Training Lead

Training Lead

As a Training Lead in global development we know you spend most of your time coordinating and facilitating training programs, developing staff and making them more effective leaders and managers, and keeping up to date with the latest trends in learning and development. That's why we've put together this resource page, specifically designed for you. The following tools and guides will make your role easier to manage. We've also included some blogs, videos, and podcasts that relate to the work you do in the international development sector.

On this page you can discover a range of training solutions, designed specifically for those working in training and learning, including Humentum's renowned LMS & network: Humentum Learning Services.

SocialEx Ep. 4: Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken

Episode 4 of Humentum's monthly podcast, SocialEx, features a conversation with Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, former Director of the Transnational NGO (TNGO) Initiative at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and current founder of Five Oaks Consulting. Here, Tosca talks to us about INGO leadership, change management, culture, and more!

Discover the principles behind Agile Leadership

Introducing Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken
Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken has dedicated her three-decade career to international development and civil society issues. For nearly 16 years she managed, and eventually led the Transnational NGO Initiative (TNGO Initiative) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, USA, where her focus was on the governance, leadership and effectiveness of international civil society organizations. Tosca has done extensive work with mid-sized to large INGOs helping to direct customized leadership development, including executive coaching. Her work extends to change leadership and management, including organizational level evaluations. 

In 2018, Tosca partnered with Humentum to build a new course, Agile Leadership Flex, a unique online training that provides new, engaging tools designed to help participants become more effective leaders. Using the ‘four frames’ model of leadership, the course explains how to choose leadership behaviors strategically and respond to context in an agile manner. Learn more about the course here and in the adjacent video.

Humentum Learning Promise & Principles

Discover our Learning Promise

Humentum aims to provide accessible learning solutions for those creating social impact. Our learning promise has been developed into seven principles that we know stand for delivering exceptional training for the social sector:

Social We build a nurturing, supportive and fun learning community where peers collaborate, share and network.
Impactful We create and provide products that deliver long-term impact to organizations and we offer continued support, guidance and certification for an extended learning journey.
Learner-focused We design and deliver engaging high quality training products with a learner right at the center.
Actionable We empower learners with practical and relevant skills tools and techniques that create immediate results.
Accessible We develop flexible user friendly learning,overcoming barriers to access that increase global reach.
Innovative We are responsive, versatile and innovative in designing and delivering our learning product.
Relevant We provide timely learning that addresses the challenges most relevant to our learners and measure impact and listen to the wider community to inform and improve our offerings.

Browse our full range of courses that focus on training, management, and leadership below:

Agile Leadership Behavior Flex
Management Skills 
Training for Finance Trainers
Training of Trainers

Comments from previous course participants:

"You taught me so much about effective curriculum design, using visuals and engaging the audience.  Your enthusiasm and knowledge about the subject matter was apparent and I feel lucky to have had three days to observe you both and steal some of your delivery techniques."

"I absolutely think it was worth it, and I’ll be recommending it to everyone else on our staff."


Humentum Learning Services is Humentum's customizable learning platform. It is available for organizations across the globe who want to offer world-class learning to their staff. 

Since 2015 HLS has had 64,768 active learners, working in 102 organizations, across 191 countries. 

When your organization becomes a member of Humentum Learning Services, you get access to world-class learning and tools, expert learning guides, and become a part of a global community of organizations who share your learning goals.


Join an active community, share knowledge and explore ways of learning and doing more together.


Improve the performance of your teams by giving them access to the skills and expertise they need to thrive in their work.


Use high-quality training resources to build your capacity and increase your impact.

Pick the membership level that best suits your organization's learning needs. Discover all the features and the benefits here.

"Networking with my learning and development peers in the NGO sector helps our professional development efforts go further. Collaborating and sharing resources help our funds go further."
- Paige Winn, Learning Specialist FHI 360



The Power of Community

As a Humentum member, you can interact with other peers working in training and human resources on Humentum Connect, our online community. Join our HR community and pose questions for real-time responses from your colleagues in the sector. 

Not a Humentum member yet, but interested in having your organization join? Humentum membership is organizational and every individual working for a member organization can take full advantage of membership benefits. Learn more here about the power of Humentum membership.