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. 

The online Clear Horizon Academy has launched!

21 Oct 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
22 Oct 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
23 Oct 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
24 Oct 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
25 Oct 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM

The Cullen
Victoria, 3181

Monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) is Clear Horizon’s blue ribbon offering. It is our most extensive and comprehensive training in which participants get an opportunity to develop a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL) plan for real world contexts. 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 MEL today.

The 5-days cover scoping out the conceptual framework for an MEL plan; clarifying your theory of change; designing a monitoring system; how to attribute results to your program, and; how to produce persuasive reports. We lace techniques for bringing people along in your MEL journey and using evidence for program adaptation throughout.  Throughout the week you will be invited to develop an MEL plan for a project or program of your choosing (we can provide case studies but we encourage participants to work on their own projects). By the end of the week participants will present their MEL plan and choose an aspect to implement over the next three months. Participants will be invited to a mentoring session after 3 months help apply these concepts in the work place.

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

29 Oct 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
30 Oct 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM


This workshop style training course explores the different ways in which Theory of Change can support design teams to develop new investments from programs to social innovation initiatives.

Theory of Change is a powerful tool that helps design teams to:

·         Think big about how a problem might be solved

·         Narrow down to key intervention points

·         Clarify boundaries and scope

·         Surface key assumptions

·         Provide a canvas for your design with line of sight to end-outcomes.

The course commences with a practical introduction to the key concepts of a Theory of Change using a hypothetical exercise and an overview of the various uses of and approaches to developing a Theory of Change through the design cycle.  Later, participants will walk through the steps for developing two different levels of Theory of Change:

·         Global Theory of Change to identify likely intervention points and scope boundaries

·         Theory of change for narrowing down the design window to the level of prototypes, pilots, service model or programs to tighten ideas into an effective structure including the theory of action.

This course is particularly relevant to those in the designing new of a new or refresh of an existing program. 

Book Now ($1,050.00)

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

14 Nov 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM


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

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 the Clear Horizon Academy, our face-to-face training or mentoring? Get in touch with us now.