Impact Assessment: Training to be provided by INTRAC

Date: 07 May 2008 – 09 May 2008
Venue: London, UK

Training event organised by INTRAC

Course fee: £475.00
Number of days: 3
Description:
With increased pressures on delivery and accountability, the need has never been greater for Civil Society and other development organisations to assess the long-term impact of their work. In three fruitful days you will explore the current state of the debate about impact assessment as well as reviewing current practice and methodologies. Learn to assess the effectiveness of your work.Course objectives
• Understand what is meant by impact assessment and how the concept has emerged
• Explore the relationship between impact assessment and other forms of evaluative activity
• Explore different approaches and alternative methodologies in conducting impact assessment
• Identify ways of getting a representative picture e.g. case studies, sampling methods, and triangulation between quantitative and qualitative data
• Consider impact assessment in different contexts e.g. in programmes and projects, organisationally, and in advocacy work

Link to application form

M&E training to be provided by Mosaic

Dear Colleague,
Time to register for Mosaic’s capacity building workshops planned for this July 2008: 1) Stakeholder Participation in: Planning, Needs Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation; 2) Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology; and 3) Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation.

Please jot these dates down on your calendar and forward this message to any interested colleagues. We look forward to your participation.

Stakeholder Participation in Planning, Needs Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation using PRA/PLA Tools
Ottawa, Canada
July 7-12, 2008

The Stakeholder Participation workshop focuses on core participatory concepts, tools and their application. This is an intensive six-day workshop set in the community to maximize learning, group interaction and networking. Topics include The Origins of Participatory Development, Learning and Application of PRA/PLA tools, the Application of Participation to Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, Developing Effective Facilitation Skills, Building Action Plans and Team-Building. Two-day community assignments proposed by community-based organizations in the Ottawa region will allow participants to apply tools learned in the workshop to real-life situations. This is also a great opportunity to network with other practitioners, NGOs, donors, and action researchers from all over the world.

For further information, please refer to the web site at http//www.mosaic-net-intl.ca or by email at wkshop05@mosaic-net-intl.ca.

Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology
Ottawa, Canada
July 14-18, 2008

This new workshop introduces participants to Results-based Management, Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space Technology. Demonstrate the effectiveness of your programmes with Results-based Management. Master what we mean by results, develop programme/organizational plans which are results-based and design performance monitoring systems based on indicators and participatory methods. You will also expand your repertoire of tools to also learn about Appreciative Inquiry and Open Space and how they can be applied to your organization, programme and/or project. These approaches are increasingly being used around the world to tap into new ways to do our work in ways that are more results-oriented, more appreciative and less problem-focused and more self-organized vs top down.

For further information, please refer to the web site at http//www.mosaic-net-intl.ca or by email at wkshop05@mosaic-net-intl.ca.

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
Ottawa, Canada
July 21-26,2008

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM & E) involves a different approach to project monitoring and evaluation by involving local people, project stakeholders, and development agencies deciding together about how to measure results and what actions should follow once this information has been collected and analyzed. This intensive six day experiential workshop is practically focused with daily excursions into the community and a three-day community assignment. Topics covered at the workshop include Origins of PM & E, Skills and Attributes of a PM & E facilitator, Learning PM & E Tools, Designing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Quantitiative and Qualitative Indicators and Building Actions Plan and much more.

All workshops organized by Mosaic are sensitive to issues of gender, ethnicity, race, and class and how these can influence outcomes and how we see the world if they are absent from our assumptions, direct participation, our analysis and conclusions.

Can’t attend the workshops? Contact us to custom design a workshop to suit the specific needs of your organization.

For further information, please refer to the web site at http//:www.mosaic-net-intl.ca or by email Rayna at wkshop05@mosaic-net-intl.ca. Send us your full mailing address and we will send you a brochure.

Francoise Coupal
Founder of Mosaic.net International, Inc.

