Isabel CostaBrazil
My experience with the NGO Management School introduced me to a different professional environment that that expanded my knowledge and my opportunities in the non-profit world. The trainers had the ability to explain things in a simple way without taking the importance from a topic. I totally recommend NMS' Essentials of NGO Management course to everyone who wants to enter the NGO sector.
Marina Ahmadi - HR Operations ManagerAga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan
Thank you for organising the Essentials of Human Resource Management training. It was one of the best trainings I have ever attended. The trainer was excellent, and I got the opportunity to learn about HR practices from around the world since each participant was from a different country. It was a really fulfilling and fun week for me. I highly recommend this course to all NGOs.
Rita Azaar - Junior Professional OfficerUNICEF, Costa Rica
I really enjoyed my course at the NGO Management School. The small group and the experienced trainer really allowed for discussions and personal attention. I also highly appreciated the willingness of the trainer to offer assistance outside the course. The location was ideal and in general all logistical aspects were excellent. A huge thank you to the warm and friendly staff - you made me feel very welcome!
Alexandrina Dimitrova - Research & Development CoordinatorThe Cedar Foundation, Bulgaria
Excellent course! It was both useful and fun to meet knowledgeable trainers with lots of practical experience, spend time with other people working in NGOs from around the world, learn together with them and exchange ideas. I can’t wait to put everything I learned in practice and continue my career in the NGO sector with confidence and great enthusiasm!
Foluke Ademokun - Monitoring & Evaluation ManagerAfrica Leadership Forum, Nigeria
I consider expertise and learning environment as key components of training and I was pleasantly surprised by the level of compliance to best practices in the regard. The modules were considerably relevant to my function as M&E Manager - the training contents and facilitation techniques were simply awesome, with a good mix between theory and practice. All this makes me recommend the NGO Management School as first choice training provider.
Maricel Tuazon-Dela Cruz Director, Finance & AdministrationThe Asia Foundation, Philippines
A comprehensive, well-structured and highly interactive HR training by an excellent, well-experienced and competent trainer conducted in a great training facility. Logistical support from the NGO Management School was superb too. Indeed, a priceless learning experience worth the long travel from Manila to Geneva.
Laura Fernandez Diaz - Junior Project Coordinator, Governance and Membership International AIDS Society, Switzerland
Essentials of NGO Management is a ‘crash course’ on everything that it is important around international development and NGO management. We had a great variety of trainers and all the practical information that is so important when we want to apply the knowledge acquired into our current jobs in the NGO sector. The staff at NGO Management School were absolutely great. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it.
Victoria FranklinGeneva, Switzerland
As a non-NGO professional, I found the course Essentials of NGO Management very useful and professional. The different speakers were very engaging and truly knowledged in their sphere. I also really enjoyed the group and everyone's life experience which brought the discussions to life.
Rana Haddad Ibrahim - Education ConsultantLebanon
Both trainings attended were very practical which helped me a lot in my professional life. The trainers were very experienced and skilled. The added value is that we had like an individual training where every participant could develop their own project evaluation and fundraising strategy on which we got expert feedback. Most of all, I liked the professional conduct of the staff and their warm attitude and excellent administrative and logistic support.
Adnan Sheikh - Operations CoordinatorThe Micronutritient Initiative, Afghanistan
Very nice and interactive learning from the course. It offered the great opportunity to learn from and share expertise with people from around the globe, and from the very experienced trainer. The NGO Management School is doing best efforts and the training is most useful.

Dates
Geneva Courses
Duration

5 – 6
May

Introduction to Coaching Skills (+ 3 hours of coaching)
Coaching models, techniques and tools & practicing coaching skills

2 days

5 – 7
mai

Recherche de fonds
Pour une recherche de fonds efficace et de bons résultats

3 jours

12 – 16
mai

Principes fondamentaux de gestion des recources humaines***
Comment forger une solide approche en ressources humaines

5 jours

16 – 18
May

NEW: Advocacy Weekend Retreat
Turning challenges into opportunities

2 days

19 – 23
May

Training of Trainers***
How to design, deliver and follow-up a training course (only 1 place left)

5 days

23
May

Results-based Management
Exploring the key principles, implications and challenges associated with the introduction of results-based management

1 day

26 – 27
May

Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA)
A methodology for exploring creative and consensual solutions to complex organisational challenges

2 days

29 – 30
May

Theory of Change
Plan and communicate your organisation’s contribution to achieving complex social change

2 days

2 – 4
June

Effective Fundraising for Results
How to raise funds for NGO activities

3 days

4 – 19
June

Certificate in Strategic Management (3 modules)
  • 4-6 June: Strategic Analysis & Decision-Making
  • 9-12 June: Strategy Formulation & Implementation Planning
  • 16-19 June: Managing Organisational Change
  • 11 days

