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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Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

Next date
15 July 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
15 July 2019 (11)
18 November 2019 (18)
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DFID contracts essentials - in Washington DC

Next date
23 July 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
23 July 2019
17 September 2019
Lighthouse in the sun

Good safeguarding practice

Next date
9 September 2019 13
available spaces
This course will equip you to develop a robust approach to safeguarding in your organisation, including recommended policies, appropriate reporting and response procedures and improved ability to meet statutory and donor requirements.
Upcoming dates
9 September 2019 (13)
25 November 2019 (18)
16 March 2020 (18)
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Managing safeguarding investigations

Next date
11 September 2019 6
available spaces
This course equips you to manage investigations into safeguarding concerns, with practical guidance on developing risk assessments & terms of reference, appointing an investigation team, managing stakeholder relationships & the reporting proc
Upcoming dates
11 September 2019 (6)
27 November 2019 (18)
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Theory of change essentials online

Next date
18 September 2019 19
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
18 September 2019 (19)
22 January 2020 (25)
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DFID contracts in more depth - in Washington DC

Next date
19 September 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
19 September 2019
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Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
24 September 2019 15
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
24 September 2019 (15)
14 January 2020 (18)
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How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
25 September 2019 14
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019 (14)
15 January 2020 (18)
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IATI data publishing

Next date
25 September 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019
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Theory of change essentials online

Next date
18 September 2019 19
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
18 September 2019 (19)
22 January 2020 (25)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
25 September 2019 14
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019 (14)
15 January 2020 (18)
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Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
4 November 2019 16
available spaces
This one-day course will introduce the principles and approaches of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning that underpin good quality programme planning and implementation.
Upcoming dates
4 November 2019 (16)
10 February 2020 (18)
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Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
5 November 2019 18
available spaces
Improve and strengthen your skills and learn more about designing and adapting different approaches and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
5 November 2019 (18)
11 February 2020 (18)
Digital data

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
7 November 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
7 November 2019 (18)
13 February 2020 (18)
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Theory of change essentials

Next date
11 November 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
11 November 2019 (18)
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Impact assessment and evaluation

Next date
12 November 2019 13
available spaces
Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
Upcoming dates
12 November 2019 (13)
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Fundraising from institutions: preparing winning proposals

Next date
15 July 2019 11
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
15 July 2019 (11)
18 November 2019 (18)
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials - in Washington DC

Next date
23 July 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
23 July 2019
17 September 2019
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth - in Washington DC

Next date
19 September 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
19 September 2019
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DFID essentials: funding mechanisms, policies and priorities

Next date
1 October 2019 18
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
1 October 2019 (18)
4 February 2020 (18)
Block puzzle

DFID proposal writing: preparing a high-scoring DFID application

Next date
2 October 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
2 October 2019 (18)
5 February 2020 (18)
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DFID grant management

Next date
3 October 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
3 October 2019 (18)
6 February 2020 (18)
Pen in office

DFID contracts essentials

Next date
8 October 2019 17
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
8 October 2019 (17)
9 March 2020 (18)
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth

Next date
10 October 2019 17
available spaces
This intermediate level course will help you transform your organisation's performance when bidding for and delivering DFID contracts.
Upcoming dates
10 October 2019 (17)
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Fundraising from foundations

Next date
30 October 2019 18
available spaces
Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
Upcoming dates
30 October 2019 (18)
Megaphone and the words speak up on a banner

Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
24 September 2019 15
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
24 September 2019 (15)
14 January 2020 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
25 September 2019 14
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019 (14)
15 January 2020 (18)
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Introduction to international development

Next date
3 December 2019 17
available spaces
This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
Upcoming dates
3 December 2019 (17)
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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.
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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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Managing the project cycle

Next date
14 October 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
14 October 2019 (18)
2 March 2020 (18)
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Project design: the logical framework approach

Next date
16 October 2019 17
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
16 October 2019 (17)
4 March 2020 (18)
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Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

Next date
18 October 2019 13
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
18 October 2019 (13)
6 March 2020 (18)
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Putting value for money into practice

Next date
14 November 2019 17
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
14 November 2019 (17)
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Project budgeting essentials

Next date
2 December 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
2 December 2019 (18)
Small globe in child's hands

Introduction to international development

Next date
3 December 2019 17
available spaces
This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
Upcoming dates
3 December 2019 (17)
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.
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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.
World map

IATI data publishing

Next date
25 September 2019
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
25 September 2019
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IATI publishing essentials

Next date
29 October 2019 18
available spaces
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.
Upcoming dates
29 October 2019 (18)
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.
Lighthouse

Safeguarding governance for boards of trustees

This bespoke workshop equips boards of trustees to meet their responsibilities for safeguarding. Delivered in-house for your organisation.
Lighthouse in the sun

Good safeguarding practice

Next date
9 September 2019 13
available spaces
This course will equip you to develop a robust approach to safeguarding in your organisation, including recommended policies, appropriate reporting and response procedures and improved ability to meet statutory and donor requirements.
Upcoming dates
9 September 2019 (13)
25 November 2019 (18)
16 March 2020 (18)
Lighthouse shining a beam for a boat

Managing safeguarding investigations

Next date
11 September 2019 6
available spaces
This course equips you to manage investigations into safeguarding concerns, with practical guidance on developing risk assessments & terms of reference, appointing an investigation team, managing stakeholder relationships & the reporting proc
Upcoming dates
11 September 2019 (6)
27 November 2019 (18)
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.
Lighthouse

Safeguarding governance for boards of trustees

This bespoke workshop equips boards of trustees to meet their responsibilities for safeguarding. Delivered in-house for your organisation.

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.

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Great, very accessible and easy to understand.
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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*