Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Bootcamp – virtual and in-person

Empower yourself with knowledge and sharpen your Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning skills
through our virtual MEL Bootcamp.

Course description

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning field is continuously advancing and it’s imperative to keep up with the movement. We’ve got just the tools and skills to help you do that. 

From the curious novice to the more seasoned monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) practitioner, our Bootcamp has a wide range of modules suited to your needs and level. 

Course Level: Beginner – Intermediate – Advanced

Enjoy our VIRTUAL classes from the comfort of your own environment or join us for an IN-PERSON Coaching Clinic in beautiful Cape Town. Either way, you will benefit from an engaging and interactive session with your trainer and classmates as well as an opportunity to network.

Who is this for?

This course is for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Practitioners/Consultants; Emerging Evaluators; Program managers or co-ordinators; Data collectors; Communications officers/managers; and Fundraisers.

It is targeted at people working in international development, government, or local non-governmental organisations or charities.

How will this help you?

  • Practical and easy to implement tips and skills that will strengthen the impact of your projects
  • Help you collect the most useful and insightful data, and learn from it
  • Help you with the essential collation and reporting of project data for stakeholders, funders and beneficiaries
  • Improve your career prospects with tangible skills and respected certification credentials!

Our training allows you the flexibility to learn from an environment that works best for you with the benefit of engaging content, practical solutions and is engineered for active participation. 

We have designed this Bootcamp to give you the best of virtual and face-to-face capacity building.

Our Bootcamp offers a modular learning approach that allows you to create your own learning journey and experience; bespoke to your needs. We have made this more affordable by giving you the opportunity to pick and pay for only the modules you choose! See the modules below.

For those who are ready for face-to-face engagement, we will offer a face-to-face coaching clinic where you have the opportunity to bring your real-life MEL case, and discuss potential solutions with consultants and peers.

We have added the opportunity to book a personalized individual coaching session or to take deeper dives into specific topics of interest to you.

Our trainers have over 150 collective years of training experience and have trained over 2,000 people in 23 different countries.

2023 Course Calendar

Module 1: Introduction to program design, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL)

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Module 2: Theory of change

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Module 3: Developing monitoring, evaluation, and learning plans

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Module 4: Measuring change – data collection for outcomes – Online

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Module 5: Evaluation Design – Quantitative Approaches for Evaluating Impact

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Module 6: Qualitative Approaches for Evaluating Outcomes and Impact

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Module 7: Putting Learning back into Monitoring & Evaluation

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Module 8: Stakeholder engagement for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

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Module 9 : Gender transformative evaluation

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Coaching clinic (1-day In-Person clinic, Cape Town)

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One-on-one online coaching (1-hour session)

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Next public course: TBC 2024

Book By: Put your name on the list for early bird registration

Where: Virtual & In-person

Times: TBC

Course cost from: TBC

Inhouse Course

We can design an in-house course for you with case studies and exercises tailor made to your organisation and projects.

“The theory was very well infused with the practical and also the personal. Through small activities like the very first one to reflect on how gender has affected different aspects of our own lives – we were able to engage with the theory in an engaging way. The tech tools were easy to use and engaging as well.

2022 Bootcamp participant, Module 8