Principal Consultant

2010-01-01 00.08.31-1 copyPlanning for Impact – Training for Success

Margerit Roger M.Ed. is an experienced program planner and evaluator, community builder, and project manager. She has designed, managed, and evaluated programs for community-based social purpose organizations, post-secondaries, industry, labour, and provincial and federal governments. She has spent the last six years using social impact analysis as a way of strategically describing an organization’s “ripple-effect” on individuals, families, communities, and systems.

Margerit is also an adult educator who believes that an important part of every project is building capacity for program planning and evaluation with the client organization.

Eupraxia Training’s guiding principle is to “see the parts within the whole”, which serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of people, organizations, and projects within various financial, social, and environmental contexts; what affects individuals affects the whole as much as how the whole affects the individual.

Sample Workshops

  • If We Don’t Look for It, How Will We Ever Find It? American Evaluation Association presentation (November 2019)
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Exploring Theory of Change (Winnipeg, Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, 2019)
  • Evaluating Success: Quantitative and Qualitative Measures (Saskatoon, IRCC Case Managers’ Conference, 2019)
  • Beyond Outputs: Telling Your Impact Story (Brandon, MANSO Rural Face-to-Face Gathering of settlement agencies, 2019) with Cate Friesen, The Story Source
  • Demonstrating Value by Sharing Your Impact Story (Brandon, Manitoba Non-Profit Housing Association, 2019) with Cate Friesen, The Story Source
  • Introduction to SROI: Possibilities and Pitfalls (CCEDNet February 2018)
  • Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Evaluation Practices (Saskatoon Settlement Sector Summit, November 2017)
  • Stronger Outcomes Statements for Better Results (Canadian Community Economic Development Network)
  • Keynote address at Family Dynamics Annual General Meetings (August 2019 and 2017)
  • Social Impact Analysis for national Child Care conference (September 2016)
  • Knowing Your Niche: Focused Program Planning (Canadian Community Economic Development Network)
  • Measuring Social Impacts for the Breakfast/Walking School Bus Program (Canadian Evaluation Society)

Recent Research

  • Adult Literacy in Canada (CUPE National)
  • Social impact of refugee-serving programs (Family Dynamics)
  • Social impact of loan guarantees (Jubilee Fund)

Professional Development

  • Social Impact Analysis (+Acumen)
  • Gender-based Evaluation (Status of Women Canada)
  • Evaluation and the SDGs (UNITAR)
  • Econous 2018 and The Gathering (annual CCEDNET conferences)
  • Results-Based Management, Deliverology, and Theory of Change (Ottawa, August 2017)
  • Social Enterprise conference 2017 (Winnipeg)
  • Community Indicators Conference 2017 (Winnipeg)
  • Social Finance community meeting organized by CCEDNet 2017 (Winnipeg)
  • Econonous 2016 in Montreal with accompanying visits to Carleton University’s Social Finance department, Ottawa and Toronto’s Social Impact Hubs, and Innoweave
  • McGill University’s “Social Learning for Social Impact” MOOC (2015)
  • International Conference on Women’s Education for Sustainable Human Development (Winnipeg, 2015)

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