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Basic PME course (3 days)

Are you a development professional eager to learn how to build a Theory of Change and accompanying M&E framework? The Partos Innovation Hub organises a 3-day basic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation training starting 20 October 2022. Next to three days of training, you’ll receive two (or three) individual coaching sessions. The course is taught by Rina Teeuwen-van der Ende of Jorin Consultancies.

The number of places is limited so make sure to sign up before 10 October 2022 via the form on this page if you’re interested in joining.

  • Date and time 20 October 2022, 09:30 - 16:00 CET
  • Where Meeting space Partos, Ellermanstraat 18b, 1114 AK Amsterdam-Duivendrecht (1st and 3rd day) and Zoom (2nd day)
  • For whom For program managers, starting M&E staff, and policy advisors from international non-profit organisations

Relevant to my work – participant of the course

For whom is this course?

For program managers, starting M&E staff, and policy advisors from international non-profit organisations. You will learn the essentials of using a Theory of Change (ToC) for your program design implementation and M&E. This starts from the design phase and leads you through the monitoring and evaluation framework with a focus on learning and improving.

Set up of the course

The course will comprise 2 days in the meeting space at Partos, 1 half-day interactive online session and 2 individual coaching sessions with the possibility for an extra session after the third training day. During the training days, you learn and practise with the principles of the Theory of Change (ToC), a roadmap that shows how and why an initiative will lead to the desired results. The focus of the personal coaching sessions in between training days will be to help you build your own specific TOC and M&E framework.

We will make sure that there is ample opportunity to connect with other participants, so you are able to discuss and reflect on the topics this training is about.

Great examples, very helpful, good explanations – about the trainer

What we expect from you

  • Come prepared with context information for the program you want to create a ToC for.
  • Homework: in between the training days you are expected to apply the training to your program. You can expect 3-4 hours of homework in between online sessions. We suggest that you create a ToC and to make a monitoring plan with the help and feedback of your colleagues.
  • Coaching: to help you move forward with the application, each participant can sign in for 2 coaching sessions with Rina Teeuwen-van der Ende in between trainings. There is a possibility for a third session after the last training day.
  • Interaction: during the workshop, we expect you to actively contribute and interact with one another via break-out rooms. In between the training days, we advise you to interact with the training colleagues.

Why would you follow this training?

  • You’ll receive teaching materials that focus on international aid and development organisations.
  • There will be lots of attention to questions that you might have, considering your own organisation and/or programme.
  • In between the training days, the trainer is available for coaching, questions and advice.

The ability to bring our personal work projects and work on them here – what participants like most about the course

Practical details:

Number of participants: a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15


Thursday 20 October 2022, 9.30-16.00 h: meeting space Partos

Tuesday 8 November 2022, 13.00-17.00 h: Zoom

Tuesday 29 November 2022, 9.30-16.00 h: meeting space Partos

plus two individual coaching sessions. A third one is optional.

Deadline for registration: 10 October, 9 h.

When the training is full, Partos members will get priority in following the course.

After your registration: you will receive an intake form which you have to fill in so the teacher knows what level of PME knowledge everyone has. You also will get the question if you opt for the third coaching session, a few weeks after the last training day.

Price: € 570,- (incl. 0% VAT) for people working at Partos member organisations, an optional third coaching session costs € 60,- (incl. 0% VAT extra. Non-members pay € 695,- (excl. 21% VAT) plus € 60,- (excl. 21% VAT) for the third coaching session. The price is including drinks and a vegan lunch on the first and third days.

If you cancel two weeks or more before the training, you will owe 50% of the costs and if you cancel one week or more before the training, you will owe 100% of the costs. You can be replaced by a colleague. By registering, you automatically agree to these cancellation conditions. Partos reserves the right to cancel the training if there are insufficient participants.




Register here for the basic PME course