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Outcome Mapping Workshop

Outcome Mapping is a practical, flexible and participatory approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation. First introduced by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in 2000, Outcome Mapping (OM) has been used in projects, programs and organizations around the world. A growing body of donor agencies, NGOs and monitoring and evaluation professionals are adopting OM because it helps them address complexity issues that other, more traditional methods do not consider.

An integrated system of planning, monitoring and evaluation (PM&E), Outcome Mapping:
• Clarifies intended interventions and desired outcomes
• Assesses contributions to social change
• Brings partners and stakeholders into PM&E processes
• Fosters social as well as organizational learning
• Strengthens partnerships and alliances
• Integrates M&E into projects or programs from the planning stage
• Balances M&E for accountability with M&E for learning
• Provides tools and vocabulary for understanding the complexity of social change

At the end of three days of training + one day of consultation and discussion, participants will be able to:
• Understand and convey the core concepts and principles of OM
• Begin to apply OM in their organizations and projects
• Combine OM with existing M&E methods
• Join the international community of OM users

The course methodology will embody the participatory values that are at the core of OM, combining theory with group discussion, individual reflection, small group practice and case studies. Course materials include a training manual, CD-ROM containing OM information in three languages (English, French and Spanish), and the manuel/book "Outcome Mapping: Building Learning and Reflection in to Development Programs" by S. Earl, F. Carden and T. Smutylo.

Location: The workshop will be held at the Vancouver Rowing Club, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada
Date / time: June 12-15, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. A detailed program will be provided in advance.
Cost: $1350. per person (Canadian dollars)
This includes all materials, lunches and coffee/tea breaks at the workshop venue. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the workshop, accommodation, and meals outside of the workshop venue.
(Please note: we cannot offer bursaries or financial support for this workshop)
Language: The workshop will be conducted in English.
Space limited to 25 participants

For more information, or to register,


Kaia Ambrose: Kaia has been facilitating OM training workshops as well as applying OM (among other evaluation methodologies and frameworks) for over 10 years with a variety of groups and organizations around the globe. She is inspired by participatory and learning-oriented evaluation and strives to ground evaluation theory into concrete and real-life practice. She is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager at CARE Canada, as well as an individual consultant for program planning, evaluation and facilitation.

Kevin Kelpin: Kevin currently works in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe as an evaluative thinking specialist leading workshops on Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Planning, and Knowledge Management. He was a member of the Evaluation Unit at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) from 2002 to 2007.

Start date: Tue 12 June 2012
End date: Fri 15 June 2012

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Event type: OM Training Event

Contact details

Contact name: Craig Kelpin
Contact email:

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