Become a Certified Professional Impact Analyst
One way to improve the effectiveness of international development programs is to equip professionals with the skills of impact analysis: assessment, finance, and evaluation. The Impact Bridges Group has a strong working relationship with the faculty members at Queen’s University in charge of the design and delivery of a training program that focuses on these skills.
The program, referred to as CPIA (Certified Professional Impact Analyst), offers three courses: Discover Impact, Finance Impact, Measure Impact. Individuals who complete all three courses and a qualifying exam, are eligible for the designation of Certified Professional Impact Analyst (CPIA).
Three Courses. One Designation.
The three CPIA courses are designed for all professionals involved in designing, financing, implementing, monitoring, or evaluating social interventions, public policies, or international development projects. Each course is one-week, and comprises lectures, in-class discussions, and applied case studies to ensure that participants can apply the concepts they learn to practical projects.
The upcoming course is Discover Impact (May 13-17, 2019). For more information on CPIA or to register for the program, please visit www.cpia.queensu.ca
Exciting New Opportunity:
Take the Certified Professional Impact Analyst (CPIA) courses with financial support from Impact Bridges Group
Impact Bridges Group is committed to helping organizations maximize the impact of their social development projects and improve efficiency and distributive justice.
To that end, we’re proud to partner with the Certified Professional Impact Analyst (CPIA) program at Queen’s University, in order to support select industry professionals in pursuing this exciting educational opportunity. Impact Bridges group will cover 50% of the cost of tuition for one selected participant in each of the three CPIA courses.
The CPIA program provides participants the opportunity to learn to rigorously identify, design, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate social interventions, public policies and international development projects.
The program consists of three courses:
Discover Impact. Learn how to identify, define, and value sources of impact.
Finance Impact. Learn about project finance and how to enter the world of results-based financing and impact investing.
Measure Impact. Learn how to rigorously collect evidence and analyze data.
Those who complete all three courses are eligible to write an exam and receive the designation of CPIA-I. More details about the program and course dates are available at https://cpia.queensu.ca.
Social and international development professionals intending to pursue a CPIA course or the complete certification are eligible to apply for the Impact Bridges Group seat and the 50% reduction in tuition. Applications will be evaluated based on relevant experience, the anticipated benefit of the course to your or your institution’s projects, policies, or programs, and demonstrated interest in enhancing the impact of your initiatives.
To apply, please submit a maximum two-page response to the following questions, along with a C.V. and a letter indicating organizational support (if applicable), to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CPIA Tuition Support” in the subject line.
Position and Organizational Affiliation:
Please list the CPIA course(s) you are planning to apply to and for which you are seeking Impact Bridge’s Group’s support.
What is your experience with social or international development work? Please include other experience you feel is relevant to your application here.
Why are you interested in the CPIA program? What do you hope to get out of the course? How do you see the skills gained in this course as contributing to your current or future initiatives? Please include evidence of your or your organization’s commitment to pursuing impact in your activities and/or evidence of your intention to move in this direction.