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

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 (8)
20 November 2018 (18)
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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 (10)
21 November 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 (10)
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 (4)
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 (10)
16 October 2018 (17)
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.
26 June 2018 (10)
17 October 2018 (17)
Pen in office

DFID commercial contracting essentials - in Washington DC

We've partnered with Humentum to run our popular DFID commercial contracting essentials in Washington DC. It gives you the tools needed to confidently apply for funds through competitive tenders.
27 June 2018
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 (10)
18 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 (10)
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 (4)
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 (10)
16 October 2018 (17)
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.
26 June 2018 (10)
17 October 2018 (17)
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 (10)
18 October 2018 (18)
Pen in office

DFID commercial contracting essentials - in Washington DC

We've partnered with Humentum to run our popular DFID commercial contracting essentials in Washington DC. It gives you the tools needed to confidently apply for funds through competitive tenders.
27 June 2018
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 (22)
17 October 2018 (25)
10 January 2019 (25)
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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 (9)
5 November 2018 (17)
18 March 2019 (17)
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.
4 September 2018 (13)
27 November 2018 (15)
28 February 2019 (15)
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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)
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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 (17)
13 February 2019 (18)
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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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.
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.
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Pen in office

DFID commercial contracting essentials - in Washington DC

We've partnered with Humentum to run our popular DFID commercial contracting essentials in Washington DC. It gives you the tools needed to confidently apply for funds through competitive tenders.
27 June 2018
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 (16)
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 (13)
11 March 2019 (18)
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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.
13 November 2018 (17)
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.
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DFID proposal writing and grant management

Focus in-depth on preparing a concept note for DFID's funding programmes under the guidance of our expert facilitator, to work towards creating an impactful proposal with the best chance of success.
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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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 (22)
17 October 2018 (25)
10 January 2019 (25)
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 (8)
6 November 2018 (18)
19 March 2019 (18)
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 (13)
15 January 2019 (17)
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.

Liz Allen
Excellent content and highly experienced and knowledgeable trainer.
Liz Allen, ORBIS UK

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*