Learning and Development


A growing sector facing ever-changing challenges requires NGOs, CSOs and humanitarian practitioners to be constantly learning, adapting and updating in order to help those in need. HAD, as an award-winning training and capacity building humanitarian organisation, combines 35 years of on-the-ground practitioner expertise (Learning and Development) with the latest thinking from our Research and Development department. Our partnership with Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), allows us to utilise on-the-ground frontline experience and work with over 40 of IRW’s offices worldwide. This partnership gives us an edge in the industry whilst allowing us to see first-hand how our training translates into action.

An ILM Approved Centre

We understand the ever-changing challenges you face and the solutions you need in order to be at the forefront when helping others. From Train the Trainer (TTT) to Leadership Development Programme (LDP), our training courses have been designed specifically for the needs of the NGO and charity sector. Be it at our bespoke training centre in Birmingham or via our new virtual space, where all courses are delivered online or even at your office; we can support your team with a variety of courses. We ensure we deliver training in a way that suits the needs of your organisation and employees.


Where we work?

Since our foundation in 2013 we have trained humanitarian staff from over 40 countries and counting. Due to our access to some of the most hard-to-reach areas and our faith-based understanding we are able to train in humanitarian hot zones. Some of our training attendees hail from countries such as: South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.

Our Learning and Development team were challenged to translate all of our courses into online learning programmes, due to the effects of Covid-19. As a result, all courses that we currently deliver are being completed in a virtual space.

Building the capacity of NGOs

& Leadership

Learning & Development

Our courses help develop vital management and leadership skills in todays humanitarian and development leaders, to ensure maximum effectiveness of front-line organisations.


Learning & Development

We ensure that, alongside general training, we offer up-to-date humanitarian training essentials such as our PMD PRO course or our Core Humanitarian Standards course.

Project Management
& Programme quality

Learning & Development

We aim to ensure all programme developers and project managers know how to effectively plan, prepare and execute projects so that beneficiaries can obtain the full benefits of the projects.


Learning & Development

Fundraising is still a key element of the humanitarian sector today. Without the help of donors, the sector would not be where it is today. Our fundraising courses teach the fundamentals of this skill.

Personal Effectiveness

Learning & Development

General training skills are necessary even within the humanitarian sector, and strong personal effectiveness helps increase the capacity of an organisation.

Islamic Finance

Learning & Development

As a faith-based organisation, we provide a thorough understanding of Islamic finance from both a technical and Sharia perspective.

Bespoke consultancy

Alongside our award-winning training, HAD offers tailored consultancy to organisations. With over 30 years of on-the-ground experience, our trainers are experts in their fields and can offer a range of consultancy services including but not limited to:

  • Development Needs Analysis (DNA)
  • Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Identification of Training Needs (IDA)
  • 360° Feedback
  • Team Development Analysis (TDA)
  • Team Building Workshop (TBW)
  • Belbin Team Inventory (BTI)

To learn more about our consultancy services or to inquire about a particular service, contact us here:

Trainings We Deliver

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