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Program Logic and Theory of Change are powerful tools for building effective services and social justice initiatives. Our online training guides participants through practical processes to develop these tools, using real world examples.

Date and time:

Session 1: Monday 21 February 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm
Session 2: Wednesday 23 February 2022, 9:00am-12:30pm


Online training

About this event

Practical training to help boost your impact!

Program Logic and Theory of Change are powerful tools for building effective services and social justice initiatives. We’ve assisted organisations large and small, across many health and community services sectors, to use these tools to design robust projects and programs, clearly articulate their outcomes, and measure the effectiveness of their work.

We are pleased to offer our tried and tested capability building workshops online again in 2022, for anyone who works in a not-for-profit organisation.

Participants in our interactive workshops will use real projects or programs as working examples, with a strong focus on ‘learning by doing’. Our facilitators, Alex Gruenewald and Kate Randall, will guide participants through Lirata’s practical processes to develop a Program Logic and a Theory of Change. Drawing on our extensive experience, we will demystify concepts, help participants apply them to their own contexts, and provide clear templates and guidelines for use after the training.

This module focuses on Program Logic and Theory of Change and is delivered over two half-day sessions. After completing this module participants will:

  • Be able to articulate the key concepts of program logic and theory of change, and the differences between them
  • Be able to confidently read, understand, and identify the various elements of a program logic and theory of change
  • Have developed a draft program logic for a program or project
  • Have developed a draft theory of change for a program or project
  • Be able to design a participatory process to develop a program logic or theory of change
  • Take away a practical template and supporting resources to help them develop program logic and theory of change in future

Program Logic and Theory of Change serves as the foundation for Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks which is the second module in this training program. Each module is delivered over two half-day sessions. Participants can register for just one or both of the modules, with a discount available for those who register for both. 

Here's what some of the training participants said about our module:

The facilitation was excellent. Trainers were friendly and knowledgeable and talked about the topic in a very accessible way. There was a gentle way of guiding people during small group discussion that were nice to see. The use of real life examples was useful and having to do homework made us apply our knowledge immediately to our work and in our team. The small group activities worked well. The pace of the training was well-timed.

It was just very well designed - they way they presented each section in a clear way with a consistent case study as an example, then followed up with the groupwork to provide immediate practice. The homework requirement helped too. I feel infinitely more confident (and less overwhelmed!) about program logic and theory of change now - their value and how to go about the process.

Intended audience

People working in social purpose organisations, whose roles relate to any of the following:

  • Research and evaluation
  • Design and development of services and programs
  • Program or project management

Our presenters

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Kate Randall
Kate is a values-driven trainer, consultant and manager with expertise in design, monitoring, evaluation and capacity building.
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Alex Gruenewald
Alex has over a decade of experience in participatory design, monitoring, evaluation and learning processes in complex programming environments.

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