Thematic Breakfasts

Conference attendees are cordially invited to participate in the 2014 Annual Conference Thematic Breakfasts, scheduled for 7:00 am to 8:15 am on Tuesday, June 17. These small roundtable discussion groups provide a more informal opportunity to exchange ideas and best practices on a specific evaluation-related theme, while enjoying your morning coffee and buffet breakfast.   The thematic have consistently received high satisfaction ratings at recent CES National conferences, and we are planning for C2014 to continue in that fine tradition.

Participation in any of the Thematic Breakfasts is free for conference attendees, but seating is expected to be limited, so you are strongly encouraged to consider the Themes that interest you most and arrive early. Final breakfast topics are listed below.

  • Benoît Gauthier – Becoming a credentialed evaluator: why and why not?
  • Kenneth Watson – Useful comparison groups short of experimental designs
  • Jean-Serge Quesnel – La contribution singulière des francophones aux approches évaluatives
  • Sarah Farina – Data! What data?
  • Debbie Delancey & Jennifer Young – Horizontal evaluation frameworks and logic models
  • Judy Lifshitz – Undressing evaluation issues and challenges – EvalConnex: a community of practice for federal evaluators
  • Anne Routhier, Kim Bachman and Rose Spirito – Insights and experience with the PWGSC task and solutions professional series (TSPS) procurement tool for evaluation
  • Kathy Gerber – Insights on professional development and learning needs
  • Karen Snyder – Teaching evaluation for Canadian graduate students – best practices, philosophical approaches and new ideas
  • Joane Roulston – How can evaluation work at the local level?
  • Peter Czerny – How can evaluation theories improve the quality of evaluation questions?
  • Marthe Hurteau, Karen Lawson, Anita Myers, Rob Shepherd and Jim McDavid – Current issues in university education in evaluation