The Complete Guide to Measurement, Evaluation & Learning

Empowering changemakers to drive greater impact

  • Walk away with a ready-to-implement Theory of Change and a Measurement, Evaluation and Learning plan tailored to your change program
  • Learn how to use evidence-based insights to adapt your strategy for maximum impact
  • Foster an iterative learning approach to deliver more effective outcomes
Format

Facilitated Online
Course

Starting date

July
26

Duration

15 weeks
50 Hours

Price starting from

$2335
AUD

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION & LEARNING

Course Roadmap

Course 1

Course 2

Dive deeper into Theory of Change and establish what to measure and how by setting up your measurement framework.

Lay the foundation for understanding the importance of measuring and evaluating impact.

Course 3

Course 4

Dive deeper into Theory of Change and establish what to measure and how by setting up your measurement framework.

Explore aspects of evaluation, define your approach and key evaluation questions, and learn how to develop an effective evaluation plan. 

Easy as one, two, three

Choose your package

Basic

$2,335 AUD
This package includes:
  • Comprehensive course materials, tools, and interactive content
  • Weekly one-hour virtual sessions led by your expert course mentor
  • Free enrolment into additional resources
  • PDF course Handbook
  • Feedback on your work-based course project throughout the course
  • One 45-minute one-to-one coaching session  
  • Two 30-minute one-to-one coaching sessions  
recommended

Standard

$2,785 AUD
This package includes:
  • Comprehensive course materials, tools, and interactive content
  • Weekly one-hour virtual sessions led by your expert course mentor
  • Free enrolment into additional resources
  • PDF course handbook
  • Feedback on your work-based course project throughout the course
  • One 45-minute one-to-one coaching session  
  • Two 30-minute one-to-one coaching sessions  

Premium

$3,685 AUD
This package includes:
  • Comprehensive course materials, tools, and interactive content
  • Weekly one-hour virtual sessions led by your expert course mentor
  • Free enrolment into additional resources
  • PDF course handbook
  • Feedback on your work-based course project throughout the course
  • One 45-minute one-to-one coaching session  
  • Two x 30-minute one-to-one coaching sessions
If you purchase a standard or premium package using a discount, the discount will be applied to the basic course fee portion of the package, the 'upgrade' portion of the fee is not eligible for discounts.

Our learners love us

I absolutely loved the course and got SO much out of it. Huge thanks to you and the team for turning this course into such a terrific online offering. We’ve reimagined and redeveloped our MEL Framework and approach, and created a whole lot of tools to support it. The course certainly gave me a really good foundation to understand what we’re doing and to lead it all. 
Jess Hill

Excellent. I've done the entire MEL course and been excited to log in and get into learning. There's some great overlap and everything feels tied together. Lots of learning has occurred since April, but it doesn't feel overwhelming. It feels broken down, stage-based and very practical. The examples and the attitude of the instructors makes MEL really inviting for organizations to strengthen their capacities
Anonymous Learner

The MEL training has transformed our approach to program evaluation for improved accountability and transparency. Highly engaging, excellent quality content delivered by lively, enormously capable professionals.
Carina Johnson

Frequently asked questions

Why learn with Clear Horizon?

For nearly two decades, we have worked with changemakers across some of the world’s best-known NFPs, NGOs, and social enterprises, such as The Great Barrier Reef Foundation, Menzies Foundation, Care, and Oxfam Australia, to name a few.

We are dedicated to empowering changemakers from projects of all sizes by equipping them with practical and rigorously tested methods and knowledge. Our Complete Guide to MEL course is built on our extensive experience and is the very best place for beginner and intermediate learners to understand how the right framework, data, and approach can make all the difference in their impact work.

Who is this course designed for?

  • Social change leaders.
  • Government and philanthropic funding managers.
  • Changemakers looking to grow their skillsets.
  • M&E professionals ready to incorporate learning into their evaluation practice.
  • Aspiring and seasoned project evaluators.

How do your online courses work?

