Introduction to Program Design: Developing Your Theory of Change
Tuesday, February 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
What will this webinar cover?
Wondering how theories of change are key to strong program design? Confused about terms like "logic model," "theory of change," and "logframe"? The webinar will include an overview of key terms and definitions related to program design, provide tips for incorporating a gender-sensitive approach, and present a real-world example of the development of a theory of change in a program serving refugee youth.
Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is aimed at refugee service providers who are interested in an introduction or a refresher on program design, logic models, and theories of change. It is applicable to service providers who are starting to develop theories of change for their programs, as well as individuals who simply want to learn more about this topic.
Why should I attend?
After attending this 60-minute session, you will be able to:
- Define key terms associated with program design ("logic model," "theory of change," and "logframe");
- Describe why theories of change are important to program design;
- Describe how to use a theory of change when designing your program; and
- Name ways to incorporate gender-sensitive approaches in program design.
Floor de Ruijter is Switchboard's Program Officer for Monitoring and Evaluation. She has over seven years of experience in refugee resettlement. Floor previously worked as a Program Officer for Resource Acquisition and as AmeriCorps VISTA Evaluation Specialist for Project Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees (SOAR). She holds an MALD from Tufts University’s Fletcher School with concentrations in Monitoring & Evaluation and Development Economics.
Daniele Elizaire is a consultant specializing in program and policy evaluation and research. In her current role at UN Women, Daniele leads the implementation of Small Grants Evaluation Procedure as well as Evaluation Policy and Guidelines. She also delivers technical assistance on program design, M&E, and ethics and safety to civil society organizations. Previously, Daniele was a non-profit coordinator working with grassroots organizations committed to addressing issues of social justice.
Pat Curran is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with children, youth and their families. He has worked in schools, resettlement programs and other community-based organizations, supervising staff, developing program models, teaching students, and coordinating volunteers. He currently serves as the Youth Program Supervisor at the IRC’s New York office.