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Professional Development with the Institute for Performance and Learning - A suite of options for various learning needs and styles

Learning has a positive impact on key business measures such as job performance and productivity. 
Effective workplace learning provides opportunities for individuals and organizations to improve and grow, has positive results on employee performance and productivity, and is critical to a healthy Canadian economy.

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 Virtual Facilitation Excellence workshops - an online, live facilitated course that gives facilitators practical strategies needed to make the leap from a traditional room to a virtual one. With our partner, Shift Facilitation, I4PL is able to offer a live, interactive course where learners benefit from exercises and real-time feedback in a series of four workshops in July and August 2020, customized to the needs of the individual.  Focused practice makes the complex tasks of a virtual delivery second nature and registration is limited to ten (10) participants per session. 

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. Pending a return to in-person classroom courses, we are offering virtual courses 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.  

Finally, our popular 7 part series, From Paper to Practice, offers monthly 90-minute interactive workshops, each covering one of the competency areas from the Competencies for Learning and Performance Professionals. This is 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 2020 cycle is winding up in September but we'll be offering a new cycle in 2021.


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The Institute for Performance and Learning
411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 3S5

Phone 416.367.5900 or 1.866.257.4275