Have a thirst for learning something new?

Published on September 10, 2015 in Buzz, Favourite Resources, Ideas, News, Workshops & Presentations




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 that showcase tools and tricks evaluators may find useful in their everyday practice? (Need to be an AEA member to sign up.)


  • Evaluation Café: Want to meet evaluators, in Toronto? The Evaluation Café Meetup offers an informal atmosphere to connect with other evaluators and learn something new. The next meeting is scheduled for September 23rd.


  • Canadian Evaluation society (CES) webinar: One of our close associates, Marla Steinberg, will be sharing her expertise during the upcoming September 30th webinar on Evaluating Knowledge Translation. (Need to be a CES member to sign up.)


  • AEA Conference 2015: The AEA is holding their annual evaluation conference in the Windy City of Chicago this November. We’re excited to see presentations from around the world, including Rochelle and Martha’s presentation on Exemplary Evaluations that Make a Difference: Stories from Around the World:


  • Coursera: Looking for that extra something? Some of our most interesting finds come from programs or websites that offer free courses. Coursera is a great example, with offerings on a range of topics to learn about, from data visualization to public speaking and statistical modeling. It’s all self-directed learning, with courses provided by colleges and universities from around the world – perfect for learning from the comfort of your living room couch!


With all of these options for learning something new, your kids won’t be the only ones feeling like they’re back to school.


Happy learning!