SAVIX Savings Group Management Information Systems
(MIS Design, operation and application)
Online Monday, April 22 to Friday, July 5, 2019
Facilitator: Hugh Allen
The course is a fully on-line course, divided into 5 Modules, delivered over a 4-month period. It has the following learning objectives:
- To be able to arrive at an architecture for the system that is appropriate for your institution
- To be able to collect high quality data and to analyses performance in the field
- To be able set up the system for at least one project in one MIS
- To be able to enter data and prepare a full suite of reports and to distribute those reports tailored to the needs of different stakeholders (Trainers, Supervisors, Managers, Donors and International audience
- To be able to analyses reports in terms of:
- National/international competitiveness (benchmarking)
- Supervisor and Trainer performance
- To be able to set up a Network of projects (including Network-level User-defined fields),
Participants will leave the course fully able to create, configure and manage the full range of MIS functions at all levels of use.
The six course modules are:
- Module 1: Introductory Module – Introductions, assessment, learning management system
- Introduction of facilitator, co-facilitator, fellow students
- Completion of pre-course assessment
- Tutorial on Canvas Learning Management System
- Module 2: What is an MIS and what is an appropriate architecture for different types of institutions, in line with anticipated programme outcomes (log-frame) and
- configured with appropriate User-defined fields and Report formats
- created within an administrative system that is enabled to maximize the application of reports to improve management performance
- Module 3: Pre-setup data collection by MIS Administrator and Project Administrator data collection.
- Module 4: Setup by MIS and Project Administrators (including User-defined fields) and first Data entry. This requires participants to:
- provide detailed information on their institution
- provide identities of the personnel that will perform supervision and data collection roles
- collect and submit Excel-based data from at least 10 groups
- enter and correct data as needed
- Module 5: Project report preparation at project level:
- Project performance cluster (Project performance report, Benchmark report and Trends reports)
- Operational reports cluster (Trainer comparison report, Group comparison report of groups designated under a given Trainer, Group performance report of a single selected group and Data aging report)
- Module 6: Setting up a network. Joining and leaving a network. Demonstrate network level aggregation and comparison reports.
The course is comprised of a series of webinars, case-studies, fieldwork, online exercises and individual tutorials. The use of individual tutorials is to assist individual participants as they go through the setup process and will be conducted on Skype screen sharing.