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
Muuri camp, Baidoa

State of the World's Emergencies report launch

Bond will be launching its new report for parliamentarians on the current state of the world’s emergencies.
18 October 2017 (Registration closed)
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.
6 November 2017 (Registration closed)
12 March 2018 (14)
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.
8 November 2017 (8)
28 February 2018 (16)
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.
9 November 2017 (17)
Business planning and project management documents

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification

This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
10 November 2017 (5)
2 March 2018 (15)
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.
14 November 2017 (10)
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.
15 November 2017 (12)
7 March 2018 (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 International Development Awards 2018

Submissions are open for the the Bond Awards, which showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work.
26 February 2018 (Registration closed)
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.
6 November 2017 (Registration closed)
12 March 2018 (14)
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.
8 November 2017 (8)
28 February 2018 (16)
Business planning and project management documents

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification

This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
10 November 2017 (5)
2 March 2018 (15)
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.
14 November 2017 (10)
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.
15 November 2017 (12)
7 March 2018 (16)
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.
16 November 2017 (1)
17 January 2018 (11)
European Union flag against blue ky

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.
20 November 2017 (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.
22 November 2017 (14)
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.
15 November 2017 (12)
7 March 2018 (16)

Bond International Development Awards 2018

Submissions are open for the the Bond Awards, which showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work.
26 February 2018 (Registration closed)
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.
6 March 2018 (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.
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.
9 November 2017 (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.
14 November 2017 (10)
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.
15 November 2017 (12)
7 March 2018 (16)
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.
22 November 2017 (14)
Trainer and participant at Bond training

Introduction to monitoring, evaluation and learning

This one-day course is designed to increase your understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning. It will stimulate ideas on how to design and implement monitoring and evaluation processes that strengthen accountability and learning.
28 November 2017 (10)
19 March 2018 (18)
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).
29 November 2017 (6)
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.
13 December 2017 (16)
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.
7 February 2018 (15)
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.
16 November 2017 (1)
17 January 2018 (11)
European Union flag against blue ky

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.
20 November 2017 (17)
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.
4 December 2017 (14)
1 March 2018 (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.
6 December 2017 (12)
Piggy bank behind a pile of coins

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.
11 December 2017 (Registration closed)
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.
13 December 2017 (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.
24 January 2018 (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.
5 February 2018 (17)
Muuri camp, Baidoa

State of the World's Emergencies report launch

Bond will be launching its new report for parliamentarians on the current state of the world’s emergencies.
18 October 2017 (Registration closed)
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.
15 November 2017 (12)
7 March 2018 (16)
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.
29 January 2018 (15)
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.
6 March 2018 (18)
Volunteers reading copies of the World's Best News

The World's Best News

Don't miss the opportunity to get your free copy of the newspaper featuring positive stories about international development. Or better still you can help distribute the World’s Best News and brighten up Monday morning!
A group of women sitting down using tablets

Participation: principles, tools and approaches

Take this course to apply the principles of meaningful participation and be conversant with a range of tools and techniques to guide, assess and support programme-based colleagues in enhancing participation throughout the programme life cycle.

The challenge of shrinking democratic space

A discussion about the challenge of shrinking democratic space, hosted by the Bond Advocacy Capacity Building Group.
Crowd of people

Targeting our audiences

Join us for the latest in our seminar series for Bond members to explore UK public attitudes towards development.
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.
6 November 2017 (Registration closed)
12 March 2018 (14)
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.
8 November 2017 (8)
28 February 2018 (16)
Business planning and project management documents

Project Management (PMD Pro) Certification

This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
10 November 2017 (5)
2 March 2018 (15)
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.
16 November 2017 (1)
17 January 2018 (11)
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).
29 November 2017 (6)
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.
13 December 2017 (16)
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.
29 January 2018 (15)
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.
7 February 2018 (15)
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.
14 November 2017 (10)
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.
13 December 2017 (16)
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.
21 February 2018 (18)

Bond International Development Awards 2018

Submissions are open for the the Bond Awards, which showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work.
26 February 2018 (Registration closed)
Abstract network background

Transparency and public trust

Join us for an event Transparency and Public Trust.
Woman taking a photo on her phone at Bond Annual Conference 2014

Annual Conference and Exhibition

Join over 1,000 delegates from across the international development sector to hear and respond to new insight from high profile speakers. Monday 29 February - Tuesday 1 March 2016. Buy your ticket now!
Multi-coloured digital background

Transforming development through blockchain

Get a clear understanding of what blockchain is and its potential to transform development programming and humanitarian response.

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?
1 December 2017 (11)
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.
4 December 2017 (14)
1 March 2018 (18)

Bond International Development Awards 2018

Submissions are open for the the Bond Awards, which showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work.
26 February 2018 (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.

What’s the future of funding? Getting good at disruption

This event offers donors (foundations, philanthropy advisers and other related agencies) and INGO that have a partnership model insight into future challenges that face international development as well as possible solutions.
building blocks

Leaders series: Transforming philanthropy

Our new series of breakfast briefings, designed for CEOs and senior staff, provides an essential opportunity to explore critical issues affecting civil society organisations and their work.

How do Southern CSOs view 'partnership'?

This event offers donors (foundations, philanthropy advisers and other related agencies) and INGO that have a partnership model insight into the reflections of Southern CSOs on the organisations with whom they partner.
Sign with Brexit on it

Brexit and the NGO operating environment

Bond is bringing together policy and finance experts to discuss how NGOs in the UK can adapt to the ever-changing political and funding landscapes.

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
£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*