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Project Planning and Proposal Writing Training

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:53:55 +0000

Organization: Empowerment Learning Development Training
Start date: 11 Jan 2023
End date: 11 Jan 2023
Registration deadline: 11 Jan 2023

PROJECT PLANNING & PROPOSAL WRITING: 11 JANUARY - 08 FEBRUARY 2023

DESIGN PROJECTS THAT DONORS WILL SUPPORT AND WRITE PROPOSALS THAT PERSUADEZOOM MEETINGS & OFFLINE STUDY

11 JANUARY - 08 FEBRUARY 2023 MAXIMUM NO. OF PARTICIPANTS: 10

COURSE OUTCOMES

This practical course will teach you how to:

  • Design a project your donors will support
  • Plan, draft and edit a persuasive proposal

Through a combination of coached, live sessions on Zoom and self-study (downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials) you will learn how to:

  • Identify a project your donors will support
  • Design a project using Logical Framework Approach
  • Plan your proposal in a logical, persuasive way
  • Communicate clearly and in a way that keeps your readers interested and alert

The course addresses the challenges faced by development professionals in project planning and proposal writing in a way that allows for maximum practical work. While you will get all the theory you need, you will learn the steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the course is over so that:

  • You will always know what to do each time you have to develop a proposal
  • Your proposals will be well-organised, clear and persuasive - contributing to better relations with donors and, more importantly, increased donor support

HOW IT WORKS

LIVE SESSIONS & OFF-LINE STUDY

This is combination of live meetings conducted using ZOOM and off-line self study.

As soon as you sign up you get immediate, lifetime access to all the course materials - downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials.

There are five weekly meetings over the course period, to give you enough time to apply the learning to your own project concept while still managing your regular work. Each Wednesday, starting from January 8, we meet live at 09:00 UTC for around 60 minutes to review / preview and deal with questions. Between meetings you work through the materials and tasks (videos and exercises) and share work in progress. You can see current UTC time here.

PERSONAL WORK REVIEW

When the course is complete you are given 10 days to send your own original proposal for personal feedback.

CERTIFICATE

After the course is completed you will be issued your certificate.

"It was a very interesting course and I would like to attend other ELD training courses. It really improved my skills and now I will be able to independently develop proposals. Thank you!" - UNFPA participant

"This training should be done for all staff of any institution to build the capacity of their teams." - SOS Sahel participant

"I wish I had taken this training sooner, as I have a made a lot of errors in the past in writing proposals. But now - whether in writing a sentence, a report or a proposal - I have a magic skill!" - Oxfam GB participant

COURSE ADVANTAGES
  • COMBINES FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS WITH FLEXIBLE OFF-LINE STUDY
  • LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL TRAINING MATERIALS AND VIDEOS
  • CERTIFICATE
  • POST-COURSE PERSONAL FEEDBACK
How to register

To see the complete training curriculum and register for this course please visit https://www.eldtraining.com/p/project-planning-proposal-writing-january-2023 or contact us at mail@eldtraining.com

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Reporting Skills & Professional Writing Training

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:15:59 +0000

Organization: Empowerment Learning Development Training
Start date: 11 Jan 2023
End date: 8 Feb 2023
Registration deadline: 11 Jan 2023

REPORTING SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL WRITING TRAINING: REPORTS THAT LEAD TO ACTION

  • ZOOM MEETINGS & OFFLINE STUDY
  • MAXIMUM 10 PARTICIPANTS

COURSE OUTCOMES

This practical course will teach you how to create reports that lead to action and support good project decision-making. You will learn a process for reporting that will reduce wasted time and deadline stressand lead to writing that has greater impact.

Through a combination of coached, live sessions on Zoom and self-study (downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials) you will learn how to:

  • Set reporting objectives and select the most appropriate data collection methods
  • Analyse data and draw conclusions / identify lessons learned
  • Plan your writing around the report objectives and reader's needs
  • Organise your ideas in a logical, persuasive way
  • Communicate clearly and in a way that keeps your readers interested and alert

The course addresses the challenges faced by development professionals in reporting and professional writing in a way that allows for maximum practical work. While you will get all the theory you need, you will learn the steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the course is over so that:

  • You will always know what to do each time you report
  • Your reports will be actionable - contributing to better managed, more responsive projects and better results
  • Your reports will take less time and be of higher quality

HOW IT WORKS

LIVE SESSIONS & OFF-LINE STUDY

This is combination of live meetings conducted using ZOOM and off-line self study.

As soon as you sign up you get immediate, lifetime access to all the course materials - downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials.

There are five weekly live meetings over the course period, to give you enough time to apply the learning to your own project concept while still managing your regular work. Each Wednesday, (see the curriculum in the link for exact dates), we meet live at 11:00 UTC for around 60 minutes to review / preview and deal with questions. Between meetings you work through the materials and tasks (videos and exercises) and share work in progress. You can see current UTC time here.

