Rochelle is excited to be presenting at the National Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Conference in Calgary, AB (May 26-29, 2018)! This year’s theme is ‘Co-creation’. Rochelle will be providing a short presentation on ‘The “Burning Question”: A Technique for Building Engagement and Buy-in for Developmental Evaluation’. You can read more about this technique at Rochelle… More
Sometimes it is too early, or just not feasible, to show what your program’s long-term impact is. So what do you do? One option is to do some outcome mapping. This method draws on several sources to pull together a picture of long-term impact. Take the map below for Frontier College as an example. We… More
The team at Cathexis celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a potluck grilled cheese lunch! There was a variety of cheeses to choose from (cheddar, brie, goat, and friulano), fresh sourdough bread, exciting toppings (pears, red pepper jelly, and spiced peaches), as well as green salad, potato salad, and tomato soup on the side. Sandwiches… More
Cathexis means to invest energy in a particular person, object or idea. As a company, we’ve taken it a step further and use the term to mean the positive channelling of energy. Pretty appropriate for evaluation, no? So where did the name come from? Well, it turns out that Cathexis founder, Martha McGuire, is a… More
Peter and Rochelle recently contributed a tip of the day to the American Evaluation Association’s AEA365 blog, which offers great daily nuggets of evaluation wisdom. We’ve reposted their contribution below. Let us know if you end up using this method in your own Developmental Evaluation! The “Burning Question”: A Simple Tool to Focus Developmental Evaluation… More
Happy holidays from all of us at Cathexis!