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In-house training Courses tailored for your organisation, delivered at your offices

If several people have the same training needs, or if you want to develop the knowledge and skills of your staff or board in a particular area, then an in-house programme is likely to be the most effective training option. punto.sud team of expert trainers will bring their knowledge and experience to you, saving you time and money and providing completely flexible solutions. 

Our appoach in building up an in-house training course

When designing a training module, we take into account that every organisation is different and therefore every bespoke course is inherently unique. There are however some common elements in the process of developing a in-house/bespoke course:

    • After the first contact, one expert of the punto.sud Learning Team will help you identify the learning need that you would like us to address.
    • Once the learning need is clearly identified, we develop and share with you an appropriate program of support for your staff and organisation. In-house training can also be proposed with a combination of other capacity development tools, like development of web-based informative platforms, distance learning courses, webinars and helpdesk support.
    • Once the learning contract is agreed, we bring the learning program to your location at times to suit you.
  • Afterwards, we work with you to evaluate the learning program and to focus on a possible follow-up.

For a more lasting impact on staff performance and organisational practice, in-house and bespoke training can also be combined with the development of web-based informative platforms, distance learning courses, webinars and helpdesk support.

How much does the delivery of one in-house training course cost?

Costs may vary due to several factors, but you can expect around 1,600-2,000 € per day, plus effective costs for travelling, food, accommodation and VAT, if due.

Who benefits of our In-house training courses?

Organisations benefiting of our in-house training are mainly actors working in implementing humanitarian and development projects (Civil Society Organisations, International Non Governamental Organisations, UN Agencies and International Organisations), private and public Donor Agencies, Universities and Research Institutes.

This is a not exhaustive list of organisations we have worked with in the last years: AMI Foundation (P), ASIA Onlus (I), Assitance Coordination Unit – ACU (TR), Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid (A), Centro Cooperazione Sviluppo – CCS (I), Centro Italiano Aiuti all’Infanzia – CIAI (I), Centro Per La Formazione Alla Solidarietà Internazionale (I), Concern (IRL), Cooperazione e Sviluppo – CESVI (I), Coordinadora de ONG para el Desarollo (E), Cordaid (UK), Emergency (I), European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (DG ECHO), Federación Aragonesa De Solidaridad (E), Finn Church Aid (FIN), Food and Agriculture Organisation – FAO, German Red Cross (D), Goal (IRL), International Medical Corps (US), Impact Initiatives (CH), Intersos (I), Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale – ISPI (I), Italian Civil Protection Department (I), Norvegian Red Cross (N), Norvegian Refugee Council (N), Oxfam Italia (I), People in Peril (SK), Secours Catholique Caritas France (F), Solidarités International (F), Together Foundation (SLO), Université Catholique de Louvain (B), Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo – VIS (I), Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies – VOICE (B), We World Onlus (I).

punto.sud Academy training experience

Over the last 10 years, punto.sud has built a strong reputation as a leading provider of effective, expert and high-quality international development training, mainly in the themes of project planning and management, effectiveness and donors’ procedures. In the last decade a relevant number of training modules have been delivered by punto.sud trainers and facilitators in more than 40 countries in Latin America, Middle East, Asia and Africa for the benefit of around 4.000 INGO, CSOs, UN and European Commissions’ staff.

Nowadays punto.sud offers a wide range of courses all over the world, focusing mostly on making the cooperation among CSOs and donors agencies more efficient and collaborative. Main topics range from fundraising to project planning, monitoring, respect of contractual obligations, financial management and internal audit.

Training programmes are based on the adoption of highly interactive learning methods like role-playing, use of case studies, focused conversations, appreciative inquiries, group works, dramas, quizzes, debates, simulations, real life cases and individual reflection.

punto.sud approach aims at behavioural changes, through active involvement of participants in order to acquire insights and skills and change attitudes to fulfil new tasks and responsibilities.

Training across different themes

punto.sud offers a wide range of international development courses under the following categories:

  • Project Cycle Management – learn how to plan, budget and manage projects, and the techniques and ways of working that are important for good development work.
  • Effectiveness – explore how to monitor, evaluate and assess the impact of your projects and programmes, and learn how to apply the latest tools and techniques.
  • Fundraising and Donors’ Procedures – get the inside track on how to access and manage funding from a variety of donors and on how to cope with each donor’s procedures.
  • Governance – get benefit from our governance training programme, focused on the development of senior staff and boards of trustees working with national and international development NGOs.
  • Networking – learn how to establish, manage and monitor an effective partnership to implement projects in a collaborative and synergic way.
  • Communication and Advocacy – acquire skills and techniques needed to communicate your key messages, advocate and campaign effectively, and get an insider view on who to influence and how, including the appropriate use of social networks.

Reasons to choose our in-house courses

punto.sud Learning and Training Programs are delivered by its permanent staff, who has considerable experience in the field and, consequently, a high level of familiarity with the daily problems faced by operators working on the ground. Our trainings are therefore distinctly “field focused”.

punto.sud aims to support the process “Funds (donor) vs Action (implementing organisation)”, resulting in:

  • A more efficient use of the resources: reduction of costs and/or increase of quantity/quality of delivered;
  • A reduction of management inaccuracies (mistakes vs. internal procedure, vs. donors’ rules, vs. international accountability standards);
  • Better monitoring of the action (transparent management, verifiable outcomes);
  • Capacity development of operators involved;
  • Routinization of change management in place.

Contacts Get in touch with the punto.sud Academy

For more information or to book an in-house training course, please contact Mrs Simona Pogliani (Chief of the punto.sud Academy).

