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. 

16 May 2017
9am - 5pm
17 May 2017
9am - 5pm

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

26 May 2017
10am - 4pm

Airlie Conference Centre
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

Strategic and corporate plans generally provide goals and/or outcomes and a set of measures to accompany them. However, they are often developed without regard to the underpinning theory of change or analysis of cause and effect. This can result in an adhoc list of actions that fail to provide strategic direction. Come along to this masterclass and learn and share how to build truly strategic and measurable outcome frameworks for your organisation. Hot topics include organisational theory of change; lead indicators and co-design process. 


Book Now ($300.00)

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

25 Jul 2017
9am - 5pm
26 Jul 2017
9am - 5pm

Perth
Western Australia, 6160

Many people fear monitoring and evaluation because they think it burdensome  (or even worse that they will be judged). But when done well monitoring and evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. Some people even grow to love it! This workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to evaluating projects and programs. It is designed to de-mystify the monitoring and evaluation process exploring such topics as: fit for purpose evaluation processes and approaches; interpreting data and producing findings; engaging with stakeholders; ethics in evaluation; and key issues and trends in the field of evaluation.


Book Now ($1,050.00)

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

07 Aug 2017
9am - 5pm
08 Aug 2017
9am - 5pm
09 Aug 2017
9am - 5pm
10 Aug 2017
9am - 5pm
11 Aug 2017
9am - 4pm

Sydney
New South Wales, 2000

This popular course is Clear Horizon’s blue ribbon offering. Our most extensive and comprehensive training program, it is facilitated by our Founding 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 monitoring and evaluation today Participants are invited to develop a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for a real program – this course does cater for complex and emergent programs.


Book Now ($2,800.00)

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

24 Aug 2017
9am - 5pm

Perth
Western Australia, 6160

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.


Book Now ($600.00)

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

20 Sep 2017
9am - 5pm
21 Sep 2017
9am - 5pm

Australian National Botanic Gardens
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory, 2601

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

18 Oct 2017
9am - 5pm
19 Oct 2017
9am - 5pm
20 Oct 2017
9am - 5pm

Airlie Conference Centre
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

13 Nov 2017
9am - 5pm
14 Nov 2017
9am - 5pm
15 Nov 2017
9am - 5pm
16 Nov 2017
9am - 5pm
17 Nov 2017
9am - 4pm

Australian National Botanic Gardens
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory, 2160

This popular course is Clear Horizon’s blue ribbon offering. Our most extensive and comprehensive training program, it is facilitated by our Founding 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 monitoring and evaluation today Participants are invited to develop a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for a real program – this course does cater for complex and emergent programs.


Book Now ($2,800.00)

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

24 Nov 2017
10am - 4pm

Airlie Conference Centre
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141

In Developmental Evaluation (DE), evaluative thinking and methods of evaluation assist social innovators to develop social change initiatives. DE therefore contributes to the design of programs and sees evaluators providing real-time, or close to real-time, feedback to those testing different solutions as part of design. In some highly complex and emergent programs the design phase is extended (possibly even indefinitely!) and in these cases the role of developmental evaluation is also extended.

Come along to this masterclass and share your experiences of trying developmental evaluation, and together we will deepen our understanding of this form of evaluation as well as exploring challenges and benefits.

Dr Jess Dart with Jen Riley 


Book Now ($300.00)

* 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

Got a question about training or mentoring? Get in touch with us now.


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