Request a workshop at your school

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is committed to supporting the development of educators in every IB World School.

As part of this commitment, schools can request to have professional development delivered on their own premises. 

Benefits of in-school workshops

In-school workshops provide schools with the opportunity to train their entire IB programme staff on their own school premises, and to focus upon select programme issues and strategies.

All in-school workshops are recognized for school authorization and evaluation purposes.

While they are useful in addressing particular school needs, it is understood that they form only a part of the school’s broader IB professional development portfolio, including participation in regional workshops, online workshops and conferences.    

Booking in-school workshops

You can make a request using the IB information system (IBIS). 

Depending on where you are in the world, you will need different supporting information when making a request, and the deadline for making a request will be different.

For further guidance, please refer to the tab with information for your region. 

For in-school workshops in the Americas region, please make a request using IBIS. We have published step-by-step guidance on using IBIS to make a request [467 KB] .

If you need additional guidance on how in-school workshops are run in the Americas – including application deadlines, when you'll find out if your application was approved, and when you'll be invoiced – please refer to our information on professional development in the Americas.

The webpage also has a link to IBIS, so you can make a request from there. 

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Opportunities for schools in Latin America

The IB is looking for schools in Latin America to host regional events, in order to share best practice with groups of schools. Host schools receive two free enrollments to each workshop.

Any authorized or candidate school in Latin America is encouraged to apply. Applications close 1 June 2017.

Please complete the application form PDF [188 KB]

You can request an in-school workshop at any time in the Asia-Pacific region by providing five months' notice.

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For schools interested in an In-school workshops in the Africa, Europe and Middle East (AEM) region, please submit your request via IBIS.

We have published a step-by-step guide on how to submit a request via IBIS [467 KB] .

Within AEM, schools are eligible to submit an In-school workshop request at any time, provided that IB receives the submitted request 5 months prior to the preferred workshop date.

View frequently asked questions and answers about in-school workshops in AEM [324 KB] . If you require additional guidance on how In-school workshops are organized in the AEM region, please read more here.