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INTRAC Use of Evidence Blended Learning programme (online) - October to November 2014

<a href=""><b>Part One: Trainer-led and self-directed, 21 and 22 October 2014
Part Two: One-to-one coaching, week of 3 November 2014
Part Three: Trainer-led, 18 November 2014</b></a>

Do you lack confidence using evidence in your work? Do you face external or internal pressure to justify the evidence that you produce? In response to growing demand for support to practitioners, this course will help you to respond to evidence debates and challenges.

In this course you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of evidence. With a practical focus, you will learn the skills to identify sources of evidence, assess the quality of evidence, and integrate the use of evidence into your work for specific purposes, so that it is of high quality and can be used with confidence.

<b> Objectives of the programme</b>

At the end of the course, participants will:
• Be familiar with definitions of evidence and how they are used in international development
• Be able to identify and work with existing sources of evidence
• Understand different approaches to, and have built skills in, assessing the quality of evidence
• Be able to plan for the use of better evidence in their work
• Have applied their learning, and have explored the challenges and how to overcome them

During the practical component of the course, participants will apply their learning to a particular area of work where they use evidence, such as advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, or programming. This course takes place over four weeks and includes self-directed learning and one-to-one coaching tailored to the needs of the participant.

<b>Intended audience</b>

This foundation course is aimed at technical staff in NGOs who need to engage with evidence in their work, for example in programme, planning, monitoring and evaluation, or advocacy. Participants will have some exposure to using research evidence through academic training or work experience, but need to gain a better understanding of core concepts.

<b> What does capacity building through ‘blended learning’ involve? </b>

INTRAC’s innovative blended learning programmes are an effective and cost efficient way to build staff and partner capacity. They combine training delivered remotely by a highly experienced trainer, with one to one coaching to support attendees as they apply the learning to their current work and context. Participants also have time to work through resources independently and choose the optional modules that are most relevant to them. The programme is delivered through the innovative use of web conferencing technology (webinar), skype and INTRAC’s learning platform (moodle).The structure of the programme allows individual’s needs to be addressed while they balance their work commitments. This blended learning programme is delivered over four weeks, and each programme has three parts:

<b> Part One, Trainer-led and self-directed </b>
In week 1, participants 'remotely' attend two days of training including three hours of trainer-delivered content (via webinar) per day, and three hours of self-directed and peer learning. Participants then devise action plans for incorporating learning into their work.

<b> Part Two, 1:1 Coaching</b>
In week 3, participants have a 50 minute one-to-one coaching session (via phone or skype) with the trainer. This time is tailored to the needs of each participant. Examples of use of the coaching time include:
• Reviewing learning and considering how to integrate it into current work
• Having contextual or issue-specific support

<b> Part Three, Trainer-led </b>
In week 4, participants attend a final three-hour webinar to consolidate learning, share their reflections on the challenges or successes of applying learning to the workplace, cover any outstanding learning needs, and discuss action plans.

<b> What are the costs and the benefits?</b>

The cost is £680. This represents a significant saving compared to a standard UK open training course, including no extra cost of travel, accommodation or subsistence.
<b>More information</b>

For more information about this course and our other courses please contact the INTRAC Training Team:

Phone: +44 (0)1865 263040/201851
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INTRAC is accredited as a non-collegiate provider by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education.

Start date: Tue 21 October 2014
End date: Tue 18 November 2014

Provider/Organiser: INTRAC

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Event type: Other

Contact details

Website: INTRAC
Contact name: Training Team
Contact phone: +44 (0)1865 203040/201851
Contact email:

Contibuted by: INTRAC, on: 16 Jul 2014

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