Focus group Discussion with participants in Rwanda

Conducting Professional Focus Groups – Workshop Toronto

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One-day, hands-on training

Conducting Professional Focus Groups

Foundations of Qualitative Research

Qualitative data is essential for deeper understanding of issues and positive changes experienced by a target community. At the same time collecting and analyzing qualitative data can be the most challenging part of any M&E system. In this hands-on workshop we will unwrap some of the common mistakes related to Focus Groups, qualitative data collection and analysis.

From Workshop Content:

* Needs for Qualitative Data

* Structure and Design of Focus Groups

* Guide and Notes

* Analyzing Results

* Moderation and Facilitation Techniques

* Mock Focus Groups

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About Trainers:

Our trainers bring over an decade long experience with conducting Focus Groups with target communities as well as training for field staff on how to conduct and analyze Focus Groups and other qualitative methods.

Petra Brtnikova is an PhD candidate and enthusiast with desire in qualitative and participatory research and monitoring techniques. She is experienced trainer of trainers for Focus Groups delivering training for teams and individuals around the world. Most recently Petra delivered training of trainers on Focus Groups and Key Informant Interviews for teams from Rwanda, Malawi and Ghana for one of the MNHC (Maternal-Child Health) Projects funded by Global Affairs Canada. Petra continuously improves her curriculum, bringing to the community latest trends and lessons learned. 
Paula Richardson is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist with 10+ years experience designing, managing and evaluating complex food security and sustainable economic development projects in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. As the M&E Advisor to Salanga and the Manager for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at USC Canada she has successfully supported systems in order to improve programming, communicate effectiveness and strengthen accountability. She has a passion for using data to make a difference in decision-making and is inspired by M&E systems that catalyze learning and promote knowledge sharing from the field up


Where:   Toronto, CSI, 215 Spadina Av., 4th floor

When:    Friday, March 31, 2017:  8:30 — 4:00


  • Students and low income individuals  $90 + HST
  • NGOs and Individuals  $150 + HST
  • Private Sector $200 + HST
  • Salanga’s Partners (invitation required) $20+HST

Price includes participation in the workshop and lunch.



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