Talking to field-based staff of NGOs leaves me dizzy with the number and variety of activities that they are expected to do in their daily work. The sheer volume of targets and deadlines is a huge source of stress and
I came back recently from a week of training in Niger for Concern. It was my first time there, and two images stick in my mind: a stunning sunset over the huge glittering expanse of the Niger river, and the
Framework supported the development of Barefoot Guide 4 on ‘The Real Work of Social Change’ with both a contribution their fundraising page and Orla facilitating one of the online workshops pro bono. Now they are starting work on a new
We’ve just come back from our autumn retreat and we’re full of energy and good ideas. We all facilitate team events in the course of our work, so it is salutary to do it ‘to’ ourselves – a great reminder
How to maximise the benefits of working together, and minimise the chance of misunderstandings and conflict? That was an early question when Orla and I started working together on an evaluation for Fight For Peace International. We decided it would
Over the last few years, I’ve noticed some changes in the pattern of my own work, but I hadn’t realised it was part of a bigger picture for consultants in the UK voluntary sector. As part of a process of
We’re really pleased to welcome Orla Cronin as a new member of the Framework collective. Orla’s main work is around developing and implementing effective M&E systems for learning. She brings three completely new areas of expertise to Framework: facilitation of
It’s been a very rewarding month with trips to both Haiti and Burundi for the second of the Pathway workshops for Concern Worldwide, which I’m doing with INTRAC.
The final presentation in the organisational learning series originally commissioned by the Asian Development Bank is now available for download. Entitled Learning from Evaluation it focuses on how we can use evaluations for both accountability and learning purposes. The presentation
The PowerPoint presentation that accompanies the Learning in Partnerships facilitator manual and participant workbook is now available on SlideShare. Presentations for the other three organisational learning courses will be uploaded soon.