Financial Management for Development Professionals (FMD Pro)

Financial Management for Development Professionals (FMD Pro)

Take the fear out of finance!

This workshop is available as an English In-person workshop and an English Online Workshop.  

Strong financial management is the responsibility of the entire project team, but it can be daunting when you’re not a financial manager. In this highly participatory workshop, our expert facilitators show you the key principles for good financial management, how to manage financial resources more effectively, and how to integrate good financial management systems. You will return to your project ready to apply best practices to your own organization.

What will you learn?

By the end of the workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Build and use effective budgets, such as project and donor budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Describe the key processes and methods used to keep accounting records
  • Use financial reports to monitor project performance and identify actions to keep project finances on track
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of your financial management system
  • Explain how internal controls protect NGO assets and minimize the risk and impact of fraud and errors

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for:

  • Staff from small to medium sized NGOs who are involved in program implementation and/or the management and control of financial resources
  • Non-financial managers and officers who want to improve practice in financial planning, control and reporting
  • Finance officers interested in developing their financial management skills and knowledge to improve finance systems and support for program staff

Have you heard? Previous financial management experience or training is not a requirement for this workshop.

If you’re still not sure if this workshop is right for you, feel free to contact us and we can help!

Further Information

FMD Pro I Certification Exam


In-Person Workshop: Learners can take the FMD Pro I Certification Exam on the final day of the workshop (exam cost is included in the workshop fee). A laptop is required to take the online exam. 

Online Workshop: This workshop prepares learners to take the FMD Pro I Certification Exam. The online workshop fee does not include the cost of the exam, and it is not administered at the end of the workshop. You can arrange to take the exam online at any time after the workshop, with costs starting from as little as $22. More information can be found here.

Humentum D Pro Learning Pathway


Humentum D Pro is a pathway of internationally recognized certificated workshops aimed at development, relief and humanitarian professionals across the globe. It offers a credentialed, career development path for professionals working in the sector 

The three other workshops that form the D Pro Learning Pathway are:

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPE)


In-person Workshop: CPE credits are not awarded in this in-person workshop.

Online Flex Workshop: CPE credits are not awarded in the online workshop. 

Learning Approach


In-person Workshop: Humentum’s highly practical workshops always put the learner first. Our expert facilitators will draw on their own vast sector and subject-specific knowledge to ensure our learner experience is as worthwhile and enjoyable as possible. They will share relevant tools, techniques and insights that are immediately transferrable to your own work. You are also actively encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions, hands-on group work, and pose your own specific questions to further enhance your learning.

Online Workshop: Humentum’s self-directed and focused online workshops always put the learner first. You will have the opportunity to connect and engage with peers from around the world in a social network style environment, whilst working through a series of engaging videos, assignments and readings. You will have a dedicated, expert facilitator to guide you on your learning journey, and always ready to answer your specific questions to further enhance your learning.

How does an Online Workshop work?

The online workshop is open for a set number of weeks, and you can log-in at any time that suits you, and work at your own pace. Once online, you’ll find our platform easy to navigate, with clear guides and instructions. You’ll need to earn points for completing various tasks (such as watching videos, uploading assignments, and interacting with others). The more tasks you complete, the more points you’ll earn. The quicker you earn these points, the sooner you’ll be able to complete the workshop!

We estimate this workshop requires 4 hours per module (6 modules in total), depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.

Special Offers

Are you looking for ways to ensure your staff have the skills they need to succeed? We are pleased to offer Humentum’s Organizational Training Package, new way to support your team’s learning objectives – now in a flexible and cost savings package.

This package includes the flexibility to select any type of workshop throughout the year, in any language or time zone, and with a discount even lower than the early bird price.  Packages start at a minimum of 10 people. Find out more.

Practice areas

Finance Management, Budgeting, D Pro

In-house client workshops

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Dates and registration

Jun 16 - Aug 10, 2021 Online English Register
Aug 18 - Oct 12, 2021 Online English Register

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