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Professional Development

There’s no limit to what you can ACHIEVE with professional development opportunities from IPMA-HR. Increase your value to your organization and advance your future career prospects with an enhanced skill set. Designed specifically for public sector HR professionals, IPMA-HR offers a number of courses, webinars, and an internationally-recognized professional certification.


Events Calendar

Don’t miss any of these exciting opportunities to expand your knowledge of the public sector human resource profession and connect with your peers. Be sure to check our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date program listings. Start your search below!


Highly-rated and content-driven, IPMA-HR's International Training Conference & Expo and invitational leadership conferences give you the solutions and resources to take on the challenges and opportunities you face with hands-on, in-person learning and networking.


We offer information-rich courses, which cover everything you need to know for success in public sector human resources, including pay delivery systems and strategies, HR competencies, leadership, job classification and analysis — and more. All IPMA-HR courses are available for onsite delivery at your location, and a number are also available online.

Meet the Trainers

Biographical information about IPMA-HR's professional trainers.

Professional Certification

The IPMA-HR Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) is the only professional credential that is public-sector focused and competency-based, since 1999. The IPMA-SCP is a designation that symbolizes excellence as an HR Expert, business partner, leader and change agent in the field of human resources. Since IPMA-HR started offering the certification, almost 12,000 HR professionals have enhanced their careers with an IPMA-SCP designation worldwide. FAQ


Focus on current and emerging HR issues in the public sector with IPMA-HR's strategic webinars. Live and interactive, each 60-minute session provides you and your staff with a convenient and economical way to stay current on topics important to your day-to-day operations.