Certificate in Development Management

Reach your potential

This intensive three week Certificate in Development Management training course combines our Monitoring and Evaluation for Results course with our Leadership and Management in Development course. After empowering you with leadership and management skills you go on to build on your monitoring and evaluation skill which together will help you to become a successful manager. This course includes a 1-1 professional coaching session after you return to work to help embed your learning further.

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Why choose this course

This incredibly practical course is for managers and M&E officers who need to implement M&E in their projects and for those who make decisions at a project or programme level. The trainers are development practitioners with extensive field experience, making this a leading M&E and management training course in the sector.

What you will learn

Through a mix of practical activities, examples of effective practice and coaching you learn how to:

  • leverage your natural ability to lead and prioritise demands
  • put into practice globally recognised management theories and tools
  • engage with current thinking on areas including motivation, influence and power analysis
  • analyse your network and prepare for those new conversations that will make a difference
  • reflect on your own leadership style and presence
  • plan a project using the logical framework
  • develop indicators and targets
  • use participatory methods for data collection and analysis
  • use your findings to stimulate learning, improvement and stakeholder buy-in
  • develop and work with a practical M&E system.

Daily Course Objectives

Subject to change to reflect participants' needs.

  • Day 1
    Week 1: Leadership and Management
    Set yourself up for success


    • the differences between leading and managing
    • identify and prioritise demands - what is realistic?
    • identify leadership styles
  • Day 2
    Understanding the power of your relationships and the nature of motivation

    • stakeholder and network mapping
    • examine motivation
    • understand what motivates you and your network
  • Day 3
    Developing individual and team performance

    • linking motivation to skill
    • holding conversations that matter
    • the art of feedback
  • Day 4
    What makes teams effective

    • understanding the nature of teams
    • characteristics of effective teams and team leaders
  • Day 5
    Leading into the future

    • examining power relations
    • exploring leadership presence
    • action planning
  • Day 6
    Week 2: Principles of M&E for Results
    The changing role and practice of M&E

    • M&E fundamentals
    • results approaches: outputs, outcomes and impact
    • relate M&E to your programme and project cycle
    • identify stakeholders and their differing needs and roles
  • Day 7
    Results framework

    • develop logic models
    • work with and beyond logframes
  • Day 8
    Developing M&E frameworks

    • criteria for indicators
    • develop project indicators
    • identify means of verification
  • Day 9
    Gathering data/information/knowledge

    • quantitative and qualitative approaches and instruments
    • data organisation, quality assurance and analysis
    • design baseline, evaluation and impact studies
  • Day 10
    M&E system and plan

    • prepare M&E plan
    • M&E system
    • week 2 learning synthesis
  • Day 11
    Week 3: Embedding key M&E practices and apply these to your live work cases or a local organisation

    • situation and context analysis
    • critical overview of logframes
  • Day 12
    Evaluation techniques

    • design evaluations for stakeholder benefit and use
    • choice and use of qualitative and quantitative collection instruments
    • making use of M&E data/information/knowledge
  • Day 13
    Participatory data collection methods

    • Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques
    • timeline exercises
    • focus group discussions
    • key informant interviews
  • Day 14
    Learning sysnthesis and reflection

    • innovative M&E approaches (Theory of Change)
    • participant presentations preparation
  • Day 15
    Using what you have learnt

    • participant presentations
    • embedding learning for personal and organisational benefit
    • becoming change agents for M&E

    • A 1-1 coaching session is included with our qualified coach when you have returned to work.

What our participants say

IMA has an excellent combination of good trainers and staff. A well organised quality training with great content, that combines knowledge with practice and fun. A rich blend of international participation and shared experience. It enhances team work and promotes good partnership. With IMA training, you become an agent for positive change.
Esinu Abbey,Community Water and Sanitation Agency Ghana

"Really great, very interactive, fun and a great variety of participants. I gained a lot of things that I have not experienced before.
Dr Pipin Permadi, Senior Advisor, GIZ Forclime, Indonesia

'The training was very practical and will help me to improve relationships, work and productivity at all levels."
Kelly Moichubedi, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Government of Botswana

"This course has been an agent of change in thinking on overall perspectives. The training course builds confidence and transforms individuals and institutions with contemporary leadership and management skills."
Tenzin Wangchuk, Protected Area Manager, Forest and Park Services, Bhutan

Quick Facts

  • Duration:
  • 3 weeks
  • Venue
  • Date
  • Application Deadline
  • Fee
  • Bangkok
  • 13 Nov 17-01 Dec 17
  • 13 Oct 17
  • £4800
  • Tailor-made:
  • This training course can be tailored for your organisation. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation call us on +44(0)1273 833030 or complete the training enquiry form.
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