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.

Click for our current 2017 & 2018 training calendar.

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. 

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

01 Mar 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm

Airlie Conference
South Yarra
Victoria, 3141



Book Now ($350.00)

* 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

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

Perth
Western Australia, 6160

Monitoring and evaluation is central to the program cycle. When done well it provides useful information to aid in decision-making and improves projects and programs.  This 1-day workshop introduces participants to basic concepts related to monitoring and evaluation. It is designed to de-mystify the M&E process. This workshop provides a broad introduction to monitoring and evaluation and offers a set of practical steps for developing a monitoring and evaluation plan. It introduces the core modules in monitoring and evaluation and explains how it all fits together.


Book Now ($600.00)

* 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

Melbourne
Victoria, 3000

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



Book Now ($1,050.00)

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

21 May 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
22 May 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
23 May 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
24 May 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
25 May 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm

Wellington
New Zealand
Other, 0000

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

Perth
Western Australia, 6160

Program logic is a simplified model of expected cause-and-effect relationships between activities, immediate changes, intermediate outcomes and final outcomes. People-centred program logic is an approach that focuses not just on what a project/program is trying to change and how the project/program will achieve that change but also on who will be changing. This two-day course introduces the people-centred program logic concept and lays out a step-by-step process for creating a logic model for complex, multi-stakeholder programs.


Book Now ($1,050.00)

* 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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