PERSONAL WORK REVIEW

When the course is completed you are given 10 days to submit your own report for personal feedback.

CERTIFICATE

After the course is completed you will be issued your certificate.

"The course was engaging and relevant. Neil was able to deliver the course in a manner that was simple and easy to understand." - Yvonne Manase, Public Health Cosultant, Zimbabwe

"I've learnt what I needed. I have a better understanding of the principles of professional writing and the writing process. I have been able to apply the learned skills to my writing and I appreciate the change. If I had had it earlier, I would have written better reports!" - Florence Naluyinda-Kitabire, Public Health Consultant, Uganda

"I've never experienced a course like ELD before. It's amazing, effective and enhanced my English writing." - Nazrul Islam, District Facilitator, UNDP Bangladesh

"I have started to apply the skills I gained from the online training almost immediately. I found the course to be highly relevant and eye-opening. I would recommend the course to anyone who has to prepare written reports in their work." - Haifa Naeem, Consultant, Anti-Corruption Commission, Maldives

Course Advantages

· Combines face-to-face sessions with flexible off-line study

· No travel costs

· Lifetime access to all training materials and videos

· Post-course personal feedback

How to register

To see the complete training curriculum and register for this course please visit:

https://www.eldtraining.com/p/reportingskills-january-2023

or conatct us at mail@eldtraining.com

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Reporting Skills & Proposal Writing Training

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:57:39 +0000

Country: Kenya
Organization: Empowerment Learning Development Training
Start date: 10 Apr 2023
End date: 14 Apr 2023
Registration deadline: 7 Apr 2023

REPORTING SKILLS & PROPOSAL WRITING: NAIROBI, KENYA: 10 - 14 APRIL 2023

WRITE PROPOSALS THAT PERSUADE AND REPORTS THAT LEAD TO ACTION

  • IN-PERSON TRAINING LED BY NEIL KENDRICK
  • NAIROBI, KENYA: 13 - 17 FEBRUARY 2023
  • MAXIMUM 16 PARTICIPANTS
COURSE OUTCOMES

This practical course covers three main themes:

  • Professional Writing Skills
  • Reporting Skills / Report Writing
  • Proposal Writing

This course will teach you to create reports that lead to action and support good project decision-making. You will learn a process for reporting that will reduce wasted time and deadline stress and lead to writing that has a more significant impact.

Over five days, you will learn how to:

  • Set reporting objectives and select the most appropriate data collection methods
  • Analyse data and draw conclusions / identify lessons learned
  • Plan your writing around the report’s objectives and your reader’s needs
  • Organise your ideas in a logical, persuasive way
  • Communicate clearly and in a way that keeps your readers interested and alert

Through the Project Planning and Proposal Writing modules, you will learn how to plan, draft and edit a persuasive proposal that:

  • Identifies and describes the problem to be solved – one that aligns with your donor’s area of interest
  • Sets out a straight-forward solution
  • Convinces donors you can deliver

As a result, your proposals will be well-organised, clear and persuasive - contributing to better relations with donors and increased donor support.

COURSE OUTLINE

Over five practical days, the course addresses the challenges faced by development professionals in reporting, professional writing and proposal writing in a way that allows for maximum practical work. Areas covered include:

DAY ONE

  • Principles of Professional Writing
  • The Writing Process
  • How to Write Clearly
  • Professional Writing: Organising Ideas
  • Professional Writing: Paragraphs that Persuade

DAY TWO

  • The Reporting Process
  • Setting Evaluation Objectives
  • Deconstructing Field Reports
  • Deconstructing Evaluations
  • Selecting Data Gathering Methods
  • Making Sense of Data

DAY THREE

  • Planning the Report
  • Drafting and Editing the Report

DAY FOUR

  • Why Proposals Fail
  • What Donors Look for in a Proposal
  • Identifying Projects
  • Project Planning / Logical Framework Approach

DAY FIVE

  • Planning the Proposal
  • Drafting and Editing the Proposal
  • Review / Q&A, Certification & Closing
How to register

Visit https://www.eldtraining.com/p/istanbul-reporting-proposals-2023 You can sign up directly via the ‘Join Course’ link on the page using credit card.

To pay by bank transfer or if you have any questions about the course, please write to us at mail@eldtraining.com.

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Reporting Skills & Proposal Writing Training

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 02:56:47 +0000

Country: Türkiye
Organization: Empowerment Learning Development Training
Start date: 13 Feb 2023
End date: 17 Feb 2023
Registration deadline: 10 Feb 2023

REPORTING SKILLS & PROPOSAL WRITING: ISTANBUL, TURKEY: 13 - 17 FEBRUARY 2023

WRITE PROPOSALS THAT PERSUADE AND REPORTS THAT LEAD TO ACTION

  • IN-PERSON TRAINING LED BY NEIL KENDRICK
  • ISTANBUL, TURKEY: 13 - 17 FEBRUARY 2023
  • MAXIMUM 16 PARTICIPANTS
COURSE OUTCOMES

This practical course covers three main themes:

  • Professional Writing Skills
  • Reporting Skills / Report Writing
  • Proposal Writing

This course will teach you to create reports that lead to action and support good project decision-making. You will learn a process for reporting that will reduce wasted time and deadline stress and lead to writing that has a more significant impact.

