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IPA Institute - Advancing Project Knowledge

About the IPA Institute

The IPA Institute, a division of Independent Project Analysis (IPA), offers education seminars for project professionals to further IPA's mission to improve capital productivity. IPA Institute courses are derived from IPA's extensive quantitative analysis and research of capital projects, linking statistically proven project management best practices to business value.

IPA Institute Training Courses

The IPA Institute's wide range of training offerings include project management seminars, portfolio management and topic-specific courses, and private workshops, all delivered in multiple languages and in all regions of the world. Visit the course catalog page for a detailed description of each program.

Training Locations and Schedule

IPA Institute training seminars are delivered year-round and in various locations around the world. Visit the IPA Institute training schedule to view the current calendar. Popular course locations include, but are not limited to:

  • Asia-Pacific: Beijing, China; Brisbane, Australia; Perth, Australia; Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa: The Hague, Netherlands; Johannesburg, South Africa; Reading, United Kingdom; Stavanger, Norway; Moscow, Russia 
  • Latin America: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile
  • North America: Calgary, Canada; Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Plus many more!

Courses Derived from IPA's Project Knowledge

IPA Institute programs are based on specialized results from IPA's research on ~16,000 actual capital projects. IPA's extensive body of knowledge includes Best Practices on projects of all sizes and types, ranging from $0.2 million to $3+ billion, including everything from revamps to new construction, that have been executed in all regions of the world. IPA's studies cover all project cycles, from initial business idea through startup and early operation.

With its extensive databases, IPA is able to conduct research to identify the practices and characteristics that drive project outcomes. IPA is the only organization that has such quantitative research on which to base its teachings. IPA continuously updates and advances its research findings, adding more than 800 new projects to the database each year. This allows IPA to track and recognize important, timely industry trends and issues.

Industries and Areas

IPA Institute courses cover multiple industries including: Advanced Biofuels; Commodity Chemicals; Food and Consumer Products; Forest Products; Mining, Minerals, and Metals; Petroleum Exploration and Production; Pharmaceuticals and Biotech; Pipelines and Distribution; Power; Refining and Petrochemicals; Specialty Chemicals. 

Earn PDUs Through PMI

The IPA Institute is a Registered Education Provider of the Project Management Institute (PMI), As such, all IPA Institute seminars align with current PMBOK standards. This enables course participants to claim Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion of each IPA Institute course that can be applied toward PMI certifications, such as the popular Professional in Project Management (PMP) certification. Detailed information on how to claim PDUs are listed on each individual course information page in the online program catalog.

Course Instructors

IPA Institute training courses are instructed by IPA project and research analysts, who have extensive experience evaluating capital projects and performing research on capital project issues. IPA CEO, author, and megaprojects expert Edward Merrow often instructs IPA Institute seminars as well. Visit the faculty page for full bios for each IPA Institute instructor.

Public and Private Course Delivery

The IPA Institute delivers courses in both public and private settings. Any project professional with relevant experience may attend our public courses, where an added benefit is the opportunity to network with other project professionals. 

In addition to public seminars, the IPA Institute also provides In-House Learning products and services, including Off-the-Shelf private courses, Customized seminars, and Instructional Design services. Visit the IPA Institute In-House Learning page to learn more.

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