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Creating a Theory of Change – An Introduction

March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019

€395 – €495
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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.


When: 12. & 13. März 2019, 9 am to 5:00 pm
Seminarzentrum Pallottihaus, Auhofstraße 10, 1130 Vienna, Austria
€495.- (incl. lunch, refreshments and documentation)/€395.- for TripleFunds members (20% discount)
Training facilitators: 
Karin Kohlweg (pme Kohlweg Consulting) / Lisa Ringhofer (TripleMinds)



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


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


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. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The workshop will be held in English. You can register for the workshop either online (by filling out the form below) or via email to lisa.ringhofer@triple-minds.com. The workshop will only take place with a minimum of 5 participants.


About the instructors:

This training will be delivered by Karin Kohlweg and Lisa Ringhofer.

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.


March 12, 2019
March 13, 2019
€395 – €495
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Seminarzentrum Pallottihaus
Auhofstrasse 10
Vienna, 1130 Austria
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Lisa Ringhofer
Karin Kohlweg