Back to Top

We are an international development consultancy
focused on creating learning spaces for social change

Established 1983   




Apply to a course today


Our Services



We offer consultation services for groups of decision-makers, implementers and international development practitioners, working in function or project teams - in complex organisations of social change.

In-House Training

Build your own training programme with a customised in-house course for your organisation.  Mix and match objectives and topics, location and course length, and number of participants to perfectly suit you.


We run participatory and holistic open training courses in South Africa, Thailand, Belgium and the United kingdom as well as in-house training to meet your personal and organisation-wide needs.


Facilitation is the conscious process of assisting a group to successfully achieve its task while functioning as a group. This involves reflection, learning and creativity through the safe expression of opinions, views and perspectives.


Professional coaches work with staff in all kinds of organisations, not just sport, helping them solve work and personal challenges to achieve huge success.


We regularly run forums and events to support continuous learning and sharing for development practitioners.


Meet Our Team

What our customers say


 'Knowledge Management' - Amira Barghout 

'Value For Money' - Ibitola Omotayo

'Monitoring and Evaluation' - Norman Moleele 


IMA News

  • WHY: To build capacity in knowledge sharing practices for greater impact
  • WHO: APEFE and parters
  • WHAT: KM training for IGIRA KU MURIMO - Workplace Learning Support Programme
  • WHERE: Musanze, Rwanda
  • WHEN: October 2019

See more

Evaluation approaches training for WFP Asia Pacific region


Tags: Consultancy, Evaluation, WFP, Theory of Change, Silvia Capezzuoli


  • WHY: To strengthen the capacity of country office Monitoring and Evaluation officers responsible for managing decentralised evaluations
  • WHO: WFP Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific
  • WHAT: Training on ‘Evaluation design and approaches’
  • WHERE: Bangkok, Thailand
  • WHEN: September, 2019

See more
  • WHY: Knowledge Sharing
  • WHO: Alumnus Labana Steven
  • WHAT: Social mapping intergrated with GIS
  • HOW: Using video
  • WHERE: Malawi
  • WHEN: August 2019

See more
  • WHY: To support project and programme-level M&E people to make a case for using information and knowledge for evidence-based strategic decision making.
  • WHO: 16 development practitioners
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5/10 days’ training
  • WHERE: Brighton, UK
  • WHEN: July 2019

See more

We will soon be publishing our Brochure for 2020.

Whether you’re planning ahead for your training or consultancy needs, or just want to read more about our facilitation approach make sure you get your copy! Read about our training course subject areas, tailor-made workshops, our Certificate in International Development offer, and about how we encourage positive behaviour change.

Please email to receive your pdf 2020 brochure. Do provide your postal address if you want to receive a copy through the post.    

In the meantime read See more


We believe trust comes from the building of relationships, from the process of knowing individuals and organisations in a way which helps to construct and de-construct ideas and assumptions people strongly relate to and believe. We appreciate that our clients continue to invite us in at key points in their own growth and regard us as consultants they can trust to work relationally with them and support their organisations, programmes and people in new and multiple ways. 


We think a key component in bringing about transformational change is the concept of trust. Trust is key in all the work we do and...
See more

There is an increasing engagement and commitment to Knowledge Management (KM) and Knowledge Sharing (KS) in the International Development Community. A strong feature of a successful approach, and one which we advocate on our workshops and consultancies is that to look at KM through a people lens rather than purely through ICT. This reading of KM brings attention to the real day-today relating and practices in organisations, and a focus here can truly embed and institutionalise knowledge sharing. KM needs to be understood not as an isolated discipline but as an integral part of organisational culture, when knowledge is effectively...
See more

Transformational processes of change can often involve conflict. When a change process challenges people´s mind-sets, identities and relationships, an organisation can feel a bit shaken. It is not easy for any of us to leave our comfort zones, neither is it easy to manage this process. What can be done when people don’t like what they see in the mirror or just refuse to look?

Although organisations have visible structures, policies and procedures in place to help regulate organisational life, there is still an invisible dimension that we commonly refer to as the organisational culture. It relates to those unwritten norms and...
See more

In our fast changing global context, there’s a great space of possibilities for how leadership is perceived and exercised, and scope to approach leadership thinking and concepts from different angles. Although traditional leadership and management models still have a place, for us to reach the SDG’s we must enquire into what is now required of leadership – in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, and how we can be part of expressing fitting leadership.   

Two qualities of fitting leadership are relational and emotional skills. Leaders who develop these skills are able to mediate and create safe...
See more

  • WHAT: Learning workshop
  • HOW: One day training
  • WHERE: Thailand
  • WHEN: March 2019

See more
  • WHO: Caritas Europe
  • WHERE: Brussels, Belgium
  • WHEN: May 2019

See more