Generations: multi-generational approach to evaluation
May 1 to 4, 2011
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Our 2011 theme is Generations: a multigenerational approach to evaluation. Over the past thirty years (one generation) the field of evaluation has changed. This conference will highlight:
The final program is now available here.
Opening Keynote: Dr. Robert Stake
For a reflective start to the conference, join us for Robert Stake's opening keynote address. Drawing from long tenure as a professional evaluator and teacher, Bob will illustrate the growth and change in the field from the 1960s, and help us identify potential future scenarios.
In his acceptance to our invitation, Bob said, "You have heard it. The modest response is, '...but I stood on the shoulders of giants.' Are we builders on old shoulders? In what ways are the formal evaluations of 2011 built upon those of 1971? How much do generations present rely on generations past? Precious little, I think. The current people express polite respect for the founding fathers and mothers. The current people express disregard, mostly disdain, for ancient standards of validity. But mostly the present is a separation from the past, not particularly inventive, mostly adaptive. The times have changed. They have. The old stuff doesn't fit very well. Generations present adapt to situations unthinkable to generations past."
Dr. Stake is known for his responsive evaluation approach and special use of case study methods. Since 1975, he has been Director of the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation (CIRCE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a center that has been evaluating diverse education initiatives for more than 45 years.
Keynote Panel Discussion with Paul Born and Liz O'Neill - moderated by Mark Cabaj
The demand for new ways of tackling pressing social, economic and environmental challenges grows with each day.
Evaluators might be able to help. The seeds of evaluation theory and practice were planted during the scientific evolution, sprouted in the late stages of the industrial revolution, and grew robustly after the Second World War. In that time, evaluators have developed a great deal of capacity to help assess the "downstream" work of implementing and improving policies and programs as well as judging their overall merit or worth.
Evaluators are still struggling, however, to find ways to provide social innovators with relevant, timely and effective evaluative support in the "upstream" process of surfacing and designing new strategies, programs or policies in a way that embraces - rather than undermines - the dynamic creative, messy, unpredictable process that this work typically requires.
This keynote session will include an interview and small group discussions with two well-known Canadian social innovators to explore how they create, radically restructure, and grow social innovations in fast moving environments - and how they think evaluators can help (and hinder) - their efforts.
Closing Keynote: Renée Vaugeois
Whether in Uganda addressing the needs of orphans and grandparents affected by the AIDS crisis, or working to advance human rights of those marginalized in our increasingly diverse Canada, Ms. Vaugeois critically reflects on what kind of world we live in and what it means to embrace human dignity and foster change. Building sustainable change towards a culture of peace and human rights involves looking beyond the immediate, exercising reflection and learning, while fostering relationships between diverse perspectives and individuals. Embracing diversity must move beyond discussions of race, gender or religion to include notions related to our abilities, our backgrounds, as well as our generations. To build sustained and meaningful change for the future requires the consideration of our diverse generations. In Uganda and in Canada, Ms. Vaugeois works to bridge the wisdom of the elders with the innovation of the youth to foster community building, individual growth and inclusion.
List of Presentations
Mr. Rob Chambers: Assessing Evaluation Quality: Current Practices at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat's Centre of Excellence for Evaluation
Dr. Wendy Doughty: Developmental program evaluation: Challenging conventional practice and roles
Ms. Judith Krajnak: Evaluating as Change Agents within Alberta's Primary Care Networks: Perspectives from the Front Lines
Ms. Chantal Langevin: Implementing the Assessment of Economy and Efficiency in Program Evaluations
Mr. John Ma: Approaches, Challenges and Lessons in Conducting and Evaluation of a Web-Based Initiative
Ms. Kate Powadiuk: Multi-Site Evaluation and You: Tips for Smooth Implementation
Ms. Kathryn Radford: Guiding Change with Experience: Mentoring and New Directions in Evaluation Training
Mr. Andy Rowe: No Method to Our Madness: Getting Methods Out of the Way of Good Evaluation
Dr. Simon Roy: Dear Proposal Writer... Dear RFP Writer...
Ms. Patricia Saunders: Diversity in Evaluation: Evolving Practices
Ms. Denise Wong: Evaluating Policy Programs: Lessons Learned by the interdepartmental Policy Program Evaluation Working Group
Dr. Numan Al-Musawi: The conceptual change approach to improving evaluators' perspectives: Effectiveness and implications for program evaluation theory and practice
Ms. Michelle Anderson-Draper: Evaluation's role in improving educational outcomes for children and youth in care
Ms. Leslie Ayre-Jaschke: Developmental Evaluation and Outcome Mapping in Alberta: Finding new ways to respond to complexity
Dr. Alexey Babayan: Embedded Case Studies: innovations in case study design in the evaluation of a provincial nursing smoking cessation best practice initiative
Ms. Louise M. Bahry: Building Competencies in Situational Practice: Addressing the Coursework Gap
Ms. Denise Belanger: Video and Voice: Exploring Case Studies as a Vehicle for Youth Voice in Evaluation
Ms. Teresa Bellefontaine: The Evaluation of Place-Based Approaches
Mr. Frédéric Bertrand: Does research performance influence environment-related outcomes of countries? Lessons learned from a macro-level evaluation using bibliometric indicators and environmental performance indexes
Mrs. Brigitte Bouchard-Morris: Using case studies to document innovative practices
Ms. Donna Brown: Evaluating Global Partnerships: A new evaluation model and approach to building partnerships
Ms. Heather Buchanan: Ethics DO Matter!
