March 2017 | Thabyay Education Foundation
These three-hour workshops are intended for students interested in an interpreting career and their instructors. Participants of the workshop can expect to learn warm-up exercises before public performances, articulate difficult sounds, understand that proper breathing patterns positively influence their performance, develop a process to overcome stress during performance, and improve professional presence.
High-Level Negotiation Seminars
November - January 2017 | Save the Children
Developed and facilitated theoretical and implementation seminars on negotiation skills. This training will help participants become more effective in their negotiation, particularly when: one party has more power than the other, the lead negotiating official doesn’t perform, the negotiation has reached a stalemate and can’t move forward, and one party does not respect the process.
September - November 2016 | UNOPS, LIFT
Organized a series of workshops to redefine vision and mission with Secretariat Team, Strategy Management Committee, and Donors for the years 2016 to 2020.
Counseling Skills Training
May 2016 | Yangon University
A two week interactive seminar for professional psychologists who are working with challenging patients within challenging work environments. The seminar included: Supervision, Case analyses, How to create healthy organizational environments, and Application of a life-course perspective.
March 2016 | Professional Development
Developed and facilitated a four-week experiential course for professional communicators. The workshop sessions focused on methods for conveying information in compelling and interesting ways. The classic structure of story was explored, including: setting, character, plot, and point of view. Verbal and written exercises were used for a deeper understanding of the concepts presented.
Organizational Evaluation & Development
December - February 2016 | UNOPS, LIFT
Evaluation and organizational development for the Food Security Working Group, the largest NGO network in food security, rural development and agriculture in Myanmar. Reviewed current processes and assisted with the implementation of international best practices in board functions, governance structures, and organizational systems.
August 2015 | World Bank
Developed a large five-year national program for the World Bank. Social accountability relies on the strength of the network of governments, civil society organizations and donor agencies organized within GPSA, to foster enabling contexts that can generate concrete solutions to complex governance and development challenges.
Overseas Health and Wellbeing Training
June 2015 | US Peace Corps
Prepared a cohort of 50 volunteers with the framework for preventing health problems. The training consisted of two parts. The first reviewed the concept of prevention and the importance of early interventions, and the second part, provided a series of practical that they will be able to use and develop immediately.
Increasing Research Capacity Program
May-June 2015 | Staff Development Series
This program provided senior researchers with a set of practical tools for the interpretation of empirical studies into feasible economic policy recommendations. The participants developed the knowledge and skills to write policy papers for publication. The program was structured using a mix of participatory presentations, assignments, and small-group activities. It was funded by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Invitation to Present at International Conference
Apr 2015 | US Juvenile Drug Court System
This presentation was supported by Soros' Open Society and addressed the development, operation, and outcome of U.S. drug courts over their 30-year history. The presentation was translated into Georgian.
Health Systems Article Accepted in Journal
Apr 2015 | Social Policy & Social Work in Transition
A reviewer wrote, 'An interesting and original paper that would have interest for, and be relevant to both front line service providers and policy makers of interest to social workers, community development workers as well as health care professionals.' The title of the paper is 'A feasible strategy for improving population health in Georgia'.
May 2015 | 2 Weeks
For the FETP program, I developed and deliver 2-week intensive course to health ministers as part of an internationally recognized certificate of health leadership and scientific excellence. The participants of the course were from Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
PMCG Research Strategic Planning
Feb 2015 | 18 Months
Performed audit of governance, communication, and fundraising processes in order to produce 18-month strategic plans for an economic think tank in Tbilisi, Georgia. Presented the plans to leadership and will Implement them over a 12 month period. This project was funded by Soros' Open Society Foundation. Their website reflects this work and it can be viewed here.
Presentation and Report to University of Georgia
Review of the New Economic School capabilities for the purpose of understanding the best way to grow the organization. This document represents my recommendations for investing in a professional infrastructure that will give your organization the necessary tools to expand into the international marketplace at the commercial level while continuing to generate revenue from government contracts.
Website Development Presentation to American High School
Invited to address website development for creating a high standard of communication.
Onsite Management Consultant for Geocell
Jul 2014 | 2.5 Months
The management coaching that we offer will help Geocell’s management become more effective in delegation, subordinate development, conflict management/resolution and subordinate motivation.
Interactive Teacher Training to St. George's Academy
Jun 2014 | 4 Weeks
For St. George's Academy, I met four times as a group, and observed planned interactive exercises in class. Used the workshops for professional discussions about what will and will not work with students, and designed the discussions to learn from colleagues. Listened and helped teachers integrate more interactive ideas, using my outside perspective to give you fresh ideas.
Training for Physicians at Aversi Clinic
For Aversi, we used a systematic approach to professional development for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the hospital with short-term training workshops that included assessments of future steps along as part of the training.
Published Book Chapter
Since the mid-1990s, the Eastern European adolescent fertility rate has steadily dropped. In 2007, 28 per 1,000 adolescent girls delivered a baby. This was 65% fewer live births than among American adolescents, and 50 % fewer births than the average for rest of the world’s adolescents. In general, loss of population and decreases in fertility rates combine to decrease adolescent pregnancy rates. The number of children below the age of 15 dropped from 21 % in 1990 to 15 % in 2005. The Czech Republic’s rate is surprisingly low at 13 births per 1,000 (60 % of the average for all developed countries), and Bulgaria’s rate is surprisingly high at 46 births per 1,000 (5 % higher than the United States). The Czech Republic has an adolescent birthrate as low as the developed countries, and Bulgaria has an adolescent birthrate that is similar to developing countries. These two countries represent the extremes of social service management, and this chapter examines the Czech Republic and Bulgaria to delineate the cultural, medical, political, and historical influences on adolescent pregnancy in a region of the world, which emerged from a shared system of economic and political regulation.
Health Minister Training for CDC
Nov 2013 | 2 Weeks
At the end of the two-weeks participants understand the major components of scientific presentations—problem, hypothesis, sample, test, results, and discussion/recommendation. At the end of the class, the students will present a set of slides for review. Even if they do not have final content, they will have templates and an understanding of core components of their study.
Douglas Rugh, PhD
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