FROM PLANNING TO PERFORMANCE: 1 - 28 FEBRUARY 2022

GUIDED ONE-MONTH CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PROJECT PLANNING, PROPOSAL WRITING & REPORTING SKILLS

ZOOM MEETINGS & OFFLINE STUDY
1 - 28 FEBRUARY 2022
MAXIMUM NO. OF PARTICIPANTS: 10

COURSE OUTCOMES

Over four weeks, this practical, guided course covers three main themes:

  • Professional Writing Skills
  • Project Planning & Proposal Writing
  • Reporting Skills / Report Writing

PROFESSIONAL WRITING SKILLS

Poor writing gets poor results. The message is lost, or the reader is unconvinced. A report's recommendations can get overlooked, and our proposals can fail to persuade donors. And many people find writing stressful - when it doesn't have to be that like that. Good writers aren't born that way. It's a skill that you can quickly and easily learn.

Professional writers all:

  • Start with clear objectives
  • Organise their ideas logically
  • Aim to write clearly and be understood

And good writers are systematic. They don't waste their time staring at the screen, waiting for inspiration. Instead, they follow a sequence of steps - thinking, planning, drafting and editing - so they manage their work without deadline stress and consistently deliver writing that has impact.

Through these modules, you will learn how to take the skills you already have and use them to write clearly and persuasively - whether it's a report, a proposal, a press release, memo or email.

PROJECT PLANNING & PROPOSAL WRITING

Through the Project Planning and Proposal Writing modules, you will learn how to:

  • Identify a project your donors will support
  • Design a project using Logical Framework Approach
  • Plan your proposal in a logical, persuasive way
  • Communicate clearly and in a way that keeps your readers interested and alert

In this part of the course we address the challenges faced by development professionals when it comes to project planning and proposal writing, in a way that allows for maximum practical work. While you will get all the theory you need, you will learn the steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the course is over so that:

  • You will always know what to do each time you have to develop a proposal
  • Your proposals will be well-organised, clear and persuasive - contributing to better relations with donors and, more importantly, increased donor support

REPORTING SKILLS

This part of the course will teach you to create reports that lead to action and support good project decision-making. You will learn a process for reporting that will reduce wasted time and deadline stress and lead to writing that has greater impact.

Through downloadable course videos, practical worksheets and extra materials, you will learn how to:

  • Set reporting objectives and select the most appropriate data collection methods
  • Analyse data and draw conclusions / identify lessons learned
  • Plan your writing around the report objectives and reader's needs
  • Organise your ideas in a logical, persuasive way
  • Communicate clearly and in a way that keeps your readers interested and alert

In this part of the course we address the challenges faced by development professionals when it comes to reporting in a way that allows for maximum practical work. While you will get all the theory you need, you will learn the steps and tools in a way that you can apply time after time after the course is over so that:

  • You will always know what to do each time you report
  • Your reports will be actionable - contributing to better managed, more responsive projects and better results
  • Your reports will take less time and be of higher quality

 

HOW IT WORKS

LIVE SESSIONS & OFF-LINE STUDY

This is combination of live meetings conducted using ZOOM and off-line self study.

As soon as you sign up you get immediate, lifetime access to all the course materials - downloadable course videos, worksheets and extra materials.

On meeting days (9 in total), we meet live at 10.30 UTC (see current UTC time here) to review / preview and deal with questions. Between meetings you are given tasks (videos and exercises) to complete before the next session. There are tests at the end of each section to measure how successfully you have learned the skills.

FOLLOW UP REVIEW

10 days after the course you are invited to submit your own report or proposal for personal feedback.

CERTIFICATE

After the course is completed you will be issued with your certificate.

COURSE CURRICULUM


  FEBRUARY 1 2022 - PROJECT PLANNING - INTRODUCTION TO THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK APPROACH
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  FEBRUARY 3 2022 - PROJECT PLANNING - LFA STEPS 1 & 2
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  FEBRUARY 8 2022 - PROJECT PLANNING - LFA STEPS 3,4 & 5
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  FEBRUARY 15 2022 - SELF-ASSESSMENT TESTS & CHECK-IN
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COMBINES FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS WITH FLEXIBLE OFF-LINE STUDY
LIFETIME ACCESS TO ALL TRAINING MATERIALS AND VIDEOS
POST-COURSE PERSONAL FEEDBACK
CERTIFICATE

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