CERTIFICATION: Performance Assessment and Analysis


For decades KNO/IFNAE have been at the forefront of implementing rigorous and effective performance improvement methodologies in capacity building programs for a variety of donor-funded international development initiatives worldwide.  A paramount element of their success has been the initial performance assessment conducted to diagnose institutional needs, determine root causes and define recommended solutions. After replicating their success with a variety of stakeholders across many countries and continents to conduct these assessments, KNO/IFNAE have refined their approach, methods, and tools to form the foundation for a rigorous certification program. 

The International Society for Performance Improvement awards the credential upon the individual meeting all requirements.

The program consists of the following elements:

Certification Levels
  • PAAx Specialist: Participants develop a performance assessment plan
  • PAAx Analyst: Participants develop a performance assessment report
  • PAAx Expert: Participants delivery PAAx training program
Program Elements
  • Encompasses ISPI principles, associated six standards and code of ethics.
  • All program supervision, design and delivery conducted by qualified performance improvement professionals that include CPTs and other highly credentialed experts
  • Five (5) webinars across a 2-3 week period (or a 2-day workshop if face-to-face delivery is chosen)
  • Sixteen (16) hours of individual project-based coaching by program facilitators as participants complete their Performance Analyst project (typically a 3-month period)
  • Participants subject to certification will be evaluated based on strict criteria and demonstrate their ability to conduct an actual assessment
  • All performance assessments conducted by program participants will be supported by accomplishment-based plans that will be used to evaluate success at the end of the program
  • Participants will prepare a final assessment report (case study) under the supervision of program facilitators and may be selected to brief the project at a professional conference
2018 Online Dates
  • Winter: 11AM – 1:30PM U.S. Eastern Time, January 23, 25, 30, February 1, 6
  • Spring: 11AM – 1:30PM U.S. Eastern Time,  May 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
  • Fall: 11AM – 1:30PM U.S. Eastern Time,  September 25, 27, October 2, 4, 9

Download the PAAx certificate brochure by clicking here.

Questions? Send us an email at paax@ifnae.com.

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