Over its history, the LPI has consistently innovated and broken new ground for the learning community.
Beginning life in 1995, the LPI has since grown year on year to become today's leading authority on workplace learning

1995 Begins life as the ‘Institute of IT Training’
1996 Develops its first accreditation programme, recognising organisations that have demonstrated the ability to meet the Institute standard in the delivery of training and learning services and committed to a programme of continuous performance improvement
1997 Launches the IT Training Awards, a gala ceremony to celebrate outstanding examples of success in IT Training
1997 Launches an annual members conference to share ideas and best practice
1999 RICOH becomes the first organisation accredited by the Institute outside the UK
2001 Expands beyond the UK by opening its first office in Europe
2003 Develops Learning Technologies and Service Provider accreditation
2006 Launches the Learning Directors Network (LDN). A networking group for L&D Directors.
2007 Launches the Trainer Performance Monitoring and Assessment (TPMA) Service – to assess the effectiveness of trainers
2009 Management buyout separates the Institute from NCC
2010 Launches the Certified Online Learning Facilitator (COLF) course, designed to raise standards in live online learning
2010 Membership consultation shows that the majority of members are made up of generic L&D professionals rather than IT specific trainers
2011 Institute re-brands to the Learning & Performance Institute reflecting its more generic L&D membership, its commitment to workplace learning and the impact this can have on organisational performance
2011 Rebrands the IT Training Awards to the Learning Awards, a gala ceremony to celebrate outstanding success in L&D – the awards take place 2nd February 2012
2012 Creates CLO Connect, a network for learning leaders
2012 Launches the Capability Map to provide de facto skills tracking for learning professionals as well as a ‘common language’ for the workplace learning sector
2013 Launches Certificate in Designing Online Learning to meet the needs of virtual classroom course designers
2014 Expands operations into Australia and New Zealand
2015 Expands operations into BeNeLux market
2015 Grows consultancy service; bringing a further 450 years of L&D experience on board
2016 Introduces digital badges to recognise skills and achievements of learning professionals engaged with the LPI
2016 Launches the Digital Learning Pioneer, a new masterclass that guides learning professionals through digital transformation in L&D
2017 Launches the Sponsored Learning Professional. In order to equip them with the skills, tools and networks to significantly develop within their chosen field.
2017 Introduces Learning Programmes of Excellence, a prestigious award recognising world-leading talent development programmes that empower existing employees and attract new talent.
2018 Transforms the LPI’s annual conference, LEARNING LIVE, by making it free to attend for Heads of Learning.
2019 Launches a Spanish-language version of the corporate website, to cater for increasing business from Latin America and Iberia, through our partner network
2019 Launches Performance Through Learning, a transformational programme to invigorate organisational approaches to learning.
2019 Adds Team Assessment to the LPI Capability Map offering, allowing L&D teams to get heat-mapping and strategic views of team skills gaps and strengths.
2020 Launches 3 new, low-cost, fast-paced virtual classroom and meeting solutions, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased need for remote/virtual learning.
2020 Launches LPiLEARN, an online ‘digital academy’ for rapidly upskilling L&D professionals, with over 500 pieces of practical content and 2 professional certifications, all aligned with the skills on the LPI Capability Map.


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