Last Chance! Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Seminar

Tuesday  17 April  2018  9:00 AM    Tuesday  17 April  2018 4:30 PM
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Workshop Objectives
• To understand the value of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
• To define common terms (outputs, outcomes, impact, domains, indicators, etc)
• To understand how to collect and evaluate data
• To understand monitoring and evaluation tools and techniques
• To establish a Monitoring, Evaluation an Reporting strategy that can measure organisational sustainability
• To understand how to use data and M&E tools to write effective reports
• To network with other organisations and learn from their experience

Targeted Participants
Executive and finance directors, fundraisers, programme and project leaders, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting staff, business development and support staff involved with data collection, evaluation and reporting.

For registration forms please please email 083 709 6162

Seminar Costs
Early Bird Registration (payments made before 6 April): R1,025 per person per day. Late Registration (after 6 April): R1,325
Cancellation fees apply. Course fees do not cover participant travel and accommodation costs.

Seminar Format
The workshop includes formal presentations, discussions, group work and exercises.

Workshop Agenda
Session 1: The need for Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting / Definitions
Session 2: Data collection / Monitoring and Evaluation Tools and Techniques / practical
Session 3: Domains and indicators for organisational sustainability / practical
Session 4: How to write effective reports

Workshop Materials
All presentations will be made available to each participant. Additional worksheets and hand-outs will also be provided.

About the facilitators
Daniel Steenkamp is a senior business advisor, specialising in financial management, business strategy, internationalisation, business optimisation, management and leadership development. He is also a Chartered Accountant and registered auditor. He is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA(SA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (IRBA). He acts as independent auditor to a broad scope of NGOs in Africa. Holding an MBA in business strategy from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and he is particularly passionate about social enterprise development in emerging economies.
Daniel is a firm believer in talent and is an energetic and experienced facilitator. He has a strong passion for Non-Profit Organisations and uses his business skills and experience to train them to be more sustainable and more efficient with their resources, thus increasing impact and maintaining financial and organisational integrity. He is a consultant to NPOs across Africa and serves as Trustee and Non-Executive Director on various NPOs.

Lisa Thompson-Smeddle is the Founder/Director of the USA and RSA registered African Sustainability Academy and Sustainable Development Network. She has 25 years’ experience working in the NGO sector in Africa. She has acted as Sustainability Advisor to Family Health International, an Umbrella Grants Mechanism managing a $93million USAID/PEPFAR grant in South Africa. Her role was to build capacity in PEPFAR funded NGOs. This included the development of sustainability and organisational development strategies and policies, the establishment of effective fundraising, financial, monitoring evaluation and reporting systems and strategies, assistance with social media and media/marketing campaigns and more. Lisa was also the Programme and Research Coordinator for the Sustainability Institute (South Africa) and course designer/lecturer at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). She has managed projects for the UNDP, GIZ, WWF, DANIDA, Cordaid, the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the SA National Department of Human Settlements, various African provincial and local government authorities, the University of California Berkeley and other academic institutions and donor agencies. She has completed an Honours degree in Social Sciences at Chapman University (California, USA), and both Honours and Master’s degrees in Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University (South Africa).

The African Sustainability Academy (ASA), (in partnership with the Sustainable Development Network) is an international NGO registered in South Africa (NPC: K2011/122880/08) and in the US (501c3 Number: 3388896) offering Accredited and Certificate Courses and training programs for non-profits, corporates, government agencies, youth and community members across Africa. After thorough research into the skills and training needs of NGOs, communities, youth, corporates and government agencies, the founders of the ASA determined that the importance of skills development in these sectors cannot be over-emphasized. As employees transition through various phases of their careers, their roles, responsibilities and expected outputs change. With these changes, employees often require increased capacity and additional skills. Moreover, unemployed youth and community members without work experience or job-ready skills require capacity development programs that will enable them to find meaningful employment. In order to meet these challenges, the ASA has designed accredited and certificate courses aimed at upskilling existing NGO, government and corporate employees (from junior to senior management staff and board members); enabling them to perform more effectively and efficiently in the workplace, and courses for community members and unemployed youth. Certificate courses run from one day to two weeks. Accredited courses run from one week to 18 months, depending on the content and course outcomes. Courses can also be customized, according to the organisation’s needs.

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