Registration is now open for DPMI’s 2022 certificate program, taking place January 4 – 21!
The 3-week intensive Program on Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) equips activists, students, and young professionals with social change tools, skills-based learning, and theoretical knowledge to spark change both domestically and internationally. Throughout the program, participants develop a portfolio of work products that they can present to current or future employers and upon completion of DPMI, students receive a professional certificate.
Launched in 2003 at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, DPMI has more than 2,100 alumni. The program shifted from a graduate school to Root Change in 2021 to offer participants additional opportunities to engage with social change practitioners.
The program places a heavy emphasis on social change tools, including local systems mapping, appreciative interviewing, local context analysis, problem trees, participatory theory of change development, lean experimentation, proposal writing, and much more. Participants will work closely with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Cultural Resources, Education and Employment Department to apply their learning to strengthen two projects. Throughout the sessions, students will engage with Sitka hosts and be immersed in the rich Sitka culture while learning about the tribe’s inspiring efforts to overcome systemic racism, discrimination, and environmental threats. Read more about DPMI and the January 2021 cohort’s work with the Sitka Tribe of Alaska here.
Register by November 15, 2021 for our early bird special: $1,000.
After November 15, the tuition is $1,250. Internship opportunities (virtual or in-person) may be arranged to supplement this offering. Learn more and register here.