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 see answers to some frequently asked questions about our training, click here, 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
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

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.
20 February 2019 (4)
24 June 2019 (17)
9 September 2019 (17)
16 March 2020 (18)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
21 February 2019 (8)
25 June 2019 (17)
10 September 2019 (18)
17 March 2020 (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 February 2019 (12)
18 June 2019 (16)
1 October 2019 (18)
4 February 2020 (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.
26 February 2019 (8)
19 June 2019 (17)
2 October 2019 (18)
5 February 2020 (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 February 2019 (12)
20 June 2019 (17)
3 October 2019 (18)
6 February 2020 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

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.
28 February 2019 (Registration closed)
Pen in office

DFID contracts 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.
4 March 2019 (10)
7 October 2019 (18)
9 March 2020 (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.
18 March 2019 (84)
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

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.
20 February 2019 (4)
24 June 2019 (17)
9 September 2019 (17)
16 March 2020 (18)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
21 February 2019 (8)
25 June 2019 (17)
10 September 2019 (18)
17 March 2020 (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 February 2019 (12)
18 June 2019 (16)
1 October 2019 (18)
4 February 2020 (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.
26 February 2019 (8)
19 June 2019 (17)
2 October 2019 (18)
5 February 2020 (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 February 2019 (12)
20 June 2019 (17)
3 October 2019 (18)
6 February 2020 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

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.
28 February 2019 (Registration closed)
Pen in office

DFID contracts 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.
4 March 2019 (10)
7 October 2019 (18)
9 March 2020 (18)
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth

This intermediate level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
6 March 2019 (9)
9 October 2019 (18)
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
18 March 2019 (84)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials online

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.
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

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.
24 September 2019 (18)
14 January 2020 (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.
25 September 2019 (18)
15 January 2020 (18)
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.

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.
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.
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

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.
20 February 2019 (4)
24 June 2019 (17)
9 September 2019 (17)
16 March 2020 (18)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
21 February 2019 (8)
25 June 2019 (17)
10 September 2019 (18)
17 March 2020 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

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.
28 February 2019 (Registration closed)
World map

IATI data publishing

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.
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Trainer and participant at Bond training

Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

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.
25 March 2019 (12)
8 July 2019 (18)
4 November 2019 (18)
10 February 2020 (18)
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

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

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

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.
28 March 2019 (13)
11 July 2019 (17)
7 November 2019 (18)
13 February 2020 (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.
30 April 2019 (14)
14 November 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 February 2019 (12)
18 June 2019 (16)
1 October 2019 (18)
4 February 2020 (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.
26 February 2019 (8)
19 June 2019 (17)
2 October 2019 (18)
5 February 2020 (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 February 2019 (12)
20 June 2019 (17)
3 October 2019 (18)
6 February 2020 (18)
Pen in office

DFID contracts 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.
4 March 2019 (10)
7 October 2019 (18)
9 March 2020 (18)
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth

This intermediate level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
6 March 2019 (9)
9 October 2019 (18)
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.
11 March 2019 (13)
2 July 2019 (18)
World map

IATI data publishing

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.
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials - in Washington DC

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.
21 March 2019
23 July 2019
17 September 2019
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.
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

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.
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

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.
24 September 2019 (18)
14 January 2020 (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.
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.
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.
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

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.
20 February 2019 (4)
24 June 2019 (17)
9 September 2019 (17)
16 March 2020 (18)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
21 February 2019 (8)
25 June 2019 (17)
10 September 2019 (18)
17 March 2020 (18)
World map

IATI data publishing

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.
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Improve and strengthen your skills and learn more about designing and adapting different approaches and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
26 March 2019 (11)
9 July 2019 (17)
5 November 2019 (18)
11 February 2020 (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.
29 March 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.
30 April 2019 (14)
14 November 2019 (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.
14 May 2019 (16)
11 November 2019 (18)
Man looking at Europe on a world map

Impact assessment and evaluation

Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
15 May 2019 (14)
12 November 2019 (18)
crystal clear waters

IATI publishing essentials

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.
28 February 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.
18 March 2019 (84)
World map

IATI data publishing

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.
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 2019
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.
30 April 2019 (14)
14 November 2019 (18)
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials

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.
20 February 2019 (4)
24 June 2019 (17)
9 September 2019 (17)
16 March 2020 (18)
Lighthouse

Developing good safeguarding practice

This practical workshop supports NGOs to develop a suite of policies and procedures that will enable good safeguarding practice in their organisation
21 February 2019 (8)
25 June 2019 (17)
10 September 2019 (18)
17 March 2020 (18)
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
18 March 2019 (84)
Spiral staircase

Building financial sustainability and re-imagining organisations

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.
11 June 2019 (29)
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.
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.

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*