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

Panel discussion at Bond Conference

Be inspired to tackle the key challenges and organisational issues facing our sector. You’ll also get new ideas and tools to help your organisation respond to the future.

18 March 2019
World map

IATI data publishing

Next date
20 March 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials - in Washington DC

Next date
21 March 2019
available spaces
We've partnered with Humentum to run our popular DFID contracts essentials in Washington DC. It gives you the tools needed to confidently apply for funds through competitive tenders.
Upcoming dates
21 March 2019
23 July 2019
17 September 2019
Trainer and participant at Bond training

Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
25 March 2019 7
available spaces
This one-day course will introduce the principles and approaches of of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning that underpin good quality programme planning and implementation.
Upcoming dates
25 March 2019 (7)
8 July 2019 (17)
4 November 2019 (17)
10 February 2020 (18)
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
26 March 2019 3
available spaces
Improve and strengthen your skills and learn more about designing and adapting different approaches and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
26 March 2019 (3)
9 July 2019 (17)
5 November 2019 (18)
11 February 2020 (18)
Digital data

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
28 March 2019 8
available spaces
This practical, one-day course gives you a thorough grounding in a range of participatory monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) methods, tools and approaches.
Upcoming dates
28 March 2019 (8)
11 July 2019 (16)
7 November 2019 (18)
13 February 2020 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification Level 2

Next date
29 March 2019 14
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve PMD Pro level 2 - an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
29 March 2019 (14)
Rural village in Madagascar with clouds overhead and children with two adults

Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

Next date
2 April 2019 Registration closed
available spaces
Get expert advice on what different donors require, learn how to match your objectives to theirs and gain practical experience by appraising elements of a proposal from a donor perspective.
Upcoming dates
2 April 2019 (Registration closed)
18 November 2019 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

Next date
30 April 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
30 April 2019 (11)
14 November 2019 (18)
Panel discussion at Bond Conference

Be inspired to tackle the key challenges and organisational issues facing our sector. You’ll also get new ideas and tools to help your organisation respond to the future.

18 March 2019
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

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

IATI data publishing

Next date
20 March 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials - in Washington DC

Next date
21 March 2019
available spaces
We've partnered with Humentum to run our popular DFID contracts essentials in Washington DC. It gives you the tools needed to confidently apply for funds through competitive tenders.
Upcoming dates
21 March 2019
23 July 2019
17 September 2019
Trainer and participant at Bond training

Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
25 March 2019 7
available spaces
This one-day course will introduce the principles and approaches of of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning that underpin good quality programme planning and implementation.
Upcoming dates
25 March 2019 (7)
8 July 2019 (17)
4 November 2019 (17)
10 February 2020 (18)
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
26 March 2019 3
available spaces
Improve and strengthen your skills and learn more about designing and adapting different approaches and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
26 March 2019 (3)
9 July 2019 (17)
5 November 2019 (18)
11 February 2020 (18)
Digital data

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
28 March 2019 8
available spaces
This practical, one-day course gives you a thorough grounding in a range of participatory monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) methods, tools and approaches.
Upcoming dates
28 March 2019 (8)
11 July 2019 (16)
7 November 2019 (18)
13 February 2020 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification Level 2

Next date
29 March 2019 14
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve PMD Pro level 2 - an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
29 March 2019 (14)
Rural village in Madagascar with clouds overhead and children with two adults

Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

Next date
2 April 2019 Registration closed
available spaces
Get expert advice on what different donors require, learn how to match your objectives to theirs and gain practical experience by appraising elements of a proposal from a donor perspective.
Upcoming dates
2 April 2019 (Registration closed)
18 November 2019 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

Next date
30 April 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
30 April 2019 (11)
14 November 2019 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials

Next date
14 May 2019 14
available spaces
Learn what a theory of change is and work through the key stages in developing one. Discover key principles, apply best practice and understand how it complements other planning and accountability processes.
Upcoming dates
14 May 2019 (14)
11 November 2019 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials online

