Schulich ExecEd and the Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) Launch New Learning and Development Program

Posted on November 30, 2023
Schulich ExecEd and the Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) Launch New Learning and Development Program

Schulich ExecEd and the Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) have forged a strategic partnership to tackle challenges in the learning and development (L&D) landscape. This collaboration aims to elevate the status of L&D from a perceived cost centre to a vital asset within organizations.  


Current L&D Programming  

Often, L&D professionals struggle within their organizations, boxed into the role of order takers or stuck churning out content-heavy courses with limited impact on organizational or individual performance.    

A significant challenge in L&D programming is the lack of consistency in conducting assessments, design, and facilitation. This inconsistency results in uneven learning experiences for employees, hindering their overall development. A widespread reluctance to embrace technology further exacerbates these challenges, as many individuals within the industry remain wary about its integration.  


Schulich ExecEd and I4PL’s Response  

Schulich ExecEd and I4PL address this challenge head-on with the new Masters Certificate in Workplace Performance and Learning. This unique program provides a comprehensive overview of the Competencies for Performance and Learning Professionals, enabling participants to identify areas for improvement and focus their careers. Program content highlights the importance of building trust and becoming valued partners within organizations by seamlessly integrating L&D into business conversations.  

One of the program’s key features is its focus on assessing performance and creating meaningful evaluations. Participants will be equipped with a step-by-step model to design innovative and creative programs that address the issues with current L&D programming mentioned in the prior section. Unlike conventional approaches, this Masters Certificate program allows participants to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios immediately. Instructors and faculty are subject matter experts actively engaged in everyday L&D work, ensuring content is rooted in practical, real-world applications.  


Significance for the L&D Industry  

The partnership between Schulich ExecEd and I4PL brings together two prominent names in the professional development and L&D domain. This collaboration is a golden opportunity for professionals to enhance their credentials by having Schulich and I4PL on their CVs and profiles.   

By addressing current challenges and providing practical solutions, Schulich ExecEd and I4PL are taking another innovative step into the L&D landscape, offering a transformative program that propels professionals towards a future where L&D plays a central role in organizational success.   

To enrol or learn more about the Masters Certificate in Workplace Performance and Learning, visit the program page here or speak to our expert advisory team.