Canadian Research Working Group

Research at Work...

Presentations have been made at provincial, national, and international conferences, describing our evaluation framework and some of the initial field-testing that has been done. These have been received enthusiastically and it seems to us that people in the field are eager to embrace the ideas and try to implement them in their work settings.

Resources

CRWG resources are developed in the context of each of the projects undertaken by the group but each resource is intended to be used well beyond the research projects themselves. For example, the Compendium of Evaluation Tools was part of the State of Practice Review but is useful in a broad range of service delivery and applied research settings. The three innovative career programs developed under the Meeting Workplace Skill Needs: The Career Development Contribution project are intended for use by managers and workers in any number of Canadian workplaces. Job Search and Decision Making booklets prepared for clients as part of the Impact of LMI on Career Decision Making project are now in Resource Centres of employment services offices. The number of CRWG resources will continue to grow with each new project undertaken by the group. Implementing an evaluation culture in the career development field means providing the field with the tools to support an evaluation culture. Each CRWG resource is intended to contribute to this culture.