ILPA Institute

World-Class Private Equity Executive Education

Developed for Limited Partners by Limited Partners

About the ILPA Institute

Since its inception, ILPA has regarded education and professional development for private equity professionals as a top priority for its members. The ILPA Institute provides a structured, comprehensive executive program, exclusively designed from the perspective of the limited partner. This world-class platform provides a unique development experience, set in an environment that emphasizes peer learning and practical applications of course materials. Our courses feature interactive, collaborative formats that truly differentiate the ILPA Institute from all others. Thousands of individuals and organizations have benefited and will continue to enjoy our:
  • LP-focus, with sensitivity to the diverse roles and investment approaches by participants
  • Practical approach, with immediate and actionable application to all who engage with us
  • Curriculum informed by current trends, with the most up-to-date concepts and practices
  • Unparalleled relationship building opportunities
  • Renowned and experienced faculty

Who Qualifies?

The ILPA Institute is open to qualified limited partners. ILPA Membership entitles professionals to discounted course fees, but is not required to attend. If you are not an ILPA member and wish to get more information about course registration, please contact our membership team at membership@ilpa.org.

We look forward to seeing you in one of our classrooms! For more information email education@ilpa.org.

The Fall 2021 and Q1 2022 courses are listed below. Be sure to check back often for updates to our ever-growing calendar!

Introductory:

ILPA offers online, asynchronous, courses for those new to the asset class that provide an introduction to the concepts and economics that underpin the industry. Purchase both courses together in a bundle and save.

This course will walk participants through the basics of the private equity asset class and expose participants to the industry’s complex interdependencies through an interactive, self-guided experience on its essential terms, strategies and challenges.

This course combines an essential extract of ILPA’s classroom curriculum and expert practitioner faculty with the ability for the participant to engage “anytime, anywhere” at their own pace and convenience via an individual online guided learning journey.


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This course will walk participants through the basics of the private equity asset class and the typical economic arrangements structured between limited and general partners and other parties. Participants will gain exposure to the standard flows of monies through the private equity investment process as well as ways to evaluate returns, overall performance and post-investment monitoring.

This course combines an essential extract of ILPA’s classroom curriculum and expert practitioner faculty with the ability for the participant to engage “anytime, anywhere” at their own pace and convenience via an individual, online guided learning journey.


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ILPA offers online, asynchronous, courses designed for those looking to integrate or monitor ESG in their portfolio. Purchase both courses together in a bundle and save.

This course is for anyone looking to understand how to launch, and maintain, an ESG program within their organization. The knowledge to develop a plan that integrates your investing framework and organizational goals is critical to establishing a successful ESG program.

This course combines key strategies and practical advice from numerous private equity experts with the ability for the participant to engage “anytime, anywhere” at their own pace and convenience via an individual online guided learning journey.


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This course is essential for anyone looking to understand how to measure and evaluate integration of ESG into their investment and organizational processes and includes guidance on due diligence processes, ESG monitoring and reporting strategies and legal and regulatory considerations for creating long-term value.

This course combines key strategies and practical advice from numerous private equity experts with the ability for the participant to engage “anytime, anywhere” at their own pace and convenience via an individual online guided learning journey.


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Comprehensive:

ILPA offers five distinct learning opportunities for professionals who are seeking a foundational experience in private markets.

Formerly known as ILPA’s “Level I” course, Theory & Concepts of Private Equity, part of ILPA’s “Comprehensive” class series, is designed for the participant looking for a graduate/MBA style study of private equity. Delivered in partnership with one of the leading business schools in the country, the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, this course features lectures from academic professors and industry practitioners and covers a survey of the private equity investment landscape.


View More Details June 20-22, 2022 Chicago

The Private Equity for the Limited Partner course, part of ILPA’s “Comprehensive” class series, provides an unparalleled experience for the participant seeking to deepen knowledge and skill across the areas essential to private equity investment success. Designed by ILPA and delivered by leading practitioners, this course covers every area critical to private equity investment – and nothing else. For that reason, the class (along with its companion offering in private credit) is considered by many to be the most valuable in the ILPA catalog.


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View More Details January 24-25, 2022 Virtual Program

View More Details February 23-24, 2022 Austin

View More Details March 7-8, 2022 Toronto

View More Details March 22-23, 2022 New York

The Private Credit for the Limited Partner course, part of ILPA’s “Comprehensive” class series, provides an unparalleled experience for the participant seeking to deepen knowledge and skill across the areas essential to private credit investment success. Designed by ILPA and delivered by faculty from Aksia, this course covers every area critical to private credit investment – and nothing else.


View More Details October 4 & 5, 2021 (Europe) Virtual Program

View More Details February 3, 2022 New York

The Private Equity Co-Investing for the Limited Partner course, part of ILPA’s Comprehensive class series, provides a unique opportunity for the professional seeking to deepen knowledge and skill across the areas essential to co-invest and direct investment success.


