Face-to-face workshops

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Face-to-face (F2F) workshops take place at several events which the IB and our partners organize throughout the world. Every event generally consists of multiple workshops, hosted at conference venues, hotels and IB World Schools.

F2F workshops are scheduled on a yearly basis, and take place over two to three consecutive days, facilitated in all three IB official languages: English, French, Spanish. Face-to-face workshops are scheduled learning experiences with specific fixed times and dates. They are ideal for educators looking to interact and network with colleagues from other IB World Schools and non-IB schools.

Find all F2F workshops using our workshop search tool via the link below.


Find F2F scheduled workshops here

You can also see a detailed list of all IB workshops in our latest IB Workshops and Services catalogue.

Key benefits of F2F workshops

Some of the key benefits of attending a F2F workshop include the following:

  • A comprehensive and intensive learning experience,
  • It covers both regional and global perspectives,
  • It offers a platform to network, share best practices and collaborate with peers from your same region.

Find F2F scheduled workshops here

Please read the IB’s professional development offerings and pricing (PDF, 263 KB) (access this document in Arabic (PDF, 312 KB) or Turkish (PDF, 289 KB)).

PD requirements

The IB establishes minimum professional learning requirements, which serve as a starting point for comprehensive, strategic professional learning that leads to stronger programme implementation and positive student outcomes. Please read the summary of PD requirements.

Completion criteria

To fulfil the criteria for completion, participants must attend all sessions of the workshop, as confirmed by attendance lists submitted to the IB post-event. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all participants who successfully meet the aforementioned criteria.

Cancellation policy

For any cancellation occurring 22 days or more prior to the first day of the workshop, a full refund of any registration fees paid will be credited to your school account, which can be used toward other IB invoices. Cancellations made 21 days or less prior to the first day of an IB event will incur a penalty of 100% of the registration fee.

The IB reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. We endeavour to give participants as much advance notice as possible of any change to their enrolment. In the unlikely event that the IB must cancel a workshop, we will refund any registration fee paid to your school account, which can be used toward other IB invoices.  

Credit card payments will be refunded to the same card used at registration.

Please note that the IB does not reimburse participant travel expenses.

Certificates of attendance

Have you already completed a workshop? Go to My IB PD History portal to access previous certificates.

The IB sends certificates directly to participants and their coordinators upon successful completion of a PD workshop. Schools have access to their participants’ certificates in the registration system. The IB will not withhold certificates from participants at the request of schools and/or coordinators.

Can’t find your certificate on the portal? For workshops hosted by an approved PD Provider, please contact them directly. For workshops hosted by the IB, send your details and contact [email protected].