Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Category: Facilitation and Training

Careers shape futures: supporting emerging evaluators

18 October 2017

Choosing a career path can be a daunting or exciting journey for anyone, young or old. But when you are younger, the possibilities are endless and exploring them can become life-changing. When Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) was approached by the South African Institute of International Affairs as well […]

Evaluations enable learning: Zenex celebrates a milestone for the learner programme

10 October 2017

Late in 2014 Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) was contracted by the Zenex Foundation to do a comprehensive evaluation of the Zenex Learner Programme, as part of a 10-year retrospective review of the high school intervention programme. The Zenex Foundation will host a seminar on Wednesday 11 October in […]

BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY! Creative data visualisation workshop at SAMEA

6 September 2017

The SAMEA 6th Biennial Pre-Conference Capacity Building Workshop Series will precede the 6th Biennial SAMEA Conference with the theme ‘‘Purpose-driven Monitoring and Evaluation’’ and features workshops by distinguished M&E professionals. CC&DW is proud to be selected as an M&E thought-leader and will host a 1-day workshop covering Data Visualisation. Dates: 23 October 2017 […]

Be a Part of our Customised, Practical and Engaging Technical Assistance in M&E Design

7 August 2017

We recently held a technical assistance session on M&E Design in Cape Town in July 2017. Have a look at what facilitator Dr Donna Podems highlighted as the main aims and objectives of this training: “Since every organisation is unique, we understand that generic training is not always the most useful […]

A new way of thinking about presenting data

14 June 2017

We held our Creative Data Visualisation training in Pretoria in May 2017. Here’s what facilitator, Fia van Rensburg, highlighted as the main aims and objectives of this training: We’ll be looking at some traditional ways of reporting and presenting data and taking that and facilitating a new way of thinking […]

May’s Learning & Networking Circle with Donna Podems

9 May 2017

Creative Consulting & Development Works is proud to launch our Learning & Networking circle this May. Join us for a lively discussion and chance to network with like-minded evaluation professionals, and some great cheese and wine pairings! Our guest speaker Donna Podems will deliver a lecture on the new book […]

Your groundbreaking data will go unnoticed if you can’t communicate its value

13 April 2017

Meet your Creative Data Visualisation facilitator, Fia van Rensburg who is based at our new Pretoria office. Fia has more than 18 years’ experience in the development sector, specializing in monitoring and evaluation. She has worked in provincial and national government as well as international organizations. In addition to core […]

Ethics in research and how to handle socio-economic challenges in fieldwork

18 January 2017

Ethics in research are extremely important and should always be maintained to ensure that researchers conduct their work in a professional manner. Basically put, ethics are the rules that distinguish between “right” and “wrong”, “bad” and “good”, ethics are about the norms for conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable […]

Register for our upcoming evaluation trainings now

16 January 2017

We’re very pleased to present our evaluation training schedule for 2017. Click here to register now for these upcoming courses. After you register, we’ll get in touch to finalise the details. And if you’d like to register now for one later on in the year, that’s definitely allowed — we’ll […]

Design Thinking: More than just the colour and shape of your TV couch

13 January 2017

On Wednesday the 11th of January, we hosted a Design Thinking workshop in collaboration with the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT) and the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI). The workshop served as an introduction and awareness initiative for a study commissioned to CC&DW by the […]