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Trustworthy and Responsible AI Learning Certificate


This interactive program will provide participants with the foundational knowledge, skills and tools to responsibly design and conduct their AI projects. Attendees will learn how to apply best practices and methodologies throughout the AI life cycle, from identifying ethical concerns to assessing impact and investigating and mitigating unintended consequences. 

Led by experienced facilitators and taught by renowned Mila faculty and experts, participants will have an opportunity to discuss and work with their peers and other professionals on real-world case studies. TRAIL is a space for co-creating knowledge with peers in order to collectively build a culture of responsible AI.

Register for our next open enrolment cohort

Who is the course for

The program is aimed at anyone involved in the creation, deployment, maintenance, sale or acquisition of artificial intelligence systems. 

This includes technical staff as well as executives and managers involved in the deployment and/or use of AI systems.

With our tailor-made offer, organizations can also train entire teams at all levels of responsibility.

What you’ll get

  • Experts talk from renown Mila professionals and external experts;
  • Case studies and hands on exercises;
  • Practical tools and skills to implement RAI practices; 
  • Resources to get you started and going post-course;
  • TRAIL Certificate of completion.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what responsible AI is;
  • Develop ethical sensitivity and critical thinking skills to conduct responsible AI projects;
  • Learn to assess the downstream impacts of AI research projects and to make conscious design choices, through practical tools, frameworks and case studies.


*** testimonials have been translated in english

“I really appreciated the training. Mila’s team took the time to understand our realities in the field and adapted the exercises to be relevant to our context, to provoke essential thinking, while equipping us with tools we can reuse on future projects.” ***

Nelly, Artificial Intelligence Delivery Manager

“I realized ethical AI is much broader than I had previously thought. Practical cases showed us what questions to ask at each stage to ensure that we carry out our projects in compliance with ethical standards. It’s a great course to start thinking in terms of ethical AI and introducing more of its elements into our business.” ***

Liudmyla, Data Scientist

Teaching method

The program includes 12 hours of synchronous training.

Whenever possible, participants are given pre-assignments for each module in order to prepare for the session and enrich the discussions. Sessions content strikes a balance between expert presentations and hands-on workshops. Real-world use cases are used to reinforce learning. Participants also benefit greatly from moments of interaction with the experts as well as from discussions with their peers. 

This training program is designed according to a competency-based approach.

Program Dates

TRAIL for Industry is offered as an open enrolment program twice a year. 

Summer cohort 2024, at Mila (in french)

  • Module 1, Tuesday 11 June, 2024 – 8:30 to 12:30
  • Module 2, Wednesday 12 June, 2024 – 8:30 to 12:30
  • Module 3, Thursday 13 June, 2024 – 8:30 to 12:30

Program Cost

  • In-person: $950 + tax 
  • Online: $790 + tax
  • A 25% discount is offered to Mila members.
  • An additional 10% discount is offered to Mila’s Startup and non-for-profit members.

For groups of 15 or more participants, TRAIL can be offered as a custom made programme. Please contact for more information.

Register for the summer 2024 cohort


How long does it take to complete the program?

This 12-hour program can be offered in person over 3 modules spread over 3 weeks, or in an online format. In this case, the program takes place over 5 shorter modules spread over 5 weeks.

Where does it take place?

The 2023 Fall cohort, will take place at Mila 


6650 St-Urbain Street, #200

Montreal, QC

H2S 3H1


The 2024 Winter cohort will take place online.

What program for more than 5 people in the same organization?

If more than 5 people in your organization wish to take the training, we'll be delighted to offer you a custom-made TRAIL program. 

Following a scoping meeting, we'll be able to provide you with a custom-made program, including the possible addition of specific modules and case studies that are as close as possible to your realities. 

Custom-made programs are highly recommended for all organizations wishing to make Responsible AI a priority.

Is this program offered in both official languages?

The program is offered in English, though lead facilitators will understand and encourage participation in both official languages. 

Learning materials will be made available in both official languages whenever possible. However, some optional or additional materials may not be available in both languages.

Future cohorts will be offered in both languages.

Custom made programmes can be delivered in either English or French.

Past TRAIL Guest Speakers

Golnoosh Farnadi

Assistant Professor, HEC Montréal, Canada CIFAR AI Chair

Abhishek Gupta,

Founder and Principal Researcher, Montreal AI Ethics Institute, Senior Responsible AI Leader & Expert BCG

Shalaleh Rismani

Ph.D. Student, McGill University

Julia Bossmann,

Ethics board member, ICLR Content Contributor, World Economic Forum Independant Consultant

Rose Landry

AI Ethics Lead, AI for Humanity


For more information, please contact

Solenne Savoia

Program Manager, Learning