Nowadays, it is vital for charities to describe the changes that result from their work and the potential long-term benefits to society. When defining a funded project, it is essential to understand the issue your work will address and identify the difference your organisation wants to make. This is the first important step in defining the impact you are making and how to evaluate your work. The aim of this course is to help you create an evaluation framework for initiatives, develop a tracking system to monitor progress against targets and communicate your project’s purpose and impact to funders and stakeholders.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the evaluation cycle and how it aligns to your objectives
  • To discuss different evaluation tools and decide which best fits your purpose
  • How to develop a monitoring framework and methods for collecting data
  • To prepare an evaluation plan for your organisation or project
  • How to use the evaluation methodology to plan new work, communicate what uou do to funders and analyse what improvements you can make to your programmes and services.

Trainer Profile

Shirin Welham has over 30 years’ business experience in the private, public and voluntary sector, influencing business and voluntary sector leaders, creating strategies for growth for the benefit of society.

Prior to setting up as a consultant, Shirin worked as Business in the Community’s Head of Community Impact for the South East. She led a team developing and delivering education, employee volunteering and employability programmes across eight counties, establishing 25 business and school’s partnerships impacting 23,000 students and 82 volunteer led projects with community partners benefitting from 51,000 citizens.

Shirin started her career in marketing for Unilever, Smith Kline Beecham, Pepsi Cola and Cola-Cola, internationally.

Benefits to you

This course will give you a framework to plan your impact monitoring and evaluation.

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who is currently working on or planning to develop a funded project and needs to learn more about monitoring and evaluation. It’s particularly useful if you are new to outcome and impacts measurement, responsible for managing and reporting to funders and trustees, or are in the planning stages of a project or service.


Thursday 7th June 2018


9.45am arrival for tea, coffee and networking for a 10am start. The workshop will finish by 1pm.


£70 per person for OCVA Members
£80 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
£95 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
Floyd’s Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available, although we are able to provide parking for disabled delegates. Our venue is serviced with good transport links, if you are driving you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill. Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street.

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Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk

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