CES Ontario will be holding their AGM this week with a special learning event (Thinking Visually: An Introduction to Data & Information Visualization)   We are excited to see what CES Ontario has been up to since the last AGM and to learn some new data visualization techniques.   Hope to see you all there! […]

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Q.     So… what happens when you put evaluators on the east coast?   A.     Trail side adventures, a kitchen party, and a puffin or two all make it into the visit… topped off with attendance at the CES 2016 Annual Conference! Rochelle had a great time presenting Evaluations that Make a Difference: Stories from around […]

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With the CES 2016 Conference less than a week away, Cathexis Consulting would like to wish the 3 student case competition finalist teams good luck on their presentations next week. Check out the CES Conference website for details on seeing the competition in person.

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We’re counting down the days to the National Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) conference in St. John’s Newfoundland (June 5-8).  Great theme this year – Evaluation on the edge. Rochelle is presenting on the Evaluations that Make a Difference: Stories from around the world project.  She will share stories of evaluations that have led to changes […]

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See you at AEA 2015!

Published on November 3, 2015 in Buzz, Events, News, Workshops & Presentations

          Cathexis is very excited to announce Rochelle Zorzi, along with colleagues  Martha McGuire, and Burt Perrin will be presenting Exemplary Evaluations that Make a Difference: Stories from Around the World at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois November 12th, 2015. Their presentation focuses on examples from selected […]

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    As fall is ‘back to school’ time, we thought we’d share a quick list of five great evaluation-related learning opportunities we’re excited about this season:             American Evaluation Association (AEA) Coffee Breaks: Did you know the American Evaluation Association offers a series of quick 20 minute webinar presentations […]

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          Interested in a career in program evaluation? The CES-ON Chapter has scheduled an event April 23rd, 2015 designed for those interested in a career in evaluation. Melissa will be sharing advice and insight into the world of program evaluation from the perspective of working with the private sector. What a […]

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The 2014 Canadian Evaluation Society Ontario (CES-ON) Annual General Meeting and Learning Event focused on storytelling and evaluation.  This is one of our firm’s favourite areas of interest as stories help bring evaluation to life! It’s worth checking out the presentation slides from the various presenters to see the different perspectives on how storytelling and […]

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Are you planning on attending CES-Ontario’s Annual General Meeting and Learning Event on October 7th? The Cathexis team will be there in full force and we’re looking forward to seeing both new and familiar faces. If you see a Cathexis-er in the crowd, please give us a wave or pop over and say hello, because […]

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The annual Canadian Evaluation Society national conference is taking place in beautiful Ottawa this year over June 15-18, 2014.  We look forward to sharing and learning with our evaluation colleagues from across the country and beyond. Check out the conference website for more information. If you’re in attendance, consider adding these sessions involving Cathexis-ers (in […]

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Did you make it out to our 2013 AEA presentation on shared measurement strategies?  We had a great group and our collective brains had a great discussion…so great that we can’t share everything that we talked about. But, here are a few key lessons we came up with to help you the next time you […]

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At the 2013 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference, Martha McGuire and Melissa McGuire of Cathexis, along with Charene Gillis, formerly of the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), shared their experience developing quality of life performance measures in a consultative way.   The ADO is interested in knowing whether the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is really […]

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Evaluationary

Published on October 26, 2012 in Workshops & Presentations

Sometimes we get stuck doing the same thing over and over again. Unfortunately, when it comes to reporting findings, that can mean long, complicated reports that don’t really speak to the audience. Evaluationary is a game designed to get you thinking about complex concepts in simple terms. Here are the instructions we developed for the […]

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On August 4, Cathexis joined the Law Foundation of Ontario and two of their grantees to present on the challenges and lessons learned in evaluating access to justice programming. This interactive “human library” presentation was held at the Summer 2011 IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts) Workshops hosted in conjunction with the American Bar Association […]

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Help! We need to choose 10 indicators from a list of 50 – but which 10? Introducing a quick, participatory & (relatively) painless process for setting evaluation priorities.

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What is reasonable compensation for evaluators? What can students expect to earn if they choose a career in evaluation? What do employers need to offer if they want to recruit good evaluators? Find out more from the results of a Canada wide survey of CES members conducted in 2009.

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Introduction to ARIMA

Published on May 18, 2010 in Workshops & Presentations

This presentation is intended to encourage evaluators to consider the use of AutoRegressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) models in order to strengthen evaluations.  This presentation focuses on how ARIMA models improve upon simpler pre-post designs.  When randomization or control groups are not possible or appropriate, it is possible to use ARIMA models to determine attribution […]

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Cathexis has conducted many workshops and presentations on the evaluation of complex initiatives in various fora and for various audiences, such as public service staff and management, not-for-profit organizations, and others.

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The Value of Evaluation

Published on December 1, 2008 in Workshops & Presentations

Cathexis has conducted many workshops and presentations on the value of evaluation.

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What is it like to work in evaluation in the private sector? How do evaluators learn? What is their ‘natural habitat’?

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