Mr. Saad Chahine: Using Cognitive Interviews to Understand Educators' Data Use
Dr. Kaireen Chaytor: Evaluation Theory - the Starting Point for Evaluation
Dr. Colleen Dell: Applying the Principles of Community-Based Research to Mental Health and Addictions Program Evaluation
Dr. Ann Doucette: Examining Measures Used in Evaluation: Addressing Challenges with New Tools
Dr. Wendy Doughty: Diverse voices: Building a culture of assessment within a multigenerational, multidisciplinary, multiple program/unit team.
Mrs. Kate-Lynn Duplessis: Application and utility of geomatics to evaluation: Mapping vulnerable populations and community based services in Canada
Dr. Samantha Evans: Ethnographic research techniques in the context of evaluation
Dr. Joy Fraser: Should Principles of Social Justice and Cultural Competency be Included in All Program Evaluations?
Ms. Sarah French: Social Return on Investment: The Edmonton Context
Ms. Rebecca Georgis: A Framework for Community-Based Evaluation: Theory into Action
Dr. Rebecca Gokiert: Community-Based Evaluation within a Cross-Cultural Context
Dr. Kathryn Graham: Effective Evaluation: Innovative methods, tools and promising practices
Ms. Rita Gunn: Transitioning to Performance Measurement in Legal Services: Institutional and Conceptual Barriers
Ms. Eleanor Hamaluk: Using case studies to tell the evaluation story: A hybrid approach
Mr. Michael Harnar: Theory Building Through Praxis Discourse: A Theory- And Practice-Informed Model Of A Transformative Participatory Approach To Evaluation
Jennifer Hewson: Engagement and research design learnings from a three year, arts based community development project
Dr. Tammy Horne: Connecting Communities On-line to Share Learning: Using Web Conferencing for Group Interviews in Evaluating Community Development Initiatives
Dr. Dale Howard: Quality of Life as a Performance Measure in Providing Supports to Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Ms. Kathy Howery: Navigating Developmental Evaluation: The Role of a Sherpa within Organizations
Ms. Helen Hsu: Evaluating Long-term Outcomes of Medical Education Programs on the Development of Physician Competencies
Ms. Serena Humphries: Developmental Evaluation Applied: Promoting Evidence Use in Health Care Organizations
Ms. Andrea L.K. Johnston: Case Study's that Work With (not without) Communities
Mr. Eugene Krupa: Evolving a Capacity-building & Utilization-focused Evaluation for CATCH: A Community-Driven Movement to Address Early Childhood Development in Kelowna, BC
Mr. Eugene Krupa: Evaluation of LoHiCdSHI in Rural / Remote Zambia: Building capacity to addressing maternal and child health and determinants of health in rural/remote communities
Mr. Eugene Krupa: Evaluating Community Health Workers systems in Rural / Remote Zambia: Designing for intersectoral collaboration, knowledge translation and sustainability
M. Moktar Lamari: Valorisation de l'évaluation de programme dans les politiques gouvernementales : Un examen empirique de la capacité d'absorption des ministères agissant dans les principaux domaines d'intervention du gouvernement du Québec
Ms. Faith Layden: Evaluating Knowledge Synthesis, Translation and Exchange: The Complexities and the Challenges
Mr. Augusto Legaspi: The process and the learning from developing ESL course evaluations: From the high-level trust creation to the ground-level decision of which word to use
Mr. Andrew Lejeune: Bridging the gap: Examining models for evaluator training
Ms. Dianne Lepa: Aboriginal Engagement in the Evaluation Process at INAC
Dr. Chris Lovato: Evaluating the Contribution of Medical Education to Physician Human Resources: The Distributed Medical Education Program at UBC
Ms. Patricia Macklin: First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE) Longitudinal Evaluation
Mr. Robert Malatest: Challenges in Utilizing Randomized Control Trials in Social Program Evaluation: Lessons Learned
Mr. Greg Mason: Three cases in cost-effectiveness analysis - pushing the boundaries
Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine: Effecting family changes for the healthy development of children: A provincial early childhood intervention program evaluated using mixed methods
Mr. Michael Obrecht: A Logic Model for Evaluation Capacity Development
Mr. Hubert Paulmer: Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) at Project / Organization Level - Experience from the Recent Past and Lessons for the Future from Three Different Regions across the Atlantic
Mr. Hubert Paulmer: Household Surveys - the "Traditional Way" in Today's ICT world - A Case from Africa
Dr. Eileen Piggot-Irvine: Changing values and strategies in feedback in evaluation: Evidence of impact
Mr. Sandiran (Sandi) Premakanthan: Planning for Program Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Readiness
Ms. Vera Radyo: Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement Evaluation: A BC Example
Mme. Lynda Rey: Implantation du concept " Hôpital Promoteur de Santé " en contexte de périnatalité de l'analyse des processus à l'appui à la décision: une approche développementale
De l'analyse des processus à l'appui à la décision: une approche développementale
Ms. Stephanie Robertson: Social Return on Investment - A Tool for Your Evaluation Tool Kit
Ms. Dana Robinson: From micro to macro: What can program evaluations tell us about an issue?
