Mr. Strong Roots Goes to Ottawa

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed last night some tweets with the hashtag #evalc2014 – representing the Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2014 National Conference. It’s my first evaluation conference since the American Evaluation Association event almost two years ago, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to connect with my evaluation colleagues on this side of the border!

In the past, I’ve benefitted a lot from being exposed to new ideas, interesting insights, and fascinating conversations (many of them unplanned!) that are the hallmarks of these conferences. This year, I’m happy to formally contribute to this learning and sharing by giving a presentation later today on my developmental path as a developmental evaluator (If you’re attending the conference, it’s today, part of Concurrent Session 2 starting at 1:30 in room 209). What’s neat about this presentation is the use of the Ignite format, where 20 slides advance automatically every 15 seconds for a grand total of 5 minutes. It’s been an interesting challenge to condense everything I want to say into that format, and I look forward to presenting later today!

Similar to previous conferences, I’ll do my best to post updates throughout. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed, and feel free to join the conversation!