IAIA10 Training Courses6-7 April 2010

Training Courses Offered

6 April
  1. The Cultural Component of Impact Assessment (Fleming, Campbell)
  2. Practical Guide to Effective IA Follow-Up (Morrison-Saunders)
  3. Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA): A Tool for Sustainability Assessment (Pope/Annandale)
6-7 April
  1. Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment for Transitioning to Green Economy (Rajvanshi, Mathur)
  2. Strategic Environmental Assessment in Developing Country Context (Allotey, Partidario, Asare, Appah-Sampong, Badu-Yeboah)
  3. Achieving the Full Potential of SIA (Esteves, Vanclay)
  4. Cumulative Effects and Follow-up in Impact Assessment (Canter, Ross)
  5. Environmental Management Plans and Systems (Chigumira, Githinji, Sikwese)
7 April
  1. Best Practice Strategic Environmental Assessment: The Alternatives and Impact Prediction Stages (Therival)
  2. Practical Guide to Sustainability Assessment (Pope, Morrison-Saunders)
  3. Increasing Tangibility in SEA through Valuation of Ecosystem Services (Partidario, Slootweg, Landreau)

About Training Courses

IAIA pre-conference training courses are presented primarily by IAIA members. The courses are open to all participants but require advance registration and payment.

Dates, times, location

IAIA10 pre-conference training courses will be held from 09:00 - 17:00 on Tuesday, 6 April, and Wednesday, 7 April. The courses will be held at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG).

Registration, deadlines, and fees

Register Online at or Download a printable registration form [PDF - 79KB].

IAIA’s courses cost US$395 for the 2-day courses and US$225 for the 1-day courses. This fee includes course materials, light lunches, and coffee breaks. Participants in the training courses who are not registered for the IAIA conference will be assessed an additional US$75 fee. Course fees must be paid in full before you will be enrolled in the training course.

Please register early! Courses will be cancelled if they do not reach the minimum number of paid participants by 19 February.

Minimum/maximum class sizes are noted. If the training course for which you have registered does not meet the minimum number by 19 February, IAIA HQ will notify you and provide refund information or offer to transfer you to another course. Course registration after 19 February will be subject to availability, instructor consent, and receipt of payment.

If you must cancel, your course registration fee will be refunded minus a US$75 administration fee and contingent upon a written notice of cancellation received in HQ by 1 March. After 1 March, no refunds will be issued.

Important note

In consideration of the trainers and their need to prepare appropriate quantities of course materials, registrants may not change courses after 17 March.

For students

A limited number of free training course registrations are available to student participants of IAIA10 once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. If you are interested, please send your name, a 300-word statement of interest explaining how the chosen training course could contribute to your research or student career, and first and second course choices to impact@iaia.org. Allocations of the free training course slots will be made by 1 March, based on the order in which the requests were received.


Check-in for the training courses will be at the IAIA registration desk in the lobby of the CICG at the following times.

  • Monday, 5 April15:00-17:00
  • Tuesday, 6 April08:00-10:00, 14:00-17:00
  • Wednesday, 7 April08:00

Name tags will be distributed at check-in and are required for admission to courses. Check-in the day before your course begins is encouraged.