• Ingredients for an effective team

    No matter where you work these days, you are likely to be part of a team. Many of us also lead teams as our careers progress. But is it always necessary to work in teams? How can team leaders improve the effectiveness of their teams? MDF expert Jan Kuyper, MDF senior trainer/consultant shares insights he gained when advising a Dutch NGO in their team development. 

    news09 Aug 2018
  • Advocacy: just do it? Or learn to do it first?

    Advocacy: just do it? Or learn to do it first? Should you start with providing capacity building programmes first? Or, should you prioritise the advocacy proper, focusing on the advocacy outcomes first and favouring on-the-job learning by your partners?

    blog07 Aug 2018
  • Mentoring 18 people to become excellent volunteers

    Nicolas Dupic is an MDF trainer/consultant and he works on a large EU-funded programme called the EU Aid Volunteers initiative. Last May, Nicolas was a mentor of a fantastic group of candidate volunteers trained in The Netherlands and in this interview he offers an insight into the two-week training.

    news03 Aug 2018
  • Is a programme only successful if the outcomes are reached?

    Would you like to gain a better grip on the evaluations of your advocacy programmes? Advocacy approaches are peculiar in many ways, which makes evaluating them challenging. Ewoud Plate – trainer of the new Evaluating Advocacy and Policy Influencing course – shares some nuggets of wisdom that can help you to conduct your evaluations better.

    blog30 Jul 2018
  • Am I really evaluating an advocacy programme?

    Would you wish for more grip on the evaluations of your advocacy programmes? Advocacy approaches are peculiar in many ways, and this makes evaluating them challenging. Ewoud Plate, trainer of the new Evaluating Advocacy and Policy Influencing course, shares nuggets of wisdom on a weekly basis that can help you conducting your evaluations better.

    blog23 Jul 2018

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