Rhodé de Graaf

MDF Training & Consultancy

Ede, Netherlands

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apr
10

Training & Facilitation Skills

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  10 April 2017 to 14 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Training and Facilitation Skills 

Designing and delivering highly effective learning sessions

Training is an activity most development professionals will conduct at some point. Yet not everyone has a background in designing or facilitating training.

Learn from our professional MDF trainers. Try out on various interactive and fun techniques and adult training methods. Receive constructive feedback from peers and MDF professionals.

The MDF approach is practice-based and immediately applicable. You will go back to work with a toolkit full of useful training models and methods that you can use right away.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Skills and tools to assess training needs and learning styles.  
  • Practice on designing focused and methodologically strong sessions.  

  • Hands-on tips to move group process and promote full participation of each trainee, even difficult groups who need to achieve useful outcomes.  

  • Hands-on tips to move group process and prom

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apr
03

Result-Based Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 April 2017 to 07 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Result-Based Management

Managing for lasting results in the new reality of international cooperation 

During the last decade, result based management (RBM) has gained much influence in international cooperation. Still many organisations struggle to plan for real results with the accompanying processes and tools. RBM has consequences for the entire organisation: for project planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Learning how to design a solid RBM framework - in various forms – is a good first step to integrate RBM in your organisation.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • RBM in a changing context (e.g. SDGs, private sector involvement, conflict situations).  

  • Various methods for planning and designing results (for example: Problem Tree, Stakeholder Analysis, Appreciative Inquiry, Outcome Mapping). 

  • Various methods for planning and designing results (for example: Problem Tree, Stakeholder Analysis, Appreciative Inquiry, Outcome Mapping).  

  • Insight

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mar
13

Management of Development Projects and Programmes

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  13 March 2017 to 07 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Management of Development Projects and Programmes

Boost your competences in leadership, results-based management and organisational development

You want your programme to lead to meaningful change. You work together with numerous stakeholders in a multi-cultural context and you have numerous tasks. How to plan, manage, monitor and evaluate your programme so that you achieve results and ensure continuous learning in complex multi-cultural environment? Learn to deal with challenges related to communication, negotiations, human resource and conflict management. And learn how to assess and boost your own and your partner’s organisational capacities.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Be able to manage your staff and teams more effectively.

  • Understand relevant methodologies and tools for results-based planning, monitoring and evaluation.  

  • Know how to assess your own and your partner’s organisational capacity.  

  • Be able to link your programme to the Sustainable Dev

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dec
12

Writing Winning Proposals

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 December 2016 to 15 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Writing Winning Proposals

Develop convincing and attractive proposals

Today, the range of different proposal requirements is large and changing continually. From online sharing of ideas, to applications with stringent templates. Proposal developers need to be like chameleons. Learn to adapt your writing to suit the funders in a landscape of stiff competition. We believe that writing a w

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nov
28

Making Partnership Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  28 November 2016 to 02 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Making Partnership Work

Adding value through partnerships

  Real meaningful change cannot be achieved alone. Organisations need to team up to pool resources, stimulate innovation, influence policy makers and maximise impact. Developing healthy partnerships means developing ways of working together and mobilising energy that will produce results. How to getting there is what this co

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nov
21

Knowledge Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  21 November 2016 to 24 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Knowledge Management

Turning information into knowledge, knowledge into learning 

Having the right knowledge at the right moment is crucial for our organisations to change and adapt to a fast changing world.

But what is the ‘right’ knowledge in this world, where information both on- and offline is available everywhere?

Learn to effectively capture, filter and disseminate knowledge to achieve goals and to create an online/offline, innovative working environment.

Course objectives

What you will gain:

  • insights into the best tools for collecting, filtering, storing and sharing knowledge

  • tools to stimulate staff in your organisation or network to become active actors in knowledge processes

  • understanding and development of a culture that harnesses the know-how and experience of your people

  •   ideas to make knowledge accessible by sharing into everyday operations  

For whom?

You deal with information flows or are in charge of learning processes in your organisation or network. You a

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nov
19

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  19 November 2016 to 08 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Let your M&E strike the right balance between learning and accountability

Capturing the essential quantitative and qualitative changes of your programme has become increasingly important. But how can we ensure our M&E system goes beyond proving results and enables genuine learning by all programme actors?

This course empowers you with relevant, and participatory M&E approaches and tools to boost your organisation’s accountability, decision-making and learning practises.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you:

  • A comprehensive understanding what is effective monitoring and evaluation and how to reflect this in your M&E plan

  • Skills to design and use key performance indicators or progress markers relevant for your programme

  • Overview of classic and emerging approaches and tools to monitor your or your partners organisational capacity

  • Opportunity to practice designing / adapting a variety of monitoring tools

  • Knowledge on impact assessments and which met

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nov
07

Leadership and People Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Leadership and People Management

In this training you will work on your personal development and improve your management skills. Reflecting on your own role, behaviour, strengths and weaknesses will give you insight in yourself and others. Learn to work more effectively with your team: lead, motivate and support people to be the best that they can be, in line with your organisation’s objectives.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you:

  • A clearer picture about your personal leadership style, how you can lead yourself and others

  • Insightful reflection on your own qualities and respond to challenges in leading individuals and teams

  • Strengthened engagement and trust with your colleagues and staff

  • Improved communication and conflict management skills

For whom?

