From the event description:
As noted at our last Eval Cafe event, some members noted interest in evaluation capacity building. A few members stepped up and we’ll have a couple present at this event; covering both building capacity with internal and external stakeholders.
We’ll be on the Bedford Academy’s patio for this event. Try to show up at 6:30 pm. We’ll begin the discussions as soon as enough people show up, but by 7pm at the latest. We’ll provide some apps courtesy of CES-ON’s sponsorship, but attendees will cover their own drinks or food beyond the apps.
Building Internal Evaluation Capacity:
Margaret (Meg) Gassanov (Ph.D., CE) will draw on her experiences of building internal evaluation capacity within the City of Toronto. She will explore five areas requiring attention to be successful in these efforts. The presentation will include examples of activities that can be done to build internal evaluation capacity, from the perspective of an internal evaluator.
Building Audacity – Evaluation Capacity Building with External Partners:
This brief presentation will explore the challenges of building capacity across external organizations: that is, among sponsors, clients, and stakeholders that evaluation teams have no formal, long-term commitment to. It will focus on concrete activities aimed at helping align organizations’ strategic priorities while considering ways to spur along sustainable cultures of evaluative thinking and learning. Kris Erickson (PhD, BFA) will draw on his experiences in community development, education, and workforce development to lead this interactive chat.
As always, the CES-ON sponsorship will provide some snacks, but you will be responsible for any food or drink beyond that.