Monterey Institute - DPMI offered January 2-20, 2008
- Development Project Management Institute (DPMI) offered January 2-20,
When: January 2-20, 2008--Wednesday-Sunday (9am-4pm weekdays; 1-6pm
Where: Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey,
Apply online at www.miis.edu/dpmi
Applications due Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Learn valuable project management skills for strategic partnering,
project planning, facilitating participatory development, and the
training of trainers.
Fee for 3-week program: $2,500 fee for training and certificate.
DPMI is a professional training program designed to prepare you for
long-term development work in Africa, Asia, Latin America or anywhere
else where there is extensive poverty, transitional government, or
acute emergency. DPMI provides participants with a solid set of skills
and tools for designing, assessing and leading change-oriented programs.
Module #1: Managing Development Project
Participants learn about the project cycle and how to analyze project
opportunities. They become proficient in using the Results Framework,
related tools and advanced software to guide project design and
monitoring. They also learn how to use indicators to assess project
performance. During the module, students use country data to create a
project and accompanying monitoring plan that is consistent with the
Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).
Module #2: Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Partnering
Particpants, working within a context of social entrepreneurship,
become proficient in the use of tools and techniques to conduct an
analysis of vision and mission; identify core competencies; and forge
strategic partnerships to enhance organizational effectiveness.~
Innovative software applications are introduced to support a simulation.
Module #3: Facilitating Participatory Development
Participants master tools and skills needed to effectively assume the
roles of facilitator, trainer, and change agent. Local human resource
development is an important component in every development project.
The module focuses on transferring skills to participants so they can
conduct their own training programs. Topics covered include needs
assessments, adult learning practices, community mobilization,
stakeholder negotiation, conflict mediation, and the training of
"I gained very practical knowledge of development concepts and
frameworks that I soon learned are a big part of life for a field
office of a development NGO. Pact Ecuador provided me the opportunity
to put to work some of the skills I learned in DPMI. It is a good
example of an organization that has internalized many of the key
lessons from DPMI, such as the participative approach to development
and clear strategic thinking."
Michael Minkler, IEP 2006, Pact Ecuador, DPMI DC Summer 2005
"I took the [DPMI]course during the winter semester and found it
absolutely essential for my summer internship with UNECLAC (United
Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) in
Mexico City. I worked with the departments of Economic Development and
Economic Agricultural Development, mainly doing research, project
design and proposal writing..."
Robert Gamble, DPMI Winterim 2006
"DPMI has also spurred me to strive to do more than just be a mere
observer of the development process but to be an active participant
and an effective change agent."
Chinenye Ndefo, Nigeria, DPMI Winterim 2004
"No matter what your specialty - public health, water-sanitation,
gender development, democracy and governance, agriculture - all
development projects are built on sound fundamentals. DPMI brings all
these fundamental elements of modern, cutting-edge development theory
together into one coherent course, which can be put to use
professionally as soon as you leave the classroom. The other added
benefit of DMPI was the community of practice and the camaraderie our
group built together over the 3 weeks. I highly recommend this program
to anyone interested in International Development."
Scott Webb, DPMI Winterim 2005
Contact: dpmi@..., http://www.miis.edu/dpmi
Carolyn Taylor, DPMI Program Coordinator, 831-647-6417/Skype:
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