Events and training

We run a range of events and training to help you be more effective and share expertise. This includes the Bond Annual Conference and Awards, Europe’s biggest international development event.

We’ve been developing the knowledge and skills of professionals in the sector for over 20 years through our highly practical courses. Our expert trainers deliver courses at the Bond training centre, online or in-house at your office.

To find out more about the events and training we offer, contact us.

List of events and training by theme

Engage in the big sector debates, discuss emerging trends, make new connections, share ideas and be inspired to think differently.

26 February 2018
Delegates at conference

Get the latest insights and trends in public and institutional fundraising at Bond’s second annual Funding for Development Conference.

8 October 2018
Delegates at conference

Safeguarding for development

Find out more about the sector’s work on improving safeguarding and get peer support on implementing new measures at our free event for members. 
21 August 2018 (Registration closed)

Bond campaigners’ catch up

This meeting is an opportunity for Bond members to meet with fellow campaigners and share what their organisation has been working on in 2018, as well as learning from the successes of others.
31 August 2018 (25)
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

This course showcases the role that effective advocacy and campaigns can play in influencing change. It will take you through the process of developing an advocacy strategy and how to make choices about the appropriate approach for your organisation.
5 September 2018 (7)
12 February 2019 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
6 September 2018 (11)
13 February 2019 (17)
Woman in red print dress sitting on the ground with a laptop

Fundraising from trusts and foundations

Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
11 September 2018 (Registration closed)
Birmingham city centre and Bullring

Bond Connect: Birmingham

Connect with NGOs based in the Midlands and share your challenges with Bond
11 September 2018 (46)

Engage in the big sector debates, discuss emerging trends, make new connections, share ideas and be inspired to think differently.

26 February 2018
Delegates at conference

Get the latest insights and trends in public and institutional fundraising at Bond’s second annual Funding for Development Conference.

8 October 2018
Delegates at conference

Safeguarding for development

Find out more about the sector’s work on improving safeguarding and get peer support on implementing new measures at our free event for members. 
21 August 2018 (Registration closed)
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

This course showcases the role that effective advocacy and campaigns can play in influencing change. It will take you through the process of developing an advocacy strategy and how to make choices about the appropriate approach for your organisation.
5 September 2018 (7)
12 February 2019 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
6 September 2018 (11)
13 February 2019 (17)
Woman in red print dress sitting on the ground with a laptop

Fundraising from trusts and foundations

Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
11 September 2018 (Registration closed)
EU notebook

Managing EC contracts and reporting on EC grants

Demystify the European Commission’s stringent compliance rules, review your contract management obligations and get a practical handle on how to meet the EC's reporting requirements.
17 September 2018 (9)
11 March 2019 (18)
Woman deciding where to place a post-it note on a categorised flipchart

Managing the project cycle

Find out all you need to know about how to plan, run and manage an international development project, with a specific focus on the practical planning and implementation phases.
24 September 2018 (14)
11 December 2018 (18)
4 February 2019 (17)
World map

IATI data publishing

Bringing together Bond’s expertise in IATI and Humentum’s experience in online learning, this 2-week online course supports you to publish to the IATI data standard.
24 September 2018
Goe tiles in baskets on a goe board

Project design: the logical framework approach

This course will take you step by step through the process of creating a logframe. You will get to grips with the logic, learn how to write useful indicators and think about how to verify them.
26 September 2018 (9)
6 February 2019 (16)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
28 September 2018 (Registration closed)
8 February 2019 (12)

Bond campaigners’ catch up

This meeting is an opportunity for Bond members to meet with fellow campaigners and share what their organisation has been working on in 2018, as well as learning from the successes of others.
31 August 2018 (25)
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

This course showcases the role that effective advocacy and campaigns can play in influencing change. It will take you through the process of developing an advocacy strategy and how to make choices about the appropriate approach for your organisation.
5 September 2018 (7)
12 February 2019 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
6 September 2018 (11)
13 February 2019 (17)
European Parliament glass building in Brussels

EU corridors of power

This course explains how decisions are made in the European Union and highlights where NGOs can have the greatest influence in the process.
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

This course showcases the role that effective advocacy and campaigns can play in influencing change. It will take you through the process of developing an advocacy strategy and how to make choices about the appropriate approach for your organisation.
5 September 2018 (7)
12 February 2019 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
6 September 2018 (11)
13 February 2019 (17)
World map

IATI data publishing

Bringing together Bond’s expertise in IATI and Humentum’s experience in online learning, this 2-week online course supports you to publish to the IATI data standard.
24 September 2018
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

Find out what safeguarding means for your organisation and how to develop a best practice approach to ensure your organisation is equipped to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.
1 October 2018 (7)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
2 October 2018 (6)
Wooden abacus on a desk

Project budgeting essentials

Using practical examples, learn how to plan, develop, monitor and report on a budget for funding proposals and projects, keep track of grants from multiple donors and monitor your cash flow.
3 October 2018 (8)
29 January 2019 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

This one-day introduction to value for money will build your confidence and skills of using VFM techniques when designing programmes and preparing proposals and budgets for institutional donors.
15 October 2018 (11)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials online

This online course prepares you to develop a quality theory of change for your programme or organisation which meets industry-recognised quality standards as well as donors requirements.
17 October 2018 (20)
10 January 2019 (24)
Woman in red print dress sitting on the ground with a laptop

