About our Event:
We would like to host you at the CES Summer Social coming up at Page One. The purpose of this event is to provide an informal setting for new practitioners and students to network with experienced Evaluators, learn from their narratives, and ask questions. The event will be structured as four casual small groups – please feel free to move among them throughout the evening! Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.
Please take a moment to review the bios of our Experienced Evaluators, and come prepared with questions. You can ask general questions about evaluation, about their careers, about tricky evaluation scenarios you might be facing right now, and more.
See you on Monday July 15th!
This meet and greet is presented in conjunction with the July 2019 Essential Skills Series.
About our Experts:
Patricia King is currently the Vice President of Evaluation and Qualitative Research at Dig Insights and an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University. She previously worked as the Director of Evaluation at MQO Research. Other past experience includes working in the public sector as a Manager with the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador conducting research to inform policy development, as well as in the private sector conducting provincial and national evaluations. She just completed tenure as president of the CES–Newfoundland and Labrador (CES-NL). She has over 8 years of experience on volunteer boards, and almost 10 years of experience on both the client and suppliers side of research and evaluation. Patricia holds a Masters of Applied Social Psychology from Memorial University and a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES).
Eden Amare is an Evaluator that is passionate about social services. She currently works as a Policy Development Officer with the Shelter, Support & Housing Administration division of the City of Toronto, where her projects focus on quality assurance and evaluation. She previously worked as the Program Evaluator at Toronto Public Health where she evaluated communicable disease control programs. Eden also possesses evaluation experience at the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, including organizational evaluation capacity-building. She holds a Master of Health Evaluation from the University of Waterloo and was a finalist in the 2018 Canadian Evaluation Society Student Case Competition.
Nick Petten is a researcher, consultant, and evaluator that is primarily concerned with how to meaningfully and ethically involve diverse populations in research, evaluation and program design. As a representative of his professional associations in several governance functions (Canadian Evaluation Society and American Evaluation Association) and currently working in municipal government in Strategic Planning, Management and Evaluation, Nick is continually facilitating knowledge exchange and demonstrating the social impact of programming and services for people using ethical and rigorous scientific methods.
Paul Bakker is a Credential Evaluator and coach, with over a decade of experience. For the last seven years, he has run his independent evaluation consulting practice, Social Impact Squared. His evaluation projects are typically for small nonprofits or provincial government agencies in the areas of education, health, employment, youth development, and crime prevention. His wide range of experience includes using developmental evaluation approaches to carrying out quasi-experimental designs and statistical analyses. Paul also organizes Evaluation Cafe Toronto events for those interested in evaluation to learn and connect with each other.