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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Dates
Upcoming Open Courses
Duration

18 August 2015 – 10 April 2016

Distance Learning – Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action
Master the competencies to design and adapt humanitarian strategies and projects in line with specificities of each context

7 Months

The following thematic courses can be conducted as in-house training for your organisation:

Organisational Relevance Courses
Duration

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT:

Certificate in Strategic Management (3 modules)*
  • Strategic Analysis & Decision-Making
  • Strategy Formulation & Implementation Planning
  • Managing Organisational Change
  • 11 days

    Certificate in Strategic Advocacy and Management for Social Change (3 modules)*
  • Strategic Analysis & Decision Making
  • Strategic Advocacy for Social Change
  • Outcome Mapping
  • 11 days

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

    3 days

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

    4 days

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

    2 days

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

    4 days

    Strategic Management Compact*
    A tailored approach to effective strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of people centred interventions for social change

    5 days


    Programme Performance & Impact Courses
    Duration

    PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT:

    Certificate in Project Cycle Management (3 modules)*
  • Needs Assessment
  • Planning, Programming and Monitoring Projects
  • Evaluating Projects
  • 13 days

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

    5 days

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

    5 days

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

    3 days

    Community Participation*
    Enabling communities to participate effectively in development work

    5 days

    Exit Strategies: Effective Programme Disengagement
    Achieving programme and project sustainability

    3 days

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

    1 day

    Project Cycle Management Compact*
    Achieving programme and project sustainability

    5 days


    Organisational Excellence Courses
    Duration

    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

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

    5 days

    Essentials of Recruitment

    2 days

    Training Needs Assessment*

    3 days

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

    2 days

    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

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

    5 days

    Effective Financial Communication for Finance Practitioners*

    3 days

    Financial Management in Emergencies
    Managing and mitigating financial risk in the first critical weeks of a response

    2 days

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

    5 days

    ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATION:

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

    4 days

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

    3 days

    Optimising Advocacy
    How to effectively mobilise for change

    5 days

    Advocacy Weekend Retreat
    Turning challenges into opportunities

    2 days

    Effective and Creative Report Writing
    Successful reporting – Photos and Captions – Better Presentations

    1 day

    ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

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

    4 days

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

    2 days

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

    2 days

    LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

    Leadership & Management Development*

    3+5 days

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

    5 days

    Effective Facilitation*

    3+5 days

    Building & Leading Effective Teams
    Knowledge and Skills for High Impact Leadership

    2 days

    Working Successfully in a Team
    How to contribute towards achieving the aims of your team

    2 days

    Effective Time Management*
    Planning your time effectively

    2 days


    Organisational Sustainability Courses
    Duration

    RESOURCE MOBILISATION:

    Mobilising Human Resources: Volunteer & Intern Management*

    3 days

    Effective Fundraising for Results*
    How to raise funds for NGO activities

    3 days


    Cross-Cutting NGO Management Courses
    Duration

    NGO MANAGEMENT:

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

    5 days

    Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action
    Developing skills to design and implement an adapted humanitarian response

    7 weeks

    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

    Executive Certificate in Humanitarian Action (6 modules)

    18 days

    Executive Certificate in NGO Management (9 modules)

    30 days

    * Individual post-course coaching available

    The duration per course is just an approximation and can be adapted individually to the needs of your organisation.

    Interested in having this course conducted tailor-made for you? Please contact us.