Over five days, you will learn how to:

  • Set reporting objectives and select the most appropriate data collection methods
  • Analyse data and draw conclusions / identify lessons learned
  • Plan your writing around the report’s objectives and your reader’s needs
  • Organise your ideas in a logical, persuasive way
  • Communicate clearly and in a way that keeps your readers interested and alert

Through the Project Planning and Proposal Writing modules, you will learn how to plan, draft and edit a persuasive proposal that:

  • Identifies and describes the problem to be solved – one that aligns with your donor’s area of interest
  • Sets out a straight-forward solution
  • Convinces donors you can deliver

As a result, your proposals will be well-organised, clear and persuasive - contributing to better relations with donors and increased donor support.

COURSE OUTLINE

Over five practical days, the course addresses the challenges faced by development professionals in reporting, professional writing and proposal writing in a way that allows for maximum practical work. Areas covered include:

DAY ONE

  • Principles of Professional Writing
  • The Writing Process
  • How to Write Clearly
  • Professional Writing: Organising Ideas
  • Professional Writing: Paragraphs that Persuade

DAY TWO

  • The Reporting Process
  • Setting Evaluation Objectives
  • Deconstructing Field Reports
  • Deconstructing Evaluations
  • Selecting Data Gathering Methods
  • Making Sense of Data

DAY THREE

  • Planning the Report
  • Drafting and Editing the Report

DAY FOUR

  • Why Proposals Fail
  • What Donors Look for in a Proposal
  • Identifying Projects
  • Project Planning / Logical Framework Approach

DAY FIVE

  • Planning the Proposal
  • Drafting and Editing the Proposal
  • Review / Q&A, Certification & Closing
How to register

Visit https://www.eldtraining.com/p/istanbul-reporting-proposals-2023 You can sign up directly via the ‘Join Course’ link on the page using credit card.

To pay by bank transfer or if you have any questions about the course, please write to us at mail@eldtraining.com. You can also talk to our local representative at in Turkey at +90 507 6240615.

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Concevoir et piloter un projet humanitaire

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 07:10:02 +0000

Country: Chad
Organization: Bioforce
Start date: 31 Oct 2022
End date: 4 Nov 2022
Registration deadline: 31 Oct 2022

Dates : 31 oct - 4 nov 2022

Lieu : N'Djaména , Tchad

Que vous ayez de l’expérience ou non, cette formation vous permettra de mettre en pratique une approche méthodologique et des outils aujourd’hui incontournables pour concevoir, mettre en oeuvre, piloter et évaluer vos projets humanitaires.

Nouveau : Alignée sur les contenus du guide Project DPro (Project DPro Guide – PM4NGOs), cette formation pour permettra d’obtenir une certification supplémentaire en passant l’examen « Project DPro Foundation (Level 1) » ! Vous êtes libre de vous inscrire ou non à cet examen. Votre inscription doit être faite par vos soins et est à votre charge. Il vous est recommandé de lire et de vous approprier le guide en amont de l’examen.

Profils cibles Cette formation est faites pour vous si vous correspondez à l’un de ces critères :

  • vous travaillez actuellement avec une organisation de solidarité, nationale ou internationale, et vous souhaitez améliorer vos connaissances sur la méthodologie de gestion de projet.
  • vous aspirez à intégrer le secteur de la solidarité internationale et vous souhaitez renforcer votre compréhension des méthodologies et des outils de gestion de projet.
  • vous travaillez dans les domaines de la logistique, la finance, les RH… et vous souhaitez vous orienter vers des postes en gestion de projet.

Objectif de la formation En participant à cette formation, vous maîtriserez les approches méthodologiques et outils qui vous permettront de concevoir, piloter et évaluer un projet humanitaire. Et plus particulièrement, vous saurez :

  • Identifier les concepts et enjeux de la gestion de projet dans le secteur humanitaire et décrire les principales phases du cycle de projet
  • Identifier les méthodologies d’un diagnostic de besoins et les outils de collecte et analyse de données, en fonction du contexte
  • Concevoir un cadre logique et programmer les activités du projet
  • Expliquer le concept Suivi, Evaluation, Redevabilité et Apprentissage (SERA) / Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) ; et développer les outils nécessaires, notamment pour assurer le pilotage du projet
  • Définir les éléments clés de la clôture d’un projet dont les critères pertinents et étapes pour mettre en place une évaluation de fin de projet

Toutes les informations (programme, formateurs, possibilités de financement, formulaire d’inscription…) : https://www.bioforce.org/formation/concevoir-et-piloter-un-projet-humanita...

