*Outcome Mapping Training in Switzerland – June 28 to July 2, 2010

Date: June 28 to July 2, 2010
Venue: Switzerland

We from Agridea International are happy to announce another learning event and training on Outcome Mapping in Switzerland. From June 28 until July 2, 2010, we will spend 5 days getting to know the nuts and bolts of planning, monitoring and evaluating with Outcome Mapping.

We will discuss specific issues regarding the facilitation of OM planning events, key challenges and solutions for participative monitoring and sense-making, and we will organise peer-learning sessions for your own cases and realities.

The fusion of other existing approaches, methodologies and guiding principles with Outcome Mapping is another workshop topic.

Do not miss this unique opportunity for learning from the experts – in a practice oriented way.

For further information or registration contact Mr. Carsten Schulz
email: carsten.schulz@agridea.ch

website : www.agridea-international.ch/training

Evaluation in Conflict Prone Settings: Londonderry, June 2010

Date: 7th – 11th June 2010
Venue: Londonderry, Northern Ireland
As part of its 11th International Summer School, INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute) will be running a course on Evaluation in Conflict Prone Settings.

The course covers the basics of conducting evaluations of initiatives in conflict-prone settings. The focus of the course is not limited to peacebuilding initiatives, but applies to the evaluation of the full spectrum of initiatives: development, humanitarian, private sectors, community development, and so on. Similarly, the term “conflict-prone” is broadly defined in the course. It can be applied to community work on interface areas of inner-cities, or it can be applied to more conventional, protracted, militarized conflicts. The course will be facilitated by Dr Kenneth Bush (INCORE) and Colleen Duggan (IDRC).

The 2010 International Summer School will run from 7th-11th June. The Summer School will be based on the historic Magee Campus in the city of Derry/Londonderry, on the shores of Lough Foyle in the north west of Northern Ireland, easily accessible by road, rail and air.

Previous participants of the INCORE Summer School have included USAID, European Union DG External Relations, UK Department for International Development, World Food Programme, UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and others. The INCORE Summer School is recognised by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) Programme of Correspondence Instruction in Peacekeeping Operations, and may form part of The Certificate-of-Training In Peace Support Operations (COTIPSO) Programme.

Visit www.unitarpoci.org for further details.

FOR MORE DETAILS

Visit: http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/courses/ss/

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: school@incore.ulst.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 28 7137 5500 Fax: +44 (0) 28 7137 5510 INCORE, University of Ulster, Aberfoyle House, Northland Road, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 7JL

Training: “Impact Oriented Project Planning and Monitoring”

Date: 8th to 10th of March, 2010
Venue: Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education – India

Dear Friends,

We would like to inform you about the above mentioned workshop which we offer at the Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education, Coimbatore (www.kkid.org).

Target group:

Participants from organisations dealing with projects and programmes of development cooperation in all fields being responsible or involved in activities of project cycle management. Knowledge of formalized planning procedures like logframe-planning and the use of project cycle management are appreciated.

Objectives:

“Research Methods for Guiding Policy and Evaluation with Special Application to Population and Health”

Date: May 2 – July 22, 2010
Venue: Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo.

The Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo is pleased to announce the 9th round of the training course “Research Methods for Guiding Policy and Evaluation with Special Application to Population and Health”. The three-month training course is directed to Arab nationals and will be held during May 2 – July 22, 2010 at the Social Research Center of the American University in Cairo.

The training course aims to acquaint participants with principles of research methods and its application in the field of population and health.
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Training: MOST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TECHNIQUE (Indonesia)

Date: 25-26th November 2009
Venue: Bogor, Indonesia

The Most Significant Change technique is a dynamic qualitative and participatory monitoring and evaluation method.  Through collecting stories of the impact of our program with the program stakeholders we analyse our work.  Through this process of selecting the stories, change management and organizational learning is facilitated. MSC has a particular ability to capture impact in complex cross cultural social change contexts.

With the shift in monitoring and evaluation to a mixed methods approach MSC is a method that fills the gap in data collection. MSC gathers rich qualitative data that captures intangible impact and unexpected outcomes of the program.

