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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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 (7)
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Civil Society Voice: Edinburgh

Connect with others advocating for social change and shape action to tackle the barriers to civil society making its voice heard.
13 November 2018 (38)
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.
13 November 2018
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth - in Washington DC

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.
15 November 2018
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.
19 November 2018 (15)
26 February 2019 (18)
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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.
20 November 2018 (14)
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Bond Annual General Meeting

Bond members can book their free place at this year's Annual General Meeting to review our work and think about the future.
20 November 2018 (85)
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Impact assessment and evaluation

Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
21 November 2018 (14)
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.
20 November 2018 (14)
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.
21 November 2018 (14)
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.
28 November 2018
20 March 2019
5 June 2019
25 September 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.
3 December 2018 (17)
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
4 December 2018 (18)
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Introduction to international development

This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
15 January 2019 (15)
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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.
29 January 2019 (18)
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Fundraising from trusts and foundations

Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
30 January 2019 (13)
Bond Awards 2018

Bond International Development Awards 2019

The Bond International Development Awards showcase inspiring development and humanitarian work from the sector.
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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
4 December 2018 (18)
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.
29 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.
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.
13 February 2019 (17)
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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 (14)
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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.
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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.
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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
29 January 2019 (18)
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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 February 2019 (15)
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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 February 2019 (11)
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 February 2019 (8)
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.
Lighthouse

Safeguarding essentials - in Washington DC

Find out what safeguarding means for your organisation and how to develop a best practice approach.
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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

Developing good safeguarding practice - in Washington DC

This workshop supports you to create an effective set of policies and procedures that will help your organisation achieve its safeguarding objectives.

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*