Bioforce est l’école humanitaire de référence depuis près de 40 ans. Ses formations sont développées en étroite collaboration avec les ONG pour s’adapter en permanence aux réalités du terrain. Chaque année, plus de 2500 personnes concrétisent leur engagement avec Bioforce.

How to register

https://www.bioforce.org/formation/concevoir-et-piloter-un-projet-humanita...

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Free Online Course on Women’s Rights & Gender equality Organizations and Initiatives in Egypt

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 06:51:10 +0000

Organization: Minority Rights Group
Start date: 7 Oct 2022
End date: 15 Nov 2022
Registration deadline: 1 Oct 2022

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is an international human rights organization working to defend and advocate for the rights of religious, ethnic, linguistic, and national minorities worldwide MRG works in line with the human rights framework with reference to key human rights instruments, notably the UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious, and Linguistic Minorities (UNDM). MRG offers a free online course for women’s rights and Gender Equality organizations, Feminist activists, and feminist studies organizations based or working in Egypt. It aims to enhance the knowledge and skills to combat intersectional discrimination facing women from different religious and ethnic communities, using gender and minority rights mainstreaming mechanisms.

Course objectives

  • To introduce the principles of minority rights in international human rights law and the concept of intersectional discrimination.
  • To sensitize issues faced by women belonging to different ethnic and religious groups in Egypt.
  • To develop skills of national and international advocacy and assist the participants to utilize it in their work, advocacy, and/or negotiations with decision makers.
  • To support a networking space between feminist organizations and members of minorities and further explore local minority women’s issues.

Structure

The content of the course is divided into 2 compulsory modules, and 1 elective module, each sub-divided into a number of short sections.

The compulsory modules will include:

  1. Introduction to Minority Rights in International Human Rights Law
  2. Gender and Other Basis for Intersectional Discrimination

The elective module is to be selected from the following:

  1. International Advocacy for Minority Rights
  2. National Advocacy for Minority Rights
  3. Cultural Advocacy for Change
  4. Monitoring and Documentation of Human Rights Abuses
  5. Conflict Resolution
  6. Organizational Management for Human Rights Organizations
  7. Countering Hate speech

Topics do not need to be completed all at once and may be revisited later. The material will be accessible during the time of the course. Most topics contain a short quiz or a series of exercises designed to help students apply their knowledge. Every module will include an introductory webinar.

Eligibility

Candidates must be affiliated with women’s rights, feminist, gender studies, women’s empowerment and development organizations or initiatives. Members of minority communities in Egypt are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants originally from other countries in the MENA region working or with an interest in working in/on Egypt will be considered, but kindly be aware that the priority will be given to Egyptian applicants.

Timing

The course will run from October to November 2022.

Application process

Please apply by filling this form before 1 October 2022. Any queries should be addressed to egypt [at] minorityrights.org.

How to register

English

https://minorityrights.org/jobs/egypt-mr-course-en/

Arabic

https://minorityrights.org/jobs/egypt-mr-course-ar/

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Online Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) training

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:46:32 +0000

Organization: IMA International
Start date: 24 Oct 2022
End date: 16 Dec 2022
Registration deadline: 21 Oct 2022

This Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning online course is a 8-week programme specifically designed for development workers in NGOs, government, UN agencies and private sector organisations. We know you and your organisation want to become more effective. We believe you can do this by enhancing MEAL practices. The course addresses MEAL for the entire results chain, and enables you to understand the importance of using information and knowledge for learning and evidence-based decision making. Understand how to develop a learning M&E system, use new digital technologies, and explore techniques for monitoring remotely. You work from the comfort of your own home or office. You complete the course over 8 weeks with facilitated, scheduled live meetings. You will join a peer group of participants from different organisations and countries. IMA International facilitators will guide and mentor your learning process, providing you with:

  1. Practical exercises and reflection activities
  2. 6 guided 90-minute group webinars
  3. Paired and peer group work
  4. Presentations and video inputs
  5. Written resources and links
  6. Relevant case studies
  7. User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio
  8. Scheduled access to mentors
  9. Personalised mentoring session as 3-month follow up

How long: the 8 week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

You are awarded an M&E certificate after completing the course and fulfilling all course criteria.

How to register

Apply Online

Contact post@imainternational.com for more information

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Online Knowledge Management Training

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:04:25 +0000

Organization: IMA International
Start date: 12 Dec 2022
End date: 3 Feb 2023
Registration deadline: 9 Dec 2022

This Knowledge Management (KM) online training course is a 7-week programme specifically designed for key personnel in NGOs, government, UN agencies and private sector organisations. You work from the comfort of your own home or office. Designed to fit around your schedule and allow you to learn when you learn best. You complete the paced course over 7 weeks with facilitated, scheduled live meetings, including four fixed date webinars. You will join a peer group of participants from different organisations and countries.

