Training

Learn new skills and develop cutting-edge expertise with our highly practical training.

We’ve been developing the careers of professionals in the international development sector for over 20 years through our engaging courses. 1,294 people from 32 countries improved their knowledge through our training in 2018.

Our expert trainers deliver courses at the Bond training centre or online. We also offer bespoke charity training courses delivered in-house at your organisation’s office.

Learn about funding, project management, advocacy, leadership, monitoring and evaluation, and safeguarding.

Check out our frequently asked questions for more information on our training. Or contact us to find out more about the type of training we offer.

List of training by theme

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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.
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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.
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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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Impact assessment and evaluation

Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
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Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
14 January 2020 13
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
14 January 2020 (13)
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How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
15 January 2020 13
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
15 January 2020 (13)
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Theory of change essentials online

Next date
22 January 2020 22
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
22 January 2020 (22)
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Fundraising from foundations

Next date
29 January 2020 17
available spaces
Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
Upcoming dates
29 January 2020 (17)
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DFID essentials: funding mechanisms, policies and priorities

Next date
4 February 2020 14
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
4 February 2020 (14)
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DFID contracts in more depth

Next date
11 March 2020 18
available spaces
This intermediate level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts. Course dates for 2020 to be announced.
Upcoming dates
11 March 2020 (18)
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Managing EC contracts and reporting on EC grants

Next date
31 December 2022
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. Delivered in-house for your organisation.
Upcoming dates
31 December 2022
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Putting together an EC project proposal

Next date
31 December 2022
available spaces
This course is most suitable for people responsible for fundraising from the European Commission and proposal writing for the European Commission. Delivered in-house for your organisation.
Upcoming dates
31 December 2022
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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.

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*