Lens (Advanced Sessions) **SOLD OUT**
19 Mar 2021 CESBC Webinar: Tips On Delivering Bad News with Marla Steinberg
16 Mar 2021 CESBC Interior Meeting | Evaluation Social
11 Mar 2021 CESBC Anti-Racism Workshop Series: Shifting the Lens (Introductory Session)
24 Feb 2021 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network [SEEN] Zoom Meet-Up
19 Feb 2021 CESBC Webinar: The Practicalities and Pitfalls of Evaluation Consulting: An Open Q&A with Joy Weismiller and Kylie Hutchinson
12 Feb 2021 CESBC Vancouver Island Evaluators (Lower Mainland & beyond!) | Virtual Social Meet-up
27 Jan 2021 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network [SEEN] Zoom Meet-Up
25 Jan 2021 CESBC Interior Meeting | Evaluation Social
03 Dec 2020 CESBC Webinar: Recommendations That Rock with Kylie Hutchinson
27 Nov 2020 CESBC Vancouver Island Evaluators Virtual Social Meet-up
20 Nov 2020 CESBC Annual General Meeting 2020ii with Special Guest Speakers - All welcome!
09 Nov 2020 CESBC Diverse Voices Webinar Series: Finding Our Way to Equitable Practices - Where to Begin?
02 Nov 2020 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation - Online
23 Oct 2020 CESBC Vancouver Island Evaluators Virtual Meet-up
23 Oct 2020 CESBC Webinar: Alice in QI Land: An Evaluator’s Travel Log
11 Sep 2020 CESBC Webinar: Learning to "see with two eyes": Insights from applying culturally-responsive evaluation strategies to an Indigenous health initiative
14 Aug 2020 CESBC Webinar: Real-time Data Visualization for Developmental Evaluation
09 Jul 2020 CESBC Victoria Evaluation Pub Networking Night
19 Jun 2020 CESBC Webinar: The Outcome Mapping Journey: Developing Progress Markers
25 May 2020 CESBC Workshop: Dynamic Data - Mastering Pivot Tables for Engaging Data Viz - Online Course
13 May 2020 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN] - CANCELLED
08 May 2020 CESBC Webinar: Nothing About Us Without Us: Using a Participatory and Equitable Approach to Evaluating an Overdose Prevention Project
08 Apr 2020 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN] - CANCELLED
11 Mar 2020 CESBC Special Event: Shared Vancouver Evaluation Pub Networking & Student and Emerging Evaluators Network [SEEN] Night
04 Mar 2020 CESBC Victoria Social Networking Event – Dr. Jill Chouinard's Book Launch
14 Feb 2020 CESBC Webinar: 10+ Free or Low-cost Web-based Tools to extend your Evaluation Practice
12 Feb 2020 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN] CANCELLED
30 Jan 2020 CESBC International Development Evaluation "Un-Workshop" (Victoria)
24 Jan 2020 CESBC Annual General Meeting 2020 (2019 Council)
24 Jan 2020 CESBC 2020 Conference - What’s in your Evaluation Toolbox 2.0?
23 Jan 2020 CESBC Workshop: Data Visualization & Communication
08 Jan 2020 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
12 Dec 2019 CESBC Victoria Social Networking Event – Pub Night!
11 Dec 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
26 Nov 2019 CESBC & IPAC - New Professionals & Students Speed Mentoring Event
26 Nov 2019 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
13 Nov 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
30 Oct 2019 CESBC Victoria Social Networking Event – Pub Night!
24 Oct 2019 CESBC Vancouver Evaluation Pub Networking Night
18 Oct 2019 CESBC Workshop: Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Vancouver)
15 Oct 2019 CESBC Workshop: Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Victoria)
10 Oct 2019 CESBC Webinar: Participatory Approach to Evaluation: Democratizing Evaluation and Embodying Social Inclusion
09 Oct 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
26 Sep 2019 CESBC Victoria Social Networking Event – Pub Night!
13 Sep 2019 CESBC Webinar: The AMERQI Framework: Bringing Together Evaluation, Monitoring, and Quality Improvement
11 Sep 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
09 Aug 2019 CESBC Webinar: What do I need in my Evaluation Toolbox?
12 Jul 2019 CESBC Webinar: Data Placemats for Different Tables
14 Jun 2019 CESBC Webinar: Our Developmental Evaluation Journey: Navigating Supports for Newcomer Refugees
11 Jun 2019 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: If you build it, they might not come: Strategies and lessons learned reaching hard to reach populations
14 May 2019 CESBC Victoria Evaluation Social
08 May 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
23 Apr 2019 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
11 Apr 2019 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: Putting our Minds Together: Research and Knowledge Management Strategy
