We build the capacity of organisations to think in new ways and to realise the value of their contribution towards shaping, and flourishing in, a new sustainable economy.  We are passionate about training others in our tools and approaches as we believe this is an effective way to make a long-term impact.

We offer a wide range of training including:

  • Open training – public courses open to individuals, or groups of up to 3 people for one organisation, held at our offices or an external venue. We can sometimes arrange dates in addition to those published on this website for groups.

  • In-house training – our open courses brought to your teams within your organisation. Suitable for 6 or more people.

  • Bespoke training – workshops or courses developed specifically for your team or organisation, delivered at our offices or in-house. Suitable for 4 or more people.  

Use our expertise to offer training courses to your members, clients or other external audiences. Contact us to find out more

Open learning programmes

New frontiers for development

An action-learning journey for organisational and personal development

Developed and delivered with IMA International, this learning programme is for managers and leaders within international development who want to understand and experience our approach to making connections reflectively, and turn this into practice. The learning takes place over a period of 8-12 months, with three face-to-face modules and linked remote work. It is an opportunity for personal growth and development as well as a way of cultivating resilience and critical thinking for dealing with rapidly complex change processes. For more details, click here

Module 1: Macroeconomic challenges: Introduces participants to new economic thinking in relation to key economic issues and provides techniques to critically review these issues.

Module 2: Effective organisations in the face of macro level challenges: Uncovers the assumptions, both personal and organisational, which lie behind every intervention in development and opens a debate on how to deal with complexity from an organisational
leadership perspective.

Module 3: Effective leaders in a complex world: An opportunity to learn and experience the process of becoming an effective leader within your organisation in the face of macro level challenges.

For dates, more details  and to book click here.

Value for Money (VfM) training

Improve development effectiveness

This unique 5-day programme, delivered in partnership with IMA International,  provides the tools and knowledge to maximise and embed value for money (VfM) approaches in an organisation, projects and programmes. You will learn about best practice in economic theory as well as how to practically apply existing and emerging tools to capture and manage for VfM.

This course is aimed at professionals responsible for the maximisation of VfM through all elements of programme and project design and delivery.  It presents the latest thinking on how to guarantee that your activities deliver maximum value to your organisation and its stakeholders. Click here for details.

Training from our partners

Planning Advisory ServiceIn a material world – how much is planning worth?

This is a series of events from the Planning Advisory Service that NEF Consulting has helped to develop.  The workshops look at the direct and indirect financial and economic consequences of planning policy and development decisions. For councillors, senior officers and people with responsibility for finance, regeneration and/or economic development.  For more information and booking details go to the PAS website.