DPMI 10th Anniversary Celebrations

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Come out and help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Development Project Management Institute! This summer’s cohort will bring the total participants trained to over 1000!

There are two events happening this month to commemorate the occasion:

In Monterey:
When: Thursday, May 22 from 6:00 -9:00pm
Where: Monterey Institute, Digital Learning Commons
Who: DPMI alumni, current participants, and friends of the program
Guest Speaker: Steve Hollingworth, CEO of Freedom from Hunger
Contact: dpmi@miis.edu or call 831.647.6417

In Washington, D.C.:
When: Thursday, May 29 from 6:15 – 8:00pm
Where: Middlebury office in DC, 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1225
Who: DPMI alumni, current participants, and friends of the program
Guest Speaker: Michelle DeFayette, Integrated Learning Systems Practice Area Director at Engility Corporation/International Resources Group
Contactdpmi@miis.edu or call 831.647.6417

Food and beverages provided.

About the Monterey Speaker:

steve-hollingworthSteve Hollingworth has served as President of Freedom from Hunger since September 2011. An expert in international development, his fields of expertise include: microenterprise and microfinance, health, education, agriculture, environment, civil society strengthening, local capacity-building, governance and emergency relief and rehabilitation.

Prior to joining Freedom from Hunger, Hollingworth spent 26 years with CARE, most recently as Chief Operating Officer, based in Atlanta, GA. In this capacity, he was instrumental in developing and implementing organization-wide strategy and was responsible for direct line management of global operations and programs with a total of 13,000 employees and a budget of $650 million. He has also held senior field positions in Asia (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), Africa (Lesotho) and Latin America (Bolivia), building collaboration between practitioners, technical assistance providers, donors and government agencies.

Mr. Hollingworth has an M.S. in Economics, Development Studies, from Victoria University of Manchester, UK and a B.A. in Economics from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

About the D.C. Speaker:

Michelle. EngilityMichelle DeFayette has worked for Engility/IRG – a leading provider of training, systems engineering services, program management and operational support for US Government-funded development projects – since 2009. An expert in international development, her fields of expertise include: facilitation, training, capacity building, organizational development, strategic planning and e-learning.

Prior to joining Engility/IRG, DeFayetter spent 8 years with USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance as Training Manager. In this capacity, she was responsible for designing, developing, facilitating, and managing instructor-led and online courses in new employee orientation, grant-making to relief organizations, safety and security, direct disaster response activities, team management, and coordination with US Government and international entities. Her impressive body of work in the Agency made her the recipient of the USAID Superior Group Award, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) in 2008, and the USAID Meritorious Honor Group Award, OFDA Training Unit for Iraq, Sudan, and Tsunami disaster response in 2005.

Starting in January 2015, Ms. DeFayette will join DPMI as a faculty member thanks to a strategic partnership developed between Engility/IRG and the Monterey Institute, which also include a number of DPMI+ placements.

Ms. DeFayette has an M.A. in International Communication from American University in Washington, DC and a B.A. in Political Science from Iowa State University.

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