Practical exercises and reflection activities 5 guided 90-minute group webinars (recordings made available) Paired and peer group work Presentations and video inputs Written resources and links Relevant case studies Opportunity to apply KM and Knowledge Sharing (KS) tools in your workplace User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio Scheduled access to mentors Personalised mentoring session within 3 months after the course

Module 1: KM Fundamentals

Module 2: Making a case for KM

Module 3: Realising KM

Module 4: KM Environment

Module 5: KM Assessments

Module 6: Feedback

Module 7: Learning from failure

Module 8: Documentation and lessons learned

Module 9: Existing KS opportunities

Module 10: KS Methods

Module 11: KS Tools

Module 12: KM Strategy

Skills you will be able to apply after the course:

• advocate convincingly for effective knowledge sharing

• foster an enabling environment in your own organisation that encourages knowledge sharing

• conduct a knowledge management assessment of your organisation

• practically use knowledge sharing tools and techniques

• develop a knowledge management strategy to institutionalise KM practices within your organisation

How long: the 7 week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

You are awarded a KM certificate after completing the course and fulfilling all course criteria.

How to register

Apply Online

Contact post@imainternational.com for any questions

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Online Knowledge Management Training

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:03:31 +0000

Organization: IMA International
Start date: 10 Oct 2022
End date: 25 Nov 2022
Registration deadline: 7 Oct 2022

This Knowledge Management (KM) online training course is a 7-week programme specifically designed for key personnel in NGOs, government, UN agencies and private sector organisations. You work from the comfort of your own home or office. Designed to fit around your schedule and allow you to learn when you learn best. You complete the paced course over 7 weeks with facilitated, scheduled live meetings, including four fixed date webinars. You will join a peer group of participants from different organisations and countries.

Practical exercises and reflection activities 5 guided 90-minute group webinars (recordings made available) Paired and peer group work Presentations and video inputs Written resources and links Relevant case studies Opportunity to apply KM and Knowledge Sharing (KS) tools in your workplace User-friendly platform for accessing all materials, presentations and resources, sharing with your peer group and uploading your regular assignments to a dedicated portfolio Scheduled access to mentors Personalised mentoring session within 3 months after the course

Module 1: KM Fundamentals

Module 2: Making a case for KM

Module 3: Realising KM

Module 4: KM Environment

Module 5: KM Assessments

Module 6: Feedback

Module 7: Learning from failure

Module 8: Documentation and lessons learned

Module 9: Existing KS opportunities

Module 10: KS Methods

Module 11: KS Tools

Module 12: KM Strategy

Skills you will be able to apply after the course:

• advocate convincingly for effective knowledge sharing

• foster an enabling environment in your own organisation that encourages knowledge sharing

• conduct a knowledge management assessment of your organisation

• practically use knowledge sharing tools and techniques

• develop a knowledge management strategy to institutionalise KM practices within your organisation

How long: the 7 week programme will take between 30-40 hours to complete including: contact hours; self-study and reflection; peer and paired work; pre and post course learning.

You are awarded a KM certificate after completing the course and fulfilling all course criteria.

How to register

Apply Online

Contact post@imainternational.com for any questions

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Writing Winning Proposals course

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:00:10 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 19 Jun 2023
End date: 22 Jun 2023
Registration deadline: 22 May 2023

You have a project idea that needs funding. You want to respond to a request for proposals or mobilise new resources for your organisation. You want to demonstrate your added value but are facing stiff competition. Learn to write a proposal that stands out. We believe that writing a convincing and attractive proposal is something we all can learn.

  • Learn to match your unique proposal idea and added value with funders needs
  • Know how to bring needed logic and structure to your proposal
  • Understand the pros and cons of forming partnerships
  • Understand the evaluation procedure and criteria that will be used to assess your proposal
  • Raise your confidence in proposal writing

Your profile

You are a manager or staff member working for a consultancy firm, an NGO or a government institute, involved in writing project proposals or in responding to tenders for services.

Face-to-Face Course

This course takes place in Ede, the Netherlands. During the 4-day course we will explore together what makes a project proposal stand out critically analysing your own organisation and the change you want to contribute to, and how this fits the interests of a potential donor. We will also look at the proposal development process, practical writing and pitching skills, and practice with the evaluation criteria donors use to evaluate proposals.

How to register

Access our Writing Winning Proposals course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Gender Mainstreaming in Development course

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 03:56:58 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 22 May 2023
End date: 30 Jun 2023
Registration deadline: 10 May 2023

Gender equality and social inclusion are no longer just buzzwords in development jargon. Bring them to life and take your projects to the next level. This course builds your ability to ensure that development benefits all. You learn to systematically analyse differences in interest, power and decision-making of social groups. And how to empower those groups: men and women, girls and boys, youth and elderly. You apply gender equality to your personal awareness, the management of your projects, and your own organisational context.

