Monitoring and Evaluation Leadership in Learning Course

Professional Advancement

The Monitoring and Evaluation Leadership in Learning Course is designed for professionals eager to learn how monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) systems run “on the ground” and how they can be used to increase program effectiveness. This online professional development course empowers participants to immediately use skills and tools they develop in course assignments that apply to their own programs and organizations. 

"The mobile data collection exercise was one of the most valuable aspects of the course for me."

Dr. Karen Duca, Associate Professor at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana).

Course Overview

Donors and funding agencies of international development programs are increasingly mandating the use of adaptive management approaches. These approaches depend upon a robust monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan guided by leaders who can facilitate activities across cultures, stakeholder groups, and dynamic political and contextual environments. Professionally curated content, immediately applicable assignments, structured design, discussion posts, and brief assessments apply best-practice online learning principles to content designed to make application and use of MEL systems to actual programs clearer.

  • Course duration is eight weeks
  • Registrants can expect to spend an average of four hours each week on course work
  • Content is semi-asynchronous, there is no set lecture time though units are sequential
  • Registrants should anticipate completing one unit each week

How to Register

Use the Registration buttons (in the upper right) to sign up for MELL course offerings. Enrollment is $625 per registrant, including a $10 fee for 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Registration is limited to 25 registrants per offering

Registrants should have a basic understanding of logic models or logical frameworks, results frameworks, and basic statistics (ability to calculate means, medians, maximums, and minimums from empirical data). It is helpful, but not necessary, to have a grounding in either quantitative or qualitative research methods.

New This Year! Custom Course Offerings

Contact course instructor Kim Castelin at for questions about customizing a course offering just for your organization or group. Pricing available on request.