Training and Consultancy for International Development

If you are a development practitioner looking for training or consultancy, we can help. IMA international is a leading provider of participatory and innovative training and consultancy for the international development sector. We enable organisations to strengthen their capacity, using Theory of Change to inform our participatory approach.

We offer the chance for people to reflect on their individual practice, and learn about innovative approaches in development that promote sustainable change. We have trained over 15,000 development practitioners world-wide from non government organisations, UN agencies, governments as well as the private sector.  See our new nine-month action-learning journey New Frontiers for Development, created in partnership with NEF Consulting.

Featured Course:

Leadership and Management in Development

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Course Outline:

Through a mix of interactive facilitation,experiential activity and coaching you learn how to:

  • leverage your natural ability to lead and prioritise demands
  • understand your learning and leadership preferences and how to adapt them to others' needs
  • analyse your network and prepare for those new conversations that will make a difference
  • give and receive feedback
  • reflect on your own leadership style and presence.

Upcoming Training Courses

Who we work with

  • Our work spans the globe. See what's been happening in your region. Where we work

  • Rafiqul Islam, Bangladesh

    Great opportunity to meet diverse experts.

  • Nibras Sakafi, Bangladesh

    For me it was a journey of self realisation, the techniques you used were really impressive.

  • D. Emmanuel Williams, Liberia

    IMA's results-based M&E training was exceptional. Great exercises, great learning!

  • Nuno Nunes, China, People's Republic of

    The best training Ive ever attended and would like to have participated on the full 2 weeks M&E course.

  • Amira Barghout, Jordan

    A great learning experience and very engaging. It opened my eyes to new ideas and ways of thinking very motivating.

  • Stephanie Bishop, Barbados

    I recommend IMA's M&E for results 10 day course, it is fantastic.

  • Assafa Hailu, Ethiopia

    IMA organised & delivered a very instrumental course on PPP. I will revisit our partnership engagement in the light of the tools, insights and experiences I got.

  • Sarmad Khan, Pakistan

    The training opens up many new doors of thinking in my mind.

  • Samira Shakya, Nepal

    I highly recommend the Theory of Change training to colleagues. The style of training is creative, interactive, non discriminatory and fun.

  • Leanard Kiza, Mozambique

    The IMA facilitators are excellent and rich in their experiences, this is such a valuable training.

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    Knowledge Management workshop in Belgium

    It is not often that you get the chance to spend four days dedicated to meaningful exchange and reflection. For the group in Brussels last week, our Knowledge Management course was precisely this: an opportunity to deepen reflection on knowledge sharing with peers. Spanning diverse organisational cultures, from INGO, public sector, private sector to donor, we were able to debate our diverse perspectives and learn from each other in a collaborative environment. Some of us already have dedicated knowledge management staff and strategies in place. Others are grappling with how to foster such a culture, knowing it is a necessity. We also benefitted from a very amenable venue, as this time round the course was hosted by MSF Belgium, providing a friendly, sociable and activist atmosphere. Everyone definitely felt motivated to better generate, capture, record and re-use knowledge within their respective organisational contexts. In terms of continuity, past courses have resulted in participants forming ongoing small communities of practice that meet face to face; we hope this trend will continue.