Professional Learning & Development Solutions

We create business conferences, summits and workshops that provide relevant & timely knowledge to high calibre audiences. Our professional events take your career and your organization to the next level.

Who We Are

Ferford Capacity Developers Africa was established in 2010 and provides training, coaching and consulting services to companies and organisations. We have trained managers, leaders and executives. Our clients come from a wide range of industries such as Banking, Manufacturing, Property Management, Non Profit Making Organisations, Healthcare, Insurance, Government, Engineering, Airports and Oil and Gas.

In this light, we always advocate and demand a sustainable training programme that ensures a quality level of service for all learners. Cutting across all these activities are series of workshops, seminars and conferences organised by Ferford, on its own or in conjunction with other African and non-African institutions. A variety of topics related to African development concerns and related global political economic issues are covered.

Increasingly, because of its long experience, its improved physical and technological capacity, its reservoir of information on African development issues, and the large pool of expertise at its disposal, the Institute is becoming a major conference venue on the Continent.

Our workshops which form the core of the effort will build intellectual communities by improving training, disseminating results, fashioning networks, and conducting critical reviews. Each workshop would always gather learners for an intensive intellectual experience covering substantive development issues, particular methodologies, and reviews of research.

Welcome to Ferford, your trusted partner in professional development and training. With a robust presence in South Africa, we specialize in delivering high-quality courses, workshops, seminars, and conferences in key cities such as Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town.

Our Commitment to Excellence

At Ferford, our commitment to excellence is at the core of everything we do. We pride ourselves on offering comprehensive training solutions that cater to a diverse range of industries and professional needs. Our team of expert facilitators, strategically based throughout South Africa, ensures that our training programs are accessible and tailored to meet the unique requirements of our clients.

Global Reach, Local Expertise

While our roots are firmly planted in South Africa, our reach extends far beyond. Thanks to our state-of-the-art online training platform, we can bring our expertise to participants from all corners of the globe. Whether you’re in Kigali, Rwanda; Nairobi, Kenya; Ghana; Dubai; Singapore; America; the United Kingdom; or Canada, you can benefit from our top-notch training programs.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. Versatility: Ferford covers a wide array of subjects, ensuring that we can provide training in almost any area.

  2. Local Presence: Our facilitators are strategically based in key locations, allowing us to understand and address the unique challenges faced by professionals in different regions.

  3. Global Accessibility: With our online training platform, you have the flexibility to learn from anywhere in the world, making professional development convenient and accessible.

Join Us on Your Learning Journey

Whether you’re an individual looking to upskill or an organization seeking comprehensive training solutions, Ferford is here to support your learning journey. Explore our courses, connect with our experienced facilitators, and take a step towards unlocking your full potential.

Thank you for choosing Ferford for your professional development needs. We look forward to being a part of your success story

Ferford Capacity Developers Africa provides industry conferences, in-house, and corporate training across all types of industries, including:
– Oil & Gas
– Construction
– Energy & Utilities
– Pharmaceutical
– Shared Services
– Banking & Finance
– Public Sector
– Human Resources
– Infrastructure
– Transport
– Healthcare
– Legal
– Supply Chain
– Technology
– Telecommunications

The Ferford team consists of well-connected analysts, researchers, and consultants across the industries in which we operate. We are familiar with the ins and outs of every industry and geographical region. We have the uncanny ability to develop solutions that help our clients overcome their business challenges and bring experts from around Ferford and our external network of domain experts to each conference or training we provide.

Ferford Capacity Developers Africa is a global leader in professional training and development. Our on-site and public courses develop both the hard and soft skills of professionals and technical staff.

We facilitate the creation of a dynamic, focused, and results-oriented team to help organizations improve productivity and reach their goals. The modules are suited for all leadership levels. Our goal is to change the behaviours, skills, and habits of people within an organization so that they can achieve organizational success. Our goal is to understand your most critical challenges and determine the best training strategy to achieve your targets, fulfil your needs, and perform your desired outcomes and impacts.

Looking for training solutions in Cape Town, Johannesburg South Africa? Please find out more about our public training courses being held in Johannesburg and Cape Town

What we deliver

Our corporate training and leadership training programmes are custom-designed to ensure that what you learn is actually retained and used in the workplace.

Public Courses

Our public training courses are open to participants from any organization who are keen on the opportunity to concentrate on their learning and development away from the job without the pressures of day-to-day work. These participants also benefit from sharing experiences with others from various organizations to gain a new perspective on common challenges

In-House Training

We understand the value of ongoing development for every individual and organisation. Training your staff and keeping your skills and knowledge up to date means that you remain competitive and current in a fast-paced and evolving world. We deliver the ultimate solution to meet your customised objectives, cutting your training costs, and dramatically improving your organisation’s performance.

Virtual Training

A live online learning experience developed for participants to acquire knowledge on a number of scheduled courses. This interactive experience allows participants to interact directly with course facilitator, view course content, collaborate with other learners and complete assigned activities. Participants can embark on this journey from anywhere to build on their current level of expertise

Training Venues

We operate in some of the most prime locations in the world chosen to ensure easy access using major international transport links.

