This one-of-a-kind book fills a gap in the literature by providing readers with a systematic approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) training for programs and projects. Bridging theoretical concepts with practical, how-to knowledge, the authors draw upon the scholarly literature, applied resources, and over 50 years of combined experience to provide expert guidance that can be tailored to different M&E training needs and contexts, including those for novices, professionals, organizations and their staff, community members, and other groups with a desire to learn and sustain sound M&E practices.

Training Closing Activities


Activities used to bring closure to training.


Training closing activities are useful to review and help trainees organize and remember training content (Adult Learning Principles 3 and 13: Chapter 4, Table 4.4). They can also support training evaluation and training transfer and celebrate individual and group accomplishments resulting from training. They help recognize what has been covered and accomplished and identify what can be done to best meet longer-term training outcomes (Adult Learning Principles 14).


If poorly facilitated—that is, rushed due to limited remaining time—closing activities can leave a bad final tone or impression with trainees.

Additional considerations

Planned activities for training closing are an important opportunity to reinforce the adult learning principle of recency for both learning content and parting impressions and considerations for trainees. ...

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