The Institute for Performance and Learning is Canada’s only non-profit, membership association representing workplace learning professionals.
Supporting a rapidly growing membership with chapters from coast to coast, the Institute exists to elevate the workplace performance and learning profession by setting the standards for excellence in professional practice through a competency framework, code of ethics, and sought-after professional designations.
Members come from diverse backgrounds working in a range of sectors and are united by the knowledge that their skills are critical to the health and prosperity of Canadians.
Competencies for Performance and Learning Professionals (Competencies)© is the desktop reference every workplace learning professional needs – it is both a guide to your personal professional development and an ideal framework for the design and development of curricula and courses. The Competencies serves as the foundation for the Institute’s certification programs.
Members access The Institute’s complimentary webinars (and their recordings!) throughout the year – that’s over 18 hours of free professional development (valued at over $900!).
Members receive discounted rates at all of The Institute’s workshops, seminars and conferences.
If you’re looking to take your involvement with The Institute for Performance and Learning to the next level, consider volunteering. There are rolling opportunities available throughout the year from special committees to engaging at the chapter level to contributing to the national events.
Members can participate in the annual Awards of Excellence program which celebrates and profiles the best, most innovative, most remarkable people, projects, and programs our profession offers. Find out more.
Members of The Institute share ownership in the organization’s brand, distinguishing them as partners in Canada’s only national association for workplace performance and learning. As a member, use The Institute’s Member Logo on your website, letterhead or business cards to showcase your affiliation.
Access thousands of articles from a plethora of top business publications and resources. The cost of membership is paid back ten-fold with access to the Institute’s Reference Library.
The Learning Hub
Be at the forefront of workplace performance and learning trends, news, and communications from the Institute with the Learning Hub.
Access current, relevant, Canadian-focused research curated and published by The Institute.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson Books
40% off is the discount that members of The Institute receive on McGraw-Hill Ryerson Titles relevant to performance and learning professionals.
Members receive a 25% discount on Wiley books on training and development, leadership, management, consulting, coaching, mentoring and more.
Access employment listings from across the country and beyond. This one-stop career centre curates postings that are relevant to the field of workplace performance and learning.
Through Arthur J. Gallagher, The Institute offers group insurance rates, commercial general liability, home and automobile.
Discounts and Preferred rates
Members of The Institute have access to special discounted rates on a wide variety of services such as insurance, travel, retail, software and so much more.
The Institute has negotiated discounted rates on all UPS shipments ranging from 25-70% standard rates.
In partnership with The Institute for Performance and Learning, members can purchase a joint membership with the Association for Talent Development, giving the ability to monitor trends and activities on both sides of the border. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IFTDO is a diversified network of human resource management and development organizations linking HR professionals, corporations, universities, consultancies, government organizations and enterprises. Through its member organizations it represents more than 500,000 professionals in over 50 countries.