Next date
26 June 2019 25
available spaces
This interactive, facilitated 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.
Upcoming dates
26 June 2019 (25)
18 September 2019 (25)
22 January 2020 (25)
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
24 September 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
24 September 2019 (18)
14 January 2020 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
25 September 2019 18
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019 (18)
15 January 2020 (18)

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.
People in crowd

Civil Society Voice: Manchester

Connect with others advocating for social change and shape action to tackle the barriers to civil society making its voice heard.
Woman with megaphone under umbrella

Civil Society Voice: London

Connect with others advocating for social change and shape action to tackle the barriers to civil society making its voice heard.
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

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

Next date
20 March 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Trainer and participant at Bond training

Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
25 March 2019 7
available spaces
This one-day course will introduce the principles and approaches of of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning that underpin good quality programme planning and implementation.
Upcoming dates
25 March 2019 (7)
8 July 2019 (17)
4 November 2019 (17)
10 February 2020 (18)
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
26 March 2019 3
available spaces
Improve and strengthen your skills and learn more about designing and adapting different approaches and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
26 March 2019 (3)
9 July 2019 (17)
5 November 2019 (18)
11 February 2020 (18)
Digital data

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
28 March 2019 8
available spaces
This practical, one-day course gives you a thorough grounding in a range of participatory monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) methods, tools and approaches.
Upcoming dates
28 March 2019 (8)
11 July 2019 (16)
7 November 2019 (18)
13 February 2020 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

Next date
30 April 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
30 April 2019 (11)
14 November 2019 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials

Next date
14 May 2019 14
available spaces
Learn what a theory of change is and work through the key stages in developing one. Discover key principles, apply best practice and understand how it complements other planning and accountability processes.
Upcoming dates
14 May 2019 (14)
11 November 2019 (18)
Man looking at Europe on a world map

Impact assessment and evaluation

Next date
15 May 2019 13
available spaces
Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
Upcoming dates
15 May 2019 (13)
12 November 2019 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

Next date
6 June 2019 Registration closed
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
6 June 2019 (Registration closed)
Spiral staircase

Building financial sustainability and re-imagining organisations

Next date
11 June 2019 27
available spaces
This course, delivered in partnership with Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, supports charity leaders to develop new strategies and business models for a changing and challenging landscape.
Upcoming dates
11 June 2019 (27)
World map

IATI data publishing

Next date
20 March 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials - in Washington DC

Next date
21 March 2019
available spaces
We've partnered with Humentum to run our popular DFID contracts essentials in Washington DC. It gives you the tools needed to confidently apply for funds through competitive tenders.
Upcoming dates
21 March 2019
23 July 2019
17 September 2019
Rural village in Madagascar with clouds overhead and children with two adults

Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

Next date
2 April 2019 Registration closed
available spaces
Get expert advice on what different donors require, learn how to match your objectives to theirs and gain practical experience by appraising elements of a proposal from a donor perspective.
Upcoming dates
2 April 2019 (Registration closed)
18 November 2019 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

Next date
30 April 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
30 April 2019 (11)
14 November 2019 (18)
Spiral staircase

Building financial sustainability and re-imagining organisations

Next date
11 June 2019 27
available spaces
This course, delivered in partnership with Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, supports charity leaders to develop new strategies and business models for a changing and challenging landscape.
Upcoming dates
11 June 2019 (27)
Block puzzle

DFID essentials: funding mechanisms, policies and priorities

Next date
18 June 2019 15
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
18 June 2019 (15)
1 October 2019 (18)
4 February 2020 (18)
Block puzzle

DFID proposal writing: preparing a high-scoring DFID application

Next date
19 June 2019 16
available spaces
This practical course equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to write a strong funding proposal that fully meets DFID’s priorities and requirements.
Upcoming dates
19 June 2019 (16)
2 October 2019 (18)
5 February 2020 (18)
Abacus