M&E training to be provided by MDF-ESA

MDF-ESA is a training and consultancy organisation strengthening management capacities of people and their organisations. MDF-ESA is part of the international MDF Group delivering services adapted to the East and South African context. In May and June 2008, MDF-ESA offers the following [M&E related] training courses:

Project Cycle Management (PCM): Planning 9 – 13 June 2008 Nairobi, Kenya

PCM Plan deals with the dominant planning methods for projects in development setting as well as private sector, covering Stakeholder analysis, logicalframe approach, indicators, resource allocation and budgeting, appraisal and proposal writing

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) 16 – 20 June 2008, Nairobi, Kenya

PCM M&E provides skills and tools to design a results-based monitoring system. The participants must be familiar with the logframe approach.

Please visit our website for more information: http://www.mdf.nl/index.php/page/78

Or contact Tine th@mdf.nl

M&E training to be provided by IMA International

June 2008

IMA International’s Project Planning Course 2-6 June 2008 in Bangkok. All you need to know about project design, participatory planning and implementing your project through a robust log-frame. Integrate your long-term goals into your day-to-day schedule. For more information, or to apply, see our website at www.imainternational.com

July 2008

IMA International’s Monitoring & Evaluation in Development Course 7-18 July in Cape Town. A structured approach to developing, maintaining and implementing an M&E system. Including SMART indicators, data collection, analysis and communicating results. Emphasis on participatory methods to promote stakeholder commitment for sustainability. For more information, or to apply, see our website at www.imainternational.com

IMA International’s Advanced M&E Workshop 21-25 July in Cape Town. This course will provide a step-by-step process for designing sustainable M&E systems at programme level, addressing common challenges such as the needs of multiple stakeholders; operating within specific organisational and social cultures; dove-tailing the requirements of project, area, regional and national levels. For more information, or to apply, see our website at www.imainternational.com

November 2008

IMA International’s Monitoring & Evaluation in Development Course 10-21 November in Bangkok. A structured approach to developing, maintaining and implementing an M&E system. Including SMART indicators, data collection, analysis and communicating results. Emphasis on participatory methods to promote stakeholder commitment for sustainability. For more information, or to apply, see our website at www.imainternational.com

IMA International’s Advanced M&E Workshop 24-28 November in Bangkok. This course will provide a step-by-step process for designing sustainable M&E systems at programme level, addressing common challenges such as the needs of multiple stakeholders; operating within specific organisational and social cultures; dove-tailing the requirements of project, area, regional and national levels. For more information, or to apply, see our website at www.imainternational.com

IMA International’s Project Planning Course 10-14 November 2008 in Bangkok. All you need to know about project design, participatory planning and implementing your project through a robust log-frame. Integrate your long-term goals into your day-to-day schedule. For more information, or to apply, see our website at www.imainternational.com

Training: Evaluating the quality of humanitarian projects

Training course – ‘Evaluating the Quality of humanitarian projects, postponed to 19-23 May 2008, Plaisians, France
This 5-day course will take place in the training centre at Groupe URD’s headquarters. The course looks at evaluation (definition, phases, types…) with regard to the Quality of humanitarian action.
It is organised around a full case study based on real experiences in the field.
The course is aimed at Programme managers, Project managers, M&E managers, evaluators and all other positions in the humanitarian sector involved in project management.
Language : French.
Registration form
Contact

The May 2008 Edinburgh Evaluation Summer School

Date: May 26th – 28th
Venue: University of Edinburgh, Scotland

(from Eval-Sys email list)

Dear Colleagues

The Edinburgh Evaluation Summer School
(http://www.chs.med.ed.ac.uk/ruhbc/evaluation/summerschool2008) is now in
its 3rd year; the prior summer schools have attracted interest from
evaluators and planners from all disciplines. As in prior years, the Summer
School faculty will include world class evaluation scholars and practitioners. As
well as providing a platform of learning from world class evaluation scholars
and practitioners, the Summer School also fosters a community of learning
and gives participants a platform to raise questions and discuss topics
relevant to evaluation.

