Theory of Change

Mon Mar 1, 14:00 - Fri Mar 12, 14:00



Theory of change is an approach to project design that describes a process of planned change, from the assumptions that guide its design, the planned interventions and outcomes to the longer-term impacts it seeks to achieve. It is both a product that helps to visually communicate a programme logic, and a process of articulating the implicit assumptions about how and why change happens. This workshop introduces participants to Theory of Change as an approach, product and a process for programme design and evaluation. 

Attend this course if you want to upskill as an MEL practitioner or enhance your organisation’s monitoring and evaluation capacity.


Having completed the course, participants will understand:

• Theory of change as a product and a process

• Theory of change as an approach to dealing with complexity

• How ToC, logic models, logframes etc. relate to one another

• How to use ToC as a tool for programme design and evaluation

• The importance of being clear about why change happens – linking pathways of change to programme theories

• How assumptions and pre-conditions build your pathways to change

• How to communicate a theory of change

• How to use theory of change to shape your evaluation and learning


Benefits of attending


Participants will be able to:

• Develop a theory of change

• Draw a diagrammatic representation of their TOC

• Use Theory of Change for an evaluation


You will learn from us, from each other, and from practical application. 

A highly engaging blend of face-to-face online learning, group work and self-study, running over 2 weeks. There will be a total of 5 virtual sessions.  Learning resources will be shared including videos, recording of online sessions, reading materials, podcasts, discussion forum, fun activities, quizzes, etc. You will be required to submit one compulsory assignment for certification.  


Southern Hemisphere has been a leading capacity strengthening in Programme Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning over the last 20 years. Our trainers, all experienced practitioners and facilitators, are excited to provide this course online. Your course trainer will be Dena Lomofsky.

Dena is a development sociologist with more than 20 years’ experience in the field. Dena has an Honours degree in Industrial Sociology (UCT) and an MA in Social Devel¬opment (UWC). She is a skilled researcher, evaluator, trainer and facilitator with a special interest in partici¬patory practices. Dena is the Founder of Southern Hemisphere and has played a key role in the development of Southern Hemisphere’s training courses. Dena is the annual guest lecturer on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for the MA Programme in Development Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town. She has recently provided training services to organisations including Tshikululu and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). She was the team leader for the DPME and DSD evaluation of the Community Work Programme 2010 - 2013. Dena recently completed Theory of Change training for SAMEA, which was conducted online.

Where, when and how much?

Duration: 2 weeks

Dates: Monday, 01 March 2021 – Friday, 12 March 2021

Where: The course will be delivered remotely online via Zoom and Google Classroom. We will provide support for these platforms throughout the course. The sessions will be held in English.

Total time commitment: 8-10 hours per week


$ 315 / R 4 700. excl VAT

For participants from US, Canada, Europe, and all funders, consultants and private sector organizations. 

Want to know more?

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Email: [email protected]

Tel: + 27 (021) 422 0205

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds

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