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Wednesday July 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday July 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM EDT

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University of Ottawa
90 University Street
Room 140
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Francoise Coupal, Director & Founder International

The Facilitators


Françoise Coupal is Director of International, a private consulting firm. She was instrumental in introducing Results-based Management to CIDA and has served as an RBM technical advisor for the Asia, Africa and Canadian Partnership Branches of CIDA. Françoise has been involved in building the capacity of hundreds of development practitioners working in the field of international development. Françoise authored a UN Handbook on RBM and the RBM Handbook on Developing Results Chains: The Basics of RBM as Applied to 100 Project Examples. She holds graduate degrees from John Hopkins University and an M.A. from Carleton University in International Development. Françoise has championed  RBM in her work & in a variety of settings.

Helen Patterson

Helen Patterson is a partner at Mosaic. She is an organizational development consultant and with over 15 year experience in international development. She has worked with various organizations, including the World Bank, UNDP, CIDA, GTZ , OXFAM, World Vision as well as many local NGOs in Canada. She has lived and worked in Malawi, Madagascar, Costa Rica and Egypt. Helen has used her skills in RBM in a variety of themes and sectors (i.e. HIV/AIDS, poverty reduction, water, soil and waste management, community health, homelessness, leadership and capacity building etc.). She has carried out training in participatory methods for project planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation with a wide variety of organizations and community groups. Helen holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University & a M.S.c. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wales and an organizational development from Concordia University.

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Advanced Results Based Management Workshop
July 3-5, 2013 
Held at the University of Ottawa

A 3-Day Advanced RBM Workshop That Will Show You How  To:

  • MASTER RBM tools in the workplace;
  • DEVELOP a systems thinking around RBM;
  • APPLY RBM at an organizational and programme level;
  • DESIGN M& E systems for your own situation;
  • USE performance measurement information in decision-making in project management and implementation
  • RELATE specific expected country and sector program and project results to your organization’s program vision and corporate strategy;
  • WRITE a Results-based Report.

Why You Should Attend
Over the past fifteen years, a sweeping change in public administration, world-wide, has been transforming the way those involved in international co-operation and humanitarian assistance plan, manage, evaluate and report on their projects and programs.  In this new results-oriented world, modern managers not only have to be accountable for resources used, but also demonstrate the specific results of their organization, programs and services. 

Results-based Management (RBM) is an approach that integrates strategy, people, resources, processes, and measurements to improve decision-making, transparency and accountability. It includes a now well recognized minimum set of specific tools that can assist organizations better plan, implement, monitor and evaluate their initiatives: a results-oriented logic model, a performance measurement plan including both quantitative and qualitative indicators, risk mitigation strategies, and a results-based reporting format. Together these proven tools can help programme and project managers achieve operational and development results while becoming more participatory and inclusive.  When these tools are in line with results-based business plans they can become effective instruments for achieving an organization’s strategic vision and mandate.

Given the increasing interest in the Theory of Change, we have decided to add a module on the Theory of Change as it relates to RBM in planning and evaluation. A Theory of Cahange describes a process of planned social change from the assumptions that guide its design to the long-term goals it seeks to acheive. Foundations, donors and organisations are increasingly being asked to describe the theory of change for their intervention. We feel that this additional element to the workshop will enhance your learning and application of RBM. 

Who Will Be There?

This workshop is designed for individuals who already have some basic understanding of RBM, particularly:

  • Decision-makers who want to deepen their understanding of RBM and how to align it to their organization’s vision and mandate;
  • Professional and technical staff in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Professionals & managers who work with different stakeholder groups at government, intermediary or community levels;
  • NGOs who are interested in learning the latest RBM techniques, tools and systems in results-based management;
  • Academics who use and teach results-based management;
  • Policy, program and project officers who make critical decisions on organizational policy, resource allocations, project design, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Consultants who want to broaden their repertoire of RBM tools & methods.

What Results To Expect
This workshop takes you beyond the basics of Results-based Management and helps you to master RBM tools for your organization linking project level results to your programme and organizational mission and vision.  You will learn how to bring to life your performance measurement framework by building appropriate M&E systems and learning different web-based survey methods.  You will grapple with analyzing data and how it should influence your Annual Work Plans.  You will also learn how to prepare results-based reports and roll-up data and your performance stories in a meaningful way.

Workshop Agenda
This three-day workshop begin at 8:30 (except for the first day with registration at 8:00) and run all day until 5:30.  There will be a combination of presentations with small group work, case studies and application at the individual and group level to solidify your learning. 

Day 1:   Moving Beyond the Basics of RBM

  • Registration at 8:00 a.m.
  • Reviewing the Basics of RBM:  Theory, Concepts and Tools
  • Mental Model of a Performance Management System
  • Aligning Strategy with Programme and Project Results
  • Fine-tuning the logic model at the organizational, programme and/or project level
  • Mainstreaming gender equality and cross-cutting themes like environment and governance
  • Logic Model Clinic for logic models at the organizational, programme or project level
  • Special Module on the Theory of Change

 2:  Monitoring & Evaluation Tools and Systems

  • Performance Measurement Frameworks (PMF)
  • The Performance Dashboard: ensuring you are not developing an M&E monster
  • Defining baseline, indicators and targets
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data and Adjusting along the Way
  • Linking your PMF to monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Review of on-line survey and analytic tools to build your M&E systems
  • Real life examples of M&E systems and how they work
  • PMF Clinic for your organization and programme

Day 3: Risk and Results-based Reporting

  • Risk Mitigation and Risk Residual
  • Results-based Reporting
  • Preparing and telling the Performance Story
  • Identifying trends, patterns  and gems in your data
  • Rolling up your reports at the programme and organizational level
  • Challenges and Limitations to RBM
  • Evaluation
  • Certificates

How Will This Be Achieved
This workshop is an intensive three-day workshop that is practical, iterative and hands-on that seeks to maximize learning, group interaction and networking. The format will vary between small group work and discussion, plenary and practical case studies drawn from the workshop participants to encourage the sharing of knowledge and application of RBM concepts, tools and systems.  Daily clinics will allow your organization to receive advice and coaching on your organization’s logic models, PMF, Annual Reports and Annual Work Plans to ensure that they are results-based and truly aligned to your mandate, vision, strategic priorities and directions.  The workshop encourages the sharing of best practice among participants.  Let us know if you would like your project, programme or organization to serve as one among many case studies for the workshop.

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