Master Class on the

Theory of Change,

2-4 March 2020, Amsterdam


This is a unique opportunity to pick the brains of five of the top practitioners in the industry! Three days of consultation and practical advice on designing and enhancing your Theories of Change from the following experts.

About the Facilitators

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An urban geographer and environmental psychologist, Heléne works with organisations engaged in social change to build their capacity to develop clear goals, gather knowledge about results, and expand the impact of critical social interventions. She incorporated the “Theory of Change” methodology into ActKnowledge’s work, and has led ActKnowledge to be the pre-eminent developer, facilitator and trainer of this method. 


Heléne Clark. Ph.D 

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Rick is perhaps best known as the developer of the Most Significant Change (MSC) method and for managing the MandE NEWS website. He is an independent evaluator who has experience in methodology development, including participatory methods of monitoring and measuring complex changes, and tools for describing, analysing and modeling development activities as networks. He is keen on the evaluability of Theories of Change.


Rick Davies, Ph.D

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Focused on bringing Transparency and Innovation into Evaluation through Data Visualization, Sara has 18 years experience in Results-Based Management, 5 in the private sector and 12 in the non-profit. She specializes in Monitoring and Evaluation with background in Livelihoods and Cash interventions in International Development. She is a guru at enhancing the visualisations of Theories of Change.


Sara Vaca

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As an independent evaluator, Steve has has implemented over 100 project evaluations and social research programs in over 30 countries, especially in post-conflict, post-disaster and transitional societies. He also designed the web app for quickly sketching theories of change


Steve Powell

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Simon has a wealth of experience and expertise of facilitating and leading change in the public and private sectors, with the last nine years of his career as Managing Director and Principal Consultant of The Helmepark Partnership.  He has developed and used Theory of Change in his work with his clients and enjoys sharing tips and practical suggestions for persons who are engaged in developing Theories of Change.


Simon Penhall

A member of the following Professional Associations and Charity organisation

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Dutch Association for Evaluators


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