Southern Hemisphere

{Southern Hemisphere}{Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street}{Cape Town}{8001}{Johannesburg}{South Africa}{(021) 422-0205}
Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street Cape Town, Johannesburg
Phone: (021) 422-0205

+27 (0) 21 422 0205+27 (0) 21 422 0205

+27 (0) 21 424 7965+27 (0) 21 424 7965

Training Calendar for 2019

Course Title Date Location Early Bird / Registration Dates
Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Development Projects 8 - 12 April  Cape Town 14 March / 29 March 
Designing and Managing Evaluations 14 - 16 May Johannesburg 1 April / 19 April
Design Thinking for Social Innovation 11 12 June Cape Town 3 May / 31 May
Evaluating Advocacy: "It's too             complex to evaluate" 30 July Johannesburg 14 June / 12 July
Outcome Harvesting: An introduction to its theory and practice 31 July - 1 August Johannesburg 14 June / 12 July
Theory of Change 3 - 4 September Johannesburg 15 July / 16 August
Designing and Managing Evaluations 12 - 14 November Cape Town 30 September / 14 October

Description Of Courses

Theory of Change is a tool that describes a process of planned change, from the assumptions that guide its design, the planned interventions and outcomes to the longer-term impacts it seeks to achieve.

This 2-day course workshop introduces Theory of Change as both a product and a process. You will get to work through the process of developing a Theory of Change for the case study that you are working on. Also, see how Theory of Change can be derived from other processes such as logical framework approach.

Outcome Mapping is a planning approach and tool that takes into account the multiplicity of intertwined actors and factors creating the complexity within which interventions need to achieve and report on results. Outcome Mapping offers a flexible, actor-centred (i.e. focussing on those whom the interventions engages with directly) approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation. You will get to work through the seven steps of outcome mapping in this 3-day workshop.

Outcome Harvesting: An introduction to its theory and practice

This new 2-day course builds participants' understanding of the basics of the Outcome Harvesting (OH) method such that they can identify when it is appropriate to use this method to address their questions and they are able to accurately use the steps and principles of the methods to support organisational learning and accountability.

This 5-day course is to equip development practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to be able to conduct their own planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning or to be able to guide project partners in doing so. The course focusses on using the Logical Framework Approach as a planning tool and process, which is then used as a foundation for MEL planning. This is an excellent introductory course for programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.

This new 1-day course helps development practitioners to understand the theory and practice underlying evaluation of advocacy and builds their ability to distinguish a range of methods that might be suitable for answering their evaluation questions.

This 3-day course is to equip development practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to be able to design and manage a process of developing and operationalising (implementing) an MEL System within an organisation.  This course builds on the foundations of our course in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning and provides guidance for setting up the different elements of an MEL system, and also process for ensuring buy-in and institutionalisation of such a system.

This 2-day course will introduce participants to design thinking as a problem-solving tool for social Innovation and development. It is a methodology that is deeply human centred and encourages creative thinking and innovation. It is a collaborative approach to solving some of the world's most pressing problems. Developed in the Business environment it is being increasingly used in the non-profit development sector.

This 3-day course is to provide dynamic training in basic facilitation skills. The aim of the course is to equip people who are working with any form of group to be able to facilitate the group process effectively and ensure that a balance is kept between process and outcomes. The course is especially useful for Monitoring and Evaluation Practitioners and Researchers using an utilisation focussed evaluation or participatory approaches.

This 3-day course to assist evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to design appropriate and robust evaluations. The course helps evaluation practitioners and managers to conceptualise evaluations; choose appropriate evaluation methodologies; implement an entire evaluation process using a participatory, capacity building approach; and use evaluations to facilitate learning.

Costs and Conditions

PMEL (5 day) course: R11,826.09 plus VAT = R13, 600

MEL Systems (3 day) course: R8,434.78 plus VAT = R9,700

Facilitation Skills (3 day) course: R8,434.78 plus VAT = R9,700

Theory of Change (2 day) course: R4,695.65 plus VAT =R5,400

Outcome Mapping (3 day) course: R8,434.78 plus VAT = R9,700.00

Designing and Managing Evaluations (3 day) course: R8,434.78 plus VAT = R9,700.00

Design Thinking for Social Innovation (2 day) course: R4,695.65 plus VAT = R5,400.00

Evaluating Advocacy  (1 day) course: R2,434.78 plus VAT = R2,800.00

Outcome Harvesting (2 day) course: R4,695.65 plus VAT = R5,400.00

Early bird registration discounts will apply

Further 10% discount for 3 or more persons from one organisation. Costs exclude accommodation and travel which are to be organised by the participants

Training bundle:

Attend the PMEL and the MEL systems and get a 10% discount on each

Other courses on offer for your organisation

Report Writing

Proposal Writing

Conducting Research using Literature Review

Data collection using Qualitative Methods

MEL Planning

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning course for Grant Makers

Please contact us for a proposal for your in-house course requirements.

Contact Information

Contact person: Pippa Segall

Address: Southern Hemisphere, PO Box 3260, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

Tel number: +27 21 422 0205+27 21 422 0205/06

Fax number: +27 21 424 7965

Email: training@southernhemisphere.co.za