Professional Development Directory

The professional development directory lists online and face-to-face courses, workshops, and events of interest to governance, conflict, social development, and humanitarian professionals. The categories listed within each area relate to the professional development objectives of DFID staff.

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Selection criteria

Events are selected for inclusion in the directory if they are relevant to the topics covered by the GSDRC, suitable for DFID staff, and from known reliable providers. We prioritise low-cost and flexible online training opportunities, but also include events that offer other learning modes and locations. If you would like to suggest an event to be added to our directory, email us at

Inclusion in the directory does not indicate endorsement by DFID or the GSDRC.

Further help finding training

If the links above do not contain any "off-the shelf" courses that meet your needs, we can help you find a consultant to develop a course tailored to your requirements.

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