  • Learn about gender issues and intersectionality in development interventions
  • Implement gender analysis in project cycle management
  • Develop objectives for sustainable change and tools for inclusive development
  • Do a gender impact assessment
  • Identify gender and social challenges in the organisation

Your profile

You are a professional in the development sector and deal with project design, management, fundraising or proposal writing. You know about gender and inclusiveness but would like to make it practical. You strive to overcome resistance in your team and gain the confidence to deal with it.

Blended Course

In a blended learning trajectory, we combine online and face-to-face learning. During the first 3 weeks of the course, you will have online lessons through our online learning platform. After it, the face-to-face training continues in Ede, the Netherlands. Our courses combine interactive live sessions and activities with your fellow classmates, making this a high-quality learning experience. Our trainers will guide and mentor your learning process.

How to register

Access our Gender Mainstreaming in Development course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Organisational Development and Change course

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 03:54:29 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 22 May 2023
End date: 23 Jun 2023
Registration deadline: 8 May 2023

'In a world full of transitions, change is constant', the ancient Greek philosophers already knew this. To remain relevant, organisations need to critically assess their own functioning and understand the rapidly changing outside world. This requires a wide variety of competencies like analysing organisational capacity, developing new strategies, strengthening partnerships, and promote learning and innovation. Are you ready to shape meaningful change and empower your people to take responsibility?

  • Get acquainted with inspiring approaches for facilitating change, e.g. the appreciative inquiry tools
  • Practise with proven organisational diagnostic and dialogue tools, e.g. organisational analysis checklists
  • Reflect on your role and the skills and styles you need to facilitate change processes
  • Define your own organisational ambition and develop your own case and change action plan

Your profile

You are a professional leading, facilitating or advising on organisational development. You do this for your own organisation, for the network you are part of, or with your implementing partners. You are passionate about facilitating change processes and interested in organisational structures, systems, strategies and culture.

Blended Course

In a blended learning trajectory, we combine online and face-to-face learning. During the first 3 weeks, you will have online lessons through our e-learning platform. Then face-to-face training continues in Ede, the Netherlands. Our trainers will guide and mentor your entire learning process, but you will also learn from your fellow trainees.

How to register

Access our Organisational Development and Change course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Management of Development Projects and Programmes course

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 02:52:34 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 17 Apr 2023
End date: 12 May 2023
Registration deadline: 5 Apr 2023

You work with numerous stakeholders in a multi-cultural context. You have many tasks. How to plan, manage, monitor and evaluate your interventions so you achieve results and learn in a complex environment? You need to deal with challenges related to communication, negotiations, human resource and conflict management. You also have to assess and boost your own and your partner’s organisational capacities. A comprehensive course that prepares you for all these circumstances, and includes study visits and real-life experiences.

  • Understand relevant methods for results-based planning, like Theory of Change and result chain
  • Do M&E for your projects, setting indicators, make monitoring plans and define evaluation criteria
  • Link your intervention to the Sustainable Development Goals and the project cycle
  • Manage your staff and teams effectively. Enhance communication and steer on equality and diversity
  • Know how to assess your own and your partner’s organisational capacity

Your profile

You are a manager, a head of a department, team or a project manager. You work for social change and development in a head or field office. Some management experience is essential to grasp and apply the concepts in practice.

How to register

Access our Management of Development Projects and Programmes course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Advocacy & Policy Influencing in steps

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 02:38:21 +0000

Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 28 Nov 2022
End date: 2 Dec 2022
Registration deadline: 14 Nov 2022

More than ever, it's vital to be effective in influencing policies, because they affect the lives of all citizens. How to assert influence in dialogue with decision makers? Can we create better conditions for people and planet? Advocacy and policy influencing need a concerted effort and alliance building. This fully online course gives you a systematic overview in 12 steps to set up policy interventions. Let your organisation be the change you want to achieve in society.

  • Create a systematic strategy for lobbying and advocacy actions
  • Analyse stakeholders influence and importance in policy contexts
  • Understand how to influence policy development or implementation processes
  • Gain insight to build strong coalitions, and select your political targets
  • Use practical tools and methods to plan, prepare and implement advocacy initiatives
  • Convey your key messages and advocacy plan convincingly

Your profile

You are engaged in or responsible for lobbying and advocacy programmes, representing an NGO or other civil organisation, government entity or social enterprise. You are searching for the key knowledge, methods, tools and skills to perform more strategically in policy influencing.

Online Course

You will work from the comfort of your own home or office. Our online courses combine interactive live sessions with your fellow classmates, and activities on MDF’s Moodle training platform, making this a high-quality learning experience. Our international trainers will guide and mentor your learning process.

