Keen to develop a Theory of Change or other Logic Model for your organisation? Being asked to create a Logic Model for someone else? Wanting to make the process as participatory and meaningful as possible?

This one day course introduces the ToP Historical Scan and the key elements of the most popular logic models being used in different sectors. The course shows how this and other ToP methods can be used to develop logic models that capture the ideas and the data needed and adapted for groups to develop their own stories of change and to build ownership and meaning for the group.

Who is this course for?

Increasingly organisations are expected, for either internal reasons or external demand (from donors, for example), to develop a logic model for their future direction, setting out the pathway connecting their current activities with their future vision.

This course is for anyone involved in developing logic models and wanting to do so in a participatory way. Internally, these could be team leaders, managers, etc. and externally could be facilitators, consultants, support organisations.

What will you gain

The overall aim of the day is for participants to be able to work either in their own organisation or with others to help them create a Logic Model. We expect them to leave the training with sufficient knowledge and confidence to facilitate such a process in such a way that develops the Model, but also builds ownership and commitment to its implementation.
To achieve this, the training:

  • Frames the creation of logic models in the participatory approach used by ICA:UK
  • Introduces the Wall of Wonder Historical Scan) tool as a means of generating ideas and building ownership at the beginning of the logic model process
  • Explores different types of Logic Model and the type of thinking they reflect
  • Provides an opportunity for participants to plan their own processes to apply and adapt for their own purpose
  • Consider the different types of competencies participants may need when facilitating the process

“I feel this has been really valuable and I understand how this can be used in a variety of contexts”
“It surpassed my aims! There was so much in the day that I can reflect on and use in the future”
“Now feel confident to facilitate a Theory of Change session”
“Helped us re-think Theory of Change for LCEPS and given me some tips for project planning”

Learning Style

The style is interactive, with concepts and methods being introduced and participants being given the time to internalise, reflect and adapt them for their own context. The learning process is supported by a manual on the Historical Scan and a series of handouts on Logic Models and on Facilitator Skills.

If you would like to learn more about this course and how it could be adapted for your organisation, please contact us.