Giving your project an early ‘health check’ with Program Logic Webinar

project_logicWe all want to know how well our programs worked, and might do so through evaluation at the mid- or end-point of our programs. However, how many of us ‘health check’ our programs early on to test how likely it is our program will work? Better to know this sooner rather than later!

Program logic is a tool commonly used in evaluation to help determine how well a program has worked. However, it is equally useful for an early ‘health check’. More program managers are now using program logic early, to help understand out what might limit, or even prevent, programs from achieving their expected outcomes.

Learning how to use program logic for this purpose will help you get clarity on how your project is expected to work, so you can make adjustments before implementation – rather than after the evaluation results come in. Using program logicIt will also ensure you are in a better position to:

a)Develop a good monitoring plan – to help you check in on project progress along the way; and/or

b)Understand what to look for, and who to speak to, when evaluating your project at its mid- or end-point.

Join us to learn more about program logic, and how it helps you do all this! This free webinar has been specially developed for SESA by Lee-Anne Molony (from Clear Horizon). Continue reading

Making it Happen: Building and Communicating your Business Case for Education for Sustainability

SustainabilityAnnouncing another unique opportunity for Waste & Water Industry Trainers!

SESA has engaged well-known trainer, Grahame Collier to share his expertise online!

Many of us face a challenge in getting our organisations to support sustainability programs.

A great way to overcome this is through doing a ‘Business Case’ that explains how programs deliver financial, environmental and sustainable outcomes.

Process

Grahame Collier is presenting a dynamic learning journey in four phases:

  • Starting out – Your journey starts with an opportunity to check how much you already know about this topic (often we know more than we realise!); easy pre-reading that explains what a business case is and some real examples. (1.5 hours approx.) This component will also require completion of a 7 minute on line survey.
  • Webinar 1 – How to create an effective business case making sure all the key elements are there. Tips for success. (1.25 hours)
  • Me-time – Using what you’ve learnt in Webinar 1, have a go at drafting your own Business Case and then have the opportunity to discuss and share results in Webinar 2. (1.5 hours approx.)
  • Webinar 2 – Workshopping experiences of drafting your own Business Case (1.25 hours)

Learning Outcomes

  • An improved understanding of the nature of a business case, how it might be applied to sustainability and how it is drafted to address the focus of intended recipient/s
  • Understanding the data needed to build an effective business case for sustainability, and how to get that data.
  • Ideas for structuring the available data into an effective business case.
  • Basic skills in presenting a sustainability business case in writing and verbally, suitable to the nature and needs of your audience.
  • Knowledge to begin assessing the effectiveness of the business case.

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Building the Case for Sustainability & More! Workshop

sustainability_training3Another great opportunity for people involved in delivering some aspect of Waste and Water Industry training from SESA!

Green Business Audit & Training, Australia’s award winning RTO in the delivery of sustainability education, is proud to bring this 1-day workshop and follow-up webinar to Australia’s Waste and Water Trainers / Educators.

Your presenter Steve Kostoff, has extensive experience in business development, mentoring and education, and a passion for sustainability and the environment. Assisting Steve are Paul Bana, who has a breadth of experience in applied learning programs on strategic planning, sustainability and effective communication, and Caz Saunders who has developed training materials for sustainability education in the workplace. More information about our presenters can be found at www.greenrto.com.au .

This Workshop program moves and supports you through the early understanding and application of sustainability principles, whilst building the business case for sustainability in your organisation/ industry, and identifying solutions for the likely challenges ahead in delivering education in the waste and water sector. Continue reading

Changeology Self-drive opportunity

SESA announces another unique opportunity for Waste & Water Industry Trainers…..

Changeology Self-drive

achieving action outcomes and behaviour change

 SESA has engaged Les Robinson to offer his successful Changeology program self-paced and online!

changeologyThis tool set is perfect for project managers with real life change projects to develop.

Changeology Self-drive takes you through the process of designing a change project, step-by-step, down to the level of innovative tactics and persuasive messages. Les Robinsonwill be there every step of the way, providing you and your team with mentoring, illumination and guidance, by email, phone or Skype conferences.

You can use Self-drive:

  • as a real-time project design system, where you develop a ready-to-launch project to tackle a real challenge; or
  • as a training course, where you learn the skills and tools to design change projects that are tailored, innovative and buzzworthy.

You’ll get the same behavioural insights and proven rapid development tools as Les’s ‘in-the-flesh’ Changeology workshop.

The buddy rule: Because it’s always better to design with a buddy or team, the offer includes access for up to 4 members of the same project team. Continue reading

Mentoring in Evaluation opportunity

blogpost4Announcing a unique opportunity for Waste & Water Industry Trainers!

Mentoring in Evaluation – how to do it and apply it to your community engagement projects and programs

Individually tailored mentoring in program evaluation:

As waste and water educators – how can we design and deliver learning programs to make a bigger difference?

Sign-up to the mentoring program to receive tailored one-on-one support and guidance specific to the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) needs of you own community engagement and behaviour change programs. An improved M&E capability will support the evaluation, learning and improvement of your learning programs to enhance their effectiveness. Continue reading

Dr Jennifer Pearson keynotes for WA Flourishing Futures forum

Dr Jennifer Pearson is the President of the national Australian Association for Environmental Education Inc (AAEE) and the Convenor of the WA Chapter. Dr Pearson will deliver the keynote “Professional development needs of waste and water industry trainers to educate for sustainability” at Flourishing Futures forum in Perth this week. The conference is an event organised by the Western Australian 2014 graduates of the Vocational Graduate Certificate in Education and Training for Sustainability (VGC ETfS) – also known as the Sustainability Champions program.

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We spoke to Dr Pearson this week about sustainability education and industry trainers.

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Education for Sustainability Webinar Series

webinarAs waste and water educators – how can we design and deliver learning programs to make a bigger difference?
Join these webinars to inspire and refine what you do and how you do it. There is also the option of up to 3 follow up coaching sessions (up to 1 hour each) to gain input on your specific situation. These will be available in the three weeks after the last webinar.

The 4 webinars will explore:

  • What does ‘sustainability’ actually mean to you and your learners?
  • Education about Sustainability (EaS) vs Education for Sustainability (EfS)
  • 7 Principles of Education for Sustainability
  • Motivating people with different world views and values
  • Using the EfS toolkit as a resource
  • Case studies of best EfS practice in waste and water education (your own and other sources)
  • Using reflective practice and communities of practice to strengthening your education

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