How to register

Access our Advocacy & Policy Influencing in steps course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Design Successful Advocacy & Policy Influencing course

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 02:37:31 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 27 Feb 2023
End date: 24 Mar 2023
Registration deadline: 13 Feb 2023

Advocacy & Policy Influencing (API) and lobbying are part of virtually every change intervention in society. More than ever, it's vital to become effective and sustainable in your policy intervention because policies affect the lives of all citizens. When you choose this course, you'll be designing your own API plan. It includes three weeks of interactive online sessions and one week of face-to-face sessions in Ede - the Netherlands. Your focus is on design of a strategic and successful API intervention, analysing your case in its API context, making strategic choices, and developing your own API plan. You will converse with other participants and facilitators regarding their experiences and policy contexts in the classroom, during breaks and in the evenings.

  • Understand how to create a systematic strategy for lobbying and advocacy actions
  • Analyse stakeholders and policy contexts
  • Understand how you can influence policy development or implementation processes
  • Gain insight into building strong coalitions, and select your political targets
  • Use practical tools and methods to plan, prepare and implement advocacy initiatives
  • Develop the API plan for your own case in its policy context

Your profile

You are a professional engaged in or responsible for lobbying and advocacy programmes, representing an NGO or other civil organisation, a government entity or a social enterprise. You are in search of the key knowledge, methods, tools and skills to perform strategically in policy influencing.

Blended course

Are you starting to influence policies? Learn from a wide range of experts how to improve your lobbying efforts. Are you dealing with policy obstacles? Integrate your policy obstacles in your Theory of Change of your project or programme, and receive follow-up coaching on your practical lobbying. Do you find it hard to get your lobbying messages across and convince your audience to change their behaviour? Learn professional lobbying skills for interest mapping, framing, win-win negotiations and delivering your advocacy message. Do you want to master all areas of effective Advocacy & Policy Influencing? Receive personal feedback on your API strategy, plans, and implementation through MDF coaching.

How to register

Access our Design Successful Advocacy & Policy Influencing course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Full Advocacy & Policy Influencing PMEL & skills

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 02:36:15 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 27 Feb 2023
End date: 31 Mar 2023
Registration deadline: 9 Feb 2023

Most non-profits and network have an policy influencing ambition. After all, long-term societal change can not be accomplished without change. This course offers a full learning trajectory plus coaching for your own advocacy case. A critical component is how to monitor or evaluate an advocacy project, since your expected results are often intangible. Other indispensable skills are negotiation, message design and pitching, drafting position papers, conducting interviews and making presentations. Communicating your cause is best done in alliance with like-minded organisations.

  • Understand how to influence policy processes and obtain key tools to plan advocacy strategies
  • Develop well-framed messages and create coherent mutual paths for joint interventions
  • Get acquainted how monitoring the progress of your advocacy interventions and evaluate its effects
  • Build confidence to dialogue with authorities, and deliver convincing messages on (social) media
  • Develop your advocacy plan for your own case in its policy context

Your profile

You want to influence powerful stakeholders and policy processes, or convince your audience to change their behaviour. You need to coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of advocacy programmes. You want to master all areas of effective advocacy and policy influencing.

Blended Course and Coaching Sessions

In a blended learning trajectory, we combine online and face-to-face learning. During the first 3 weeks of the course, you will have online lessons through our e-learning platform. Then face-to-face training continues in Ede, the Netherlands. Our international trainers will guide and mentor your learning process.

How to register

Access our Full Advocacy & Policy Influencing PMEL & skills course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning course

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 02:33:56 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 1 May 2023
End date: 9 Jun 2023
Registration deadline: 26 Apr 2023

Capturing essential quantitative and qualitative changes of your programme has become increasingly important. How to design an M&E system that goes beyond tracking activities? Learn how to show results and make sure your system also enables genuine learning by all actors. This course in Ede, the Netherlands, provides you with an extended set of relevant, practical and participatory M&E methodologies and tools to boost your programme and organisational accountability, decision-making and learning practices.

  • Understand and apply results-based M&E system principles to your M&E framework
  • Know how to turn M&E into a participative and systematic learning practice
  • Be able to design and use key performance indicators
  • Be able to apply Outcome Mapping and design and use progress markers
  • Be able to apply the core steps of qualitative evaluation methodology Most Significant Change
  • Improve your M&E processes

Your profile

You are a M&E officer or advisor and are responsible for improving M&E practices in your or other organisations. You are a project or programme manager and are responsible for project or programme design and implementation You have at least one year experience with M&E and/or some practical experience in working with M&E tools and methodologies.

Blended course

In this course, we offer you a blended learning trajectory, combining online learning and face-to-face training. The first 3 weeks, you learn by distance through the online learning platform. This online part takes 2-4 hours per week. The face-to-face part includes 8 days in Ede, the Netherlands. During these days you will work in groups on developing an M&E system for a case and on your individual M&E plan. At the end of the course you will visit an NGO in the Netherlands to apply what you have learned in the role of an M&E advisor.

