Professional Development and Training

AIR provides resources, innovative practices, professional development opportunities, and training for AIR members and the higher education community, including professionals from IR, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related fields.

AIR provides these professionals with learning opportunities that better equip them to meet the needs of data-informed decision making at their institutions. Whether online or face-to-face, in the office or at our annual conference, AIR's professional development and training opportunities provide outstanding return on investment for those working in IR and related fields and the institutions they represent.

Live Events

Upcoming Webinars 
Subject matter experts provide insight into various aspects of IR, IE, Assessment, and related fields.

IPEDS Workshops
One-day, face-to-face training sessions for IPEDS data providers and users co-hosted by AIR and other higher education organizations and underwritten by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Annual Conference (AIR Forum)
The AIR Forum is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, assessment, planning, and related postsecondary education fields.

Pre-/Post-conference Education
Pre/Post-conference educational opportunities provide expanded formats to accommodate boot camps, interactive workshops, and symposia pre/post-Forum.

On-Demand Videos

Recorded Webinars
Subject matter experts provide insight into various aspects of IR, IE, Assessment, and related fields.

IPEDS Video Tutorials
These tutorials offer process overviews, as well as step-by-step guidance for completing the IPEDS surveys and using the IPEDS Data Tools to extract data.

PDP Video Tutorials
These tutorials provide an overview of the PDP, offer basic functionality and dashboard insights, and culminate in case studies.

IPEDS Educator Web Conferences
Throughout the year, presenters from various agencies offer timely and relevant information to IPEDS Educators regarding higher education data and how they relate to institutional decision making and policy discussions.​