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
Small globes

Presentation: How connected does the UK public feel to humanitarian issues?

Hear and discuss the findings of a 3-year study into how the public relates to humanitarian and international development issues.
26 April 2018 (11)
Rural village in Madagascar with clouds overhead and children with two adults

Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

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.
15 May 2018 (11)
13 November 2018 (17)
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.
24 May 2018 (13)
3 October 2018 (18)
29 January 2019 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification Level 2

This programme enables you to achieve PMD Pro level 2 - an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
1 June 2018 (11)
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.
4 June 2018 (13)
24 September 2018 (18)
11 December 2018 (18)
4 February 2019 (18)
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.
6 June 2018 (10)
26 September 2018 (16)
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.
8 June 2018 (Registration closed)
28 September 2018 (16)
8 February 2019 (16)

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

26 February 2018
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2018

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
Rural village in Madagascar with clouds overhead and children with two adults

Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

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.
15 May 2018 (11)
13 November 2018 (17)
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.
24 May 2018 (13)
3 October 2018 (18)
29 January 2019 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification Level 2

This programme enables you to achieve PMD Pro level 2 - an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
1 June 2018 (11)
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.
4 June 2018 (13)
24 September 2018 (18)
11 December 2018 (18)
4 February 2019 (18)
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.
6 June 2018 (10)
26 September 2018 (16)
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.
8 June 2018 (Registration closed)
28 September 2018 (16)
8 February 2019 (16)
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.
11 June 2018 (13)
12 October 2018 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials

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.
12 June 2018 (11)
20 November 2018 (18)
Small globes

Presentation: How connected does the UK public feel to humanitarian issues?

Hear and discuss the findings of a 3-year study into how the public relates to humanitarian and international development issues.
26 April 2018 (11)
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 (17)
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 (18)
13 February 2019 (18)
Rolled up newspaper

Brunswick Insight presentation: communicating with centre-right audiences

Following research carried out by Brunswick Insight with centre-right audiences, we are holding a meeting to help us get out of the echo chamber and consider how we can connect with different audiences.
Artificial network

NGO campaigning and GDPR

This event will discuss how next year's General Data Protection Regulation will affect NGOs' abilities to engage with supporters.
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2018

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.
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.
24 May 2018 (13)
3 October 2018 (18)
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.
11 June 2018 (13)
12 October 2018 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials

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.
12 June 2018 (11)
20 November 2018 (18)
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.
13 June 2018 (12)
21 November 2018 (18)
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.
25 June 2018 (17)
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.
27 June 2018 (24)
17 October 2018 (25)
10 January 2019 (25)
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.
3 July 2018 (10)
5 November 2018 (17)
18 March 2019 (17)
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).
4 July 2018 (14)
6 November 2018 (18)
19 March 2019 (18)
Rural village in Madagascar with clouds overhead and children with two adults

Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

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.
15 May 2018 (11)
13 November 2018 (17)
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.
24 May 2018 (13)
3 October 2018 (18)
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.
11 June 2018 (13)
12 October 2018 (18)
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.
18 June 2018 (11)
8 October 2018 (18)
4 March 2019 (18)
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.
20 June 2018 (7)
10 October 2018 (18)
6 March 2019 (18)
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.
25 June 2018 (15)
16 October 2018 (18)
Block puzzle

DFID proposal writing: preparing a high-scoring DFID application

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.
2 May 2018 (Registration closed)
26 June 2018 (15)
17 October 2018 (18)
Abacus

DFID grant management

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.
27 June 2018 (13)
18 October 2018 (18)
Small globes

Presentation: How connected does the UK public feel to humanitarian issues?

Hear and discuss the findings of a 3-year study into how the public relates to humanitarian and international development issues.
26 April 2018 (11)
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.
9 July 2018 (15)
15 January 2019 (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.
5 September 2018 (17)
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 (18)
13 February 2019 (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.
Rolled up newspaper

Brunswick Insight presentation: communicating with centre-right audiences

Following research carried out by Brunswick Insight with centre-right audiences, we are holding a meeting to help us get out of the echo chamber and consider how we can connect with different audiences.
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.
24 May 2018 (13)
3 October 2018 (18)
29 January 2019 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification Level 2

This programme enables you to achieve PMD Pro level 2 - an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
1 June 2018 (11)
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.
4 June 2018 (13)
24 September 2018 (18)
11 December 2018 (18)
4 February 2019 (18)
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.
6 June 2018 (10)
26 September 2018 (16)
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.
8 June 2018 (Registration closed)
28 September 2018 (16)
8 February 2019 (16)
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.
11 June 2018 (13)
12 October 2018 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials

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.
12 June 2018 (11)
20 November 2018 (18)
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.
13 June 2018 (12)
21 November 2018 (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.
11 June 2018 (13)
12 October 2018 (18)
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.
13 June 2018 (12)
21 November 2018 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

This recently updated 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.
22 May 2018 (Registration closed)
4 September 2018 (14)
27 November 2018 (15)
28 February 2019 (15)
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2018

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
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.
1 October 2018 (17)

Collaborating for positive futures in a changing world of work

What must we do to create sustainable jobs and livelihoods for people in developing and emerging economies in 2030?
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2018

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.

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
£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*