View More Details October 21, 2021 This program is sold out. Click “View More Details” to put yourself on the waitlist, or contact Mandy Ilk.

View More Details November 23, 2021 (Europe) Virtual Program

View More Details December 1 & 2, 2021 (Asia-Pac) Virtual Program

View More Details January 27, 2022 Virtual Program

View More Details March 24, 2022 New York

The Private Equity for Trustees course, part of ILPA’s “Comprehensive” class series, provides a complete experience for the participant who wishes to understand and evaluate private equity investing from a trustee or a stakeholder perspective. The course explores the basic aspects of the private equity asset class, the economics of a private equity investment, the current state of the market and its external perception.


View More Details October 26-27, 2021 Virtual Program

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Intensive (formerly Level II):

Our Intensive courses offer more advanced limited partner-focused curriculum and are designed to address subject matters that are best suited for experienced private equity professionals.

The Legal Documents course, part of ILPA’s “Intensive” class series, provides participants seeking to deepen knowledge and skills an intensive understanding of the material legal documents used in the process of fund formation. Participants will examine the complexity created by legal documents and their supporting language, key economic considerations and other critical aspects of the investment process as it relates to the legal function.


View More Details January 19-20, 2022 Virtual Program

View More Details July 11-12, 2022 Chicago

The Portfolio Construction course, part of ILPA’s “Intensive” series, provides an intensive experience for the participant looking to build a successful investment portfolio and understand the dependent considerations. Participants will develop an understanding of how a successful private equity program is constructed and will learn to practically apply this knowledge to program considerations and portfolio design.


View More Details October 6-7, 2021 Virtual Program

View More Details February 7-8, 2022 San Francisco

The Investment Due Diligence for the Limited Partner course, part of the ‘Intensive’ class series provides an intensive experience for the participant seeking to properly diligence and examine a private equity investment. The course covers quantitative and qualitative diligence techniques, performance benchmarks and valuation methodologies.


View More Details February 9-10, 2022 San Francisco

The Insider’s Look at Private Equity Managers course, part of ILPA’s “Intensive” class series, provides an intensive experience for the participant seeking to learn the intricacies of private equity fund accounting and operational issues and challenges that could arise in a manager’s business operations. Participants will learn about the scope and limitations of the audit and the way reporting for private equity investment may be misleading. Additional emphasis will be placed on identifying potential problem fund issues, their causes and options for mitigation.


View More Details  July 13, 2022 Chicago

The GP Value Creation course, part of ILPA’s “Intensive” class series, provides an intensive experience for the participant looking to understand how managers add value to portfolio companies. General partners join the course to present case studies on strategies for value creation, including: deal sourcing, cash flow generation/debt retirement, earnings growth and multiple arbitrage.


View More Details August 25-26, 2022 Chicago

ILPA’s Operational Due Diligence for the Limited Partner (ODD) course, part of ILPA’s “Intensive” class series, provides an intensive experience for the participant seeking to integrate operational and investment due diligence. Participants will learn ODD process design, key risk areas and risk analysis. Building on the ODD processes, participants will explore the use of available legal protections and the steps needed to continuously monitor risk throughout the life of the fund.


View More Details  November 3-4, 2021 Virtual Program

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View More Details  June 23-24, 2022 Chicago

The Secondary Fund Modeling course, part of ILPA’s “Intensive” class series, provides participants a specialist opportunity to advance their skills and understanding of secondary interest in private equity funds. This course provides a framework to assess a secondary opportunity from multiple perspectives (buyer, seller and general partner), and utilizes hands-on modeling training in the interest of integrating the secondary opportunity into your organization’s investment program.


View More Details  February 11, 2022 San Francisco

Advanced Practice:

Classes focused on inter-personal and executive-functioning skills necessary to solve problems and seize opportunities beyond the boxes of the investment team or private equity program.

The Essential Conversations in Private Equity course, part of ILPA’s “Advanced Practice” class series, provides a unique opportunity for the professional seeking to deepen their communication skills. Participants will learn how to effectively manage important interactions and differences of opinion to positively affect outcomes critical to their organization’s success. Participants will learn how to successfully navigate relationships with internal stakeholders, general partners, consultants and trustees.


View More Details  November 17-18, 2021 Virtual Program

Onsite Training:

ILPA brings training directly to your Team.

Designed specifically for organizations seeking to advance their private equity teams and affiliated professionals through a singular development experience, the ILPA Onsite Edition offers the opportunity to bring ILPA instructors to your location to deliver the Institute within the context of the member institution. Ideal for organizations with a critical mass of professionals in one location, the Onsite Edition offers the unique chance to explore organizational strategy, challenges and team dynamics guided by the Institute content and ILPA instructor’s expertise. Organizations choosing to bring the Institute onsite can expect improvement not only in private equity knowledge and skill, but also team understanding and effectiveness in the collective pursuit of superior investment returns.

If you are interested in exploring an Onsite Edition at your offices, please contact Nicola Field at nfield@ilpa.org.