Program Dates (Virtual): July 27-August 19, 2020

This course is offered as a partnership between MIIS and Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA), a federally recognized tribal government serving 4,400 Tribal Citizens in Alaska through its mission to “exercise its sovereign rights and powers, to preserve the integrity of Tribal society, and improve the lives of individual Tribal Citizens.”

Participants will work with Sitka Tribe of Alaska staff to develop original monitoring and evaluation designs that allow them to apply critical course concepts to a real-life project, and to support the strengthening and indigenization of STA’s monitoring, evaluation, and reporting capacity.

Application Deadlines

February 12, 2020

Location: Sitka, Alaska (virtual)

Program Fee: $0 for MIIS students

Includes: program fee and virtual instruction (4-unit course offered for credit or as audited course in fall 2020)

Who Can Participate?

This virtual immersive learning opportunity open to MIIS students and recent graduates who want to make a difference.

Whether you are already familiar with the field of monitoring, evaluation and design for social change, have worked with an organization that wants to increase its social impact, or are just starting out, this course will take you on a journey of exploring the complex challenges that surround us and how to start thinking about solutions.
Learn by Doing

Learn by Doing

This course encourages learning in a highly interactive, participatory, and participant-centered community.

✔ Learn to design and assess projects that foster sustainable development.

✔ Use the tools and techniques of network analysis, strategic partnering, and social entrepreneurship to plan innovative solutions to major development challenges.

✔ Learn the roles of facilitator, trainer, and change agent to transfer skills to communities so they can conduct their own training programs.

Three-day training portion will include design-thinking, Theory of Change, Stakeholder Conversations, and Lean Data.


Beryl Levinger

Beryl Levinger

Distinguished Professor and Program Chair, International Policy and Development; Master of Public Administration, MIIS

Beryl began her international development career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Colombia. Since that time, she has worked on six continents and in more than 50 countries. Prior to coming to MIIS, Dr. Levinger held executive positions with Save the Children, CARE, and AFS Intercultural programs. Her consulting clients include a mix of intergovernmental organizations (e.g., UNHCR, the World Bank, the World Food Programme, the InterAmerican Development Bank); international NGOs (e.g., the Red Cross, Save the Children, Grameen Foundation, Project Concern International); and the U.S. government.

Tristan Guevin

Tristan Guevin


Over more than ten years, have served in multiple senior management positions for Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA), a federally recognized tribal government located in Sitka, Alaska that serves more than 4,400 Tribal Citizens through its mission to "exercise sovereign rights and powers, preserve the integrity of tribal society, and improve the lives of individual Tribal Citizens." Primary responsibility over the last eight years have involved planning and oversight of STA's preschool - 12 grade education, higher education, adult vocational training, and cultural resources departments and programs.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Leaders

Sitka Tribe of Alaska Leaders

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Below you will find additional information regarding logistics, costs, application and registration for this course.

For any additional questions, connect with us at or 831-647-6417.

Logistics & Budget

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Ready to join our Monitoring, Evaluation and Design for Social Change Training in Alaska from July 27- August 19, 2020?

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