10 Apr 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
29 Mar 2019 CESBC Vancouver Island Kick-off Planning Meeting for 2019 – Victoria Pub Night!
27 Mar 2019 CESBC Student, Emerging & ALL evaluators - Vancouver Pub Night!
13 Mar 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
13 Feb 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
21 Jan 2019 CESBC Workshop: Effective Data Visualization
14 Jan 2019 PDHA 06 Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation
09 Jan 2019 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
12 Dec 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up [SEEN]
30 Nov 2018 CESBC Annual General Meeting
30 Nov 2018 CESBC 2018 Conference - What’s in your Evaluation Toolbox?
27 Nov 2018 CESBC & IPAC - New Professionals Speed Mentoring Event #2
14 Nov 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
08 Nov 2018 [CANCELLED] CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: Partnering with the BC Health Care Industry to evaluate workplace health & safety using Business Intelligence (BI) - Tableau Scorecard
06 Nov 2018 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
11 Oct 2018 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: How To Know If It’s Working: Developing an Organizational KT Evaluation Framework
10 Oct 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
04 Oct 2018 CESBC Interior Event: Networking Non-Profits: Program Sustainability with Kylie Hutchinson
27 Sep 2018 IPAC - Policy & a Pint: Medical Assistance in Dying
24 Sep 2018 CESBC Workshop: Beyond the Basics: Survey Skills+ [CANCELLED]
20 Sep 2018 CESBC Interior Region: Evaluation Café Event
13 Sep 2018 CESBC Health Evaluation Seminar: At the Intersection of Knowledge Translation, Evaluation and Implementation Science; Navigating a Role for Evaluation
12 Sep 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
11 Jul 2018 CESBC Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
27 Jun 2018 IPAC Vancouver - Government Collaboration: Merging or Diverging Policy ‎Perspectives - Workshop & Annual General Meeting
21 Jun 2018 CESBCY Workshop: The ABC’s of Focus Groups and Interviews
13 Jun 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
12 Jun 2018 CESBCY Application Clinic: Credentialed Evaluator Application Support Initiative
07 Jun 2018 CESBCY Evaluation Café Event
07 Jun 2018 CESBCY & IPAC - New Professionals Speed Mentoring Event
26 May 2018 CES 2018 National Conference
14 May 2018 CESBCY Info Session: Credentialed Evaluator Application Support Initiative
09 May 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
24 Apr 2018 CES Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
11 Apr 2018 Reestablishment of the Yukon CES Chapter
11 Apr 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
15 Mar 2018 Innoweave Impact Accelerator
14 Mar 2018 CESBCY Student & Emerging Evaluators Network Meet-Up
26 Feb 2018 UVIC - Forum - Linking Evaluation & Spending Reviews
22 Feb 2018 IPAC - Policy & Pint: Discuss & Debate the Legalization of Non-Medical Cannabis
29 Jan 2018 CESBCY Lessons from the Trenches - Conversation on Evaluation Bloopers and Lessons
24 Nov 2017 CESBCY Annual General Meeting
14 Nov 2017 The CESBCY Students & New & Evaluators' Network Meet-Up
24 Oct 2017 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
27 Sep 2017 CES Webinar: Harvesting Knowledge through Reflection
20 Sep 2017 CES Webinar: The Reflective Practitioner: The Path to Innovation
20 Jul 2017 CESBCY Networking Dinner : Fail Fest
19 Jul 2017 Social Return on Investment (CESBCY FREE Webinar)
06 Jun 2017 Canadian Evaluation Society networking evening in Whitehorse, Yukon!
03 Jun 2017 New & Emerging Evaluators Meet Up with guest speaker Russell Graham
31 May 2017 IPAC - Passing the Torch: Inter-Generational Learning
25 May 2017 CESBCY Vancouver Methodology Mingler
09 May 2017 Participatory Data Analysis for Evaluators: Data Parties and Dabbling in the Data
02 May 2017 Voices UP! @ C2017 - FREE EVENT
30 Apr 2017 CES 2017 National Conference
27 Apr 2017 IPAC Vancouver Spring Mixer: Public Transportation Dialogue
26 Apr 2017 Transformation in Evaluators’ Roles: Reflections from CES 2017 Presenters (FREE Webinar)
25 Apr 2017 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
28 Feb 2017 New & Emerging Evaluators Social Meet-Up
09 Jan 2017 The Evaluators Institute - January Program 2017
15 Dec 2016 IPAC & CESBCY - The Breakfast Club. Facing Forward: Innovation, Action and Reflection
26 Nov 2016 New & Emerging Evaluators Logic Model Learning Session
14 Nov 2016 Book Club: Evaluation as Social Learning
09 Nov 2016 SFU Evening Lecture with Michael Quinn Patton
04 Nov 2016 CESBCY AGM 2016
27 Oct 2016 IPAC Vancouver: Perspectives on Indigenous Engagement
25 Oct 2016 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
12 Oct 2016 New & Emerging Evaluator’s Social Meet-Up
24 Sep 2016 Tableau Training: The World’s Leading Data Visualization Software
14 Jun 2016 Career Perspectives: Reflections & Projections
11 Jun 2016 New & Emerging Evaluators Meet Up
19 May 2016 Book Club: Evaluation as Social Learning
17 May 2016 CMC Canada
26 Apr 2016 Essential Skills Series: Program Evaluation
19 Apr 2016 2016 IPAC New Professionals Workshop
10 Mar 2016 IPAC Vancouver: Spring Networking Social Mixer
05 Mar 2016 Meet-Up for New & Emerging Evaluators
20 Nov 2015 CESBCY AGM 2015
20 Nov 2015 2015 Lower Mainland CESBCY Conference - Collaboration, Contribution and Collective Impact
20 Oct 2015 ESS Vancouver (Royal Roads University)
26 Aug 2015 An Epic Evaluation Evening in the Okanagan
28 Apr 2015 Essential Skills Series
23 Apr 2015 Better Stakeholder Interviews
14 Apr 2015 CMC-BC-Vancouver Island: Gauging the Performance of Local Governments: Reflections on the Progress and Pressures Faced with Reviews and Measurement
21 Nov 2014 CESBCY AGM
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