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Developing a theory of change: our experience

Tuesday 28th November, 14:00 - 15:00 UK (GMT)


Springboard is committed to building a society that develops and strengthens capacity, promotes citizenship, better values diversity and increases mutual appreciation across all people. In this webinar, hosted by the evaluation and learning consultancy inFocus, we will share our tips and learning about developing a theory of change for the Citizenship and Community Participation strand of our work.

The webinar will take place from 14:00 to 15:00 (UK GMT) on Tuesday 28th November. The webinar will last 1 hour and we can stay longer to answer any questions.

Format and date

What will we cover?

  • An introduction to Springboard and our theory of change (and the theory of change methodology more widely)

  • Why we developed a theory of change

  • The process that we followed and the challenges we overcame along the way

  • How we integrated youth voices into the theory of change process and final product

  • Tips, templates and guides to develop your own theory of change

Who is the webinar for?

The webinar is open to anyone interested in theory of change, particularly if you are planning to develop or update a theory of change. 


Tom Keyte, inFocus

Tom has been involved in the world of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) for the last 17 years, primarily as a senior evaluation consultant and co-founder at inFocus Consulting. His work spans evaluation, research, facilitation, and coordinating learning networks. 

Tom has developed, supported and guided theories of change around the world and regularly runs training on the topic. He supported Springboard with the development of their theory of change in 2022/23.

Steph O'Rouke, Springboard

Steph is Deputy Director of peacebuilding organisation Springboard. With over 16 years’ experience in cross-community youth work, Steph has spearheaded the design and delivery of successful interventions within and across divided communities in Belfast. Her creative design approach has produced innovative programme models responsive to individual need and circumstances, while also addressing good relations agenda within N Ireland. She has significant experience of community and youth work and is committed to contributing positively to its development. Starting as a participant with the organisation, Steph has progressed to successfully becoming its Deputy Director in 2021.

John McKinnon, Springboard

John was born and in resident in the Protestant heartland of the Shankill Road in West Belfast. John came to Springboard as a participant in 2018 and during his time in Springboard he was involved in programmes which promoted good relations and supported personal and social development. John is a proactive member of Springboards youth advisory group NextGen helping raise the voice of his peers through youth panels and positively influencing and shaping provision within Springboard. As a youth mentor, he has shared his personal development journey and experience of growing up in a post conflict society with his peers in local schools and more recently with global young leaders at the One Young World Summit. John continues to positively impact his peers particularly those from marginalised backgrounds through his role as mentor.