Theory of change is a technique that helps you to map out and explore how your activities lead to social change, and your underlying beliefs or assumptions in relation to this. It is a powerful tool for helping to:
|Communicate your programmes and their intended impact with existing and potential stakeholders and funders|
|Act as a basis for Social Impact Measurement (SIM) by helping to identify what elements of your programmes to monitor and evaluate|
|Provide focus and direction by getting staff ‘on the same page’ with what you are looking to achieve.|
The theory of change course covers the following topics
- What is a theory of change?
- Components of a theory of change
- Who uses a theory of change?
- Why use a theory of change?
- Developing a theory of change:
- Deciding the scope
- Developing a theory of change (situation, impact, outcome pathway, activities and assumptions)
- Developing a ‘lite’ theory of change
- Verifying your theory of change
- Taking the next steps with theory of change
Course Structure and Timing
This 2-hour webinar is run by a member of the inFocus team in our virtual classroom to introduce the theory of change methodology and demonstrate practical examples of using the technique.
This 2 hour introductory webinar requires an interest and willingness in learning the theory of change technique. No prior knowledge of theory of change is needed. Webinars are offered online, so a reliable internet connection is also important to fully benefit from this course.
Who Should Apply
This webinar is for staff and volunteers of organisations that are interested in learning about, or taking the first step in developing, a theory of change.