Specialized Training Program

Specialized training program
If you would like to know more about our training consultancy and its suitability for you or your business, call us on :

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Our training comes in many formats, from open face-to-face classes to fully customized company-wide programs.

We can run training at your premises, any third party venue or at our own London training suite at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Annual Training – RBM & M&E

Each year, ADA Consultants organizes training sessions, in French and in English, in order to strengthen the capacities of its partners. These training sessions, which last between seven (7) and fourteen (14) days in total, generally include workshops on Results-Based Management (RBM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) principles and methods, as well as in-depth training on LogAlto, a web-based monitoring and evaluation software.

The training offered by ADA is intended for senior managers of partner organizations as well as for project coordinators or monitoring-evaluation officers. The training allows them to deepen their knowledge in the field of RBM and M&E, in order to be able to apply the principles in the management of their projects. The training also builds their capacity to measure and evaluate performance in a participatory, inclusive, and empowering manner.

In addition to the theoretical sessions, participants are encouraged to apply key M&E and RBM concepts to real-life situations during the training. Practical work is carried out using examples from real-life project situations to deepen the mastery of M&E tools (logic models, results measurement frameworks, dashboards, etc.).

The training workshops offered by ADA are therefore an opportunity to acquire a clear understanding of the fundamental principles and tools essential to results-based project management and the implementation of monitoring and evaluation information systems. Finally, the training is an invaluable opportunity for participants to deepen their knowledge and improve their proficiency in LogAlto.

Objectives of the training

The objective of this seminar is to enable participants to:

  1. Understand the foundations, principles and life cycle of RBM, situate themselves in relation to the MDGs, GPRSP and national and sectoral strategies; distinguish the traditional public administration approach from the RBM approach to development
  2. Learn how to translate strategic objectives (GPRSP, policies, sectors) into a hierarchy of results at more operational levels (projects and programs) (cascading logical framework)
  3. Apply RBM tools and instruments to the design and monitoring-evaluation of a development project or program (logical framework approach, selection and definition of performance indicators, results chain, risk management etc.)
  4. Understand the basic principles and scope of performance measurement and acquire the tools and good practices for implementing and managing M&E.

Main topics covered during the training

  • Review of the origins and highlights of the evolution of RBM in development (MDGs, Marrakech Roundtable, Paris Declaration, etc.) and its current trends
  • Objectives, scope and principles of RBM
  • Formulation of the logic of the development intervention
  • Situation analysis and needs identification (problem tree, SWOT, participatory approach)
  • Stakeholder and environmental analysis
  • Theory of change and results statement: Conceptual framework, logic model, results chain (inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts) and logic framework matrix; hierarchical alignment of intervention results (policy-strategy-project-program; results framework and cascading logic framework)
  • Identification and management of critical assumptions and risks
  • Developing the performance measurement framework (PMF):
  • Distinguish between the monitoring and evaluation cycle, the project life cycle, and the RBM cycle
  • Linking indicators to results and understanding performance measurement areas (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability)
  • Identify, formulate, and select performance indicators (validity, reliability, sensitivity, simplicity, usefulness, etc.). baseline data; targets; interpretations
  • Define data sources, methods, and collection plan (secondary, primary, quantitative, qualitative, surveys, sampling, quality control, frequency, etc.)
  • Integration and harmonization of M&E systems (national, sectoral and project-program
  • Use of performance measurement data for informed decision-making (progress monitoring reports, project or program evaluation reports)
  • Computerized M&E system: application on LogAlto case studies
  • Initiation on the computer platform and configuration of cases
  • Team work to apply concepts to cases via LogAlto
  • Presentations and discussions
  • Synthesis and lessons learned

Target audience

  • Executives and managers in the public and parapublic sectors involved in the development of sectoral or national policies and strategies
  • Directors and administrators of bilateral and multilateral project and program implementation agencies
  • Coordinators and managers of development projects and programs
  • Coordinators, M&E officers, or members of the team responsible for the M&E system in development project and program implementing agencies
  • Managers and senior staff involved in decision-making based on an M&E system
    This seminar may also be of interest to any professional working (or preparing to work) with performance indicators, data collection-processing-analysis, information systems, management dashboards, results frameworks, or any related field.

Dates and location of training sessions

Training sessions are usually held in Quebec City, Canada, but are sometimes held locally when there are a large number of participants from the same country.

The last trainings offered face-to-face were held July 15-23, 2019, in our downtown Quebec City office.

The trainings that had been planned for July-August 2020 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the current health crisis related to COVID-19. But stay tuned; we are currently preparing an online training that should be offered as early as 2021!