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

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 February 2018 (16)

Bond International Development Awards 2018

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
26 February 2018 (Registration closed)
Pen in office

DFID commercial contracting 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.
1 March 2018 (16)
Calculator and pen

Winning and delivering DFID commercial contracts

This advanced level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
5 March 2018 (18)
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.
6 March 2018 (14)
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.
7 March 2018 (15)
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.
22 January 2018 (15)
12 March 2018 (10)
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.
14 March 2018 (12)
Pen in office

DFID commercial contracting 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.
1 March 2018 (16)
Calculator and pen

Winning and delivering DFID commercial contracts

This advanced level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
5 March 2018 (18)
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.
6 March 2018 (14)
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.
7 March 2018 (15)
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.
22 January 2018 (15)
12 March 2018 (10)
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.
14 March 2018 (12)
Business planning and project management documents

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification

This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
16 March 2018 (13)
Trainer and participant at Bond training

Introduction to monitoring, evaluation and learning

This one-day course will increase your understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning and stimulate ideas on how to design and implement processes that strengthen accountability and learning.
19 March 2018 (18)
Charts and graphs

Getting the right evidence workshop

What do we really know about what evidence works, for whom and in what contexts? Bond and 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) are holding a workshop on designing and using evidence gap maps and systematic reviews.
A young man holds a cell phone and takes a picture pointing it towards the camera, Mazabuka, Zambia

Innovation essentials

Get to grips with the key principles and stages of innovation, and practise using innovation techniques that can be incorporated into your organisation’s everyday work to help you develop new and better solutions.
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.
A group of women sitting down using tablets

Participation: principles, tools and approaches

Take this course to apply the principles of meaningful participation and be conversant with a range of tools and techniques to guide, assess and support programme-based colleagues in enhancing participation throughout the programme life cycle.
  •  
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.
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.
European Union flag against blue sky

Putting together an EC project proposal

This course is most suitable for people responsible for fundraising from the European Commission and proposal writing for the European Commission.
  •  
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation and learning

Improve and strengthen your skills and learn more about designing and adapting different approaches and methods for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).
20 March 2018 (17)
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.
A group of women sitting down using tablets

Participation: principles, tools and approaches

Take this course to apply the principles of meaningful participation and be conversant with a range of tools and techniques to guide, assess and support programme-based colleagues in enhancing participation throughout the programme life cycle.
  •  

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
£395
Two day course
£645

Band 2

Bond members >£2M annual spend

One day course
£295
Two day course
£495

Band 3

Bond members <£2M annual spend

One day course
£195
Two day course
£295

* 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*