Thursday, 16.45-17.30 (Academy Hall)

Where do you sit on the Maturity Model? Maliha Khan, Independent Consultant. Now that we have some ideas on what a “MERL Tech Maturity Model” might look like, how does your organization or your practice measure up? Let’s find out! You’ll need that photo you snapped of your favorite model as a reference, and we’ll provide the rest!

Session Level:

Beginner, intermediate, advanced

Session Details:

Pick a different table than the one you were at earlier.

  • Share the photo you snapped of your favorite maturity model. Discuss what was most interesting to you about that model and why
  • Discuss where your organization ranks along the maturity scale (this can be your overall organization or the smaller team that you are on). If you’re an individual consultant, you can either think of yourself or pick a client that you’re very engaged with and do the exercise with them in mind.
  • Choose a sticker that shows where you/your organization fit on the scale [green (new/low capacity), yellow, orange, red (very mature/high capacity)]
  • Put the sticker on your nametag – we’ll use these stickers tomorrow!

Session Leads:

Maliha Khan, Independent. MERL Tech London Organising Team and Selection Committee. Maliha is a development practitioner in the fields of monitoring and evaluation and learning and accountability and has led in these functions for CARE USA and Oxfam America. She has been responsible for leading internal teams that provide technical support, maintain standards, lead innovation and provide thought leadership in the organizations. She has provided strategic support in these areas to Nike Foundation/Girl Hub and is currently playing that role for Rockefeller Foundation where she is leading the M&E and measurement work for their resilience portfolio. Prior to joining CARE, Dr. Khan was an associate professor of Sustainable Development at World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute where she taught development professionals program design, monitoring and evaluation amongst other things. She has worked as a consultant for a variety of iNGOs, Foundations, bilateral, multilateral and government organizations. Maliha is from Pakistan, where she started her career implementing development projects. See Maliha’s full bio here and follow her on Twitter at @malihkhan.