Senior Management Consultant
Melinda Czaia came to MAD in 2018 with over 25 years of worldwide professional level leadership experience in organizational development, capacity building, and international development management. She works with organizations to accurately assess needs and desired outcomes, design and deliver interventions and participatory facilitations that are motivating, applicable, and effective. Melinda’s areas of expertise include:
- Facilitation of strategic planning, action planning, consensus workshops, stakeholder meetings
- Assessment, monitoring, evaluation
- Organizational development/change management/capacity building
- Project design and development
- Intercultural and cross-cultural development
Melinda has senior level management and consultation experience in non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations in multi-sectoral areas, and has carried out work locally, and in more than 20 countries. Melinda has worked in executive level roles with U.S. Peace Corps Training – Honduras, The Center for Victims of Torture, The Pillsbury Company, and Global Citizens Network; and as a consultant with the U.S. Agency for International Development, involving government agencies, civil society organizations, legal reform, and humanitarian work.
Melinda has a master’s degree in international development management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has a BA in International Relations, and a BA in Spanish from the University of Minnesota. Melinda also completed the Mastery Program for Facilitation of the Technology of Participation (ToP), and is fluent in Spanish.