Strategies for Effective Project Design & Proposal Writing
Training on
Strategies for Effective Project Design & Proposal Writing
                   Date: 08-09 August 2015                                Venue: Intercontinental Hotel /TonlebasacII
 Time: 8:00am-17:00pm                                    Language: Khmer/English     

This seminar will give you the crucial foundational skills to shift from being an individual contributor to become critical and strategic thinkers and leading manager in successfully leading a program or complex project as well as a well-respected project manager who can achieve team success. This interactive course helps existing and new project managers, or those with some experience, who want to further develop skills, learn and practice project design and proposal writing skills.

Training Objectives
  • Understand the principle of project design and proposal writing
  • Conduct needs assessment and analyse stakeholders
  • Identify key problems and form a problem tree
  • Develop the theory of change and select suitable project intervention
  • Discriminate project hierarchy and its definitions
  • Form a effective logical framework
  • Develop SMART project goal, objectives, outputs and activities
  • Plan monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Know how to write an effective and useful funding proposal
  • Build or maintain relations with donors
Course Contents
1. Introduction to Project Design and Proposal Writing
  • What is a project, programme and project management?
  • What is project design?
  • Differences between proposal writing and project design
  • Project design cycle
2. Needs Assessment and Stakeholder Analysis
  • Why needs assessment?
  • Elements of project settings
  • Understanding needs and target groups
  • Stakeholder analysis
3. Analyzing problems
  • Identification of the problem
  • Group discussion: Development of problem tree
  • Converting problem cards to cause-effect relationships
  • Selecting a direct cause for a project
4. Project Hypothesis or the Theory of Change
  • What is project hypothesis?
  • Turning the problems to the theory of change
  • Case study
5. Project Hierarchy and Planning Framework
  • Elements of the project hierarchy
  • Planning framework
  • Comparison of logical framework and results framework
  • Case study: Logframe
6. SMART Project Goal, Objectives, Outputs and Activities
  • Concept of SMART
  • Development of smart goals, objectives, outputs and activities
  • Identifying SMART indicators
  • Setting targets for indicators
  • Case study: putting indicators & targets in a logframe
  • Characteristics of project assumptions
7. Project Design: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • What and Why M&E?
  • Selecting baseline data for monitoring
  • Group Discussion
8. Writing an Effective Project Proposal
  • Elements of a project proposal
  • Requirements of donors and matching the fit
  • Tips for successful proposal
  • Developing work plan and budgeting
  • Case study
Mr. Oum Sony has a Master Degree of Science (MSc.) in the field of Biodiversity Conservation from the Royal University of Phnom Penh with distinction thesis. Sony also holds a Bachelor Degree (BBA) in General Management from National Institute of Management. He presently works for a leading international NGO as EU funded Project Manager. He has over 15-year professional experiences. Of which, his 9-year experience was in Administration and Finance Management, the 8-year in Practical Project Management, Proposal Writing and Fundraising, Project Monitoring and Evaluation. He has been training and lecturing at Cambodian institutes and universities. He also works as a freelancer (consultant) for project evaluation. In addition, he attended many international training programs and conferences in China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and United Kingdom.

Training Methodology
The training methodology will be focused on Experience Based and Participatory Approaches include: lecture, student-centered including brainstorming, role play, small group discussion with plenary presentation, plenary discussion, group work, team involvement in decision making, participants’ problems raised during the workshop for discussion, communication game and any other contributions will be held in high respect.

Who should attend the course?

This training course is designed for NGO managers, executives and supervisors, newly appointed/ prospective managers and those who wish to gain the knowledge, understanding and necessary skills to design a new project and writing a proposal effectively and successfully. It is also suitable for employees who are considered to be ready for further development.

What will be included with the training course?
  • Group photo of participants
  • Training materials
  • Certificates are awarded by LIFE
  • Two lunches and four refreshment 
Training Fee: US$198 per person. (Register before Aug 03, 2015: Get 10%- discount for sending 1- 2 staffs, Get 15%- discount for sending 3-5 staffs or Get 1 Free for sending more than 5 staffs)

More information
Tel:              069 5555 66 / 069 5555 28 / 011 777 355
Add:            #921, St 371, Boeng TumPun, Mean cheay, Phnom Penh
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