Evaluation for better results

Tools and approaches for projects’ and programmes’ evaluation

Corso di formazione internazionale su strumenti e approcci per la valutazione di progetti e programmi. Il corso, in lingua inglese, si svolge in forma di laboratorio ed è aperto a coordinatori di progetti e programmi di ong italiane ed europee, e allo staff delle controparti locali nei paesi terzi, privilegiando una partecipazione di coppia.

This training course will take Theory of Change as a point of departure for exploring different tools and approaches of evaluation, focusing on what steps are needed for a sound and quality evaluation, in terms of techniques, methodological choices and organisational capacity.

Learning objectives
After this training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop an evaluation approach taking the Theory of Change as point of departure
  • Write qualitative Terms of Reference for evaluations
  • Assess the quality of evaluation reports
  • Assess and know how to strengthen the evaluation capacity within the own organization
  • Distinguish different types and objectives of evaluation
  • Develop arguments for choosing the ‘right’ evaluation methods

Methodology
The workshop is an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in an intense learning process of 4 days. An important characteristic of this training is that it combines theory and hands-on practice. Participants will try out and translate the learnt content immediately for their own organisation during the workshop.

The training is residential and English will be the working language.

Who
The workshop targets Italian and European NGOs, more specifically project and programme coordinators, decision-makers and leading officers, and staff abroad responsible for or involved in the management of projects or programmes.
It is preferred that participation takes place in “pairs” i.e. a headquarter based staff member together with a staff member of the local NGO or a partner.
To facilitate the participation of the NGOs’ local partners, CCI will cover full board and lodging costs during the training and apply a reduced participation fee.

Participants’ prerequisites
Knowledge of project management is preferable.
Good knowledge of English is required.

 

Programme

Sunday, 15th of September | h 10.30 – 17.30
Introduction to the programme and getting to know each other
Learning objectives and expectations
Different types of evaluation and evaluation approaches

Monday, 16th of September | h 09.00 – 17.30
Evaluation and the Theory of Change – Contribution analysis
Writing qualitative Terms of Reference

Tuesday, 17th of September | h 09.00 – 17.30
Choosing the right methodologies for evaluation
How to guarantee the quality of evaluation reports
Use and communication of evaluation results

Wednesday, 18th of September | h 09.00 – 17.00
Assessing and strengthening the evaluation capacity within their own organisation
Action plan for the future
Evaluation of the course

 

Work team

Nancy Jaspers, Trainer and Consultant at Humanya

Michela Bortoli, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale

Sandra Endrizzi, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale

Marina Trentin, ChangeLab

Contacts

Michela Bortoli, michela.bortoli@cci.tn.it

Sandra Endrizzi, sandra.endrizzi@cci.tn.it - Tel. +39 0461 1828626

Formatore/i: Nancy Jaspers has a Master in Agriculture (Bio-Ir.) and a Master of Science in Human Resource Development. She has been working for more than 20 years within the sector of Development Cooperation: eight years as programme officer (Guatemala), two years as coordinator of FACTO (Fund for Self Development in Developing Countries), four years as head of department Research and Development for the NGO Trias (Belgium), and four years as consultant/trainer for MDF Training & Consultancy (Netherlands/Belgium and abroad). Between 2014 and 2018 she worked as an independent consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach under the name Camino Consult. Early 2018 she founded Humanya, which offers services to organisations to help them increase their results and impact, with the aim of turning the world into a better place to live and work

Humanya wants to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and to a more just and solidary society, offering services to organisations having that same vision.
Humanya believes that an effective organisation responds to four pillars, in order to achieve results and impact: 1/an effective strategy; 2/a Human Talent policy brought into practice; 3/Ownership at all levels and 4/continuous learning and improvement (and innovation). Through process facilitation, concrete advice, tailor made training and coaching, Humanya supports organisations in strengthening these pillars..
Modalità iscrizione:

Online application forms must arrive by 21st of June 2019.

The workshop will be held with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 20 participants. 

In the event of overbooking, priority will be given to those participating in pairs (Italy or Europe based person and local staff or partner organisation).

Linea di lavoro: Gestire la complessità
Costi: Participation fee of Euro 300,00. The fee must be paid after receiving confirmation of selection to the workshop, which will be communicated by 27th June 2019. It covers participation fee, workshop materials, lunches and coffee breaks at the Centre. Please note that in order to facilitate the participation in pairs, CCI will apply a reduced participation fee of Euro 100,00 and cover the full cost of board and lodging for participants from partner organisations if s/he participates together with the headquarter based person