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Live Online Courses 
Project Cycle Management Compact 

How to plan a project, program its activities, design and implement its follow-up system

Three-day course over two weeks:

28 and 30 Nov, 5 and 7 Dec  2022 
Mondays & Wednesdays 09-12 CET
CHF/USD 470     

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This comprehensive course provides fast-track training on all phases of the project cycle management: From needs assessment, through planning (analysis and design) to monitoring the implementation of the project. 

Participants are first introduced to the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach and its application in project management. Then, participants are working through the project planning and activities programming steps. The main tool used is the logical framework. It provides a structured model for identifying expected results as well as the activities and inputs needed to accomplish them. 

The course also provides additional techniques and tools to analyze problems, identify stakeholders, define results to be achieved in line with population’s needs and program human, financial and logistic resources in an efficient way. Furthermore, the course shed light on project cycle management in crisis situation.  
Finally, participants discuss how to design and implement a proper monitoring system. The course includes an overview of digital tools for project management.

Who Should Attend 

The course will benefit practitioners who are new to project management, or have experience but haven’t had the opportunity to follow a comprehensive basic training course yet. In particular:

  • Project/Programme managers

  • Project/Programme coordinators

  • Key field staff involved in project management

  • Managers supervising project planning and implementation

  • People who wish to join the non-for-profit sector

  • Consultants working with NGOs

Key Benefits

At the end of the course, participants are able to:

  • Think along results based management and strategic project planning. 

  • Undertake a needs assessment.

  • Plan (analyse and design), implement and monitor a project following the results-based management/Logical framework approach and using its tools with a focus on the logical framework matrix. 

Course Programme 

Module 1: Results oriented projects

  • Thinking results-based management to meet the SDGs

  • Mindset of an RBM culture

  • Towards results-oriented developmental projects 

  • The life cycle of a project 


Module 2: Ensuring appropriateness of projects 

  • The ABCs of needs assessments

  • Using qualitative and quantitative methodologies to define needs

  • How to prioritise needs  


Module 3: Planning for achieving results     

  • Analysis phase: From problem analysis to selection of intervention strategy

  • Intervention design phase using the Logical Framework matrix: intervention logic, indicators, means of verifications and assumptions​​


Module 4: Putting your plans in action 

  • Planning the project implementation in terms of activities and various resources  

  • Tips for successful implementation 

  • Skilled management of implementation processes: Leadership and team building

Module 5: Are we on track? Did we reach our results? ​

  • How to develop your project M&E Framework to monitor your results 

  • Monitoring process as important as monitoring results 

Personalised Post-Course Coaching

At the end of the course, each participant can avail of a credit of  45 min for personalised coaching to support the implementation of action plans and for any questions related to it. The coaching is provided by the trainer of this course. It is valid for a period of two months after the course. 

Course Organisation 

This course is the equivalent of a three-day in-person course. It takes approximately 24 hours, thereof 12 hours of live online classes, using participatory techniques such as brainstorming, group work, case studies, video discussions, exercises, etc., and 12 hours of individual and in group application of community needs assessment tools and logframe approach’s tools, peer reviews, individual reading and self-assessment. The trainer maintains the same level of interaction as in an in-person course.

Trainers: Rana Haddad, Dr. Dany Daou 


Certificate of Achievement: After passing successfully the short exam at the end of the course programme

Max. 16 participants - apply early to secure your participation.  

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