STRATEGIC SUPPORT

Investigate & solve organisational problems, align social programs with core business and enable long term sustainability of initiatives.

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Strengthen organisational capacities for performance improvement, by training personnel at all levels.

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Facilitate discussions, by scoping problems and exploring solutions, through interactive, participatory and engaging workshops and events.


 

Hone Skills

Field staff as bedrock of an organization

It has been observed that field staff are not equipped or trained sufficiently to monitor programs and evaluate effectiveness of their work. Reporting and research skills are below average for many project implementation personnel. They usually lack long-term vision in terms of project sustainability and sustenance. The poor decision making capacity among them adds to how little they are involved in the planning process or in the improvement of programs. Based on our experiences, we feel regular training of field personnel improves project execution and thus, impact.

Creative
Dialogues

Boost your human capital

4th Wheel training programs span across CSR program and policy development, field work assessment methods, impact evaluation, reporting and documentation, proposal development, technology aided program monitoring and employee engagement.

Boost your human capital

4th Wheel training programs span across CSR program and policy development, field work assessment methods, impact evaluation, reporting and documentation, proposal development, technology aided program monitoring and employee engagement.

Creative
Dialogues

Methodologies

We cluster our capacity development projects into the following categories:
Consultancy, Trainings, Events and Lectures.

Design-Thinking

Design-Thinking

Fishbowl Processes

Fishbowl Processes

World Cafe Method

World Cafe Method

SARAR

SARAR

Design Thinking A methodology used by social project designers to solve complex problems and find desirable solutions for organisations. The emphasis is on creating, testing, learning and improving. Design thinking helps to define a problem and come up with innovative yet realistic solutions

PROJECTS

We cluster our capacity development projects into the following categories:
Consultancy, Trainings, Events and Lectures.

Consultancy


  • AHMEDABAD

  • NGO

  • 2013

Accenture partnered with SEWA Gitanjali with an objective to upgrade the livelihood of women waste pickers by providing skill trainings to produce handmade stationary products. Accenture assists SEWA Gitanjali with training, monetary assistance, capacity building, supply chain development, personnel training, product development and establishing market linkages. 4th Wheel provided contextualized consultancy regarding product and market development of SEWA Gitanjali Stationary to adapt it to the requirements of the Indian market. 4th Wheel built up a brand identity for the different products, identified and established market linkages and increased product sales.


  • Gujarat

  • NGO

  • 2011

4th Wheel has been the consultancy and implementation partner for the Leh Disaster response program, organized by Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit that seeks to provide safe, secure, decent and affordable shelter for families in need. 4th Wheel strategized and executed a fund raising event, conducted fundraising activities and enhanced visibility of the cause in Ahmedabad.


  • Gujarat

  • NGO

  • 2011

4th Wheel provided capacity development in cause related marketing, strategizing and implementing an outreach campaign aiming at incorporating technology in colleges by introducing a tablet called ZOOMI to students. Deliverables included an effective marketing strategy, communication collaterals, documenting product and program feedback and further project management support.


  • Gujarat

  • NGO

  • 2011

HK Solutions is a construction company, developing a low cost housing project in Changodar, Ahmedabad. They aim to implement effective and impactful social programs for construction workers at the construction site. 4WSI conducted a rapid assessment of workers, based on which social projects and implementing partners were identified to co-create solutions and strategically execute them. Solutions and programs identified focus on innovative ideas, strong organisations, well defined implementation processes and tangible impact

Trainings


  • NEW DELHI

  • Industry Body

  • 2012- 2016

4th Wheel is the training partner of the Federation of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries and regularly gives trainings on CSR and impact evaluation frameworks. 4th Wheel recently conducted a two-days training on the Social Return on Investment (SROI) framework to monetize outcomes and compare it to their investments.


  • ANKLESHWAR

  • Corporate

  • March, 2011

4th Wheel conducted a corporate training session on CSR and introduced the concept as well as latest developments in the Indian context.


  • Mumbai

  • Corporate

  • May, 2017

4WSI conducted a training for 40 mid-level managerial staff of Godrej Industries Limited who are responsible for managing CSR programs in various locations. The focus was on orienting the participants to social program design, implementation and evaluation. The focus was on both technical inputs as well as practical sessions. Technical inputs included theories and studies and frameworks such human-centred design, design-thinking, participatory program design, stakeholder mapping, logic models and theory of change etc. The practical component of the training mainly included case study reviews. Groups had to review cases along the lines of six core program design considerations – participatory planning, partnerships, implementation, impact, sustainability and hypothetical budget. While the training added value to participants in terms of improved knowledge on social program design frameworks and tools and methods of community engagement, it also increased their understanding on social issues and techniques for stakeholder engagement and relationship building.

events


  • Ahmedabad

  • Seminar

  • March, 2011

4th Wheel hosted a one-day event on sustainable social business models as an effective form of CSR investments. Chief Guest was Shri. Asit Vora, Mayor of Ahmedabad. This event had 11 participating companies, 9 NGO's as partners and saw an audience of 89 people.


  • Ahmedabad

  • Employee Volunteering

  • March, 2011

The Plan and Participate Project is 4th Wheel’s internally created employee engagement program. Over eight different events were conducted with Ahmedabad-based corporates and 193 employees could be mobilized and connected with local NGOs.


  • Mumbai

  • Conference

  • November, 2016

4th Wheel consulted Yunus Social Business India, founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Yunus from Bangladesh in the India Social Business Forum. The aim was to make the forum more engaging and creative and promote a high level of interaction among stakeholders. Activities included the design of communication material, including a stage banner, standees and postcards, and interactive elements like a social business exhibition.


  • Mumbai

  • Workshop

  • November, 2016

A problem-solving workshop on Sustainable Development Goal 17 was organised with the support of the Swedish Institute (SI). SDG 17 aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for development. The workshop adopted the design thinking methodology. It saw 50+ participants and dwelled on six challenges. related to improved data collection, using technology and strengthening multi stakeholder partnerships. Three teams came up with nine relevant solutions with facilitation support of three knowledge leads.


  • Mumbai

  • Workshop

  • May, 2017

To promote alternative evaluation techniques, 4WSI hosted a workshop ‘Storytelling for Evaluation’ in Mumbai. The workshop saw participation from 15 organizations – NGOs, corporates and social enterprises. The workshop provided a theoretical introduction to the process and need for community-based, participatory M&E as well as to different methods, tools and techniques. Four methods for storytelling were explored – Story Theatre, Most Significant Change (MSC) technique, Participatory Videos, Photo Voice. To support theoretical inputs with practical activities, participants were divided into groups to build their own story using any one of the four methods and present it in a story circle.