Mr. Gunter Rochow: Multi-language Electronic Surveying - within Budget
Ms. Anne Routhier: The Policy on Evaluation 2009: Progress Toward Full Implementation
Ms. Carol Siu: An action inquiry of a pilot community health promotion program: Empowerment program evelopment
Ms. Donna Smith-Moncrieffe: Using Internet Research Methods in a Needs Assessment Framework
Pernelle Smits: Change of attitude among non-professional evaluators
Pernelle Smits: L'attitude positive des gestionnaires envers les évaluations et sa traduction dans la pratique
Dr. Marla Steinberg: CAPTURE and CLASP: Expanding the Reach of Chronic Disease Prevention Programming and Evaluation
Dr. Stephanie Sutherland: Lessons learned about medical school curricular integration: Perceptions of students, faculty and curriculum leaders
Dr. Bejoy Thomas: Thinking out-of-the-box: A cancer care experience of evaluating access and utilization
Mr. Stanley Varnhagen: Encouraging Experimentation and Innovation in Instruction through Evaluation
Dr. Jennifer Yessis: Lessons from applying developmental evaluation approaches: relationships, relevance and rigour
Ms. Michelle Anderson-Draper: A network revealed: Highlighting the successes, challenges and the path we took to get here
Ms. Jeanne Annett: Standards of Practice for Evaluation in Alberta Health Services
Mr. Peter Czerny: Maximizing Performance Measurement for Evaluations: Analysis Framework Technique
Ms. Emily Di Sante: Designing an Evaluation for Sub-Populations: Evaluating Ontario's Smoking Cessation System for Smokers of Low Socio-Economic Status
Ms. Lindsay Foster: Using Evaluation to Enhance Clinical Practice through Innovation
Ms. Stephanie Gazzola: Increasng Service Use at an LGBT Community Organization: Barriers and Challenges
Ms. Trudy Johnson: Meaningfulness in Evaluation
Dr. Undurthy Lakshmi Narayana: Developing Research Competencies among Educational Functionaries: An Evaluation of a Training Programme
Ms. Lisa O'Reilly: Fed-speak and what those acronyms really mean
Mrs. Katherine Roger: Learning by Doing: Participatory Evaluation from the Perspective of a Novice Evaluator
Mr. Peter Zuba: A Custom-Designed Process and Database for Course and Program Evaluations.
All activities take place at the Westin Edmonton Hotel
If you are interested in hosting a thematic breakfast, please see the description on the homepage.
Morning Stretch Yoga Practice with Angela Wiens
This mindful morning practice will focus on opening our bodies to the new day, centering our attention on releasing the back, hips, and legs. You'll leave the class feeling centered and ready to start your day. All yoga experience levels welcome.
Please bring your yoga mat and wear loose comfortable clothing. A few extra yoga mats will be available.
You can register when you register for the conference; there is a maximum of 20 participants.
Please visit Angela's website at www.yogainnerspirit.com to read about her classes and approach. Feel free to email her with any questions.
Angela Wiens is a certified hatha yoga teacher (registered with Yoga Alliance).
Gala Dinner at the Art Gallery of Alberta
Join your colleagues at the new Art Gallery of Alberta for a Gala Dinner. You will enjoy a four-course dinner as well as an opportunity to explore this unique building and its galleries. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the time of registration. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets early!
Please join Malatest for the opportunity to mix and mingle with this year's conference participants! Drinks, food, Alberta trivia, and line dance lessons will allow you to experience Alberta at its best!
All interested parties can purchase tickets for the Social Mixer Event at the time of registration.
Group Runs with Sherry Honey
Drop-in and join the Westin Edmonton's very own Sherry Honey for a run or walk around Edmonton. Sherry is an AFLCA certified fitness and group exercise leader. There is no charge for this activity.
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