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(Online) Project Monitoring Techniques Training

This six-week online course brings together tried and tested techniques to design relevant Real-Time Monitoring systems for ‘learning process’ development projects and programmes. With managerial relevance comes the enthusiasm to gather, analyse and use information at the project-level while providing quality ongoing formative evaluation for policy level.

Alongside innovative, flexible methods for tracking real-time progress, it also shows how to analyse and present data to interrogate physical progress of outputs for managerial efficiency and the responses at higher outcomes. Both qualitative and quantitative methods will be analysed and their powerful combination explored.

It is essential that participants have a sound existing knowledge of current M&E practice. A functional knowledge of basic spreadsheet use (e.g. MS Excel) would also be useful, you will be working in groups, improving your own project monitoring systems and sharing with your group and tutors.

IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
2. 5 guided 90-minute group webinars (recordings made available) & a 1 to 1 session with your facilitator
3. Peer-based group work
4. Presentations and video inputs
5. Written resources and links
6. Relevant case studies
7. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio
8. Scheduled access to mentors
9. Personalised mentoring session within 3 months after the course

For the course starting on the 12th July the provisional webinar dates are the 16th, 23rd and 30th July and the 6th and 20th August all at 12pm (BST).

How long: the 6 week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

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Duration: 6 weeks

Venue
Date
Application Deadline
Fee
Online
12 Jul 21-20 Aug 21
09 Jul 21
£1250 (excl. VAT)
Online
04 Oct 21-12 Nov 21
01 Oct 21
£1250 (excl. VAT)

The price of the course excludes VAT which may be added depending on where you live and status of organisation.

Why choose this course

Module 1: Key Concepts and Action Learning Model
Module 2: Understanding the Context of Interventions
Module 3: Introduction to RTM and Output Monitoring using ATOM
Module 4: ATOM Development
Module 5: Outcomes and Impact with WEDEX and CAJUS
Module 6: Developing and Using Assessment Sheets in CAJUS
Module 7: Theory of Change Overview
Module 8: Learning and Communicating

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What you will learn

You will learn:

• Open exploration using cognitive mapping
• Strong and evolving project theory
• A move to ongoing, formative evaluation
• Use of comparative monitoring in real-time (RTM) at all levels of the results chain
• Internal reviews (ALEX) for qualitative learning
• Design and control of systems at lower levels; reflection and guidance from upper levels

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Real-Time Monitoring Systems for adaptive project management

Objectives

Module 1: Key Concepts and Action Learning Model
Recap on key concepts for M&E and an introduction to the Action Learning Model

Module 2: Understanding the Context of Interventions
Qualitative Field Interview techniques, the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework and learning about context using Cognitive Mapping and Structural Analysis

Module 3: Introduction to RTM and Output Monitoring using ATOM
Real-time monitoring in practice and Activity to Output Monitoring

Module 4: ATOM Development
Breaking down outputs and learning to set progress to time using spreadsheet developments

Module 5: Outcomes and Impact with WEDEX and CAJUS
Developing systems for monitoring higher level results using Weighted Indexes (WEDEX) and Calibrated Judgement Scales (CAJUS) with case studies

Module 6: Developing and Using Assessment Sheets in CAJUS
Development and use of Assessment Sheets, Precision Tests. Survey Scoring, recording and Analysis

Module 7: Theory of Change Overview
Developing a logical, reflective model of change so that detected failures can be dealt with in an iterative way.

Module 8: Learning and Communicating
Use and communication of analytical reporting. How to conduct ad hoc learning exercises for review and encourage a learning culture

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