Chapter Events

We host several events throughout the year for members and non-members.

Annual General Meeting 

The 2017/2018 AGM will take place on Friday, September 21 in Edmonton, AB. REGISTER NOW!

Location: Edmonton Public Schools Archives & Museum (10425 99 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB)

Agenda:

9:00 am - Registration & Networking

9:30 am - Learning Event: Doing Reporting Better - Principles and Techniques for Memorable Evaluation Reporting

As evaluators, our efforts usually culminate in a report. Our final reports are often comprehensive, providing the full details of the rationale and process for evaluating, the results and the recommendations we have carefully developed. But what happens to that report? Is it treasured, referenced frequently in the planning process, praised for its relevance and utility? Maybe… or maybe not. In this seminar, we’ll present principles and techniques for creating reports that command attention and deliver messages stakeholders use. You’ll leave excited to craft your next engaging report.

Topics covered:

  • Why we aim for use
  • Principles for engaging reporting
  • Reporting throughout the evaluation journey
  • Tailoring report formats
  • Stewarding your report

CES competencies addressed:

  • 2.16. Reports evaluation findings and results
  • 3.5. Serves the information needs of intended users
  • 3.6. Attends to issues of evaluation use
  • 4.1. Defines work parameters, plans and agreements
  • 4.6. Reports on progress and results

11:45 am - Lunch

12:30 pm - Annual General Meeting

2017/2018 Annual Report

2016/2017 Annual Report

2015/2016 Annual Report 

Evaluation Cafe

Evaluation Cafe is a chapter-supported networking and learning forum. Members and non-members alike meet to discuss evaluation in a casual, conversational setting. The first Evaluation Cafe was held in Edmonton in April, 2014, and several other events have since been held in Edmonton and Calgary. 

Dates and venues are posted on the Evaluation Cafe Meetup page.  

Annual Christmas Luncheons

Annual Christmas Luncheons are usually held in December or January in both Edmonton and Calgary.

Annual National Conference

Each year, the Canadian Evaluation Society presents a National Conference. The 2017 conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 2018 conference will take place in Calgary. Further details can be found here. If you are interested in joining a conference committee, please email [email protected]

Essential Skills Series

See our Professional Development page for more information on the Essential Skills Series.

Past Events

The Naked Truth: The State of Evaluation in Alberta, April 10, 2015

The Alberta & NWT Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society and its partners were pleased to host this one day evaluation forum. The forum was designed by the Chapter to engage participants in provocative discussions and the sharing of information about:

  • What is happening in evaluation in Alberta and what evaluators are working on
  • The value of evaluation from the perspective of evaluators and those who use evaluations
  • An action plan for advancing the profession of evaluation in the province

The objective of the forum was to provide a gathering place for evaluators to connect with each other and also with the users of evaluation. Presenters Included Gail Barrington, Benoit Gauthier, Rebecca Mellett, Crystal Corrigan and Cheryl Poth.

The final report of proceedings is available for download here and can be viewed in online magazine format on the AIHS website. Photos are posted here.