How to register

Access our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Leadership and People Management course

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:22:42 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 24 Oct 2022
End date: 25 Nov 2022
Registration deadline: 12 Oct 2022

The most valuable assets of your organisation are your people. Today’s effective leaders are aware of their personal motives, understand what drives others, and can communicate effectively with all kinds of people. By changing your leadership style to your staff’s needs you support them to perform to the best of their ability. Are you someone that generates trust, shows empathy, and appreciates diversity? What are challenging situations for you and how do you handle them? A great leader embraces lifelong learning. Which leadership qualities do you wish to develop further?

  • Insight into your personal leadership style, qualities and challenges in leading yourself and others
  • Analyse your personal behaviour, qualities and pitfalls when interacting through the DISC profile
  • Strengthen your personal skills using constructive feedback and coaching
  • Strengthen a culture of trust with colleagues and staff
  • Address performance or motivation issues and deal with conflict more effectively
  • Experience how systemic interaction works for you through horse coaching or Lego constellations

Your profile

You are or aspire to be in a leadership role in an international organisation, programme or project. You are responsible for leading, managing or supporting individual staff or teams. You are motivated to increase your self-awareness and develop trust through self-reflection and experimentation.

Blended Course

In a blended learning trajectory, we combine online and face-to-face learning. During the first 3 weeks of the course, you will have online lessons through our e-learning platform. Then the face-to-face training continues in Ede, the Netherlands. Our trainers will guide and mentor your learning process.

How to register

Access our Leadership & People Management course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Impact Evaluation course

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:21:01 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 10 Oct 2022
End date: 4 Nov 2022
Registration deadline: 26 Sep 2022

The only way to assess the real long-term change of an intervention is to do an impact evaluation. But for many practitioners, clearly defining impact, and adequately assessing it, remains a challenge. This course will guide you through a process to understand and design an impact evaluation. It provides you with viable quantitative and qualitative options even in the case of complex interventions. You will learn different methods and how to choose the most suitable for your case.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of common impact measurement approaches
  • Become familiar with complexity-aware methods to measure impact
  • Select strategies to determine the contribution of your programme to identified changes
  • Get an overview of available tools and select the most appropriate ones for your intervention
  • Practise how to use methods and tools with a (real life) case
  • Gain skills to critically analyse the collected data connected to your initial impact questions

Your profile

You are an M&E or learning practitioner involved in social change. You are a manager/practitioner who needs to factor in impact assessments. You want to demonstrate the impact of your organisation for accountability or learning. You want to connect with peers and deepen your theoretical and practical knowledge.

Blended Course

In this course, we offer you a blended learning trajectory, combining online learning and face-to-face training. During the first three weeks of the course, you learn by distance through the online learning platform. This helps to ensure that everyone starts at a similar level prior to the face-to-face course. This online portion takes approximately 3-4 hours per week. The face-to-face part comprises 4.5 days in Ede, the Netherlands.

How to register

Access our Impact Evaluation course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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Results-Based Management course

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:20:03 +0000

Country: Netherlands
Organization: MDF Training & Consultancy
Start date: 24 Oct 2022
End date: 18 Nov 2022
Registration deadline: 3 Oct 2022

During the last decade, Results-Based Management (RBM) has become increasingly important in international cooperation. Nowadays it is “naturally linked” to achieving the SDGs and has a focus on inclusion and gender considerations. There is an increasing need for learning, adapting and develop more effective strategies (adaptive management – shorter learning loops). This needs to be organized. Organisations need to prepare for this. Theories of Change, MEAL frameworks, Stakeholder Analysis, learning agendas and Risk Management are good first steps towards RBM/adaptive management.

  • Know how to develop interventions that embrace complexity and are gender sensitive (theory of change, stakeholder analysis)
  • Develop skills for developing and assessing Results Frameworks (using Spheres of Control, Influence and Concern).
  • Apply tools that help MEAL frameworks go beyond indicators (complex aware monitoring and learning agendas)
  • Feel motivated to use your results oriented attitude in organisational change (moving towards adaptive management)

Your profile

You are a programme manager, team leader, head of a department in the public or non-profit sector, who is struggling with his/her organisation in its efforts of becoming more results oriented.

Blended Course

In a blended learning trajectory, we combine online and face-to-face learning. • During the first 3 weeks of the course, you will have online lessons through our online learning platform. After it, the face-to-face training continues in Ede, the Netherlands. • Our courses combine interactive live sessions and activities with your fellow classmates, making this a high-quality learning experience. Our trainers will guide and mentor your learning process..

How to register

Access our Results-Based Management course page on MDF website, select the date you prefer, and click on the button Register here. If you have inquiries about the course, please get in touch with Jacqueline Stam via registration@mdf.nl

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