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.

Mentoring sessions will be conducted via telephone, Skype, and email and will commence with an assessment of each trainer’s specific needs in relation to M&E and then development of a mentoring plan/agreement. Mentoring will then progress as per the plan.

Depending on individual needs, mentoring will be available to support the trainers in some or all of the following:

  • key monitoring and evaluation (M&E) concepts and terminology, including how M&E fits with the program cycle (from design, through to implementation and review)
  • how program logic is used to clarify program outputs and outcomes, and the link between activities and outcomes
  • the role of evaluation questions in M&E planning, and how to develop questions relevant to a given program
  • how to develop an M&E plan based on program logic, evaluation questions, including an M&E ‘system’ comprising quantitative and qualitative data collection methods
  • the use of M&E information for reporting, building a business case for sustainability and continuous improvement/learning.

Course provider

Lee-Anne Molony is a Principal Consultant at Clear Horizon, a niche consultancy specialising in the delivery of monitoring, evaluation and planning services with a strong focus on participatory approaches and facilitation .

Qualified in natural resource management (NRM) and economics, Lee-Anne Molony is an experienced evaluator, facilitator, program designer and project manager with particular focus in the NRM, sustainability, environment and agriculture sectors. Lee-Anne’s role is increasingly in supporting clients to do their own effective monitoring and evaluation – through mentoring, action-learning and in-situ training.

Dates and times

On an as-needs basis throughout June and July, as agreed in the mentoring agreement you will establish at your first meeting with the mentor. Places are limited for the first group, so please book in early to avoid being disappointed.

How to Book

mail Book via email: sesaproject@gmail.com
phone Phone/SMS inquiries: Larraine Larri, SESA Project Manager 0447 445 689.

Cost

  • No cost for the first round as it is a pilot – all we ask is that you find the time to commit to the program, participate actively and give generously of your ‘frank and fearless’ feedback, so we can learn together and improve!
  • SESA is funding each participant up to $660 (incl GST) for the pilot. Subsequent rounds will involve a co-payment.

Eligibility

  • This program is only open to people involved in delivering some aspect of waste and water industry training that includes sustainability education and/or community engagement; and grappling with how to evaluate these programs.
  • We know that, ‘Sustainability education is a significant percentage of Water & Waste industry trainer job roles.’ Also that, program evaluation is one of the big challenges faced by you!
  • You may be in Local Government; Water or Waste management and/or processing industries; Catchment management; resource recovery; or involved in other community engagement and change programs related to water and or waste issues.

To find out about the research that led to the development of this training see http://www.awa.asn.au/Sustainability_Educators/

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