Presentation on theme: "Basic Training on Project Proposal"— Presentation transcript:
1 Basic Training on Project Proposal Summary Project Outline (SPROUT)a standard format for a project proposalACTRAV-Turin
2 Developing a Project Proposal Concept of “Training System”SPROUT – model project proposalExample of a projectIndividual activityPresentation of workplan
3 Concept of “Training System” Training System ChartAnalysis of Training PoliciesDefinition of Training NeedsDefinition of Initial SituationDefinition of Exit ProfileDefinition ofSelection of Methods, Media, Activities, etc.
4 Training System Chart Analysis of Trade Union Training Policies Analysis of Initial Situation (target group)Definition of Training NeedsAnalysis of Exit Profile (roles/functions)Specification of Training ObjectivesDesign, elaboration and implementation of EvaluationSelection, design and elaboration of training means and methodsOrganization of Resources
5 Analysis of Training Policies Values, Principles and JustificationsPrioritiesTraining StrategiesResources
6 Definition of Training Needs Qualitative definitionthe nature of training needsQuantitativenumber persons to be trainedduration of training required
7 Definition of Initial Situation Target groupEntry conditionsResources availableConstraintsPast experiences
8 Definition of Exit Profile Definition of the expected performanceObservable knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors and/or abilitiesPerformance criteria and indicators
9 Definition of Objectives PerformanceConditionCriteriaDefinition of pre-requisites
10 Selection of Methods and Media Design pedagogic progression of contentConditionCriteriaDefinition of pre-requisites
11 Training Objectives Activities Object Product Target Group Target OutputHow? What doyou need to do?Who are they? What are they doing? Where are they? How old? Etc…What are the values, capabilities and knowledge necessary for the position/ responsibility/assignment/ task?
12 SPROUT About SPROUT…summary project outline Background and justificationDevelopment objectives and immediate objectivesOutput and input
13 SPROUT…Summary project Outline Tool for the development of a project proposalMeans to make a proposal for a financing agencyBackground and justificationDevelopment and immediate objectivesIndicators of achievementsMain outputsMajor inputsMonitoring, evaluation and reportingA primary budget estimate
14 SPROUT…Background/Justification What are the problems you are going to address?What are the causes and effect of the problems?What are your strategies to solve the problems?Socio-economic situation/contextProblems to be addressed by the projectPast experiences, training/campaigns/activities“Problem analysis” – cause and effect of problemsMonitoring, evaluation and reportingA primary budget estimate
15 SPROUT…Development and Immediate Objectives Development ObjectivesOverall aims of the projectBroader behavioral/institutional changes to which the project will contributeImmediate ObjectivesSpecific achievements (situations and/or conditions) or direct results that the project will attain by the end of the projectBe as specific as possible and avoid using verbs expressing activities (e.g. “to study”, “to raise awareness”, or “to assist”).
16 SPROUT…Indicators of Achievement and Outputs A brief description of the desired or expected situation at the end of the project, with clear emphasis on the changes that the project will help to bring about.OutputsProducts that the project will produceBe precise in defining the outputs
17 SPROUT…Main activities List of main activitiesHow the inputs of the project will be transformed into outputsList all the activities, in a logical (or chronological) order, that are important to the production of the outputsBe strategic!
18 SPROUT…Inputs and monitoring/evaluation/report List of InputsList all the inputs needed for carrying out the planned activitiesConsider financial implications for each input (Is it available for free, or do you have to create it?)Monitoring/evaluation/reportingConsider appropriate monitoring, evaluation and reporting mechanisms/procedures, so that you can ensure the project will be proceeded as planned while producing expected results.
19 Example of a ProjectA workplan prepared by Catherine in A (July 2004) on Social Protection
20 Individual Activity Decide the main issue/agenda for your workplan (by Friday, 30 Jan.)Prepare an outline based on the model workplan sheet(by Wed, 4 Feb.)Complete the workplan and get ready for presentation(by 08:30, Friday, 6 Feb.)
21 Presentation of Work Plan Each participant has 5 – 10 minutes to present his/her work plan;While your colleague is making presentation, carefully take note of its major arguments, focusing on some strong points, weak points, and/or points for clarification;Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session through which participants help each other to further improve/strengthen the workplans.