Each of our courses offer quality multimedia content delivered via our learning platform that can be completed anytime from any device wherever you may be. As part of offering a personalised learning experience, we have integrated a one-hour live virtual session per module. It is not a requirement to attend as we know it can be difficult to balance work/life/study, however we do encourage attendance. But don’t stress if you can’t make it, as we post recordings of the session afterwards. We also offer moderated forums encouraging learners to share their experiences and hear more from our mentors. Feedback from learners is that they have enjoyed interacting during these sessions and watch them if they can’t be in attendance. The virtual sessions are held during office hours (Australian Eastern Standard time).

Do I have to do the full course or can I pick the modules that are of interest to me?

We’d love for our learners to participate in all 4 courses to benefit from the full Measurement, Evaluation and Learning experience. But if you’re only looking to brush up on specific skills or areas, we’ve designed each course to also be valuable as a stand-alone.

However, to get the most out of the Evaluation and the Learning courses, we recommend you consider completing the previous two as they set the basis for fundamental concepts unless you have extensive field experience in this area of work.

How will personalised coaching benefit my learning?

Opting for the standard or premium package secures one-to-one time with Lee-Anne Molony, Partner and Director at Clear Horizon. This time is devoted to tackling the questions you have in applying your learning to your specific context and making sure your coursework sets you up for success.

What's the difference between MEL and M&E?

What is the difference between MEL and M&E?​At Clear Horizon, we've adopted Measurement, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) as an alternative to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) approach. ​

‘Measurement’ replaces ‘Monitoring’ because we think it’s more active and it emphasises that we regularly use this data to draw out insights and learn. Which is where ‘Learning’ comes in; we believe adaptive learning should be a core element of a balanced MEL approach so you can really drive your impact.​

MEL ensures accountability and transparency while enabling changemakers to adapt and learn from their work. Our MEL training provides an excellent foundation for M&E practice and will enable you to bring more to the table when it comes to learning and adapting.

What is Theory of Change and a MEL plan?

A Theory of Change is a description and illustration of how and why a desired change is expected to happen in a program or project. It really helps you think about how you will achieve your goals and what interim results might be. On the other hand, a Measurement, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) plan is a framework that has a strong learning focus. It helps you to track, learn, and adapt your work to acheive your goals. MEL is designed to serve the needs of change-makers by enabling them to rapidly identify what's not working and adapt.

When do the virtual sessions run?

The virtual sessions for this course run on Thursday afternoons between 2:00-3:15pm AEST/AEDT. Sessions run on the following dates:

Introduction to MEL
1 August 2024

Measuring Impact
8 August 2024
15 August 2024
22 August 2024
29 August 2024
5 September 2024

Evaluation
3 October 2024
10 October 2024
17 October 2024
24 October 2024
31 October 2024
7 November 2024

Increasing Impact through Learning
21 November 2024
28 November 2024
5 December 2024




COURSE EXPERTS

Meet our team

Jess Dart
Course Author
Chief Evaluator, Founder 
Inventor of practical methodologies and a highly sought-after facilitator, Jess navigates complexity with comfort and helps her clients to clarify their desired outcomes and how to get there.Jess has over 25 years’ experience in evaluating and designing social change initiatives in Australia and overseas. She is passionate about developing real-world evaluation and strategy for social justice and sustainability. In particular, she works with systems change interventions, large-scale strategy and social innovation.
Beth Hanson
Lead Mentor
Principal Consultant
Bethany (or Beth) Hanson is a Principal Consultant in the Sustainable Futures team. Bethany loves to take a practical approach so clients can engage with evaluation regardless of their background or experience. She gains great satisfaction from empowering clients by building their own evaluation capability to improve the design and delivery of their programs while gaining insights into what is and isn’t working, and why.
Jessica Suares
Support Mentor
Consultant 
Jessica Suares is a Consultant in Clear Horizon’s Social Impact team. She has extensive background in data analysis, visual analytics, and creating cultures where people want to be more data-savvy. Combined with her studies in qualitative research methods and anthropology, Jessica has a well-rounded approach to evaluation problems.Jessica’s passion is supporting organisations that create positive social change to be even more effective at achieving their goals.
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