Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI)

Formerly known as “Development Project Management Institute,” DPMI has evolved into “Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation,” a leadership certificate in international development project management and social change.

What is Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation?

DPMI is a leadership certificate in international development project management and social change. Development is the process of finding creative solutions to chronic problems of hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness. Social change refers to any significant alteration over time in behavior patterns and cultural values and norms. Our DPMI program focuses on innovative approaches to create projects, facilitate stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnering in response to contemporary development challenges, hence creating the optimal conditions for positive social change. Learn more about our curriculum

DPMI is taught by Monterey Institute faculty, who are internationally-renowned development practitioners. At the end the program, you'll have a solid mastery of a wide variety of concepts, tools and technologies that you'll use in current or future employment in the international development and social change field. 

Our Program

We host our intensive DPMI training every January in Monterey, California and Kigali, Rwanda and every May/June in Monterey and Washington, D.C. This year we are launching a DPMI Kenya pilot program.

Beginning in 2014, the DPMI Rwanda training is hosted by Partners in Health (PIH), a NGO co-founded by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and famous author, Paul Farmer. Participants will complete a client project for PIH during the training.

Also starting in 2014, the DPMI Kenya training is hosted by the Omega Foundation, a local non-governmental organization with a focus on promoting health and building livelihood support systems in Nyanza, Western and parts of Rift Valley provinces. 

Who should apply?

Sponsored by our Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, DPMI is open to graduate students, current practitioners, career-changers, and a limited number of outstanding undergraduates.