As much as we love designing your monitoring and evaluation frameworks, we understand self-sufficiency is the key to enable organisations to deliver positive and lasting impact. That’s why we offer an extensive range of training courses in design, program logic, monitoring and evaluation as well as mentoring services.

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Our highly regarded face-to-face training courses will give you the skills and the confidence to design a program, build a monitoring plan and manage your own evaluation studies. We’ll empower you with the latest tools and techniques to drive successful programs and influence local or international policy at the highest level.

We take you out of the classroom and into the real world.

As soon as you have the basics covered we’ll move beyond the theory and straight into the real world, where it counts. All our courses will teach you how to apply cutting edge design and evaluation principles to your programs and projects. Plus, as innovative leaders in our field, we’ll freely share our own evaluation techniques and ‘tricks of the trade’ that you won’t find in text books.

We offer public training for people with beginner to advanced level of knowledge and experience. The training is held in various capital cities throughout the year, check our calendar for a training event near you. 

If you have a larger team of people or you'd just like us to tailor our content to match your specific industry and focus area then we also offer customised in-house training. Our passionate trainers will ensure you have all the tools you need to continue to deliver world class projects and programs.

Access trainers with strong facilitation and adult learning skills

Our trainers have extensive experience of facilitating training that delivers strong learning outcomes. We are all evaluation and design practitioners first, so bring real-world examples and stories from the field into the training room. You can be confident your trainers and mentors will have extensive and current field experience across a range of sectors. 

28 Feb 2018
09:00AM

The Como
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

There are signs that the commissioning of slow and careful summative evaluations is declining. In its place we see exciting new frontiers of design thinking and social innovation, with talk of fast-fail experiments and rapid prototyping where the language of evidence and evaluation is woven in. This training course aims to provide a comprehensive framework for integrating the latest concepts of human-centred design with the rigorous elements of theory of change and evaluation. Topics include human-centred design process; building and testing theory of change models; developmental evaluation, real time evaluation methods and more. The topics will be tailored to the interests of the participants where feasible.

The course will appeal to designers wishing to integrate evaluation or theory of change better into their practice and evaluators wishing to work more in the design space.  The course is interactive and will draw on the experience of participants, will involve case study analysis; expert input and co-generation of knowledge.

Book Now ($1,500.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

07 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5pm
08 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5pm

Airlie Conference Centre
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

This workshop style training course introduces the program logic / theory of change concept and a step by step process for creating a logic model for programs of all types and levels of complexity. A program logic/ theory of change focuses not just on how a project is trying to achieve change, and what kinds of change, but also on who needs to change. The course includes discussion of how program logic / theory of change can be used for program design and to provide the structure for monitoring and evaluation plans. 


Book Now ($1,050.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

14 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
15 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Airlie Conference Centre
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact by offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue. Each story represents the storyteller’s interpretation of impact, which is then reviewed and discussed. The MSC process offers an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about program intention, impact and ultimately future direction. This course is designed to provide a level of operational competency sufficient for participants to take a lead role in the promotion, planning and implementation of an MSC process in their own programs or organisations. 


Book Now ($1,050.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

19 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
20 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
21 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
22 Mar 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
23 Mar 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm

The Como
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

This popular training program is Clear Horizon’s blue ribbon offering. It is our most extensive and comprehensive training. It is facilitated by our Managing Director, Dr Jess Dart along with guest presentations from other specialists. The material is updated annually with new trends and fresh learnings from the literature and our practice. It is without doubt an intense (but practical) course that takes you through all the twists and turns of doing M&E today.

Book Now ($2,800.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

02 May 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
03 May 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Airlie Conference
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

Strategic and corporate plans generally provide goals and/or outcomes and a set of measures to accompany them. However, such plans are often developed without regard to the underpinning theory(s) of change or analysis of cause and effect. This can result in an adhoc list of actions that fail to provide strategic direction or worse, undermine the achievement of strategic goals.

This two-day workshop-style training course builds on the masterclass held by Clear Horizon in May 2017, of the same title. The course rounds out our initial thinking on how to build truly strategic and measurable outcome frameworks for organisations and draws on organisational theory of change and the value of lead indicators. The workshop commences with an overview of what we mean by organisational outcomes and meaningful measures, as well as the general challenges and principles for developing outcomes frameworks at the organisational level.  Participants will be invited to work on an outcomes framework for their own organisation and consider: framework scope; mapping outcomes using theory of change at the organisational level, and paying close attention to representation and politics in the choices you make with the outcomes ‘architecture’; engagement planning for bringing others along the journey; meaningful measurement including balancing lead and lag indicators; and finally, organisational level performance expectations. 


