Beryl Levinger

Chief Learning Officer

At Root Change, Beryl supports the co-development, testing, and refining of methodologies that contribute to a more just and equitable world. She also helps to design and facilitate theory-building, learning events and directs the Root Change Program in Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI). Beryl’s driving passion is helping individuals and organizations use learning for personal and societal transformation. She is co-founder of the acclaimed Escuela Nueva (New School) movement; founder of the Peace Corps (Coverdell) Fellows program; co-founder of InterAction; and, author or co-author of many widely used capacity assessment methodologies. Her DPMI contributions garnered an innovation award from the Fund for Post-secondary Education; her re-imagining of graduate education led to a Middlebury Innovation Fund grant; and, her work on Active Learning Capacity earned her the Martin J. Forman Prize. Beryl has also co-created frameworks used by international organizations to measure the state of the world’s mothers and children. Prior to joining Root Change, Beryl held executive leadership positions in several major international NGOs and served as Distinguished Professor and Program Chair at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. When not working, Beryl has adventures with her multi-generational family, engages in political action, and attempts to become a world class photographer.