International Development and Social Change Professional Training

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • Location
    Washington D.C. & Monterey, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description

The International Development and Social Change program is for aspiring professionals who are seeking additional skills in program Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI). The program is facilitated through the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Learn more at


The focus of the one-week DPMI training is to equip participants with a set of tools and skills that can be used to design innovative projects that contribute to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learners will gain competence in the art and science of translating development challenges into the language of projects and programs. Among the tools students will master are the following: stakeholder analysis; problem tree analysis; Results Frameworks and other logic models; QQTP indicator development for monitoring and evaluation purposes; the Project Design Strategy Grid; the Exit Strategy Planner; the sustainability and scale-up analysis tool; local systems mapping; and the graphical representation of complex project designs. Participants will also gain proficiency in some of the techniques associated with human-centered design including POV statements; journey mapping; productive ideation; and, feedback delivery. Mastery of all tools will be achieved through simulated practice in a lively, highly interactive, mutually supportive environment. By the end of the week, students will have developed a set of work products that demonstrate their competency in the tools and techniques introduced throughout the training.


Who should attend: This program is designed for professionals and students seeking or currently pursuing a career in international development or social change. The program is ideal for professionals, graduate students, and career changers with less than 10 years of formal international development work experience.

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