Creative Consulting & Development Works

We are a research, evaluation and communications consultancy, servicing nonprofits, governments and donors with innovative solutions within the development context.

2017 Course Information

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Creative Data Visualisation

Register and pay before 20 April for a 15% discount.

Cape Town:

Date: 17 – 18 May 2017

Venue: CC&DW training room, Woodstock


Date: 24 – 25 May 2017

Venue: CC&DW office, Pretoria

Data visualisation is concerned with transforming the data buried in complex reports and statistics into concise images that communicate concepts in a clear and actionable manner. The 2 day workshop aims to introduce participants to various techniques to improve standard data visualisation (diagrams and charts) and to create innovative visual products that can facilitate the communication of complex stories and ideas.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Who should attend: government employees, consultants, graduates and students of M&E, local and international funders, and NGO employees in the development sector.

Evaluation Design, Management and Ethics

Register and pay before 20 August for a 15% discount.

Cape Town:

Date: 22 – 24 September 2017

Venue: Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Woodstock


Date: 19 – 21 September 2017

Venue: Cricklewood Manor, Pretoria

This course provides a foundation for those involved in designing and implementing evaluations as well as those managing evaluations. The three interrelated modules engage in a practical yet thoughtful manner with the subject matter from the perspective of both evaluators and those managing evaluations: creating the best possible design within the limitations of time and budget is a familiar dilemma; managing evaluations seems simple, but in fact requires a complex set of competencies; and ethics is embedded in everything, and an integral part of building professional evaluation competence.

The course is designed to bring together all these aspects and to get you thinking proactively and creatively about the exciting challenges inherent in this work.

Who should attend: government employees, consultants, graduates and students of M&E, local and international funders, and NGO employees in the development sector.

The Expert Facilitators


Fia van Rensburg — Senior Researcher and Evaluator

Fia has more than 18 years’ experience in the development sector, focusing mainly on monitoring and evaluation. She has worked in provincial and national government as well as international organisations.

In addition to core skills in monitoring and evaluation and facilitation, she is passionate about capacity building and is interested in integrating issues of gender and appreciative inquiry into her work.

She holds a Bachelors degree from North West University in Psychology and Sociology, Masters Certificates in Advanced Social Research Methodology and in Social Impact Assessment, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Management.


Nicci van der Merwe — Senior Researcher and Evaluator

Nicci has over the past ten years developed the necessary skills to conduct programme monitoring and evaluations in the development sector, using both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Nicci’s passion and experience lie specifically in the social justice, women and children, and vulnerable key populations sectors.

Nicci’s main responsibilities at CC&DW include training, facilitation and programme evaluations; within the broader field of monitoring and evaluation in the social development sector.

Nicci holds a Masters degree in Programme Evaluation from the University of Cape Town, as well as a Master degree in Criminology from the University of South Africa. Nicci is an active member of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association.


Leanne Adams — Researcher and Evaluator

Leanne has developed qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation skills including evaluation methodology, Theory of Change development and advanced statistical analysis over the past three years, including strong experience in developing and evaluating M&E systems for social programmes for both non-governmental and public sector clients.

Her main focus areas include education, health, and gender equality.

Leanne holds a Master of Philosophy in Programme Monitoring and Evaluation from the University of Cape Town, an Honours degree specialising in Psychology and is a member of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association.


Fatima Mathiva — Research and Evaluation Assistant

Fatima worked as a research assistant and online editorial contributor for three years before joining CC&DW and considers herself a jack of most trades bringing analytical, digital content and research skills.

At CC&DW, Fatima predominantly focuses on the planning and running of programme evaluations, supports training and facilitation and produces online content.

She has a Masters in Development Studies and is currently completing her Masters in Programme Evaluation.

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Which trainings would you like to attend in Cape Town?

Creative Data Visualization: 17 – 18 MayEvaluation Design, Management and Ethics: 12-14 September

Which trainings would you like to attend in Gauteng?

Creative Data Visualization: 24 – 25 MayEvaluation Design, Management and Ethics: 19-21 September

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