International Association for Impact Assessment





Through its Training and Professional Development Committee, IAIA provides members and non-members with access to training courses (both in person and online), webinars, and training manuals to promote and support IA capacity building.

See this page for additional information about each of our Training Program offerings as well as our Training Calendar.

<Professional Development Program (PDP)

IAIA’s Professional Development Program (PDP) is designed to provide online training for individuals involved in carrying out, reviewing, or otherwise participating in EIA and related studies of projects.  This 12-week "Foundations of Impact Assessment" course is incredibly popular due to the popularity of the course content and because each trainee is paired with an expert trainer in IA, so make sure to register early.

<Online Training Courses (OTC)

In an effort to provide more online, interactive training opportunities, IAIA is proud to debut of its new Online Training Courses (OTC).  These courses will be held over multiple sessions for a 1-3 week period of time and will have small class sizes to encourage participation among participants as well as with the instructor.  Topics will cover a wide variety of impact assessment areas, as well as options for foundation, intermediate, and advanced level content.


IAIA shares the expertise of its members through a series of webinars throughout the year.  These webinars are live events, often with interactive Q&A sections for attendee involvement.  Recordings of past webinars are also available on demand, with archived webinars dating back to 2015.

<In-Person Training at IAIA Annual Conferences

IAIA offers 8-12 training courses each year in conjunction with its annual conference. These one- or two-day pre-conference courses cover a range of aspects regarding impact assessment and occur in person at the conference location.  Courses to be offered at IAIA23 will be listed here in mid-September 2022.

<Training Manuals

Find a variety of downloadable training manuals on various impact assessment topics.

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Training Calendar

These are our upcoming courses and webinars. Click title for more information and registration link.

Online Training Course - Resettlement and Livelihood Restoration: Achieving the Intended Outcomes

  • Dates of course: 17, 19, 20, 24, and 26 Oct 2022
  • Hours of course sessions: 6:00am - 8:30am UTC
  • Course ID: OTC-22-09
  • Registration open: Now through 10 Oct 2022, or until filled

Free Webinar - Digital IA: What might Artificial Intelligence offer Impact Assessment? – The IFC’s MALENA

  • Third webinar of series: Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm UTC. Presentation with real-time Q&A with attendees.
  • Registration open: Now through Nov 3; missed session available for replay by registered individuals

Online Training Course - More Effective Impact Assessment: Tools For Stronger Argument & Clearer Writing

  • Dates of course: 15, 17, 22, and 24 Nov 2022
  • Hours of course sessions: 11:00 am - 14:30 pm UTC
  • Course ID: OTC 22-08
  • Registration open: Now through 8 Nov 2022 , or until filled

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