Financial Management for Development Professionals (FMD Pro I)

Financial Management for Development Professionals (FMD Pro I)

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: Successful completion of this workshop awards 39.0 CPE credits and a certificate of attendance. The course level is basic. The delivery method of this program is Group Live and the Field of Study is Specialized Knowledge. Humentum is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. 

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.

Practice areas

Finance Management, Budgeting, D Pro

In-house client workshops

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Dates and registration

Dec 09 - Feb 02, 2021 Online English Register
Feb 03 - Mar 30, 2021 Online English Register

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