The Edinburgh Evaluation Summer School will this year take place on the
following dates:

May 19th – 21st: Evaluations and Inequalities
May 26th – 28th: Getting Real About Impact Evaluation

Further details on each class and how to secure your place on this
year’s courses can be found on the Summer School website.
http://www.chs.med.ed.ac.uk/ruhbc/evaluation/summerschool2008/index.html

This website will be updated regularly so please check periodically.
Don’t hesitate to reach us at RUHBC.SummerSchool@ed.ac.uk if
you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Sanjeev Sridharan

Head Evaluation Programme
RUHBC
University of Edinburgh
Teviot Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
Scotland, UK

next Outcome Mapping training workshop in Europe

Date: April 22-24, 2008
Venue: Ede, The Netherlands

(from the OM email list)

Colleagues,
This is to let you know that MDF Training & Consulting will be hosting my next Outcome Mapping training workshop in Europe at its headquarters in Ede, The Netherlands, April 22-24, 2008. You can see the full description of this introductory course at: http://www.mdf.nl/index.php/page/85/outcome-mapping?mod[MDFCourseCalendarModule][item

]=95

If you have colleagues or partners who may be interested, they can register at:
http://www.mdf.nl/index.php/page/85

Cheers,
Terry

Quote:

Terry Smutylo
542 Fraser Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K2A 2R4

Tel(613)729-6844
Fax(613)288-8993
tsmutylo@magma.ca (tsmutylo@magma.ca)
tsmutylo@gmail.com (tsmutylo@gmail.com)

Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) Training Course

Date: 6-10 October
Venue: College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Belgium

Dear Colleague,

The College of Europe and Jacobs and Associates Europe invite you to participate in our 5-Day Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) Training Course on the principles, procedures, and methods of RIA. This practical, hands-on, course was given in March, and due to demand, will be offered two more times in 2008 — in June and October. The course, by the most experienced public policy and RIA trainers in Europe, is expressly designed for policy officials and executives who use RIA to improve policy results.

The course will benefit any official using RIA in environmental, social and economic fields as well as stakeholders such as business associations, NGOs and consultants who want to understand better how to use RIA constructively. The course is open for subscription worldwide and is presented in the historic city of Bruges, Belgium. A discount is offered for early registration.

Information on RIA Training Course

2008 DATES: 23-27 June and 6-10 October (each course is 5 full days)
LOCATION: College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Belgium
REGISTRATION : For more information and application form go to www.coleurope.eu/ria2008
COST:

  • €2,995 for early registration (includes housing and meals)
  • €3,495 for regular registration (includes housing and meals)

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

Early registration for the June course runs until 11 May 2008.
Registration closes 1 June 2008.

Early registration for the October course runs until 10 August 2008.
Registration closes on 14 September 2008.

OPEN : World-wide (only 40 seats available per session)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: English
COURSE OFFERED BY: College of Europe and Jacobs and Associates Europe

The College of Europe provides a wide range of professional training courses, workshops and tailor-made seminars on the European Union in general or on targeted issues. For more information, please visit:
www.coleurope.eu/training or contact Mrs. Annelies Deckmyn by email: adeckmyn@coleurop.be

Jacobs and Associates continues to offer its tailored RIA training courses on-site around the world, adapted to the client’s needs. To discuss an on-site RIA course, contact ria@regulatoryreform.com. For information on the full range of regulatory reform work by Jacobs and Associates, see http://www.regulatoryreform.com/.

Best wishes,
Marc
Scott Jacobs
Managing Director, Jacobs and Associates Europe

Developing MSC training materials…

The objectives and the process

This page is intended as a public record of the development of Most Significant Change (MSC) training materials.

The aim is that interested people should be able to contact those listed below (via email to Rick Davies, or use the Comment box below) to get copies of their MSC training materials, on condition that:

  • they adapt this material to their own needs,
  • they then make copies of that adapted training material available to others, by adding their names to this list (along with the supporting information about their use of the training materials)

The descriptions given below of how people (described as “adapters”) are using the MSC training materials will be developed, so that others can find materials that seem nearest to their needs. But, all users of these materials will be expected to make further adaptations. And, at some stage in the future I may add a Commentary on the materials produced by different adapters. PS: For those interested in the background, the design of this process has been influenced by this paper.

