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Learning has a positive impact on key business measures such as job performance and productivity.
The Institute for Performance and Learning supports various programs and provides opportunities for members and non-members to hone their performance and learning competencies, through online courses, classroom courses and bespoke courses for team workplace development. Resources, such as the Competencies for Performance and Learning Professionals manual, are used by L&D employees across Canada and globally. Members can attend live monthly webinars and have access to view them again in the Member webinar archives. Certification is the means our members can demonstrate and give evidence of their mastery of competency areas.
Current courses include the online From Paper to Practice, a monthly 90-minute interactive workshop, each covering one of the competency areas from the Competencies for Learning and Performance Professionals. For more experienced learning team members seeking to refresh their knowledge and pick up new skills to apply immediately in the workplace, or for those more recently engaged in workplace design and delivery seeking a quick dive into each competency area and fill knowledge gaps, these workshops offer a dynamic experience.
The Master Certificate in Performance and Learning Competencies and the Master Certificate in Digital Learning are two options for those in search of a deeper dive into competency areas and specific skills, in particular, those required to design and deliver virtual learning.
While in-person classroom courses will resume in the fall, we have now launched four virtual courses to be delivered on the Zoom platform: Virtual Facilitation - Designing Learning Experiences - Digital Learning Fundamentals - Story-based Design. Each of these courses takes place over three to four days, with live interactive sessions (registration limited to ensure participants have an opportunity to practice and engage in group work) combined with pre-work and assignments.