DFID grant management

Next date
20 June 2019 17
available spaces
This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to manage your DFID grant effectively. Learn how to approach the contracting phase, ensure robust compliance and reporting and maintain a positive relationship with DFID.
Upcoming dates
20 June 2019 (17)
3 October 2019 (18)
6 February 2020 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials online

Next date
26 June 2019 25
available spaces
This interactive, facilitated 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.
Upcoming dates
26 June 2019 (25)
18 September 2019 (25)
22 January 2020 (25)
Small globe in child's hands

Introduction to international development

Next date
4 June 2019 18
available spaces
This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
Upcoming dates
4 June 2019 (18)
3 December 2019 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials online

Next date
26 June 2019 25
available spaces
This interactive, facilitated 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.
Upcoming dates
26 June 2019 (25)
18 September 2019 (25)
22 January 2020 (25)
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
24 September 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
24 September 2019 (18)
14 January 2020 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
25 September 2019 18
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019 (18)
15 January 2020 (18)
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.
People in crowd

Civil Society Voice: Manchester

Connect with others advocating for social change and shape action to tackle the barriers to civil society making its voice heard.
Woman with megaphone under umbrella

Civil Society Voice: London

Connect with others advocating for social change and shape action to tackle the barriers to civil society making its voice heard.
World map

IATI data publishing

Next date
20 March 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
26 March 2019 3
available spaces
Improve and strengthen your skills and learn more about designing and adapting different approaches and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
26 March 2019 (3)
9 July 2019 (17)
5 November 2019 (18)
11 February 2020 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification Level 2

Next date
29 March 2019 14
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve PMD Pro level 2 - an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
29 March 2019 (14)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

Next date
30 April 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
30 April 2019 (11)
14 November 2019 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials

Next date
14 May 2019 14
available spaces
Learn what a theory of change is and work through the key stages in developing one. Discover key principles, apply best practice and understand how it complements other planning and accountability processes.
Upcoming dates
14 May 2019 (14)
11 November 2019 (18)
Man looking at Europe on a world map

Impact assessment and evaluation

Next date
15 May 2019 13
available spaces
Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
Upcoming dates
15 May 2019 (13)
12 November 2019 (18)
Small globe in child's hands

Introduction to international development

Next date
4 June 2019 18
available spaces
This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
Upcoming dates
4 June 2019 (18)
3 December 2019 (18)
Woman deciding where to place a post-it note on a categorised flipchart

Managing the project cycle

Next date
10 June 2019 16
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
10 June 2019 (16)
14 October 2019 (18)
2 March 2020 (18)
Goe tiles in baskets on a goe board

Project design: the logical framework approach

Next date
12 June 2019 15
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
12 June 2019 (15)
16 October 2019 (18)
4 March 2020 (18)
World map

IATI data publishing

Next date
20 March 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

Next date
30 April 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
30 April 2019 (11)
14 November 2019 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

Next date
6 June 2019 Registration closed
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
6 June 2019 (Registration closed)
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

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

Building financial sustainability and re-imagining organisations

Next date
11 June 2019 27
available spaces
This course, delivered in partnership with Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness, supports charity leaders to develop new strategies and business models for a changing and challenging landscape.
Upcoming dates
11 June 2019 (27)
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

Next date
24 June 2019 13
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
24 June 2019 (13)
9 September 2019 (Registration closed)
16 March 2020 (Registration closed)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

Next date
25 June 2019 16
available spaces
This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
Upcoming dates
25 June 2019 (16)
10 September 2019 (Registration closed)
17 March 2020 (Registration closed)
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.
Lighthouse

Safeguarding governance for boards of trustees

This bespoke workshop equips boards of trustees to meet their responsibilities for safeguarding. Delivered in-house for your organisation.
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
Pile of stones by the sea

Promoting a culture of respect: Sexual harassment prevention

Provides participants with the skills and resources to promote a culture of respect in their organisation and develop customised sexual harassment prevention training programmes.

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.

Sophie Bauer
Really great! Wish I had done it when I started my job, it would have given me so much more confidence. Fantastic trainer, totally demystified the glamorous world of budgets.
Sophie Bauer

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*