Training and Development

Training and development

We actively contribute to the development of a culture of excellence in health evaluation research and believes in the importance of enhancing the overall capacity for research impact assessment in Alberta and around the world.

Upcoming opportunities

  • To be determined

Past opportunities

  • AIHS Cy Frank Fellowship in Impact Assessment (currently closed)

Have you always wanted to understand the interaction between research, policy and practice?

Do you want to be part of building Alberta’s evaluation community in this emerging field of impact assessment?

The Cy Frank Fellowship in Impact Assessment was a unique Postdoctoral Fellowship for those interested in working in the field of impact assessment and evaluation to gain broad, practice-based experience in the health research and innovation environment in Alberta.

Awardees had the opportunity to work with the Performance Management and Evaluation (PME) unit at AI in Edmonton under the direction of a practice-based advisor. Working with this dynamic and collaborative team, you will be introduced to key concepts of evaluation theory and practice and will be engaged in providing evaluation services to the PME department’s clients. The goal is to build your capacity in the five key competency areas for Canadian evaluation practice.

The Fellowship aims to forge connections between academics and professional evaluators and to draw together their strengths of academic excellence and practical application. To this end, the practice-based experience will be complemented by the mentorship of an academic advisor of your choosing from an Alberta university.

  • Training Course on Health Research Impact Assessment

AI was pleased to host the third Training Course on Research Impact Assessment in Banff, March 5-8, 2017. The hands-on, practical curriculum focuses on the research and innovation system in Alberta and Canada, and is a collaborative event including many of our partners in this ecosystem.

In 2013, AI (formerly Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions) partnered with the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS) and RAND Europe to launch the first School in Barcelona, Spain, September 15-19. AI hosted the second ISRIA in Banff, Canada, on September 7 – 11, 2014. Attendance at the second School more than doubled to 95 participants and included representatives from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

ISRIA 2017 in Denmark, October 8-12 – the fifth School  offered. 

AI continues to partner with the founding members of ISRIA, and currently co-chairs the Steering Committee for ISRIA. Interested in learning more? Check out the ISRIA website for more information.

Past workshop series:


  • Evaluating the Impact of KT. – Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research (April 2014).  Workshop presented by Deanne Langlois-Klassen


  • Assessing the Impact of KT – RTNA Conference (October 2013). Workshop presented by Deanne Langlois-Klassen
  • What information do stakeholders want?: Selecting key performance indicators and metrics – American Evaluation Association (October 2013). Workshop presented by Kathryn Graham and Heidi Chorzempa.