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

Date and time:

Session 1: Tuesday 2 May 2023, 9:30am-1:00pm
Session 2: Tuesday 9 May 2023, 9:30am-1:00pm


Online – Zoom link provided prior to training
NOTE: Session times are Australian Eastern Standard Time

About this event

Practical training to help boost your impact

In this module you will learn everything you need to know in order to develop clear Program Logics and Theories of Change, and to use them in designing robust projects and programs and measuring their effectiveness. We will guide you step by step as you develop logic models for real world programs or projects. Our tried and tested process will help you to clarify outcomes, explain how your work contributes to them, and clearly communicate your program design to stakeholders.

After completing this module, you will take away a draft Program Logic and a Theory of Change that you have developed, as well as practical templates and resources for ongoing use.

You will build your skills to:

  • Articulate the key concepts of Program Logic and Theory of Change, and the differences between them
  • Confidently read, understand, and identify the various elements of a Program Logic and Theory of Change
  • Design and lead a process to develop a Program Logic or Theory of Change, involving your key stakeholders
  • Draft and finalise a Program Logic and Theory of Change

Our approach

Our down-to-earth training is specially designed for social purpose organisations across health, community services, education, international development and beyond. Participants in our interactive workshops use real projects as working examples, with a strong focus on ‘learning by doing’. Our facilitators draw on their extensive experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning to explain complex concepts in plain language, and help you apply them to your own context.

Here's what a past training participant said about this module:

It was just very well designed - the 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

This module is designed for people who have beginner to intermediate skills in Program Logic and Theory of Change. It is highly relevant to those working in and with for-purpose organisations, whose roles relate to any of the following:

  • Research or evaluation
  • Planning, design and development of services and programs
  • Program or project management
  • Quality improvement or stakeholder engagement

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.

Further information

Module ID

  • MEL-01: How to develop Program Logic and Theory of Change

Format of this module

  • This module is delivered online over 2 x half day sessions (7 hours total).
  • This module includes a mix of large group and small group work.
  • Places are strictly limited to 14 attendees to enable in-depth guidance by facilitators.

Related training modules

Program Logic and Theory of Change provide foundations for designing a robust evaluation. We encourage participants registering for this module to also register for our introductory module on Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks (MEL-02), as these two modules together cover the fundamentals of MEL design. A discount is available when registering for more than one module.

Other training options

We also deliver in-house training for organisations. Contact us for details and a customised quote.

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Questions about our training programs?


For all enquiries about this training, please contact:

Hadijah Tamam, Administration Coordinator
Phone: 0407 314 716
Email: bookings [at]