Impact Orientation with Theory of Change Approach

How to plan and accompany meaningful interventions throughout a project cycle? Eight-Days Course with Practitioner for International Donors and their World-Wide Teams.

Every stakeholder is motivated to witness the impact generated out of one’s initiatives and investments! IMPACT orientation is becoming more and more scientific as well as prominent as all of us have begun to introspect if “are we doing right things or doing things right”?  Especially in the onset of COVID and its perpetual economic shocks, the key players of the resource chain, are more challenged to demonstrate the relevance, sustainable contribution and efficiency of their intervention as part of their accountability.

A program team needs to start shifting its focus from 'activity and output oriented' to 'outcome and impact oriented' with a strategic focus!! Updating, upskilling and coaching is needed to maximise the desired impacts along with minimising wastage of resources and avoiding potential negative impacts. How far is your team to address these challenges?  And how to ensure that shared learning is a continuous and integrated process?

The Goal

The program personnel are enabled to apply an impact-oriented approach across the stages of project cycle management. Further details and course content please see enclosed sheet (Download).

The workshop will pivot around philosophies of theory of change/impact orientation. However, knowledge on planning procedures like log frame-planning and the use of project cycle management is neither required nor will be taught. However, a short time for self-learning and application in between the modules are most recommended. 

As the workshop language is English, it is necessary that all participants are fluent in the same.

Workshop Pedagogy:

This zoom based workshop is assured of “listening and working tools” to foster learning and unlearning experiences. Participatory pedagogical methods including case/situation analysis, group work, plenary discussions, field testing, sharing of experiences, worksheets, offering expertise and feedback to peers, time for self-study / team work in between the modules, and many more will be administered.

Each module consists of 6 hours online sessions and discussions + 4 hours for self-study, field testing and team discussions / peer working.  Participants will receive the presentation and links as reference material. A course completion certificate will be issued on fulfillment of the total hours of learning.

20 persons of your international team per batch to enhance intensive learning, exchange and guidance!

Lead-FacilitatorBeate Holthusen, M.A. in Economics & Socioeconomics, Germany
She worked for more than 25 years as a development consultant, process advisor, trainer, and moderator. Beate Holthusen has conducted training in Results-Based Management / Impact Orientation to NGO project staff in several countries in Asia (e.g. India, Nepal, Indonesia, Vietnam), Africa and Latin America. Since 2020, her new emphasis is on conceptualizing participatory web workshops for international audiences.

Support-Facilitator: K.S. Malathi, Ph. D in Sociology (Social Network Analysis), Manager, Karl Kübel Foundation, India
She is nurtured by KKID in training, facilitation, mentorship, concept creation and content development.  Since 2007, she has been co-facilitating national and international workshops – live and digital - with the focus on the transfer of knowledge in the subjects of impact orientation, child protection, volunteer mentorship and the SDGs. Her experience in Impact Orientation was through the projects, workshops, publication and CBO accompaniment. 

Interested? Matching your needs? Willing to have a pre-workshop discussion? 

Please share with Ms. K.S Malathi about possible options, the time frame and the evolved cost, e-mail:                                                                                      

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