You are, or you aspire to be, a professional in a leadership position. Manager in an international organisation, project or programme, you direct, support and supervise individual staff or teams..

Course highlights

  • Know your personal

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oct
25

Organisational Development &Capacity Building

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  25 October 2016 to 03 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Organisational Development and Capacity Building 

Understanding organisations and change

Do you wish to strengthen the capacity of your organisation? Or to support the capacity development of a partner organisation? You wonder what will really make a difference, leading to a better performance? In this course you learn how to identify organisational capacity issues and to develop scenario’s to improve an organisation’s ability to effectively respond to changes.

Course objectives

What you will gain:

  • Tools to carry out a systematic and comprehensive capacity assessment, using the 5 Core Capabilities model and other proven concepts
  • Ability to develop and prioritise strategic options to improve organisational capacity
  • Insight in the importance of balancing external and internal analysis
  • Capacity to combine objectively verifiable capacity indicators with subjective and intuitive indicators
  • Thorough understanding of the conditions for successful change and change drivers in your organisation

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oct
10

Results - Based Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  10 October 2016 to 12 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Training: Results-Based Management

 Focus on results for successful development programmes  

'Doing good' no longer suffices in the development sector. Projects and programmes need to demonstrate their effectiveness and report to policy makers and the public on concrete results achieved.

Through the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach you will learn to plan, monitor and evaluate around expected results. This will generate valuable information for decision taking and enhanced organisational performance.

Course objectives

At the end of the course you:

  • Design, implement, monitor and evaluate a project’s results framework while ensuring transparency and accountability
  • Make better decisions throughout programme/project life cycles, based on reliable and consistent data and information
  • Know what organisational changes are required to achieve sound and sustainable results

For whom?

You are a programme manager, head of department or project officer working in the development sector.

Cours

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oct
17

Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  17 October 2016 to 28 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming

 Creating gender-responsive programmes and organisations  

‘Gender’ is more than a buzzword in development jargon. This course builds your ability in dealing with gender issues in development sector to ensure that development benefits all. You learn to systematically analyse differences in interest, power and decision making among different social groups; men and women, girls, boys, youth and elderly, able and disable, and how to capitalise on each group's strengths.

Course objectives

 - Ability to apply a gender perspective to ensure inclusiveness and equality in your development intervention

 - Skills to include gender-related aspects in the formulation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions

 - Practical tools to apply an appreciative inquiry approach at relevant stages of the intervention

- Deepened understanding of the process of social change, through case studies in agriculture, w

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oct
03

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Influence decision-makers and communicate the evidence

Understand how you can influence a policy process. From first stages to final implementation. It could be your core business or an intrinsic part of your organisation. Obtain a broad set of tools to plan effective advocacy strategies. Conduct actions with well-framed messages, and create coherent paths with your allies for powerful joint interventions.

Course objectives

What you will gain:

-understanding how to embed advocacy actions in your organisation’s (change) plans

-practical tools and methods to plan, prepare, implement and evaluate advocacy initiatives

-ability to analyse stakeholders and policy context

-insight into building strong coalitions, select your political targets, frame your messages in convincing ways

-opportunity to practice conducting influential lobby meetings

For whom?

You are a professional engaged in advocacy, civil society capacity building, governance or transparency programmes.

Cou

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oct
04

Project & Programme Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  04 October 2016 to 13 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Project and Programme Management

Improve your skills to make your project as effective as possible

Benefit from updates on management processes and tools, or improve your managing skills. This complete course offers all modules needed to become an even more accomplished manager to strengthen your project.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you:

- use a systematic approach in designing and managing a project/ programme for your consultation and joint implementation with multiple stakeholders

- improve your personal skills in managing or guiding the work of others

- build and maintain relations with partners

- link information from monitoring and evaluation practices between project and programme levels

For whom?

You are a project or programme manager who coordinates, guides or leads projects or programmes that involve many stakeholders.

You carry managerial responsibilities or facilitate the implementation executed by others.

Course highlights

Context and needs analysis

- Stakeholder

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sep
26

Training of Trainers - MDF Training & Consultancy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  26 September 2016 to 30 September 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

TRAINING OF TRAINERS

Design and deliver engaging training sessions

Training is an activity most development professionals will conduct at some point. Transferring skills and knowledge is valuable and rewarding, if done by an accomplished trainer.

Learn from our professional MDF trainers, and receive our tips and tricks in training design and delivery. Build your self confidence and become creative in the use of a variety of learning methods.


Course objectives

What you will gain:

- Skills and tools to assess training needs and learning styles

- Ability to design a quality training programme

- Practice your training skills in the group

- Personal feedback on how to conduct attractive and interactive training sessions

- Insight in yourself, your competences and confidence to present in front of the group and trainers


For whom?

