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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Theory of change essentials

Next date
12 May 2020 17
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
12 May 2020 (17)
19 October 2020 (18)
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Impact assessment and evaluation

Next date
13 May 2020 to 14 May 2020
17
available spaces
Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
Upcoming dates
13 May 2020 (17)
20 October 2020 (18)
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Putting value for money into practice

Next date
20 May 2020 16
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
20 May 2020 (16)
11 November 2020 (18)
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DFID contracts essentials

Next date
2 June 2020 to 3 June 2020
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
2 June 2020 (17)
28 September 2020 (18)
15 March 2021 (18)
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DFID contracts in more depth

Next date
4 June 2020 to 5 June 2020
17
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
4 June 2020 (17)
30 September 2020 (18)
17 March 2021 (18)
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Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
8 June 2020 18
available spaces
Introduces the principles and approaches of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) that underpin programme planning and implementation.
Upcoming dates
8 June 2020 (18)
5 October 2020 (18)
1 February 2021 (18)
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Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
9 June 2020 to 10 June 2020
17
available spaces
Learn how to design and set up a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system for your project or programme.
Upcoming dates
9 June 2020 (17)
6 October 2020 (18)
2 February 2021 (18)
Digital data

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
11 June 2020 18
available spaces
Gain practical experience in using a range of participatory tools and approaches for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
11 June 2020 (18)
8 October 2020 (18)
4 February 2021 (18)
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Introduction to international development

Next date
15 June 2020 to 16 June 2020
15
available spaces
This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
Upcoming dates
15 June 2020 (15)
16 November 2020 (18)
Digital data

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
11 June 2020 18
available spaces
Gain practical experience in using a range of participatory tools and approaches for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
11 June 2020 (18)
8 October 2020 (18)
4 February 2021 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials

Next date
12 May 2020 17
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
12 May 2020 (17)
19 October 2020 (18)
Man looking at Europe on a world map

Impact assessment and evaluation

Next date
13 May 2020 to 14 May 2020
17
available spaces
Provides a clear conceptual overview and very practical guidance on designing a simple, user friendly and useful impact assessment process.
Upcoming dates
13 May 2020 (17)
20 October 2020 (18)
Team working together on the beach to pull in ropes from the sea

Theory of change essentials online

Next date
29 June 2020 to 13 July 2020
18
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
26 February 2020 (15)
29 June 2020 (18)
12 November 2020 (18)
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How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
15 July 2020 to 16 July 2020
15
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
15 July 2020 (15)
26 January 2021 (18)
Trainer and participant at Bond training

Introduction to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
8 June 2020 18
available spaces
Introduces the principles and approaches of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) that underpin programme planning and implementation.
Upcoming dates
8 June 2020 (18)
5 October 2020 (18)
1 February 2021 (18)
Graph of data

Planning and practice in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
9 June 2020 to 10 June 2020
17
available spaces
Learn how to design and set up a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system for your project or programme.
Upcoming dates
9 June 2020 (17)
6 October 2020 (18)
2 February 2021 (18)
Digital data

Tools and methods for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

Next date
11 June 2020 18
available spaces
Gain practical experience in using a range of participatory tools and approaches for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL).
Upcoming dates
11 June 2020 (18)
8 October 2020 (18)
4 February 2021 (18)
Calculator and pen

DFID contracts in more depth

Next date
4 June 2020 to 5 June 2020
17
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
4 June 2020 (17)
30 September 2020 (18)
17 March 2021 (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.
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.
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.
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Fundraising from foundations

Next date
6 July 2020 to 7 July 2020
available spaces
Building relationships is crucial to successful fundraising from trusts and foundations and this course shows you how.
Upcoming dates
6 July 2020
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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.
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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.
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Putting value for money into practice

Next date
20 May 2020 16
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
20 May 2020 (16)
11 November 2020 (18)
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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. Delivered in-house for your organisation.
Small globe in child's hands

Introduction to international development

Next date
15 June 2020 to 16 June 2020
15
available spaces
This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
Upcoming dates
15 June 2020 (15)
16 November 2020 (18)
Water droplet making a splash

How change happens: demonstrating the impact of your advocacy

Next date
15 July 2020 to 16 July 2020
15
available spaces
This course supports experienced campaigns and advocacy specialists to improve the strategic clarity and effectiveness of their work.
Upcoming dates
15 July 2020 (15)
26 January 2021 (18)
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Developing an advocacy strategy

Next date
14 July 2020 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
14 July 2020 (15)
25 January 2021 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

Next date
6 March 2020 Registration closed
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
6 March 2020 (Registration closed)
10 July 2020 (15)
18 September 2020 (17)
5 March 2021 (18)
Student doing maths on the blackboard with teacher overseeing

Putting value for money into practice

Next date
20 May 2020 16
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
20 May 2020 (16)
11 November 2020 (18)
Small globe in child's hands

Introduction to international development

Next date
15 June 2020 to 16 June 2020
15
available spaces
This course quickly brings you up to speed with the most important global issues and emerging debates in international development.
Upcoming dates
15 June 2020 (15)
16 November 2020 (18)
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Managing the project cycle

Next date
2 March 2020 to 3 March 2020
1
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
2 March 2020 (1)
14 September 2020 (17)
1 March 2021 (18)
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Project design: the logical framework approach

Next date
4 March 2020 to 5 March 2020
5
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
4 March 2020 (5)
16 September 2020 (18)
3 March 2021 (18)
Colourful loom

Project Management (PMD Pro) Level 1 Certification

Next date
6 March 2020 Registration closed
available spaces
This programme enables you to achieve an internationally recognised project management qualification tailored to the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Upcoming dates
6 March 2020 (Registration closed)
10 July 2020 (15)
18 September 2020 (17)
5 March 2021 (18)
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IATI publishing essentials

Next date
28 April 2020 17
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
28 April 2020 (17)
3 November 2020 (18)
World map

IATI data publishing

Next date
25 March 2020 to 7 April 2020
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 March 2020
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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. Delivered in-house for your organisation.
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.
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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
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
£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*