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Training Programs
ANDE offers two training programs. The Orientation Training is offered in late May/early June each year and provides an introduction to impact investing for new hires to the sector. The Investment Manager Training (IMT) occurs around the world and gives an overview of investing in small and growing businesses. 


"I found the ANDE Investment Manager Training incredibly helpful as a manager focused on direct investments. The course was practical and I came away with specific tools I can use to become a better investor. It was amazing to be in a room with like-minded individuals focused on SGB's in emerging markets. I learned a lot from my peers and am grateful for the network." – Danielle Gibbie, DKM Foundation (Washington DC, 2017)

The ANDE Investment Manager Training course is the only course of its kind which provides a comprehensive overview of investing in small and growing businesses. The course is designed both for investment managers who are actively making investments in SGBs and capacity development providers who are working to support entrepreneurs through the investment process. 
The five day course covers the entire investment process – from deal sourcing and due diligence to term sheets, ongoing business support, and exit strategies. Course material is largely based on ANDE member experience and case studies. The class is highly interactive and designed to facilitate group learning among participants. A sample training agenda is available here.
In addition to lecture and group work, the course often includes a site visit to discuss the due diligence and investment process from the entrepreneur’s point of the view. Throughout the course, attendees identify new ways in which their organizations could work together—building new relationships and partnerships.
We have held the course in Mexico, Brazil, Kenya, India, South Africa, and the United States. 

2020 Investment Manager Training Calendar

March 2 - March 6, 2020 Yangon, Myanmar
TBD San Francisco, California
June 8 - June 12, 2020 Guatemala
November 16 - November 20, 2020 Washington, DC

"The ANDE Investment Manager Training was so engaging! I learned so much about how a fund operates, from sourcing to evaluating to adding value." - Stephanie Kimber, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia (Washington DC, 2017)

"The ANDE Investment Manager Training is a fast paced training that will introduce you to the intricacies of development investment. It was incredibly practical and useful." - Pablo Ramirez, Winrock International (Washington DC, 2017)

"The Investment Management Training that ANDE gives is excellent – rigorous, right-sized to allow for ample small group discussion time, and a great way to hear how other firms and organizations located globally are approaching impact investing. John Kohler, my class’ instructor, was very engaging and was quite open to sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. He later pointed out that the in-class time is more than a full graduate-level class, so it is definitely worth its value. The connections to other students in the training have lasted outside of class, and I frequently reference the course’s materials as we ramp up our impact investment work at ACDI/VOCA. All in all, I highly recommend the training." - Heather LeMunyon, ACDI/VOCA - (Brazil, 2015)


The ANDE SGB Investing Orientation Training is a two-day overview of the small and growing business (SGB) sector and doing deals in emerging markets. This 2019 training workshop will take place in Washington, DC in late May/early June and is geared towards new hires, summer associates, and those new to the sector.