The adapters (so far…):

  • Kaia Ambrose, Monitoring, Evaluation and Organizational Learning Manager, Programme Agreement, International Operations, CARE Canada, +1.613.228.5655, Canada
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
      • Here’s how we’ll be using our adapted PPTs: The CARE Canada Programme Agreement will be gathering a group of project managers and M&E officers from CARE Country Offices to participate in a 5-day ‘telling the story’ workshop. We’ll be outlining different ways
        that projects can capture the change that happens in projects, both expected and planned for as well as unexpected and unplanned changes in order to tell a story of the social transformation process among key actors, project influence and support, and changes in project strategies and performance in order to support change. We will be looking at Most Significant Change as well as Outcome Mapping as tools to track change
        processes, or stories.
  • Nyarwaya Isaac, Managing Director, PM Associates, P.O.BOX 6866, Kigali, Rwanda, Tel. 08560622
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
      • PM Associates;….does training, consultancy, research and publication mainly in the area of Project Management. The firm will add MSC to its portfolio of trainings provided. These trainings will be targeted to staff in NGOs and other international organizations that would like to adapt the use of MSC
  • Gaziul Hassan Mahmood, Technical Adviser – Program Quality, Save the Children in PNG
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials
      • I will share the presentation I will prepare based on your resources. I will also share when I am planning that training.
  • Ivo Haenen, WASTE, Netherlands
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials
      • Use it as basis for training WASTE’s programme partners in Latin America, Asia and Africa ” WASTE works towards sustainable improvement of the urban poor’s living conditions and the urban environment in general
  • Taline Haytayan, Knowledge Sharing Advisor, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, UK.
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
      • “…to use MSC training material in our HIV AIDS Stigma and discrimination programme in a number of countries in Africa. We would like to adapt the MSC methodology in order to capture stories from stigma trainers, their experiences, lessons learned and changes encountered via the programme”
  • Emma Brathwaite, Technical Advisor Adolescent Health, Nossal Institute for Global Health, The University of Melbourne, 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Tel: +61 3 8344-0909. Fax: +61 3 8344-9130
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
      • I am providing TA to Aceh Partnerships in Health (APiH) which has a number of theme areas (HIV, adolescent health, disability, mental health) and our in-country partners have expressed difficulties in monitoring change which is why MSC has been of interest. We are in the very early stages of this process so I would be very interested to look at these powerpoints.
  • Cecil Laguardia, Communications Manager/TD Communications Pilot Project, World Vision Asia Pacific Region, Mobile: +639184355243/ skype: cecil_laguardia, Bangkok
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
      • We followed the presentations according to the original documents but what we have strengthened is the actual community story-telling activity using the process to generate communications resources and look into the impact of the projects.
        I would be happy to receive new training materials from you. We still have several projects scheduled for training and it will be good for us to keep improving the process.
  • An Sokchea…. working in World Vision Cambodia as a Learning for Transformation (LfT) Technical Officer, Cambodia
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
      • My job responsibility is to learn about MSC and adapt it as a development tool for World Vision ministry. … [new training resources] would be helpful for me to understand more and to find the way to adapt/refine it in Cambodia context.
  • Dr Sani Aliou Assistant Country Director Programmes Concern Worldwide Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: May 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
  • Ms Elizabeth REID, Visiting Fellow, Gender Relations Centre & Human Geography, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra
    • When they started adapting MSC training materials: June 2008
    • How they are using the MSC training materials:
  • Tim OShaughnessy, an Australian M&E specialist based in Fiji,
  • A.F.M. Nezam Uddin, Programme Officer: Planning, Monitoring & Knowledge Management, Save the Children, Sweden-Denmark, House: 9, Road:16, Gulshan: 1, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
  • Mike Idah, unknown organisation and location
  • Thomas K. Nyagah. I am the Design,Monitoring and evaluation officer, Christian Community services -ACK- KENYA.
    • We have used the MSC for 4 years now and fruits are rewarding. I have also trained many local NGO in Kenya.

How you can participate…

  • You can add your name to the list of adapters. If you want to do this then say so via the Comment box below, or email rick@mande.co.uk. I will then send you my PowerPoints for you to adapt
  • You can ask for copies of the PowerPoints adapted by the adapters listed above. If you want to do this then say so via the Comment box below, or email rick@mande.co.uk

Dont forget…

There is another MSC blog specifically dedicated to developing, sharing and improving different language translations of the MSC Guide, at http://mscguide-translations.blogspot.com/ . Work is in progress on translations into at least eight different languages.

The vision

From something like this

To something more like this