Training 14-15/2/2019 in Austria: Creating a Theory of Change (ToC)


Date: 14-15 February 2019
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Vienna, Austria
Lisa Ringhofer, Karin Kohlweg
Bonus: 14 days Starter access to TripleFunds

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For organisations keen to improve their impact, developing a theory of change is a good starting point. Such a theory of change is a powerful tool that helps organisations and initiatives plan how they will create change, assess their effectiveness and communicate to stakeholders. Growing in popularity over the last decade, it is now used widely by charities, social enterprises, the public sector and gradually even by mainstream businesses who are recognising its potential.

During this two-day workshop we therefore explore what a theory of change is, how to construct one and best practice in conducting robust qualitative research.

What is the training agenda? 

(1) The big picture: understanding how change happens
(2) Outcome talk: theory of change and other impact formats
(3) Collecting theory of change data: engaging with stakeholders
(4) Using appropriate tools and processes at each stage of developing the theory of change
(5) Developing a change pathway
(6) Using theories of change by organisations for M&E and to demonstrate impact

If you have a project in mind, the course will offer the opportunity to map out YOUR theory and gain feedback. With a group size of no more than 15, the workshop will be interactive and hands-on.

The training will therefore help you to:

– Understand the big picture: ToC and its role in project/programme planning and evaluation
– Embed ToC in relation to other models (logic models, Logframes, results chains)
– Develop your own ToC (collecting theory of change data: engaging with stakeholders)
– Visualise your ToC and quality check
– Avoid common pitfalls

When is the training taking place?

The training is taking place on 14 and 15 February 2019 from 9:00-17:00.

Where is the training taking place?

It takes place in Seminarzentrum Pallottihaus, Auhofstraße 10, 1130 Vienna, Austria. Travel and accommodation are not included in the package and need to be organised by participants themselves.

How much does it cost?

The price is €495.- (incl. lunch, refreshments and documentation). TripleFunds members get a 20% discount and only pay €395.- .

Who are the trainers?

Karin Kohlweg is a monitoring and evaluation specialist with more than fifteen years of experience in development. She has extensive experience in planning, managing and implementing different types of evaluations, reviews studies, and meta-analysis in various sectors and topics. Karin was the Head of Evaluation of the Austrian Development Agency, has worked for UNICEF Bangladesch, UNICEF Nepal, at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology in Nürnberg, Germany and has recently founded her own company „pme Kohlweg Consulting“.

Lisa Ringhofer is the Co-Founder of TripleMinds and has over 15 years of extensive participatory field experience in development cooperation and research. She holds an M.A. in Development Studies, an MBA and a PhD in Sociology/Social Ecology. Lisa has developed, monitored and evaluated development programmes and projects in several countries across the globe. She speaks German, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Any more questions?

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