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The Essentials of Results-based Management & Theory of Change during and post COVID-19

30 April 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

In six 3.5 hour online sessions, we will show you how to:

  • MASTER RBM online digital tools in the workplace in an interactive & participatory way with your stakeholders;
  • DEVELOP a systems thinking around RBM;
  • APPLY RBM at an organizational, programme and/or project level;
  • DESIGN a logic model and Performance Measurement framework using a free, online software and participatory format that you can use in the workplace with your teams;
  • DEVELOP and EXPLAIN the Theory of Change behind your logic model;
  • ADAPT your program design and performance measurement plans in light of COVID-19 & major disruptions;
  • WRITE a Results-based Report.

Why You Should Attend

COVID-19 is upending our daily lives and how we typically work.  This can provide both challenges & opportunities. There is a need to retool, retrofit and adapt current and future programmes to better respond both in the short and long term to shocks, stresses and health hazards. This workshop will help you to more effectively design, monitor and evaluate your programs to face various layers & structures of adversity: climate crisis, pandemics like COVID-19, and growing structural inequities that exacerbate vulnerabilities.

This Zoom comprehensive online workshop will focus on how to deal with COVID-19 impacts in real time in the way you design, manage, monitor, evaluate and report on your initiatives. The workshop will help you deal better with disruption, uncertainty and significant change so that you and your organization are more resilient and better at anticipating and adapting to disruption in the future. We will focus on real time case studies drawn from workshop participants to learn the essentials of results-based management. Together we will have an opportunity to reflect, retrofit and adapt our programming and our monitoring and evaluation work in light of COVID-19. Understanding the gendered impacts of COVID 19 will also be addressed with strategies that seek social transformation in gender relations in order to achieve greater gender equality. You will also learn how to use new online technologies to work in teams remotely in a participatory and inclusive way.

Take a step and join us in this adventure into remote digital collaboration and get inspired for the future of your work!

Who Will Be There?

This workshop is designed for individuals who already have some basic understanding of RBM, particularly:

  • Decision-makers who want to cultivate their organizational resilience & deepen their understanding of RBM & the Theory of Change and boost their strategies and skills to adapt their RBM systems, make critical decisions on organizational policy, resource allocations,  and move forward in terms of sustainable development and the SDGs.
  • Professionals & managers who work with different stakeholder groups at government, intermediary or community levels and apply RBM on an ongoing basis, mentor or train others on RBM applications, and are involved in project design, monitoring and evaluation;
  • NGOs, academics and consultants who want to broaden their repertoire of RBM tools & methods and retool using online platforms that are participatory and interactive.
  • Students who want to learn real time approaches, methods and tools used in programme and project design, management and implementation.

What Results To Expect

This remote workshop responds to the COVID-19 impacted environment we are all living in. Using an online Zoom platform, presentations will address COVID-19-related challenges and opportunities to better design, monitor & evaluate and report on programmes and projects that are affected by external shocks and stresses.  Short presentations will be combined with breakout rooms for small online group discussions and exercises.  Real time case studies drawn from workshop participants will be used to support the development of appropriate logic models, theory of change, risk management plans, and reports that take into account COVID-19 and its impact.

You will walk away with the skills to utilize concrete tools (Logic models, Performance Measurement Frameworks, Risk Mitigation Strategies, Results-based Reports) and dive deep into examples from case studies and presentations.  You will be introduced to new online remote software (e.g. ZOOM, Kinaki (, among others) that you will use in your group work and that you can continue to use in your workplace.  The hands-on, participatory and practical approach used by Mosaic in its face-to-face workshops will also be embedded in this remote workshop  to ensure that you learn by doing and that the training is practical and ready to use in the workplace.

Workshop Agenda

This remote online workshop is organized in six  3.5 hour sessions from  April 30- May 14, 2021 which goes from 12:30 PM EST-16:00 PM EST (New York time) with the exception of the Orientation Session on April 30, 2021 which lasts 2.5 hours.   Sessions may be recorded to allow for people to reinforce their learning or take in the recording as needed. The workshop uses a secure Zoom platform (password protected) and other online platforms (e.g.  Kinaki among others) to ensure sessions are interactive and practical.

April 30, 2021  2.5 hour Preworkshop Orientation Session: Intro/ice-breaker/team-building, expected learning result, group agreement, methodology and orientation to using Zoom & Kinaki controls during the sessions, selection of case studies and team recap sessions

May 3, 2021  Session 1:  RBM Essentials and Beyond   

Reviewing the Basics of RBM:  Theory, Concepts and Tools

Impact of COVID-19 on the Programme Cycle and how we design, monitor and evaluate

Challenges and Opportunities presented by COVID-19

Resilience: What it is and why it matters

Surviving & thriving amid shocks & disruptions

May 5, 2021  Session 2:  Logic Models

Introduction to the Logic Model

Developing realistic & sound results

Building in transformational results, intersectionality & resilience early on

Group Exercise: Designing a Logic Model in Kinaki (free online tool and collaborative software) using a case study

Homework:  In light of COVID and the presentation and exercise today, review your own programme or project-level Logic Model to see what updates or modifications  need to be made.  Be prepared to report on these changes in the next session.

May 7, 2021  Session 3:  Developing your Theory of Change Narrative

Introduction to the Theory of Change

How to write a Theory of Change Narrative

Identifying Assumptions in your TOC Narrative

How organizations are revising their TOC/LM in response to COVID-19

Group Exercise: Designing a Theory of Change Narrative from a Logic Model (using a case study)

May 10, 2021  Session 4:  Performance Measurement

Introduction to Performance Measurement

Defining baseline, gender-sensitive indicators and targets and ensuring indicators of resilience

Group Exercise: Developing a Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) based on a case study using Kinaki collaborative M&E software

Adaptations to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning under COVID-19

Top Options for Remote M&E

Homework:   In light of COVID and the presentation and exercise today, review  your own programme or project-level Performance Measurement Framework to see what updates or modifications need to be made.  Be prepared to report on these changes in the next session.

May 12, 2021  Session 5:  Managing Risk in  Risky Environments

The essentials of Risk Management

The growing complexity of Risk

The Risk Management Cycle

Climate Change Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Assessing Risk Levels

Strategies for Minimizing Risk

Group Exercise: Developing and managing a risk/contingency plan for a case study

May 14, 2021  Session 6:  Results based Reporting

The Essentials of Results-Based Reporting

From Activities to Results

Results-based Reporting adaptations due to Covid-19

Interactive Dashboards

Individual Exercise: Preparing and Telling your Performance Story (for a case study)

Developing your RBM Action Plan for after you leave the workshop

Certificates and Closing


* We encourage those with projects or programmes that need realigning due to COVID or major disruptions to submit their project and programme as a case study for group work.  Its easy.  All we need is a one page description with the following information which can easily be cut and pasted from existing information:



-2-3 paragraph description of the programme or project

-Key Activities

-Key results

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Please note we are limiting registration to 24 people so please do not procrastinate.  The early bird catches the worm!

[1] . Kinaki is a unique and intuitive project design, data collection, analysis, reporting and sharing tool.  It provides a platform for timely and meaningful project monitoring systems for humanitarian, development and social service organizations.  It is flexible and can be adapted to use a wide range of DAC and donor terminology and frameworks.

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30 April 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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