Courses

  • 7 Lessons

    Evaluating systems change and place-based approaches – Online Course – November, 2019

    Systems change and place-based approaches are sweeping across Australia. Due to their long-term nature and the multiple stakeholders involved, they can be challenging to evaluate. This online course includes knowledge, principles, methods and tools to equip you to evaluate systems change and place-based approaches. By the end of the course, you will:
    • Understand the nature of systems change and place-based approaches
    • Identify key practice principles for evaluating systems change and place-based approaches
    • Develop a phase theory of change
    • Select key evaluation questions
    • Identify appropriate methods/tools to use
    The Evaluating systems change and place-based approaches online course includes:
    • 3-4 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule – this includes a mix of text, image, video and interactivities
    • Course specific videos for all major topics
    • Real world assignments to expand your learning and practical application
    • Access to in-course discussions with peers and mentors
    • Group virtual sessions with a mentor
    • A group virtual Q&A session with Dr Jess Dart
    • Two months access to the course post completion
  • 9 Lessons

    Most Significant Change – Online Course – August, 2019

    The Most Significant Change (MSC) is one of Clear Horizon’s flagship techniques. MSC was developed by Dr Rick Davies and has been implemented in hundreds of organisations across the world. MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, by offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue. The MSC process offers an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about program intention, impact and ultimately future direction. Rick Davies and Jess Dart wrote the MSC User Guide together in 2005 and were jointly awarded the 2006 Australasian Evaluation Society Award for this technique. By the end of this online course, you will:
    • Be familiar with the theory and purpose of MSC
    • Be confident with story collection and selection processes
    • Understand the key steps involved in implementing the MSC technique in your context
    This online course includes:
    • 3-4 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule – this includes a mix of text, image, video and interactivities
    • 13 Videos
    • Real world assignments to expand your learning and practical application
    • Access to in-course discussions with peers and mentors
    • Group virtual sessions with a mentor
    • A group virtual Q&A session with Dr Jess Dart
    • Access to the course post completion
  • 9 Lessons

    Most Significant Change – Online Course – March, 2020

    The Most Significant Change (MSC) is one of Clear Horizon’s flagship techniques. MSC was developed by Dr Rick Davies and has been implemented in hundreds of organisations across the world. MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, by offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue. The MSC process offers an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about program intention, impact and ultimately future direction. Rick Davies and Jess Dart wrote the MSC User Guide together in 2005 and were jointly awarded the 2006 Australasian Evaluation Society Award for this technique. By the end of this online course, you will:
    • Be familiar with the theory and purpose of MSC
    • Be confident with story collection and selection processes
    • Understand the key steps involved in implementing the MSC technique in your context
    This online course includes:
    • 3-4 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule – this includes a mix of text, image, video and interactivities
    • 13 Videos
    • Real world assignment to expand your learning and practical application
    • Access to in-course discussions with peers and facilitators
    • Group virtual sessions with an online facilitator
    • A group virtual Q&A session with Dr Jess Dart
    • Access to the course post completion
  • 6 Lessons

    Using Data Analysis & Visualisation to Drive Social Impact: An Introduction to Power BI – Online course – May, 2020

    This course isn’t just about creating great reports. It’s about getting the right information to the right audience to make strategic, evidence-based decisions. Join us to learn how to effectively use data to create meaningful reports in Power BI using real-world social impact data and examples. Starting with hands-on exercises in the familiar MS Excel environment, we’ll build your knowledge of data filtering and aggregation. With these foundations, we’ll use Power BI to create stunning reports and learn best practices for choosing data visuals for driving strategic decision-making and improving your communications. You’ll practice pulling data from multiple sources, learning to use Power Query to transform data into coherent datasets as well as the basic concepts for using Power Pivot on data models. Finally, you’ll learn how to easily publish and share your reports with your stakeholders. By the end of this course you will be able to:
    • Recognise Power BI’s main components and their purpose 
    • Know basic terminology of data modelling  
    • Understand how data aggregation & filtering work and apply these concepts to create visualisations.  
    • Use basic data relationships concepts when creating visualisations 
    • Connect external data sources like Excel and websites to Power BI Desktop 
    • Create reports and visualisations in Power BI Desktop 
    • Publish reports in Power BI Service 
  • 7 Lessons

    Evaluating systems change and place-based approaches – Online Course – November, 2019