Fundraising from trusts and foundations

Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
11 September 2018 (Registration closed)
EU notebook

Managing EC contracts and reporting on EC grants

Demystify the European Commission’s stringent compliance rules, review your contract management obligations and get a practical handle on how to meet the EC's reporting requirements.
17 September 2018 (9)
11 March 2019 (18)
World map

IATI data publishing

Bringing together Bond’s expertise in IATI and Humentum’s experience in online learning, this 2-week online course supports you to publish to the IATI data standard.
24 September 2018
Wooden abacus on a desk

Project budgeting essentials

Using practical examples, learn how to plan, develop, monitor and report on a budget for funding proposals and projects, keep track of grants from multiple donors and monitor your cash flow.
3 October 2018 (8)
29 January 2019 (18)
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials

With donors channelling more and more funds through competitive tenders, this course provides an introduction to commercial contracting with DFID to increase the chances of success from your first application.
9 October 2018 (5)
4 March 2019 (18)
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth

This intermediate level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
11 October 2018 (16)
6 March 2019 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

This one-day introduction to value for money will build your confidence and skills of using VFM techniques when designing programmes and preparing proposals and budgets for institutional donors.
15 October 2018 (11)
Block puzzle

DFID essentials: funding mechanisms, policies and priorities

Essential preparation for those new to working with DFID. Discover DFID's key priorities, expectations and funding mechanisms and find out how to prepare for successful DFID relationships.
16 October 2018 (9)
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

This course showcases the role that effective advocacy and campaigns can play in influencing change. It will take you through the process of developing an advocacy strategy and how to make choices about the appropriate approach for your organisation.
5 September 2018 (7)
12 February 2019 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
6 September 2018 (11)
13 February 2019 (17)
Small globe in child's hands

Introduction to international development

This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
15 January 2019 (15)
Panorama Westminster at dusk

UK corridors of power

Get a clear understanding of how UK policy is made and put into practice, with expert guest speakers providing an inside perspective on who to target and how to influence the political process.
European Parliament glass building in Brussels

EU corridors of power

This course explains how decisions are made in the European Union and highlights where NGOs can have the greatest influence in the process.
World map

IATI data publishing

Bringing together Bond’s expertise in IATI and Humentum’s experience in online learning, this 2-week online course supports you to publish to the IATI data standard.
24 September 2018
Woman deciding where to place a post-it note on a categorised flipchart

Managing the project cycle

Find out all you need to know about how to plan, run and manage an international development project, with a specific focus on the practical planning and implementation phases.
24 September 2018 (14)
11 December 2018 (18)
4 February 2019 (17)
Goe tiles in baskets on a goe board

Project design: the logical framework approach

This course will take you step by step through the process of creating a logframe. You will get to grips with the logic, learn how to write useful indicators and think about how to verify them.
26 September 2018 (9)
6 February 2019 (16)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
28 September 2018 (Registration closed)
8 February 2019 (12)
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

Find out what safeguarding means for your organisation and how to develop a best practice approach to ensure your organisation is equipped to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.
1 October 2018 (7)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
2 October 2018 (6)
Wooden abacus on a desk

Project budgeting essentials

Using practical examples, learn how to plan, develop, monitor and report on a budget for funding proposals and projects, keep track of grants from multiple donors and monitor your cash flow.
3 October 2018 (8)
29 January 2019 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

This one-day introduction to value for money will build your confidence and skills of using VFM techniques when designing programmes and preparing proposals and budgets for institutional donors.
15 October 2018 (11)
World map

IATI data publishing

Bringing together Bond’s expertise in IATI and Humentum’s experience in online learning, this 2-week online course supports you to publish to the IATI data standard.
24 September 2018
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

This one-day introduction to value for money will build your confidence and skills of using VFM techniques when designing programmes and preparing proposals and budgets for institutional donors.
15 October 2018 (11)
Man looking at Europe on a world map

Impact assessment: what difference did we make?

Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
21 November 2018 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

This course is for organisations receiving funds where IATI is a requirement. It gives participants the skills needed to publish data effectively and efficiently to any donor.
27 November 2018 (15)
28 February 2019 (15)
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

Find out what safeguarding means for your organisation and how to develop a best practice approach to ensure your organisation is equipped to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse.
1 October 2018 (7)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
2 October 2018 (6)
building blocks

Business model innovation for NGOs

This groundbreaking programme will support leaders to create innovative, future-fit business models. It combines the expertise of strategy and innovation specialist Ian Gray and the Bond futures team.
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.

Delivery

Face-to-face

We run a great series of courses from our training centre in London.

In-house

Our experts can deliver tailored training all over the world.

Online

We offer online learning programmes and materials.

Nicola Banks
Superb. Rarely do I leave training courses having taken so much on board. The insight from the different guest speakers was invaluable.
Nicola Banks, University of Manchester

Standard training course prices

Band 1

Non-members

One day course
£420
Two day course
£730

Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

One day course
£310
Two day course
£520

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend

One day course
£200
Two day course
£310

* 10% off if you book 8 weeks in advance; 5% off 3 or more bookings.

Contact us for special discounts if you're a student or unemployed.

10%

off if you book early*

5%

off multiple bookings*