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Monitoring and Learning for Change

It is based on an action learning cycle. When senior and junior staff from the same organisation participate together it is especially useful. Previous experience in M&E is necessary.

What you will learn

The course focuses on individual or group development of spreadsheet-based systems for your own organisation using theoretical presentation, illustration and practical exercises, you will learn:

  • the structure and operation of action learning-based model of process learning
  • field assessment using cognitive mapping
  • refinement of non-linear Theory of Change models (some prior knowledge assumed)
  • managerially relevant and analytical output monitoring systems
  • how to quantify intangible higher outcomes in an analytical way
  • comparative analysis of all stages of the results chain
  • how to conduct rapid qualitative reviews to investigate failed assumptions
  • how to manage learning systems.

Daily Course Objectives

Day 1

Introduction to learning process model and Real-Time Monitoring (RTM)

  • use of Cognitive Mapping in Assessment
  • participant's case, Theory of Change development
  • operationalising Theory of Change.

Day 2

Introduction to Activity To Output Monitoring (ATOM)

  • work breakdown for ATOM
  • creating ATOM spreadsheets and their interpretation
  • generating 'S'-curves.

Day 3

Introduction to measuring higher results, measuring intangibles

  • Creation of Weighted Indexes (WEDEX)
  • Calibrated Judgement Scoring (CAJUS)
  • Management, presentation and interpretation of results.

Day 4

Livelihood Asset-Status Tracking (LAST) example

  • charting outcomes with rolling baselines
  • workshop procedure for assessment sheet creation
  • scoring assessment sheets
  • precision tests.

Day 5

Organising periodic assessments

  • Ad-hoc Learning Exercises (ALEX) and reviews
  • system management
  • participants' strategies and group feedback.


2 Dec 2019 @ 09:00 am

6 Dec 2019 @ 05:00 pm

Duration: 4 days, 8 hours


Eastin Hotel

Khwaeng Makkasan, Khet Ratchathewi, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

10400 Bangkok


Organised by

IMA International

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