    Systems change and place-based approaches are sweeping across Australia. Due to their long-term nature and the multiple stakeholders involved, they can be challenging to evaluate. This online course includes knowledge, principles, methods and tools to equip you to evaluate systems change and place-based approaches. By the end of the course, you will:
    • Understand the nature of systems change and place-based approaches
    • Identify key practice principles for evaluating systems change and place-based approaches
    • Develop a phase theory of change
    • Select key evaluation questions
    • Identify appropriate methods/tools to use
    The Evaluating systems change and place-based approaches online course includes:
    • 3-4 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule – this includes a mix of text, image, video and interactivities
    • Course specific videos for all major topics
    • Real world assignments to expand your learning and practical application
    • Access to in-course discussions with peers and mentors
    • Group virtual sessions with a mentor
    • A group virtual Q&A session with Dr Jess Dart
    • Two months access to the course post completion
  • 9 Lessons

    Most Significant Change – Online Course – August, 2019

    The Most Significant Change (MSC) is one of Clear Horizon’s flagship techniques. MSC was developed by Dr Rick Davies and has been implemented in hundreds of organisations across the world. MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, by offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue. The MSC process offers an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about program intention, impact and ultimately future direction. Rick Davies and Jess Dart wrote the MSC User Guide together in 2005 and were jointly awarded the 2006 Australasian Evaluation Society Award for this technique. By the end of this online course, you will:
    • Be familiar with the theory and purpose of MSC
    • Be confident with story collection and selection processes
    • Understand the key steps involved in implementing the MSC technique in your context
    This online course includes:
    • 3-4 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule – this includes a mix of text, image, video and interactivities
    • 13 Videos
    • Real world assignments to expand your learning and practical application
    • Access to in-course discussions with peers and mentors
    • Group virtual sessions with a mentor
    • A group virtual Q&A session with Dr Jess Dart
    • Access to the course post completion
  • 9 Lessons

    Most Significant Change – Online Course – March, 2020

    The Most Significant Change (MSC) is one of Clear Horizon’s flagship techniques. MSC was developed by Dr Rick Davies and has been implemented in hundreds of organisations across the world. MSC is a powerful tool for monitoring, evaluation and organisational learning. MSC goes beyond merely capturing and documenting participants’ stories of impact, by offering a means of engaging in effective dialogue. The MSC process offers an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about program intention, impact and ultimately future direction. Rick Davies and Jess Dart wrote the MSC User Guide together in 2005 and were jointly awarded the 2006 Australasian Evaluation Society Award for this technique. By the end of this online course, you will:
    • Be familiar with the theory and purpose of MSC
    • Be confident with story collection and selection processes
    • Understand the key steps involved in implementing the MSC technique in your context
    This online course includes:
    • 3-4 hours of learning per week to fit around your schedule – this includes a mix of text, image, video and interactivities
    • 13 Videos
    • Real world assignment to expand your learning and practical application
    • Access to in-course discussions with peers and facilitators
    • Group virtual sessions with an online facilitator
    • A group virtual Q&A session with Dr Jess Dart
    • Access to the course post completion
  • 6 Lessons

    Using Data Analysis & Visualisation to Drive Social Impact: An Introduction to Power BI – Online course – May, 2020

    This course isn’t just about creating great reports. It’s about getting the right information to the right audience to make strategic, evidence-based decisions. Join us to learn how to effectively use data to create meaningful reports in Power BI using real-world social impact data and examples. Starting with hands-on exercises in the familiar MS Excel environment, we’ll build your knowledge of data filtering and aggregation. With these foundations, we’ll use Power BI to create stunning reports and learn best practices for choosing data visuals for driving strategic decision-making and improving your communications. You’ll practice pulling data from multiple sources, learning to use Power Query to transform data into coherent datasets as well as the basic concepts for using Power Pivot on data models. Finally, you’ll learn how to easily publish and share your reports with your stakeholders. By the end of this course you will be able to:
    • Recognise Power BI’s main components and their purpose 
    • Know basic terminology of data modelling  
    • Understand how data aggregation & filtering work and apply these concepts to create visualisations.  
    • Use basic data relationships concepts when creating visualisations 
    • Connect external data sources like Excel and websites to Power BI Desktop 
    • Create reports and visualisations in Power BI Desktop 
    • Publish reports in Power BI Service 
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