Results-Based Management (RBM)

Apply RBM approaches in your organisation

This five day practical workshop gives you a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of RBM. You identify what needs to be put in place or improved in your own organisation and go on to develop a strategy to achieve that.

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Why choose this course

It is for people responsible for developing RBM in their organisation or large complex programmes. So it is useful for strategic planners, heads of M&E
as well as senior programme managers. It is especially good if two or more people take part from the same organisation.

This course attracts participants from government and inter-governmental agencies; national and international NGOs; and social enterprises. Our facilitators ensure you have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experience with people from your own as well as other sectors.


What you will learn

The workshop focuses on the needs of participants' own organisations. IMA's model of RBM, developed and refined through years of practitioner experience and applied research, is used to examine the components parts of RBM including:

  • Theory of Change and strategic results framework
  • a risk register
  • integrated monitoring and evaluation
  • the use of evidence from monitoring and evaluation in decision-making
  • meaningful reporting to key stakeholders.

  • The connections between the parts are mapped, and key features of a results culture identified, to show how the system should work as a unified whole. Key success factors are explored. Participants then use the model to identify strengths, weaknesses and gaps in their own RBM systems and cultures; and with hands-on facilitation from IMA experts, develop a strategy to address their priorities.


Daily Course Objectives

Subject to change to reflect participants' needs.

  • Day 1
    Understand Results-Based Management (RBM)

    • the principles of results-based management
    • RBM's essential structures and processes
    • results cultures
    • diagnosis of the strengths, weaknesses and gaps in participants' organisations.

  • Day 2
    Prepare the ground for RBM development

    • prepare the ground for RBM development
    • the RBM strategy
    • key stakeholders for RBM
    • the organisation's Theory of Change, and logic model
    • the strategic results framework including key indicators.

  • Day 3
    Evaluation with RBM

    • the risk register
    • risk management plan
    • results-based budgeting
    • evaluation with RBM
    • the strategic monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Day 4
    Developing an RBM strategy

    • data quality assurance
    • data analysis
    • data utilisation
    • reporting
    • managing change with RBM
    • participants' own strategies.

  • Day 5
    Presentations

    • participants' strategies
    • group feedback.

What our participants say

"What I learned in the course will really help me introduce Results-Based Management in my organisation. The exchange of ideas with other trainees from international organisations helped increase my learning, as well as the practical application of the training."
Stephanie Faehnle, Project Management Advisor, SOS Children's Villages International, Austria

"Knowledge gained from the training especially with regard to logic models is making me have a rethink of the strategic plan and key success areas of my organisation. The critical issues highlighted, especially in relation to preparing the ground for results-based monitoring and evaluation have given me sufficient understanding on how to proceed."
Kenneth Abotsi, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana

Meet the Trainer

"Facilitating the Results-Based Management (RBM) course is a great opportunity to apply the theory of RBM to the practical challenges of the participants. RBM only works if it meets the unique set of needs of an organisation for information, learning, and accountability to its stakeholders. On this training course, we ensure the needs of participants' organisations are addressed. This is rewarding both for the participants and the facilitators." IMA consultant and trainer

Quick Facts

  • Duration:
  • 5 days
  • Venue
  • Date
  • Application Deadline
  • Fee
  • Brighton
  • 04-08 Dec 17
  • 01 Dec 17
  • £2300
  • Brighton
  • 03-07 Dec 18
  • 03 Nov 18
  • £2350
  • Tailor-made:
  • We run tailored RBM training too for organisations. 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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