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Steve Montague is currently an adjunct professor for the School of Public Policy and Administration. He has over 35 years of experience in performance planning and measurement, program evaluation, market research, review and audit projects as a management consultant and as an evaluation manager in a major Canadian federal government department. Steve has managed major projects analyzing a wide variety of programs for Canadian federal, provincial, United States, and Australian governments, as well as conducting recent work for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Scottish Government and the World Bank. He has published articles and given numerous presentations and workshops on evaluation, performance management and information management.
Steve has been involved in the implementation of performance-based management systems in a number of government organizations. He has developed an approach to results-based management which he has taught in workshops, on behalf of the Canadian Treasury Board, the Office of the Auditor General and the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), since 1992. He has put on courses for international audiences (e.g., Steve has given major presentations and seminars to audiences at the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the OECD, World Bank-International Finance Corporation, European Resource Directors, the G8, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)). Steve delivered performance workshops in Australia as visiting scholar for BehaviourWorks – a group affiliated with Monash University – this included work with the State of Victoria’s Environmental Protection Agency. Over 200 organizations and 10,000 persons have been reached by these workshops. He has advised, coached and monitored managers and officers on results-based management at all government levels across a wide variety of agencies.
Steve is a founding member of the Performance and Planning Exchange, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the exchange of information and ideas on performance planning, measurement and reporting. He is also an active member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and part of the science and technology technical interest group of the American Evaluation Association. Steve has been chosen by the CES to deliver the Essential Skills Series in Evaluation each year since 2004.
Steve has four times been distinguished for his contribution to Canadian evaluation. In 2015, Steve received the Contribution to Evaluation in Canada award from the Canadian Evaluation Society. In 2011 he was made a Fellow of the CES. Steve received the Leadership in Evaluation award from the Canadian Evaluation Society National Captical Region in 2003. Prior to that – while working in the Federal service in the mid 1980’s he received a Government of Canada merit award for his contribution to a technology centre evaluation study.