SH: Training Calendar for 2021

Southern Hemisphere

Training Calendar for 2021

Course Title Dates Location Description Full cost (excl. VAT)
Introduction to Facilitating & Producing Participatory Virtual Events (short course) 25 February (5 hours)
 
Online This introductory course to Facilitating & Producing Participatory Virtual Events will help you to make the best use of virtual opportunities to engage with people, to explore issues creatively, and to reach decisions. We will consider some challenges when facilitating virtual processes and share tips and tools to make the virtual experience engaging, participatory and productive. The course is offered on Zoom but the principles, tools and techniques have wider use for other platforms R 2 140.00
 
Participants from not-for-profit sector in Africa/Asia/Latin America: – R 1 280.00
Theory of Change 1-12 March
(2 weeks)
Online Theory of change is an approach to project design that is widely used in development. It is used by project designers, implementers and evaluators. It describes a process of planned change while accounting for complexity. A theory of change requires the designers to think about assumptions that guide its design, the planned interventions and outcomes to the longer-term impacts it seeks to achieve.  It is both a product that helps to visually communicate a programme logic, and a process of articulating the implicit assumptions about how and why change happens.  This workshop introduces participants to Theory of Change as an approach, product and a process for programme design and evaluation. R 4 700.00
Introduction to Facilitating & Producing Participatory Virtual Events (short course) 21 April (5 hours)
 
Online   R 2 140.00
Participants from not-for-profit sector in Africa/Asia/Latin America: – R 1 280.00
Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 3 May – 11 June
(6 weeks)
Online  Strengthen your skills to design, collect and use evidence and enhance your organization’s contribution to meaningful social change. Explore how design, monitoring, evaluation and learning (DMEL) can build learning organisations, and contribute to social justice. Get an orientation of how design, monitoring, evaluation and learning (DMEL) can build learning organisations, and contribute to social justice. This course is for you if you want to upskill as an MEL practitioner or enhance your organisation’s ability to improve monitoring and evaluation R 13 600.00
Participants from not-for-profit sector in Africa/Asia/Latin America: -  R 11 600
Introduction to Facilitating & Producing Participatory Virtual Events (short course) 28 July (5 hours) Online   R 2 140.00
 
Participants from not-for-profit sector in Africa/Asia/Latin America: – R 1 280.00
Designing and Managing Evaluations 16 -27 August
(2 weeks)
Online Designing and Managing Evaluations for Development Projects is a two (2) week online course to assist evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to design appropriate and robust evaluations. The course helps evaluation practitioners and managers to conceptualise evaluations; choose appropriate evaluation methodologies; implement an entire evaluation process using a participatory, capacity building approach; and use evaluations to facilitate learning.
The two (2) week  programme is based on the principles of utilised focussed evaluation approaches, and is aligned to the Standards of evaluation in government (DPME, 2014)
The course focusses on building the technical competencies related to designing evaluations and participants will receive a toolbox of methodologies. It also focusses on building the process competencies required to get maximum benefit out of the evaluation process. The course is informed by years of experience of conducting evaluations for the South African (and other) Governments, International Donors and NGOs (local and international).
 R 8 450.00
Programme Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 18-22 October (5 days) CPT This 5-day course equips development practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to conduct planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting or to guide project partners. A key objective is to increase the capacity of the development sector to deliver and measure project outcomes that are efficient and effective. It is critical that organisations are able to use the evidence from the M&E efforts for programme improvement. The course will provide a space for development practitioners to learn from each other by sharing knowledge and experiences. R 13 600.00
Participants from not-for-profit sector in Africa/Asia/Latin America: -  R 11 600

PACKAGES:

*** Get a 25% discount if you sign up for the following package of 3 courses: Theory of Change + Programme Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning + Designing and Managing Evaluation (Package deal: R 18 296 excl VAT)

***  discounts are available for: Early bird registration = 10% discount; signing up 3 or more persons from one organisation, and signing up for a combination of 2 courses in one year (10%).

Our courses will help strengthen your skills to design programmes, and collect and use evidence to enhance your contribution to meaningful social change.
All our courses are highly participatory.  Irrespective of whether you are learning face to face or online, you will learn from us, from each other, and from practical application. Our online courses are delivered via Zoom and Google Classroom, in English, and uses a blend of face-to-face online learning and self-study. 

Trainers are MEL practitioners who have extensive experience in the use of the various tools, methodologies and processes taught through our courses. The course design is informed by years of experience working with the South African and other Governments, International organisations, Funders, Academic institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) (local and international) and civil society organisations.
An overview of our public courses are provided below. 

Theory of Change (online course) is an approach to project design that describes a process of planned change, from the assumptions that guide its design, the planned interventions and outcomes to the longer-term impacts it seeks to achieve.  It is both a product that helps to visually communicate a programme logic, and a process of articulating the implicit assumptions about how and why change happens. 5 x 3 hour sessions over 2 weeks.

Project Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Development Projects (DMEL) will be offered both online (over 6 weeks) and face to face (over 5-days).  This course provides a solid foundation to ground your practice in MEL. It gives you the insight and skills to use evaluation for social justice and to build learning organisations. The course covers the Logical Framework Approach complemented with aspects of Theory of Change to guide participants through the design process. It balances technical and process considerations to encourage the use of monitoring and evaluation data. 2 x virtual sessions per week over 6 weeks.

Designing and Managing Evaluations course (offered over 2 weeks online) assists evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to design appropriate and robust evaluations. The course helps with conceptualising evaluations (i.e. design an evaluation framework), choosing an appropriate evaluation methodology, implementing an entire evaluation process using a participatory, capacity building approach, and using evaluations to facilitate learning. 5 x 3 hour virtual sessions over 2 weeks.

Introduction to Facilitating & Producing Participatory Virtual Events will help you to make the best use of virtual opportunities to engage with people, to explore issues creatively, and to reach decisions. We will consider some challenges when facilitating virtual processes, and share tips and tools to make the virtual experience engaging, participatory and productive. We focus on the roles facilitator and producer. The course is offered on Zoom but the principles, tools and techniques have wider use for other platforms. 1 x 4 hour virtual session.

Southern Hemisphere also offers a range of other courses and in-house courses. Please see our website for more details.

Contact Information
Email: training@southernhemisphere.co.za
Tel number: +27 21 422 0205/06

Event Start Date: 
Thursday, 25 February, 2021
Event End Date: 
Friday, 12 March, 2021
Event Type: 
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