You are a trainer or teacher interested in designing and conducting training programmes in a multicultural environment. You are keen to get the best out of your learners and e

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sep
22

Impact Evaluation - MDF Training & Consultancy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  22 September 2016 to 23 September 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

IMPACT EVALUATION 

Gain practical knowledge to meet the growing demand for rigorous evaluation of development programmes

The global development community places high demands on impact accountability. Development professionals must understand how to design and manage quality impact evaluations. This course explains various impact evaluation concepts and their translation into attribution strategies. You will learn what measurement methods are available, what mix is suitable, and how to plan and budget for the evaluation.


Course objectives

- Knowledge enabling you to select the right mix of methods and resources for an impact evaluation design

- Skills to specify information collecting and analysis tools and tasks within the project and externally (e.g. writing consultant's Terms of Reference)

- Confidence to analyse, present and defend robust impact evaluation findings


For whom?

You are a manager or practitioner in a complex programme who needs to factor in impact evaluations.

This course

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sep
19

Training on Complexity-Aware Monitoring

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  19 September 2016 to 21 September 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, The Netherlands

Complexity-Aware Monitoring

Monitoring approaches for projects or strategies that seek to influence social change

If you are involved in a complex social change programme, you most likely recognise that development processes are difficult to predict and to manage. Conventional performance monitoring does not give the full picture. This course addresses the measurement challenges. You will learn how to use complexity-aware methods, such as outcome harvesting, in conjunction with performance monitoring.

At the end of this course you can:

- identify the 'complex' areas of your projects/strategies

- develop feasible complexity-aware monitoring practices

- argue how supportive IT technologies can create engagement in your team for innovative monitoring practices

- plan for making monitoring engaging for yourself, your team and other key stakeholders

For whom?

You work with partners to bring about complex social changes, such as empowerment, democratisation or behavioural change to healthier lifesty

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jun
13

Project and Programme Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  13 June 2016 to 22 June 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Project and Programme Management

Improve your skills to make your project as effective as possible

Benefit from updates on management processes and tools, or improve your managing skills. This complete course offers all modules needed to become an even more accomplished manager to strengthen your project.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you:

- use a systematic approach in designing and managing a project/ programme for your consultation and joint implementation with multiple stakeholders

- improve your personal skills in managing or guiding the work of others

- build and maintain relations with partners

- link information from monitoring and evaluation practices between project and programme levels

For whom?

You are a project or programme manager who coordinates, guides or leads projects or programmes that involve many stakeholders.

You carry managerial responsibilities or facilitate the implementation executed by others.

Course highlights

- Context and needs analysis

- Stakeholder parti

... Read more


may
17

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 May 2016 to 26 May 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Let your M&E strike the right balance between learning and accountability

Capturing the essential quantitative and qualitative changes of your programme has become increasingly important. But how can we ensure our M&E system goes beyond proving results and enables genuine learning by all programme actors?

This course empowers you with relevant, and participatory M&E approaches and tools to boost your organisation’s accountability, decision-making and learning practices.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you:

- A comprehensive understanding what is effective monitoring and evaluation and how to reflect this in your M&E plan

- Skills to design and use key performance indicators or progress markers relevant for your programme

- Overview of classic and emerging approaches and tools to monitor your or your partners organisational capacity

- Opportunity to practice designing / adapting a variety of monitoring tools

- Knowledge on impact assessments and w

... Read more


may
12

Impact Evaluation - MDF Training&Consultancy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  12 May 2016 to 13 May 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Impact Evaluation

Gain practical knowledge to meet the growing demand for rigorous evaluation of development programmes

The global development community places high demands on impact accountability. Development professionals must understand how to design and manage quality impact evaluations. This course explains various impact evaluation concepts and their translation into attribution strategies. You will learn what measurement methods are available, what mix is suitable, and how to plan and budget for the evaluation.

Course objectives

- Knowledge enabling you to select the right mix of methods and resources for an impact evaluation design

- Skills to specify information collecting and analysis tools and tasks within the project and externally (e.g. writing consultant's Terms of Reference)

- Confidence to analyse, present and defend robust impact evaluation findings

For whom?

You are a manager or practitioner in a complex programme who needs to factor in impact evaluations.

This course is also

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may
09

Complexity-Aware Monitoring - MDF Training&Consultancy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  09 May 2016 to 11 May 2016 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Complexity-Aware Monitoring

Monitoring approaches for projects or strategies that seek to influence social change

If you are involved in a complex social change programme, you most likely recognise that development processes are difficult to predict and to manage. Conventional performance monitoring does not give the full picture. This course addresses the measurement challenges. You will learn how to use complexity-aware methods, such as outcome harvesting, in conjunction with performance monitoring.

At the end of this course you can:

- identify the 'complex' areas of your projects/strategies

- develop feasible complexity-aware monitoring practices

- argue how supportive IT technologies can create engagement in your team for innovative monitoring practices

- plan for making monitoring engaging for yourself, your team and other key stakeholders

For whom?

You work with partners to bring about complex social changes, such as empowerment, democratisation or behavioural change to healthier lifestyl

... Read more