3.6 Evaluation Awards

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Description

Evaluation associations can influence their members to conduct good quality work by recognising good work through awards. Awards may be awarded to: individuals; teams; promising students ; emerging evaluators; seasoned evaluators, or to recognise a good evaluation publication. In fact VOPEs may choose to implement an award to promote any aspect of its vision and mission.

The Community Toolbox provides practical advice on rewarding accomplishments. When you decide to implement an award, ensure that the process is clearly articulated from nomination  to judging and the announcement of awards. You may also consider partnering with a key sponsor such as a government department or international organization to ensure the award has prestige. If you intend to hold an awards ceremony, consider linking it with another prominent evaluation event such as a conference or seminar.

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* The community toolbox provides a range of descriptions, checklists and tools which can assist you with your awards process and ceremony. The Community Toolbox contains a whole set of basic information on hosting awards ceremonies in the context of community organizations.  The Community Tool Box is a service of the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. Community Toolbox Chapter 41. Rewarding Accomplishments.  Section 4: Holding Awards Ceremonies. Accessed online 22 February 2014 from:  http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/maintain/reward-accomplishments

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Here are some examples of Evaluation Awards:

* The American Evaluation Association awards in seven distinct areas. The description of each award, nomination requirements, submission instructions and frequently asked questions is available. AEA Awards webpage Accessed online 22 February 2014 from: http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=56

* The Canadian Evaluation Society awards the Student Excellence advancing Evaluation Knowledge Award. CES/CESEF Student Excellence advancing Evaluation Knowledge (SEEK) Award webpage. Accessed online 22 February 2014 from: http://cesef.memberlodge.org/Default.aspx?pageId=670334

* The Australasian Evaluation Society runs an annual rewards process with multiple awards categories. They have a website with an awards information sheet, tips for preparing a nomination and a full set of awards policies, procedures and practices. AES Awards nomination information. Accessed online 22 February 2014 from: http://www.aes.asn.au/awards-nomination-information.html

 

FRENCH EXAMPLES

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Ce sont des exemples de prix d’évaluation:

SQEP Prix Reconnaissance de la Société 

 Prix SEVAL

 

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