The Evidence Network to give Economic Development Professionals an Impact Assessment Edge – Dr. Brian Barge, CEO, to speak on impact assessment at the 2014 Cando conference
The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando) has announced that The Evidence Network (TEN), a global leader in impact assessment, will speak at the 2014 Cando Conference, September 22-25 in Nanaimo, BC. The conference attracts hundreds of economic development professionals from across Canada.
Dr. Brian Barge, President and CEO of TEN, will provide insights that will help economic development professionals validate and increase their impact on their client companies and ultimately, their communities.
Cando is a national Aboriginal organization involved in community economic development. Founded in 1990 by economic development officers (EDOs) from across Canada, they provide training, education, and networking opportunities to build capacity and strengthen Aboriginal economies.
The Evidence Network assesses the impact attributed by client companies to innovation enabling organizations and programs. Serving customers globally, our assessments help innovation enablers secure funding, manage accountability, communicate with stakeholders, enhance organizational learning, increase impact, and develop strategy.
About Dr. Brian Barge
Brian has led three of Canada’s leading organizations that support innovation and business development, including the Ottawa Economic Development Corporation (1996-2000), the Alberta Research Council (1991-1996), and CMC Microsystems (2000-2006).
Over his 40-year career in innovation management, he has served on the Board of Directors of over 15 organizations dedicated to regional economic development, research and technology development, and research park and incubator administration. As part of The Evidence Network’s business practice, Brian speaks to international audiences on the topic of impact measurement for business support programs.
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