Speaker Bio: Beryl Levinger

beryl_levingerBeryl Levinger is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Public Administration Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program. In 2012, Dr. Levinger also became Distinguished Visiting Professor in Emory University’s Master’s in Development Practice program. Her academic expertise and teaching focus on program evaluation, program design, organizational leadership, civil society, and education for development.

 Prior to her academic career, Dr. Levinger held significant leadership positions in several major international organizations: president of AFS Intercultural Programs; Senior Vice President (chief operating officer of CARE); and Senior Adviser to Save the Children’s president.

 From 1992 until 2007, Dr. Levinger directed the Center for Organizational Learning and Development at the Education Development Center. Center clients included NGOs, governments, and multilateral institutions seeking to craft new strategies, develop greater capacity, evaluate results, or achieve organizational transformation.

Dr. Levinger is a former vice chair and a founder of InterAction, the coalition of 175 US-based international nongovernmental organizations focused on the world’s poor. She has written extensively on capacity building and development. Her books include Togetherness:  Intersectoral Partnering in Latin America;Critical Transitions:  Human Capacity Development Across the Lifespan; and Nutrition, Health, and Education for All.

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