    4 – 6
    June

    Strategic Analysis & Decision-Making
    Creating powerful, relevant and focused strategy based on internal and external environmental analysis

    3 days

    9 – 12
    June

    Strategy Formulation & Implementation Planning
    Developing a well formulated strategy accompanied by a robust plan for its implementation

    4 days

    9 – 13
    June

    Essentials of Financial Management and Communication***
    Using financial skills to maximise organisational and programme impact

    5 days

    16 – 19
    June

    Managing Organisational Change
    Practical skills and knowledge to lead or manage successful organisational change

    4 days

    16 – 20
    June

    Training of Financial Trainers
    Learning and using financial training skills to maximise impact

    5 days

    15 – 17
    August

    Advocacy Weekend Retreat
    Turning challenges into opportunities

    2 days

    18 Aug

    10 Apr 2015

    NEW: Distance Learning: Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Projects (Certificate of Advanced Studies)
    Humanitarian Distance Learning (CERAH-HDL) is a distance-learning programme offering accredited interdisciplinary courses for professionals in the humanitarian sector, positioning Geneva as the international capital of humanitarian education and training

    7 months

    1 – 5
    September

    NEW: Optimising Advocacy
    How to effectively mobilise for change

    5 days

    15 Sept.
    – 1 Oct.

    Certificate in Project Cycle Management (3 modules)
  • 15-19 Sept.: Needs Assessment***
  • 22-26 Sept.: Planning, Programming and Monitoring Projects***
  • 29 Sept. - 1 Oct.: Evaluating Projects
  • 13 days

    15 – 19
    September

    Needs Assessment***
    Strategies, techniques and tools to prepare and conduct a needs assessment

    5 days

    22 – 26
    September

    Planning, Programming and Monitoring Projects***
    How to plan a project, programme its activities and design and use its monitoring system

    5 days

    25 – 26
    September

    NEW: Organisational Self-Assessments
    Effective approaches to understanding and enhancing organisational performance that promote organisational learning, growth and cohesion

    2 days

    29 Sept.
    – 1 Oct.

    Evaluating Projects
    Planning and designing an internal and/or external project evaluation

    3 days

    2 – 4
    October

    Strategic Communication for Non-Profit Organisations (+ 3 hours of coaching)
    How to manage your organisation’s communication effectively from A to Z

    3 days

    6 – 10
    October

    Essentials of Human Resource Management***
    How to lay the foundation for a solid approach in human resources

    5 days

    8 – 23
    October

    Certificate in Strategic Advocacy and Management for Social Change (3 modules)
  • 8-10 Oct.: Strategic Analysis & Decision Making
  • 13-16 Oct.: Strategic Advocacy for Social Change
  • 20-23 Oct.: Outcome Mapping
  • 11 days

    8 – 10
    October

    Strategic Analysis & Decision-Making
    Creating powerful, relevant and focused strategy based on internal and external environmental analysis

    3 days

    13 – 16
    October

    Strategic Advocacy for Social Change
    Practical skills and tools for the creation of effective advocacy interventions

    4 days

    20 – 23
    October

    Outcome Mapping
    A tailored approach to effective strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of people centred interventions for social change

    4 days

    24 – 26
    October

    Advocacy Weekend Retreat
    Turning challenges into opportunities

    2 days

    10 – 14
    November

    Essentials of NGO Management***
    How to manage and lead an NGO

    5 days

    17 – 21
    November

    Training of Trainers***
    How to design, deliver and follow-up a training course

    5 days

    26 – 27
    November

    Effective Time Management
    Planning your time effectively

    2 days

    1 – 5
    December

    Essentials of Financial Management and Communication***
    Using financial skills to maximise organisational and programme impact

    5 days


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    *** These courses can be subsidised with CHF 750 by the Chèque Annuel de Formation (CAF), available for individuals living and paying their taxes in and around the canton of Geneva. More info here.


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    Course fees cover:

    • Tuition
    • Training materials and handouts
    • Lunch* and coffee breaks
    • A course certificate
    * Lunch is not provided during the CAS courses organised in cooperation with CERAH.

    Not included are:

    • Accommodation
    • International and local transportation
    • Visa fees
    • Evening meals

    Our courses start at 09:00 and finish around 17:00. Doors open for coffee at 08:30.


    * Non-OECD course fees: For participants who are nationals from countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and for registered full-time students.

    ** OECD course fees: For participants who are nationals from OECD countries in Europe, North America; from Australia, Japan and New Zealand. OECD fees generally apply for all participants working for an international organisation with annual revenue of more than Swiss Francs 7 Mio, or USD 7 Mio.


    Download our 2014 course programme here (pdf file).


    Prices are subject to changes © NGO Management School Switzerland – March 2014