SA, Kenya, Rwanda & Ghana

USA & Canada

UAE & Singapore


We provide professional training programs for public sectors, private sectors, and NGOs in major cities such as Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town; as well as in countries including Kigali, Rwanda; Nairobi, Kenya; Ghana; Dubai; Singapore; the United States of America; the United Kingdom; and Canada.


Travelling to Kigali, Rwanda has become very convenient with the ease of VISA applications for African countries. Known as the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, Kigali is highly rated as one of the cleanest cities in Africa and an ideal business destination. The city is located in the central region of Rwanda and is characterized by numerous hills, ridges and valleys. Kigali’s vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene makes it an ideal destination for business travelers. Additionally, the Caplaki Crafts Village offers traditional handicrafts for the visiting delegates. A tour of the stunning Lake Kivu, located in the northwest of the country, close to DRC and Volcanoes National Park, is certainly worth the visit. Here, delegates can unwind in the serene environment by the beautiful unspoiled shoreline.


Ferford Capacity Developers Africa has selected Dubai as the host for various professional training programs. Dubai is a leading destination for business and education alike. Our delegates will have the opportunity to combine work with exploration. Historically a desert outpost, Dubai is now a bustling metropolis with high-rises, museums, and world-renowned shopping. Dubai offers attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and a variety of shopping malls, including those with aquariums and indoor ski slopes. Additionally, delegates can explore the city’s culture by visiting places such as the Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum, and Jumeirah beach.

United Kingdom London

We offer a wide range of Professional Training Courses in London, UK, which are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure the best possible learning experience. Our carefully selected venues provide high-quality facilities, accommodation, and food to ensure your comfort and convenience. We also prioritize ease of travel, with locations conveniently located near major airports and rail stations. For more information about our comprehensive training courses and locations, please click on the links below. Our friendly team is always available to answer any questions and assist you with enrollment.

London is a leading global city, known for its strengths in the arts, commerce, entertainment, fashion, finance, and tourism industries. As a World Cultural Capital, it boasts many modern and historic attractions, and is home to the Queen of England and the Royal Family. With a vibrant nightlife and easy access to transportation, London is an ideal location for professional development.


New York, USA is one of the most famous and iconic cities in the country. A large, populous city it is a major financial, cultural, and tourism centre. Its financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, is one of the world’s leading financial centres and home to the New York Stock Exchange. New York never sleeps, with a vibrant atmosphere 24/7, with many iconic attractions including Grand Central Station, Central Park, Macey’s, the Statue of Liberty, to name a few. We meticulously ensure that all our conference venues provide the highest quality environment to maximise the learning experience, as well as providing excellent food, facilities and accommodation. We also ensure that the venue is selected for ease of travel, including major airports and rail.
We run a variety of courses in New York. These are constantly reviewed and updated to provide the best training experience, at the best venues. For more details about our comprehensive courses please review and click on the links below. To enquire further about any of the courses and location details, our helpful and friendly team are waiting to hear from you now

We have built an enviable reputation world-wide of continual trust to deliver exceptional development solutions, providing winning quality assured training and skills development courses.

With a proven track record of world-class people development, Ferford is the ‘provider of choice‘ for many leading organisations.

Our Trainers

Ferford Capacity Developers Africa trainers are master facilitators and true subject matter experts. Our training and consulting topics include most every area of business expertise including: leadership, management, human resource, sales skills, corporate governance , auditing communication skills, presentation skills plus many more. Our trainers deliver highly interactive sessions that incorporate experiential exercises, cases, discussions, self-assessment and the latest accelerated learning techniques to maximize the transfer of classroom learning to on-the-job application. No matter what style you are looking for, we have the trainer with the business experience and approach that will connect with your team.

Client Testimonials

“These sessions have helped me start to thinking more carefully about my relationships with the staff I manage. I’ve started to be more deliberate with the way I communicate both with individuals and the group. The way Jim reminds us of the connections of our feelings, judgments, past experiences with our actions is very practical and simple, more so than other techniques that I have experiences through other management workshops. Approaching even the most difficult situations with employees with open curiosity has already started to change the way I approach being a manager.”
Philip Chigwada
“Today’s session will help us be even more successful by keeping our managers mindful of their interactions with staff while creating a more positive workplace. I learned new skills for conflict resolution and working with different behavior styles in my team. The instructor was very well spoken and knows her topics backwards and forwards. Everyone in our management roles would benefit from taking this management course.”
Emma Onyango
I would definitely recommend Ferford Training we have done numerous courses with them and they are very professional, always make it interactive and relevant to our business and there are always key points to take away from every course, any training I have done with them has always been great
Siya Nombula
Eastern Cape Heath Department

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Upcoming Training Courses

Ferford Capacity Developers Africa is committed to excellence and leads the corporate world by providing professional development trainings to global leaders and transforming them with rich blend of knowledge from industry and academia.

Company & Board Secretary Programme

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Audit and Risk Committee Best Practices

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