In-house courses by theme Have a look to our standard courses

Classroom – Humanitarian protection: a practical approach to protection

This training provides a generalist and strategic approach to humanitarian protection work, using many practical…

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Classroom – Humanitarian protection: a generalist approach to protection

This training provides a generalist and strategic approach to humanitarian protection work. It offers an…

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Classroom – Mainstreaming DG ECHO policies in the Single Form

The course focuses on specific sections of the Single form, and how to make them…

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Classroom – Financial management of an ECHO-funded Action

This course focuses on the financial management of an ECHO action; the main topics refer…

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Webinar – The new Single Form 2018

This Webinar will introduce the New Single Form (offline) 2018 by presenting its main functionalities…

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eLearning – The new PRAG 2018 main novelties

Came back from holiday and found a brand new EU PRAG and no information on…

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eLearning – Getting fear out of EU procurement

Procurement processes are often a key element in EU-funded Actions, especially in the case of…

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Classroom – Implementing an EU-funded Actions under the PAGoDA rules

Are you working for a UN organization, an International Organisation (e.g. IFRC) or for a…

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eLearning – All you need to know about financial support to third parties

In the last years, the EU has increased its interest in using financial support to…

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eLearning – Be prepared for project expenditure verifications

Getting nervous about the next EU expenditure verification? Would you like to face this challenging…

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Webinar – How to deal with simplified cost options (1 lesson)

In the last years, the DG DEVCO and DG NEAR encouraged grant applicants to present…

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Webinar – Getting funds from DG ECHO: Single Form A to Z (3 lessons)

The European Union, through its Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG…

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eLearning – All you need to know about PAGoDA

Improve your skills in getting EU funds and managing your EU- funded actions: get inside…

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E-learning – What you need to know about procurement in DG ECHO funded actions

This e-learning course provides a complete presentation of procurement procedures to be applied by NGOs…

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E-learning – How to deal with key financial aspects of DG ECHO funded Actions

This course aims at supporting participants in dealing with the main financial elements of a…

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Webinar – Preparing successful proposals for DG DEVCO and DG NEAR (3 lessons)

The European Union is one of the most important donors supporting NGOs’ actions in development…

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Webinar – The theory of change (1 lesson)

There is nothing more practical than a good theory. Based on this assumption there have…

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Webinar – The EuropeAid Logframe

All those involved in designing interventions for Development Cooperation today need to know how to…

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Webinar – Il Quadro Logico di EuropeAid

Oggi tutti coloro che sono coinvolti nella progettazione degli interventi di cooperazione allo sviluppo devono sapere…

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Classroom – Drafting a proposal: the Single Form

The course provides an overview of the Single Form format, the partners’ tool to access…

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Classroom – Ensure quality in humanitarian actions

ECHO develops a number of policies on humanitarian aid and civil protection issues and specific guidelines…

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Classroom – All you need to know about Emergency Actions

This course aims to enhance knowledge on ECHO rules, procedures and tools to address sudden humanitarian crises.…

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Webinar – Managing DG DEVCO and DG NEAR funded projects (5 lessons)

The European Union is one of the most important donors supporting NGOs’ actions in development…

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Classroom – Project Monitoring and Evaluation

This course is based on punto.sud experience acquired in many years of field work, where…

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Classroom – Logframe Analysis and Project Management

This course is based on punto.sud experience acquired in many years of support to organisation…

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Classroom – Managing ECHO Humanitarian Actions

Humanitarian actions must be an effective and ethical expression of human solidarity. Most part of…

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E-learning – CSOs and participation: Lobbying, Advocacy and Policy Influencing

This e-learning course provides support to CSOs on how effectively influence the decision-making process at…

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E-learning – A very short introduction to the DG ECHO 2014 FPA

This course intends to provide an overview of DG ECHO, its working modalities and the…

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E-learning – DG ECHO Final Report 2014

This elearning aims to support participants in dealing with the steps required by DG ECHO…

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E-learning – DG ECHO Audit process 2014

The heart of this eLearning consists in one session dedicated to field audits and another…

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E-learning – DG ECHO | Become a master of APPEL and the Single Form offline application

This e-learning course provides a complete presentation of the offline Single Form, in order to…

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Classroom – Final reporting of a DG ECHO-funded Action

This course focuses on the closing phase of an Action; the main topics refer to…

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Classroom – The DG ECHO Audit process

The course focuses on the various steps of the audit process and its working methodology,…

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Classroom – Implementing a DG ECHO funded Action

This course intends to equip participants with all the information needed to properly manage an ECHO…

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Classroom – Preparing a DG ECHO Action: the Single Form

The course starts with an overview of the financing decisions process and the HIPs, to understand ECHO priorities…

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Classroom – Fundraising, communication and campaigning

Improve your skills in designing a Communication Plan to enhance your fundraising campaign. In this…

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E-learning – Get funding from the EU from Western Balkans and Turkish CSOs

Sign up to this free e-learning course to understand all necessary steps to be successful…

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E-learning – Social media, activism and participation

Get this e-learning course to start or improve your communication strategy through the use of…

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Classroom – PAGoDA: the new UN-EU framework

Are working for a UN Agency? Improve your skills in getting EU funds for your…

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Classroom – Be accountable: master the EU rules

Strengthen your skills in managing EU-funded projects (financed by DG DEVCO/DG NEAR) by properly comply…

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Classroom – Get funding from the European Union

Improve your understanding of the most important funding opportunities and mechanisms offered by the EU…

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Classroom – Become a master of financial management of EU grants

Make the most from the practical overview of all aspects related to financial management of…

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Classroom – Working with DG DEVCO and DG NEAR

Get an overview of the EU relevant actors and main programmes and identify funding opportunities…

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