Our next course on results measurement for adaptive programmes runs between the 5th and 30th of August. Read down to find out more about the course, or click here to download an application form.
Why do this course?
Development programmes working in complex environments need to understand the context they work in, monitor changes, and adapt their work accordingly. This sounds simple but is challenging in practice. What should we be measuring? What is ‘good enough’ measurement, and how do we attribute change to our programme? And – hardest of all – how do you get decision makers to change their minds?
DevLearn’s online training course answers these questions and more, using the DCED Standard for Results Measurement, a practical framework used by over a hundred programmes worldwide.
During this course, you will:
- Learn how to build a practical, adaptive results measurement system.
- Develop a theory of change showing the logic of an intervention, explore the assumptions that you make in intervention design, and articulate indicators based on the results chain.
- Understand how to select from different research techniques to measure these indicators, and attribute results to the programme.
- Practice introducing the DCED Standard during a case study.
- Have your questions answered online by the course facilitator and other experts working in results measurement.
This interactive and participatory course is delivered entirely online, over four weeks. Participants are expected to spend at least a day a week working on the course.
The course consists of 5 components:
- Weekly recorded lectures. Each week you will have access of 2-3 hours of recorded lectures, which introduce the course material in an interesting, accessible way.
- Weekly live seminars. Each week, we will gather for a live seminar (lasting an hour) to share your experiences and learn from other participants and the facilitators.
- Forum discussions. You can ask (and answer) any questions you want in the forum, and get answers from other participants and the course facilitators.
- Assessments. In the first and second week there are assessments, peer-assessed by other course participants and reviewed in the weekly seminars.
- Expert presentations. In order to support ongoing learning, we organise online expert presentations in topics as diverse as women's economic empowerment, value for money, measuring systemic change, and using results for measurement. These take place every two months, and you're welcome to join from the time you do the course.
The course typically takes 1 day per week. It is completely flexible (apart from the live seminars) - you can watch the lectures, participate on the forum, and do the assignments whenever you want.
You will receive a certificate at the end of the course.
How to apply?
- Organisational fee: This varies according to how many people the organisation sends on the training, as below:
- £450 per person with 1-2 people from organisation.
- £400 per person with 3-5 people from organisation.
- £350 per person with 6+ people from organisation.
- Individual fee: £300
*** 10% early bird discount before May 15th 2019 ***
These fees do not include VAT, which adds an extra 20%.
The next course will be from the 5th - 30th August 2019.
Frequently asked questions
Can I do this course if I have a slow internet connection?
We have had participants take this course from all over the world, including countries without good internet access. While you do need internet access, it does not need to be a high speed network. If you have previously used skype, whatsapp calls, or webinar software such as webex you should be fine.
Do you cater for all timezones?
We ask for your timezone in the registration form, to ensure that we can cater to everyone's needs. We run our live seminars several times, to ensure that all participants can join, whatever the timezone. While sometimes you might not be able to join all our expert presentations live, they are all recorded so you could listen later.
Can I do this course if I am on a field trip?
Our course timings are very flexible, and if you are on a field trip for a week you can always catch up afterwards. If you are going to be away for most of the month, however, you might struggle to stay on top of the workload.
Do you have more questions? Email us on email@example.com.
The course has been taken by over 200 people from around 20 different countries. Participants rated the course 4/5 for satisfaction, and 4.5/5 for value for money.