Program Assistant Development

Blue box with circles and text says Program Assistant Development - Announcing a NEW Program Assistant Development program and orientation for those interested in Program Assisting!

We're pleased to provide opportunities for professional development for those interested in being a Program Assistant for IFS Trainings. 

First, our PA Administration Orientation is a FREE 90-minute webinar that will introduce you to the role of IFSI Program Assistant and help to increase your confidence and improve your performance as a PA.​ As we work to support the PA role, it is our hope that all current (experienced and new) Program Assistants will have completed a PA Administration Orientation by the end of 2024.

We will have 4 options to attend our PA Administration Orientation this spring.  More options will be available in the summer.

We invite you to register for the time that works for you:

April 24th - 10:00 am -11:30 am  Central Time - COMPLETED

April 27th - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Central Time - COMPLETED

May 2nd - 1:00 pm -2:30 pm Central Time     - COMPLETED

May 5th -  9:00 am-10:30 am Central Time   - COMPLETED

Registration and live attendance are required for the PA Administration Orientation (no recording will be made). 

If you're not able to attend any of the orientation dates, we will be offering other dates in the future. 

We hope that you leave this orientation aware of what is expected of a Program Assistant. You will also learn where to go to get your questions answered and how to get support.  Below is the complete IFS-Institute's Program Assistant Handbook.

PA Development Workshop

Those who complete attendance in a PA Administration Orientation webinar will be eligible to register for an upcoming full-day PA Development Workshop. It will be limited to 42 participants and will be supported by a 3:1 participant to staff ratio. The first workshop will be June 16th led by Rina Dubin and Leslie Petruk. This workshop will be offered at a fee of $150 for the day to cover administrative costs and offer CE credits. 

Additional workshop options will be offered online September 22nd, and in person at the IFS Annual Conference, October 26th. Registration opportunities will be offered to those who've completed the PA Administration Orientation. 

We hope to see you at an upcoming PA Administration Orientation webinar and PA Development Workshop. On behalf of the IFSI Talent Management team we look forward to connecting with you and supporting everyone on the Program Assistant journey. 

These programs are designed for trainings organized by IFS Institute. International Program Assistants are welcome, however, some administrative procedure policies may differ for trainings organized by International Partners.


Click here to view PA Handbook