Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The design, partnering, management, and innovation (DPMI) curriculum encourages learning in a highly interactive, participatory, and student-centered community.

Three Intensive Modules

Design and Manage Development Projects

Designing & Managing Development Projects

Participants learn how to design and assess projects that foster sustainable development through tool mastery. Simulations and case study exercises help participants become familiar with the approach to project development that is widely used in bilateral and multinational organizations including USAID, the World Bank and UNDP.

Facilitate Participatory Development

Facilitating Participatory Development

Participants master tools and skills needed to effectively assume the roles of facilitator, trainer, and change agent. Local human resource development is an important component in every development project. The module focuses on transferring skills to communities so they can conduct their own training programs.

Promote Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Partnering

Social Entrepreneurship & Strategic Partnering

Participants, working within a context of social entrepreneurship, become proficient in the use of tools and techniques to conduct an analysis of vision and mission. They identify core competencies; and forge strategic partnerships to enhance organizational effectiveness. Innovative software applications are introduced to support a challenging simulation.