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Theory of Change & Development of Stories of Change (Online)

Topic:  Theory of Change & Development of Stories of Change

Dates: 13th – 17th Mar 2023 

Duration: 5 Days 

Venue: Online (Zoom)

Training Fee: $400

Registration Deadline: 7th March 2023 


1. Training Description

The Theory of Change logic model offers organizations a framework upon which organizational culture of critical reflection, action learning, co-creation with stakeholders and continuous assessment of what works, why, for whom and under what circumstances is founded. 

This training course will provide participants with the practical skillsets required in the development of a comprehensive Theory of Change and Impact stories.

2. Course Objectives

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the practical application of the ToC Logic Model in developing project interventions and strategic planning processes
  • Participants will have an improved understanding of how the theory of change can be employed for learning and accountability
  • Participants will be able to critique ToC case examples and develop their own theory of change at the end of the course Coverage/Content

3. Training Schedule 

Day 1 Introduction to the Theory of Change

  • Theory of change components
  • The Dos and Don’ts of The Theory of change
  • Things to Consider when creating a Theory of change
  • Understanding the Relationship between the Theory of change and other Logic Models (Logframe, M&E framework, Results Framework)
  • Familiarisation with the Virtual Project Set Up

Day 2 Creating the Theory of Change

  • Recap on the previous day
  • Analysing the virtual set-up
  • Identifying needs and stakeholders within the virtual set-up
  • Identifying components of the Theory of Change and grouping them
  • Identifying pathways of change, risks and assumptions
  • Developing mitigative actions to help tackle risks and assumptions
  • Coming up with a functional Theory of Change

Day 3 Relating the Theory of change to other logic models and programming aspects

  • Recap on the previous day
  • Identifying short-term, mid-term and long-term impacts from the Theory of Change to relate it to and create the Result Framework 
  • Identifying components from the Theory of Change to relate it to and create the Logical framework and M&E framework/PMP
  • Identifying components to monitor and develop stories of change

Day 4 Impact stories/Stories of Change

  • Recap on the previous day
  • Identifying components from the Theory of Change to monitor over time to create impact stories
  • Things to include in impact stories 
  • Things to consider in telling stories of change e.g Consent

Day 5 Impact stories/Stories of Change

  • How to include stakeholders in developing the stories of Change
  • How to tell dignified stories of change
  • How to package stories of change


Participants will be issued Digital Certification after successfully completing the training.




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