Capability enables impact
Positive outcomes don’t occur by accident – they are achieved using knowledge, skill and experience. Lirata’s training and mentoring programs equip social justice workers and leaders with the capabilities needed to achieve results.
Training for effective Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning provide key insights, enabling social purpose organisations to become more effective in achieving their goals. Our practical training modules explain MEL concepts in plain language, and help you apply them to your own context. We guide you step by step through key MEL processes using real-world examples.
Please visit our Events page for details of upcoming trainings. We also offer this training in-house for organisations and individuals, so you can access evaluation learning when you need it, with support to apply it to your own projects or programs. Contact us for details and a customised quote.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Training Program
Our comprehensive MEL training program includes the following modules:
- How to develop Program Logic and Theory of Change (MEL-01)
- How to develop Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks (MEL-02)
- Digging into data collection – Effective Surveys (MEL-03)
- Digging into data collection – Effective Interviews and Focus Groups (MEL-04)
- Synthesis, Sense-making and 'So what?' – How to develop key findings and recommendations (MEL-05)
Mentoring in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning
Our in-depth MEL mentoring provides tailored guidance, helping you deepen your knowledge and skills as you apply MEL techniques in your day-to-day work. Through our mentoring program you will receive flexible trouble-shooting support, gain detailed feedback on draft documents and tools, and access expert implementation advice. We provide mentoring online or onsite, for individuals or teams, at times that suit your schedule. You can purchase mentoring as an add-on to training, or contact us for a custom quote.
Training for managers
Skilled managers make an enormous difference to an organisation’s sustainability and effectiveness. We assist with training for your management team in communication, planning, managing staff, managing change, and more. Please contact us to discuss in-house training for your organisation.
We provide personalised coaching and mentoring for social purpose leaders. Our support helps you to stay sane, positive, and focused on the things that matter. Please contact us for a confidential conversation about coaching options.
The members of Lirata's consulting team have been delivering training and mentoring to the leadership and staff of social purpose organisations for decades. Our consultants, trainer and mentors have extensive knowledge and experience in the areas in which they work.
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What our partner agencies say about us
As an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, design and evaluation processes have had a long history of being externally imposed and top down. We chose Lirata as we wanted to work with external consultants with the right technical skills but who also understood the importance of participatory processes and relational ways of working. Lirata brought both of these aspects to the Evaluation Needs Assessment and the process and findings they led have set up the foundations for future monitoring/evaluation & learning work at Djirra.
Lirata were a good fit for Djirra and we continue to touch base and see them as accompanying our MEL journey rather than just providing a one-off consultancy product.