Theory of Change

Learn about Theory of Change as an approach, product and process for program planning, monitoring and evaluation in complex settings.

Course Description

In this course, we’ll provide you with a good understanding of what a Theory of Change is. We’ll also teach you how to formulate and assess a Theory of Change, and how to use a ToC as a tool for evaluation, learning and communication.

Course Level: Intermediate

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of:

  • How to design a project using Theory of Change
  • The benefits of using the Theory of Change approach when working in complex settings
  • How to communicate your program Theory of Change
  • How to assess a Theory of Change
  • When and how a Theory of Change might be used for program evaluations
  • How to identify sources of evidence for a Theory of Change
  • The use of Theory of Change to facilitate learning and reflection

What the course will cover

Module 1: Introduction to Theory of Change

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Module 2:  Preparation for the development of a Theory of Change

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Module 3: Theory of Change process

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Module 4: Communicating and assessing your Theory of Change

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Module 5: Using Theory of Change for evaluation, learning and reporting

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Course Options

Our methods are interactive and you will learn by applying concepts to real life case studies.  See more about our methodology here.

What you will receive: A certificate of attendance upon course completion, a manual, Theory of Change examples and useful resources

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Course cost from:

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Virtual / City

   R 4,695.60 excl. VAT ($305.21)

Inhouse Course

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

This training was eye-opening. The trainer really helped to unpack theory of change into practical steps and processes. I finally understand the process now.

Training Participant