Monitoring & Evaluation: Planning and Practice

Learning Opportunities

Workshop

Monitoring & Evaluation: Planning and Practice

September 21, 2017 - 8:30am to September 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Kampala , Uganda

Language: English

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Overview

This two-day workshop focuses on the planning and practice of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the development sector. The content is focused on the key elements of monitoring, evaluation, and learning as they appear throughout the project lifecycle—from project conception to implementation through close-out. If you wish to better understand the link between M&E activities and program success, learn more about how you can best support M&E activities as part of a project team, and master specific tools and approaches that can be applied to your current work, this highly participatory course is just what you need.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of project management but limited exposure to project learning, monitoring, and evaluation. It is not intended for practitioners who already have significant M&E experience.

What You Will Learn

This workshop explores how the M&E process can strengthen program quality and accountability, as well as how donors’ objectives can often influence project learning, monitoring, and evaluation. You will learn how to:

  • Justify investments in M&E to drive stronger project planning, design, and implementation
  • Develop a project logical framework with clear goals, outcomes, outputs, and activities
  • Write clear, useful indicators
  • Evaluate data sources, data collection methods, and data quality
  • Identify the various types of evaluation methodologies and how to consider which, if any, to integrate into your project
  • Assess and employ methods to document, share, and disseminate learning throughout the project cycle​

The InsideNGO Advantage

For 40 years, InsideNGO has been “inside” the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world’s most pressing social issues. Our learning activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our training programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today’s complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.

DAY 1

8:30        Registration and Welcome

9:00        Introductions

  • Expectations, objectives, course agenda, and process

9:45        Session 1: Overview

  • Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Studies in the project cycle
  • Value Proposition for your work – Why invest?

10:30     Break

10:45     Session 2: The Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Cycle

  • Knowledge Management in your organization
  • Knowledge Management in the Project Management Cycle

12:00     Lunch

1:00        Session 3: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation – Project Design and Setup

  • Applying Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation methods and tools
  • Proposal development process – Needs assessment, problem analysis, stakeholder analysis
  • Intervention strategy

3:00        Break

3:15        Session 4: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation – Project Design and Setup

  • Frameworks – building the project logic and casual pathways
  • Logic Models development and use throughout the project’s life

4:00        Session 5: Day 1 Feedback

  • Learning and sharing – reflections, questions, ideas, and issues
  • Evaluation of Day 1

5:00        Close


DAY 2

8:30        Registration

9:00        Session 6: Feedback on Day 1

  • Review of content and feedback from Day 1
  • Day 2 agenda

9:30        Session 7: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Planning

  • Project Indicators and targets
  • Budget Development

10:30     Break

10:45     Session 8: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Implementation

  • Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team Roles
  • Data Sources, Data Collection, and Quality Mgmt

11:30     Session 9: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Implementation, Continued

  • Data Use – collaborating, adapting, learning and monitoring progress
  • Team and partner meetings for reflection, learning, and adapting
  • Reporting schedule

12:00     Lunch

1:00        Session 9: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Implementation, Continued

  • Change Request process
  • Issue/Change logs

2:00        Session 10: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Project Closeout/Transition

  • After Action Review
  • Evaluation Studies – formative and summative evaluations

3:00        Break

3:15        Session 11: Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Outcomes

  • Methods for documenting, sharing, and disseminating learning
  • What are your next steps?

3:30        Session 12: World Café

  • New developments and significant resources
  • Network building

4:00        Session 13: Course Evaluation

  • Evaluation and feedback

5:00        Close

Kampala Serena Hotel 

For reservations, contact: 

Steven Asiimwe
Tel: +256 414 309000
Fax: +256 414 259130
Email: 
SAsiimwe@serena.co.ug

 

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel/lodging arrangements.

Kampala Serena Hotel
Kampala Kintu Road
Kampala, Uganda

Click here for directions to Kampala Serena Hotel from Entebbe International Airport.

For reservations, contact:
Steven Asiimwe
Tel: +256 414 309000
Fax: +256 414 259130 
Email: SAsiimwe@serena.co.ug


Please make sure you mention the InsideNGO workshop in order to qualify for the negotiated rate of $262 USD. Rate is inclusive of bed, breakfast, and all taxes. ​