Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI)

DPMI is a professional certificate training for current and aspiring international development and social change practitioners.

About the Program on Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation (DPMI) 

Through a 2 or 3-week training, participants develop skills in program design and evaluation, strategic partnering, and facilitation. Learn more about our curriculum

Learn from internationally-renowned development practitioners with over 100 years of relevant work experience. 

Locations and Partners

We host an intensive DPMI training every January in Monterey, California and Kigali, Rwanda and every May/June in Monterey, DC, and Nairobi. 

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 complete a client project for PIH during the training.

Starting in 2015, the DPMI Kenya training will be jointly hosted by Locus: the Point of International Development, an alternative development organization dedicated to leveraging the best of local and global initiatives through strategic partnerships, focusing on local solutions, and integrating approaches to development. 

DPMI Participants Impact since 2011

One thousand plus DPMI Alumni
54 Countries with DPMI Alumni
Twenty-two Alumni Working in the Monterey Community
Three Founders of Nonprofits

Who should apply?

DPMI is open to graduate students, current practitioners, career-changers, and a limited number of outstanding undergraduates. 

Apply for a summer 2015 training in Monterey, DC, or Nairobi.

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