Project monitoring and evaluation skills have become an important aspect of project development and management tool for social change and as a cornerstone of community development in virtually all industries, including development, healthcare, education, and banking industries. To successfully implement a project or a program, an effective monitoring system must be put in place to ensure that projects and programs are on track and alternative measures are available in case the programs get off track. For a better understanding of the course, the first part of this course reviews the course outlines of project development and management and the second part analyzes the monitoring and evaluation systems. The focus of this course is to bring to the participants the proven techniques, guidelines, and strategies for successfully completing community or government projects on time.
Course Learning Objectives:
This short course aims to equip program officers, managers, and senior officials how to effectively monitor and implement sustainable programs and projects.
The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. One session will be devoted to site visits to relevant institutions. The “Effective Monitoring and Implementation of Community and Government Programs” course has some of the following key areas of learning:
- General overview of project development and management
- The current status of the developing world: country classification and characteristics
- Shifting paradigms in development thinking and assistance
- Evolution of the dominant economic model in the international development
- Evolution of development assistance from the cold war era to post 9/11
- New perspectives on aid delivery and the new views on development
- The Millennium Development Goals
- The Millennium Account Corporation
- Understanding development management
- Trends in development management
- Nature of a project
- Defining a project
- Characteristics of a project
- Project life cycle
- The five parameters of a project – Scope, Quality, Cost, Time, and Resources
- Planning the project implementation and monitoring
- Understanding project implementation and monitoring
- Implementing the project
- Procurement strategy and planning
- Monitoring the project
- Measuring Project performance
- Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
- M&E as management tools for development interventions
- Types of M&E
- Participatory approaches to project monitoring and evaluation (who, what, how, when, and why?)
- A brand new laptop computer to take home
- Site visits
At the end of the course, participants will benefit the following from the course:
- Participants’ skills will be enhanced in better management of community or government programs.
- The course will enhance participants in designing a step-by-step approach to developing and managing projects.
- The course will empower participants to become better able to assess needs, articulate plans, and evaluate projects.
- Participants will understand how to improve productivity, understand the basic project management skills, effectively organize projects, estimate project costs, and create dependable monitoring techniques.
The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, group discussion, case studies, problem-solving exercise, and group presentations. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies, guest speakers, project monitoring exercises, problem-solving exercises. Assessment is through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance.
Who should attend?
The course is intended for senior staff in private or public sectors that have the responsibility for developing, designing, and implementing a project. Senior public officials, project managers, senior project consultants, heads of departments, supervisors, personnel officers, senior government staff, and other personnel as deemed appropriate by management
Training Locations and Scheduled Dates
New York, USA:
Washington, DC, USA: Mar 7-18; Apr 18-29; Jun 6-17; Aug 1-12; Oct 9-21; Nov 2-13;
Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Jan 4-15, mar 14-25;
London, United Kingdom: Jun 6-17;
Toronto, Canada: Jan 4-15; Apr 11-22; Jun 13-24; Aug 15-26; Nov 6-18;
Course materials include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.
The course fee is $5,750 for two weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs and miscellaneous program-related expenses.
How to Register
To participate in this course, the applicant must:
- Se the d a completed application form
- Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
- Be nominated by the head of his/her department
- Be a senior member of the organization
- Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
- Have a proof of English proficiency
- Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course
Hetta Institute for International Development
295 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Ph. 212 379 8348