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

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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)
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Impact assessment and evaluation

Next date
15 May 2019 12
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 (12)
12 November 2019 (18)
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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)
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)
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Managing the project cycle

Next date
10 June 2019 15
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 (15)
14 October 2019 (18)
2 March 2020 (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)
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Project design: the logical framework approach

Next date
12 June 2019 14
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 (14)
16 October 2019 (18)
4 March 2020 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

Next date
14 June 2019 6
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
14 June 2019 (6)
18 October 2019 (18)
6 March 2020 (18)
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)
Man looking at Europe on a world map

Impact assessment and evaluation

Next date
15 May 2019 12
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 (12)
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)
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)
Woman deciding where to place a post-it note on a categorised flipchart

Managing the project cycle

Next date
10 June 2019 15
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 (15)
14 October 2019 (18)
2 March 2020 (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)
Goe tiles in baskets on a goe board

Project design: the logical framework approach

Next date
12 June 2019 14
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 (14)
16 October 2019 (18)
4 March 2020 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

Next date
14 June 2019 6
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
14 June 2019 (6)
18 October 2019 (18)
6 March 2020 (18)
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)
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 15
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 (15)
10 September 2019 (Registration closed)
17 March 2020 (Registration closed)
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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)
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Project budgeting essentials

Next date
4 July 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
4 July 2019 (18)
2 December 2019 (18)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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.
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.
EU notebook

Managing EC contracts and reporting on EC grants

Next date
2 July 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
2 July 2019 (18)
Wooden abacus on a desk

Project budgeting essentials

Next date
4 July 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
4 July 2019 (18)
2 December 2019 (18)
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth - in Washington DC

Next date
19 September 2019
available spaces
We have partnered with Humentum to run our popular intermediate-level DFID contracts course in Washington DC. Take this after DFID contracts essentials to transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
Upcoming dates
19 September 2019
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials

Next date
7 October 2019 17
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
7 October 2019 (17)
9 March 2020 (18)
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth

Next date
9 October 2019 17
available spaces
This intermediate level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
Upcoming dates
9 October 2019 (17)
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Fundraising from foundations

Next date
30 October 2019 18
available spaces
Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
Upcoming dates
30 October 2019 (18)
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.
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.
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Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

Next date
14 June 2019 6
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
14 June 2019 (6)
18 October 2019 (18)
6 March 2020 (18)
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 15
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 (15)
10 September 2019 (Registration closed)
17 March 2020 (Registration closed)
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)
Wooden abacus on a desk

Project budgeting essentials

Next date
4 July 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
4 July 2019 (18)
2 December 2019 (18)
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.
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.
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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*