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Develop a Theory of Change (ToC_V1)


👥 Targeted audience: Decision-makers and change agents who want to develop a strategy for an initiatives, or who want to scale up an existing one

📃 Requirements: CLI Specialist or at least two CLI foundation courses, Pen and paper (or digital equivalent) for your notes. A free account at the Compass Tool is helpful.

📚 Course type: Guided application course, self-paced on your time, available 24/7 throughout the year

⏱ Length: 2-4 hours

💬 Language: English

You will learn how the “Theory of Change” (ToC) can be used to strategize initiatives in the complex context of sustainability transformation. It provides a step-by-step guide on the basis of the Collective Leadership Compass, and leads you through the process of drafting a ToC strategy that can be the basis for exploration with your team and funders. It is particularly relevant in Phase 1/ Phase 4 of the Dialogic Change Model.

Key take aways
A strategic design for your idea on a transformation initiative, that shows how collaboratively planned activities will lead to desired goals.

Associated programmes
  • Leading Transformative Change Collectively - becoming transformative module (4)
    Coming soon

    Contact person
    Elisabeth Kuehn
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  • Content
    • What and Why?
    • Unit 1_what and why
    • Step 1: Systems check
    • Step 1
    • Dr. Petra Kuenkel on Culture and Systemic Change | WAAS@60 - A Planetary Moment
    • Unit2_system check
    • System check insights
    • Step 2: Mandate
    • Step 2
    • Step 2_intro WLK
    • We love Kairouan network example
    • Mandate check
    • Step 3: Impact and outcomes
    • Step 3_Impact and outcome
    • Backcasting
    • Step 3_Vision
    • preparation for next task
    • General guided visioning_1.mp3
    • Vision for your collaboration's impact
    • Template option
    • Define Impact and Goal
    • Step 4: Assumptions
    • Step 4: Assumptions
    • Example for assumptions: Jordan
    • Define your assumptions
    • Step 5: Strategies and outputs
    • Step 5_Strategies
    • Strategic components 1-3
    • Strategic components 4-6
    • Define your strategies and outputs
    • Step 6: Activities
    • Step 6_Activities
    • Define your activities
    • Congratulations!
    Completion rules
    • All units must be completed