The Complete Impact Manager Course
Why join the CIM course?
Combine the benefits of the Builder Plus Membership with your own personal Tutor with over 10 years of IMM practical experience. The course is run over an 8 week period and represents inFocus’s complete support experience, resulting in an accelerated learning pathway.
Tutoring provides a great opportunity for you to get expert advice and guidance as you progress through your eLearning experience, complementing the other ways of learning embedded into our training such as videos, articles, interactive exercises and case-studies.
N/A – we run the road mapping session a week before the course.
Before you start: Who to involve in IMM and taking an ethical approach to IMM
• How to take a more participatory approach to IMM
• How to take an ethical approach to IMM
Developing a theory of change
Your tutor will help you to develop and review the example theory of change that you will use throughout the course. This is the basis for your indicators, data collection and analysis. A theory of change can be a strong basis for IMM as it provides a ‘blueprint’ to of how your activities lead to outcomes and impact, that you can measure against.
• Using a theory of change as a basis for IMM
Putting in place an indicator framework
In the context of impact measurement, indicators are the pieces of data that we collect to demonstrate whether a change has taken place and if an outcome or impact is occurring (and to what extent). Your tutor will help to review and guide the development of the example indicators you will use throughout the IMM: Builder course.
• How to operationalise indicators
Choosing data collection methods, software and sample size
• How to get the right sample
• How to select between different data collection methods
Designing and deploying data collection tools
• How to deploy common qualitative and qualitative data collection methods
• How to effectively deploy data collection tools
Analysing your data
Analysing data and drawing out learning can be an exciting part of the IMM process, although it can be difficult to navigate through the different options for conducting analysis and work out where to start. Your tutor will guide you through the different approaches to the analysis of qualitative and quantitative data that are covered on the IMM: Builder course.
• How to conduct qualitative analysis
Using learning to drive fundraising, investment and communication
• How to use IMM to support fundraising and investment
Using learning to improve performance
For organisations that conduct impact measurement effectively, the learning generated from this is all too often NOT used to improve its’ performance, increase the scope and quality of their impact going forwards. Your tutor will help you understand how you can become a ‘learning organisation’ and make the most out of your IMM.
Following the end of the IMM: Builder course, your tutor will review and grade your coursework that you have developed across the course and help you to think ahead with how to apply the knowledge to your overall organisational IMM processes.
End of Course Advanced Assessment and Certification
All participants in the IMM: Builder course will receive a grade from the automated final assessment and a certificate of completion. There is the additional option for an Advanced Assessment of the learners coursework completed across the IMM: Builder course, reviewed by an inFocus tutor at the end of the course. The coursework assessment, along with an expert written critique and direct feedback on the outputs from the course, can then be applied to wider IMM practices. It will also determine whether the participant receives an Advanced IMM Certificate of achievement. This may require the learner to first incorporate key elements of the feedback into the course outputs, to achieve IMM quality standards.
This is part of the tutoring package described above and can also be purchased separately.