Book Now ($1,050.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

17 May 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Airlie Conference
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

This one-day Master Class focuses the Theory of Action level of the program logic (or program theory). We will provide an introduction on the Theory of Action and the distinct role it plays in exploring and unpacking how projects and programs effect change through their activities. We will also present on frameworks that we have used to support the development of the Theory of Action. Following which we intend to explore participants’ practices and to identify practical ways of leveraging the Theory of Action for improved project and program designs, monitoring and evaluation.


Book Now ($350.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

09 Aug 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Airlie Conference
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

This workshop style training course introduces participants to a range of methods for implementing impact evaluation.  Impact evaluations provide an assessment of how the program, project or intervention has affected outcomes, either intended or unintended, positive or negative, direct or indirect. The course is designed for people with some limited familiarity to monitoring and evaluation, though may be required to design or undertake an impact evaluation of a program they are involved with.  A brief introduction to impact evaluation and its role within the program cycle and performance frameworks is provided, before a range of impact evaluation techniques are discussed from a theoretical and practical perspective.  The course has a particular focus on impact evaluations for complex programs requiring mixed methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches.  


Book Now ($600.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

15 Oct 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
16 Oct 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
17 Oct 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
18 Oct 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
19 Oct 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Canberra
TBC
Australian Capital Territory, 2600

This popular training program is Clear Horizon’s blue ribbon offering. It is our most extensive and comprehensive training. It is facilitated by our Managing Director, Dr Jess Dart along with guest presentations from other specialists. The material is updated annually with new trends and fresh learnings from the literature and our practice. It is without doubt an intense (but practical) course that takes you through all the twists and turns of doing M&E today.

Book Now ($2,800.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

25 Oct 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Airlie Conference
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

This workshop style training course introduces participants to the broad concept of value for money to evaluate programs and projects.  The course is designed for people with some familiarity to evaluation, though are seeking to delve further into designing and implementing value-for-money evaluations.  An introduction to the concept of value for money and its varied definitions is provided, highlighting the core components that constitute value for money evaluations.  A range of techniques and methods are presented from a practical perspective, with examples of how they can be used for evaluating complex programs and projects.  This course will refer to economic methodologies such as cost benefit analysis, though will emphasise the practical application of tools particularly in data-scarce environments where the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods are more useful. 


Book Now ($600.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

31 Oct 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
01 Nov 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Canberra
TBC
Australian Capital Territory, 2600

This workshop style training course introduces the program logic / theory of change concept and a step by step process for creating a logic model for programs of all types and levels of complexity. A program logic/ theory of change focuses not just on how a project is trying to achieve change, and what kinds of change, but also on who needs to change. The course includes discussion of how program logic / theory of change can be used for program design and to provide the structure for monitoring and evaluation plans. 


Book Now ($1,050.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

13 Nov 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
14 Nov 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
15 Nov 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm

Airlie Conference
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

There are signs that the commissioning of slow and careful summative evaluations is declining. In its place we see exciting new frontiers of design thinking and social innovation, with talk of fast-fail experiments and rapid prototyping where the language of evidence and evaluation is woven in. This training course aims to provide a comprehensive framework for integrating the latest concepts of human-centred design with the rigorous elements of theory of change and evaluation. Topics include human-centred design process; building and testing theory of change models; developmental evaluation, real time evaluation methods and more. The topics will be tailored to the interests of the participants where feasible.

The course will appeal to designers wishing to integrate evaluation or theory of change better into their practice and evaluators wishing to work more in the design space.  The course is interactive and will draw on the experience of participants, will involve case study analysis; expert input and co-generation of knowledge.

Book Now ($1,500.00)

* AES members, students, NGO staff and group bookings may be eligible for a discount

Already have the M&E basics covered? Are you facing significant challenges implementing monitoring and evaluation into your program cycle? Mentoring could be the support you need.

Your mentor will not only develop your professional expertise but they’ll work with you to develop highly effective and creative solutions to any challenges as they arise… as they invariably always do!

  • Choose your mentor from our roster of thought leaders in the evaluation space
  • Receive a customised plan for your professional development
  • Have unlimited access to our mentoring hotline
  • Receive tailored and practical solutions for any challenges that arise
  • Become an expert in monitoring, evaluation and design

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