Teachers and Facilitators

Steve Montague

Steve Montague is an internationally acclaimed and award winning Canadian expert in performance planning, measurement and evaluation. He has over 35 years of professional experience as a practitioner and teacher, is an adjunct professor at Carleton University and has received the Karl Boudreault Award for Leadership in Evaluation in 2003, the National Award for Service to Evaluation in 2015 and was made a Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society in 2011. Steve co-founded and three times served as the President of Performance Planning and Exchange (www.ppx.ca) – a not-for profit serving Ottawa for the past 21 years. He has taught Results-Based Management 101 (RBM101) for PPX for the past four years.  Steve has also been the longest standing deliverer of the Essential Skills Series in Evaluation in Canada – doing so for the past 16 years.  He has given workshops in performance measurement and evaluation to the World Bank, OECD, United Nations and several Canadian provincial and national government organizations across four continents. He has also worked with essentially every portfolio of the Canadian Federal service – including numerous assignments for the Canadian Treasury Board Secretariat.

Jane Whynot

Jane Whynot is currently a 4th year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Ottawa and has been a consultant providing evaluation and performance measurement expertise to both the government and voluntary sectors for approximately two decades. She currently serves as the Past President of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s National Capital Chapter (CES-NCC), is an instructor in Carleton University’s Graduate Program in Evaluation, and has worked with Status of Women for over a decade. Jane also has a Master’s Degree in Evaluation and Assessment, and undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology. Jane comes by her area of research, integrating gender-based analysis in the federal government’s evaluation function naturally, always having been interested in how representations of diversity are accounted for in performance stories. She has recently joined the editorial team of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE) having served as a reviewer for both the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, and the American Journal of Evaluation on the subjects of evaluation capacity building, and theory-based approaches, and mentoring.

Isabelle Bourgeois

Isabelle Bourgeois, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at l’École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) in Gatineau, Québec, where she teaches program evaluation and research methods. Her research work and scholarly publications focus on organizational evaluation capacity building and evaluation utilization. Prior to starting her academic career, Isabelle worked for more than ten years as an evaluation manager in two federal government organizations. In 2017, she received the Karl Boudreault Award for Leadership in Evaluation from the National Capital Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society. She was the co-chair of the CES National Conference in 2014 and served as Vice-Chair of the Consortium of Universities for Evaluation Education between 2015-2017. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.

Jennifer Birch-Jones

Jennifer Birch-Jones is an award winning practitioner in performance measurement, evaluation and planning with over 30 years of experience working in the government and not-for-profit sectors. She is a recent recipient of the Karl Boudreault Award for Leadership in Evaluation in 2016, and a credentialed evaluator (since 2015). In addition to her significant experience conducting evaluations, Jennifer continues to develop her performance measurement practice, most recently through a short term position with the PHAC-HC Audit and Evaluation group where she was immersed in the new Policy on Results. She believes passionately in the value of facilitated conversations which she incorporates into her performance measurement and evaluation practice, whether it be to build and come to consensus on a logic model and underlying theory of change, conducting  evaluations or delivering in-house and public workshops throughout Canada.