This two day training presents MSC through practical examples and exercises.  The training is designed for active learning.
At the end of the training the participants will:
•  Understand how MSC works
•  Understand how MSC fits into a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework,
•  Know the best situation to use MSC and when not to use MSC
•  Understand how MSC facilitates development of stakeholder relationships and organizational learning & development
•  Have learnt through practical exercises, skills to undertake MSC (story collection, story selection & feedback)
•  Know the specific adaptation of MSC for an Indonesian context
•  Have designed an MSC system for your program.

Who Should Attend These Trainings?
Organisations, teams and individuals seeking to:
•  Develop a program’s direction or clarify a shared vision
•  Try something new in an organisational learning context
•  Capture intangible and unexpected outcomes

Download flyers in English and Indonesian Details of the trainers, the location, the costs and contact names and email addresses are all in the flyer

Most Significant Change Training in Melbourne 1-2 December

Date: 1-2 December
Venue: Melbourne

MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, to offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue. Each story represents the storyteller’s interpretation of impact, which is then reviewed and discussed. The process offers an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about program intention, impact and ultimately future direction. This two day workshop provides an introduction to MSC which includes designing your own MSC process. Participants will be provided with experiential learning opportunities and examples of real applications of the technique throughout the workshop.

This two day course includes the Evaluation Summit training. Evaluation Summit will take place on the second half of day two.

You can register online here

As well as our regular courses we are also seeking expressions of interest for two brand new courses in management: Management Core Concepts and Change Management Toolkit facilitated by Carolynne Wilson our newly appointed senior consultant!

Executive education course, “Evaluating Social Programs” in Santiago, Chile

Date: December 15 – 19, 2009
Venue: Santiago, Chile

The Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) will conduct an executive education course, “Evaluating Social Programs” in Santiago, Chile from December 15 – 19, 2009. This five-day course will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one’s own evaluation. While the course focuses on randomized evaluations, many of the topics, such as measuring outcomes and dealing with threats to the validity of an evaluation, are relevant for other methodologies.  The program is designed for people from a variety of backgrounds: managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around the world, as well as trained economists looking to retool.For more information, please visit our website.

Please note: The application deadline is November 1, 2009
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Training: Evaluation of Humanitarian Action

Date: 9-13 November 2009
Venue: Belgium

Channel Research wish to draw your attention to two forthcoming coming courses in Evaluation of Humanitarian Action, using materials developed in collaboration with ALNAP. These courses will take place in Belgium on the following dates:

9-11 November 2009 (introductory- to intermediate level)

12-13 November 2009 (advanced level)

Full details including application forms can be found by clicking on the above links.

For any further information, please contact Maria Bak on bak@channelresearch.com

Please do not hesitate to forward this information to your network

Maria Bak,

Knowledge Manager, Channel Research , 45 Route des Marnières, 1380 Lasne, Belgium, Tel: +32 2 633 6529, Fax: +32 2 633 3092 , Mobile: +32 (0) 473 12 36 23, Skype: maria_bbak, mail: bak@channelresearch.com, www.channelresearch.com

Six courses on program evaluation topics

Date: October 19 – 24, 2009
Venue: Ottawa, Canada

Registration Deadline – October 1 Classes are filling up — so call us to hold space for you

TEI and CES Collaborative Program

This October, 2009, the Canadian Evaluation Society, National Capital Chapter (CES-NCC) and The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI) will continue their collaboration to bring six courses on program evaluation topics to Canadian evaluators.
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trainings in Evaluation of Humanitarian Action

Date: 9-11 November 2009
Venue: Brussels

9-11 November 2009 (introductory- to intermediate level) & 12-13 November 2009 (advanced level)

Evaluation of Humanitarian Action with ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action)

9-11 November 2009

This course is an introductory-to- intermediate level course and has the overall aim of making evaluations of humanitarian action more effective in contributing to the improved performance of interventions and to improve the quality of the evaluation process. This 3-day training course is based on an update of the ALNAP training modules. The course will also introduce some new material, specifically:
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