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Leadership and Management in International Development

This Leadership and Management training course is designed to support you in becoming an effective and successful manager. It will help you improve your skills in influencing and coordinating actions with others more efficiently. During the five days, you put into practice all the theories that are covered, making it an incredibly practical course!







Why choose this course?

We cover globally recognised management and leadership theories, tools and techniques and adapt them to your needs, putting each one into practice. You get to network and learn with others in the development sector, and exercise new knowledge and skills on topics including; influence, motivation and power analysis. You will leave the training course with a clear plan on how to apply what you have learnt - directly to your work.

We also offer MiRo mapping for all our participants. So what is MiRo?

The MiRo Psychometric tool was developed by occupational psychologists in conjunction with business professionals. It was created in order to give people a quick and accessible assessment with straight forward and easy to understand results. One of its other advantages is that the MiRo tool has been specifically designed to act as a bridge between all the most important psychometrics on the market such as MBTI, DISC, Insights, Belbin and so on. This means that whatever psychometric may have been used in the past, people will be able to make the link to their MiRo results, creating a single language that can be easily used back in the workplace.

Individuals, teams and managers gain insights into behaviour, motivations, communication and relationships, making better decisions and dealing with change and personnel more effectively. Reports are written in plain English and are designed specifically to be used in the workplace. You don’t need to be a psychologist or have read any difficult books to understand them or to get the most from using them. MiRo also uses maps and graphs that can help and has a number of resources and tools available for users to help them to integrate the learning that they gain into their working practices and behaviours. MiRo was designed to make a difference and to give you what you need in an easy to use package so that you can then get on with your job.

Travel without the visa stress!

We know that travelling can come with the difficult process of visa applications. That’s why we are holding our training in Cape Town and Bangkok – so you can get to the easiest place for you (and reduce your carbon footprint too!). The process to obtain a visa to enter certain countries, is often lengthy and cannot be guaranteed. We are happy to provide support and assistance during the process however we would recommend that you attend our training in the location that will be easiest for you.

Through a mix of practical activities, theory and case examples you will learn how to:
• critically reflect on your assumptions, group dynamics, and their effect on influencing change

• understand how Theory of Change underpins Strategic Planning

• apply participatory methodologies to foster ownership and representation through the planning process
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Setting yourself up for success
• the differences between leading and managing
• identify and prioritise demands – what is realistic?
• identify leadership styles
Understanding the power of your relationships and the nature of your motivation
• stakeholder and network mapping
• examine motivation
• understand what motivates you and your network
Developing individual and team performance
• linking motivation to skill
• holding conversations that matter
• the art of feedback
What makes teams effective
• understanding the nature of teams
• characteristics of effective teams and team leaders
Leading into the future
• examining power relations
• exploring leadership presence

Learn in a way that suits your situation.

Find out more about our delivery methods:
Face to face learning
Online learning
Blended learning

Course Dates

This course is currently available as a face-to face training in Cape Town, South Africa and Bangkok, Thailand, and as a tailored training. Please get in touch to find out more!

Brighton, UK
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Your questions answered

Are there any discount available?

Yes. We offer a 20% discount if you have been on one of our scheduled or Tailored Training courses before, and a discount for organisations who make a group booking.

Will I get certification?

You will receive a certificate on completion of the course, having fulfilled all the course requirements.

Are our training courses accredited?

As a training provider our trainings are accredited by HPass. We are also a member of The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service. Find out more about our accreditation here.

What experience do I need to join one of your courses?

Nearly all our training participants work in international development. This includes working for a government, a private company, a non-government organisation, multilateral organisation, a smaller local projects or programme, or as a freelance consultant.

What level of English do I need for your courses?

All our open courses are delivered in English. You need good spoken English to work effectively with your facilitators and other participants. As much of our course content is technical and we use a participatory approach, you need to be an effective communicator in English. This means an IELTS score of six or above, a paper TOEFL score of 550, or a computer TOEFL score of 210.

Who are your facilitators?

Our course facilitators are expert development practitioners. Their skills and experience come from doing training and consultancy work around the world with different organisations. With expertise grounded in practical experience, we guarantee our training is relevant and up-to-date to the needs of our participants.

What is the IMA training style?

IMA’s training style is participatory and interactive using a blend of short informative lectures and group work. Throughout the courses we give participants opportunities to share experiences, exchange ideas and network with other development practitioners.

How do I enrol on a face-to-face IMA course?

Application Process:

1. Complete your application form
2. IMA reviews your application
3. Your Sponsor confirms budget
4. IMA receives your payment
5. Course is confirmed and you receive your Welcome Pack.
6. Book your flights and accommodation
7. Course starts


If you have any questions regarding your application or sponsorship, please call IMA International on +44 1273 833030.

1. Once you have chosen your course, fill in our online application, please e-mail us if you have any problems.

2. We will assess your application within 3 days.

3. If you have a sponsor, we will contact them.

4. Once we receive the Confirmation of Sponsorship, we will send the invoice, acceptance letter and visa support letter.

5. The invoice is paid.

6. We will confirm your course at least four weeks before the start date. Then send a Welcome Pack for you to go ahead and book flights and accommodation. If we have to cancel the course and you have already paid, we will refund the amount in full.

How do I enrol on an online IMA course?

1: Go to ’’Courses’’ , select a course: you can read more about the specific course here and you can find the application form by clicking on ’’Apply”

2: Send in your application form.

3: IMA’s team will process this within 3 days and send you a confirmation email and invoice, Learning Needs Statement form for you to return before the course starts (this helps our facilitators understand your learning needs) and the Terms and Conditions.

4: Pay your course fee according to the sent invoice.

5: The course is confirmed and the joining instructions are sent one week before the training starts.

Who is the sponsor?

Your sponsor is the person who authorises payment of the course fees. This is usually your manager or training manager. You need to put their contact details on our application form so we know your organisation has authorised your course fees and supports your application. Once we have reviewed your application, your sponsor will need to send us official confirmation of sponsorship.

I don’t have a sponsor or funding. What should I do?

Most of our participants are sponsored by their organisation. If you do not have a sponsor, you will need to find what funding streams are available to you. Although we look for ways to help participants with the course fees, we regret we are currently not able to offer any form of sponsorship or funding.

What is included in the face to face course fees?

Included in the course fee is: tuition (presentations, group activities and one-to-one support throughout), a field visit (where practical) on courses more than five days, a hard copy of training materials (and on USB), course certificate and participant group photo, light refreshments throughout, a social and cultural programme which includes an evening dinner and a 1 to 1 coaching session with a certified coach on our fifteen day courses.

What is included in the online course fees?

Included in the course fee is: tuition (online learning platform, group work, one-to one support throughout), resources and training materials that can be downloaded from our online learning platform, 1 to 1 mentoring session with your trainers 3 months after the training, access to the course and materials for 6 months.

Have a Question?
Why not call and speak to a member of our team. We are always delighted to talk with past or potential clients, and we can talk with you about your specific interests and questions.
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Questions or feedback?

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+44 1273 833030


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