e-Workshops

A time and cost-effective way to develop skills on-line

Online Capability Development  

The Challenge

On-line training appears to offer several key benefits :

  • Immediate access when required – there is no wait for the next In-Person Workshop
  • Less impact on work productivity – participants complete modules when convenient and avoid off-site travel
  • Reduced cost

However, many claim on-line training is not as effective at capability building and supporting behavior change due to limited inter-personal connections.  We are more likely to internalise skills when we have the opportunity to discuss with others.

Our Approach

The Centre has taken the following blended learning approach that seeks to build in participant engagement – the critical element to deliver behavior change.

We have avoided the traditional passive webinar format (minimal engagement) with a blended approach where participants complete the following :

Preparation

Complete self-assessment to identify the skills gap and the impact of this gap on performance.

Self-Paced Online Modules

Complete 3 * 1-hour modules (each consisting of multiple 3 – 5 minute sessions) with short tests to check progress. Concludes with completing the Personal Action Plan.

Discuss Application With Peers

Small group (6 participants) Zoom video conference to discuss the application and embed skills.

Preparation

Complete self-assessment to identify the skills gap and the impact of this gap on performance.

Self-Paced Online Modules

Complete 3 * 1-hour modules (each consisting of multiple 3 – 5 minute sessions) with short tests to check progress. Concludes with completing the Personal Action Plan.

Discuss Application With Peers

Small group (6 participants) Zoom video conference to discuss the application and embed skills.

Benefits

This approach delivers the following benefits :

  • Greater relevance – as on-line modules include For Purpose sector guest speakers discuss how they addressed key issues
  • Practical skill development – through providing frameworks and steps to implement at work
  • Engage with peers through Zoom – this is the catalyst to implement new practices
  • Emphasis on behavior change – the emphasis of Personal Action Plans and Zoom conferences is on what participants have implemented or changed

Upcoming e-workshops

Upcoming e-workshops (start date to be provided) :

Effective Grant Writing: 

Measuring Social Impact: 

Effective Grant Writing e-workshop

Module 1: Planning

Finding the Money:

  • Where to find grants
  • The role of MarComms in funder attraction

The Draft Contract:

  • Determine eligibility and funder priorities
  • Identify decision-making criteria

Assessing the application:

  • Identifying what to include
  • Assess your strengths & weaknesses

Should you respond to a grant:

  • Developing and using a decision matrix

Assembling the grant team:

  • Identifying resources required for success
  • Overcoming internal resistance

Module 2: Designing

Designing your program:

  • Developing your program logic
  • Leveraging through partnership

Developing implementation plans:

  • Identifying program goals, outcomes, and impacts
  • Designing your program delivery plan

Setting the budget:

  • Understanding what the funder pays
  • Creatively sourcing additional funding support

Strengthening program benefits:

  • Using the theory of change
  • Social Return on Investment
  • Financial and Economic impact

Program evaluation:

  • Developing a program dashboard with success measures
  • Designing your evaluation report

Demonstrating capability:

  • Assembling the project team
  • Case studies and examples

Module 3:  Applying

Developing your statement of need:

  • High-level need statements vs Core need statements
  • Crafting the response

Responding to a template application:

  • Analyzing the question
  • Developing key messages

Strengthening your written response:

  • Phrases that strengthen or weaken your response
  • Persuasive writing tips
  • Addressing common questions

Bringing it all together:

  • Characteristics of successful bids

Commencement: start date to be provided

Fee: $ 300 (members), $ 400 (non-members)

Includes: Pre-workshop self-assessment, on-line modules, attend three * 1-hour Zoom video conference

Your Facilitator: Natalie Bramble

Natalie is a respected For Purpose sector Board member, facilitator, and consultant with deep expertise in governance, entrepreneurship, business planning, program management, and marketing.

Natalie brings an impressive track record as a grant writer (securing $30mn funds with an 80% success rate) and assisting clients such as NSW Family & Community Services, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation, Australian Red Cross, Relationships Australia, Salvation Army, and Police Citizens Youth Club

Measuring Social Impact e-workshop

Module 1: Planning

Why is this important:

  • Funders requirements
  • Challenges of measuring the impact

Toolkit introduction:

  • Theory of Change
  • Program Logic Model
  • A Strategy Map
  • Examples

Implementation planning:

  • Executive commitment
  • Selecting a methodology
  • Resources
  • Make the case for measurement
  • Avoiding potential pitfalls
  • Success checklist

Module 2: Designing

Begin with the end in mind:

  • Determine the Vision
  • Creating indicators: Who will be impacted

Mapping a causal pathway:

  • Backward mapping to identify intermediate outcomes
  • “If .. then ..” statements
  • Identify cause and effects
  • Identify what activities lead to which outcomes

Identify pre-conditions:

  • Issues that impact program success
  • What needs to happen to achieve pre-conditions

Indicators:

  • Lead and lag indicators
  • What to measure? How to measure?

Logic Model:

  • Inputs, Activities, Outputs, Outcomes

Module 3:  Measuring

What evidence can you provide:

  • Statistical (before & after, correlation)
  • Randomised Control Trial
  • Case-based approach

Data collection:

  • Baseline data
  • Primary and secondary data
  • Alternative methods (surveys, interviews, observation, records)
  • Ensuring quality

Communicating the results:

  • What to communicate
  • How to communicate

Implementation barriers:

  • Staff skills
  • Attribution issues

Commencement: start date to be provided

Fee: $ 300 (members), $ 400 (non-members)

Includes: Pre-workshop self-assessment, on-line modules, attend three * 1-hour Zoom video conference

 

Contact us for assistance

Craig Hawke

c.hawke@tcfsp.com.au

02 9478 1463