Theory of Change for Development Course

INTRODUCTION

This 5 day training will provide participants with the knowledge and skill on the methodology of developing long-term goals and mapping them backwards to causal linkages in an initiative to achieve its shorter-term, intermediate, and longer-term outcomes.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is designed for researchers, policy makers in government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bilateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically involved in policy advocacy and development interventions

COURSE LEVEL:

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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
TCD021 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 5 Feb 2024 - 9 Feb 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 4 Mar 2024 - 8 Mar 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 8 Jan 2024 - 12 Jan 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 1 Apr 2024 - 5 Apr 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 6 May 2024 - 10 May 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
TCD021 3 Jun 2024 - 7 Jun 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
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Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees
E-Learning

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Participants will gain an understanding on how to apply the theory of change to develop relevant and applicable interventions
  • Participants will gain confidence to apply the acquired skills and knowledge to their respective initiatives/interventions
  • Participants will have an improved understanding of how the theory of change can improve the quality of their projects while promoting learning and accountability.

COURSE OUTLINE

MODULE 1:Change theory

  • What is theory of change?
  • What theories of change look like
  • How they relate to strategic plans, logframes and M&E frameworks
  • Steps in theory of change
  • Identifying long-term goals

MODULE 2: Developing a change pathway

  • Developing change pathways
  • Developing and evidencing assumptions
  • Backward mapping and connecting out

MODULE 3: Informing project and programme plans, M&E and impact assessment

  • How to use theories of change to develop project and programme plans
  • What to monitor and evaluate
  • How impact assessment fits in
  • Reflecting on and adapting theories of change
  • Identifying assumptions
  • Identifying indicators
  • How to measure the implementation and effectiveness of the initiative

MODULE 4: Outcome framework

  • Elements of the outcomes framework
  • Benefits of developing an outcomes framework
  • Steps in creating an outcome framework

MODULE 5: Output of Theory of change

MODULE 6: Contribution assessment framework and participatory methodologies

  • Assessing contribution to change
  • Participatory methods and tools for contribution assessment
  • Reflecting on our assessment practices
  • Intervention action and strategy

MODULE 7: Theory of change in relation to other frameworks

  • Theory of change vs. Logical framework
  • Theory of change vs. Result framework
  • Theory of change vs. Conceptual framework

Course Administration Details:

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected] or [email protected]

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]


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