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Programme Theory of Change and Logic Model course

Programme Theory of Change and Logic Model course

About the Course

A theory of change is “an explicit theory or model of how an intervention, such as a project, a program, a strategy, an initiative, or a policy, contributes to a chain of intermediate results and finally to the intended or observed outcomes.” (Funnel & Rogers, 2011, p. xix) . A theory of change describes how change occurs logically from the programme to its intended outcomes, and how these outcomes can be attained. It plays an essential role in social programme planning, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination. It is therefore important for social service professionals who are involved in programming to acquire the knowledge and skills to create and use theories of change effectively. 

The course will equip learners with the knowledge and skills to create a theory of change for social programmes and present a theory of change as a logic model. The theory of change will in turn enable learners to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate, and communicate the programme more effectively.  

Learners will gain knowledge of the basic principles and logic behind the creation of a theory of change, and the skills to create a theory of change and logic model for a chosen social programme. These knowledge and skills are transferable and scalable to other social programmes when they return to their workplaces. 

Course Objectives

The course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to create theories of change for social propgrammes. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define what is a theory of change

  • Explain the role of a theory of change in social programming

  • Create a theory of change for a social programme and present it as a logic model.

Who Should Attend

Social service professionals, board members and corporates who are involved in planning, implementing, evaluating, and communicating about programmes, interventions and services. It is also suitable for anyone who is interested in learning about theory of change.


Participants who meet 75% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Academy of Human Development and Social Service Institute.

Course Description

Your Trainer

Mr Lim Wei Loong

Mr Lim Wei Loong

Lim Wei Loong is a full-time researcher at Fei Yue Community Services, where he is actively involved in supporting the utilisation of research to inform practice and conducing research and programme evaluation trainings for Fei Yue’s researchers and practitioners. Having had more than ten years of experience conducting research in the practice context, Wei Loong understands the challenges social service agencies faced when utilising and conducting research. This has enabled him to deliver research trainings that are practice-based and responsive to realities on the ground.

Wei Loong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Philosophy in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, a Graduate Diploma of Social Sciences (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University, and a Master of Science in Evidence Based Health Care from the University of Oxford. He is the recipient of the 2021 Gillian Nicholls Prize for an outstanding dissertation in the subject of evidence-based healthcare awarded by the University of Oxford’s Kellogg College. Wei Loong has also completed the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) and is currently pursuing his PhD at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Wei Loong currently holds associate positions at various local Institutes of Higher Learning. He has also taught developmental psychology and social programme evaluation for other Academy of Human Development courses. Besides, Wei Loong also serves as a member of the Agency of Integrated Care’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).


Sharnice Toh, Correctional Rehab Specialist

Can see that the trainers have a lot of experience as they are quick to point out mistakes & make constructive suggestions. Denise gave relevant and simple examples to facilitate understanding.

June Leo, Senior Social Worker

Paced out learning very well. Knowledge was gained incrementally and consolidated with practice before next topic was introduced.
The 2 full days of training was not as tiring as other courses.

Andrea, Programme Executive

Thank you Wei Loong! You were very patient and understanding. Thankful for you as you've made a dry topic interesting and fun using the nearpod!

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Enquiries about the course?

Contact Us

Ms Rexanne Yap / 6593 5283

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