Linda Gershuny – Currently Director and programme/curriculum designer at Centre of Learning, Training for Transformation – CAFT, holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from the University of Toronto (focus on international development), and is a Dialogue Education Teacher and INTERNATIONAL, CARE, CARITAS CR, Canadian Embassy Education Fund, Ministries of Education and Health; experienced in project planning and management, development of training programmes, guides and module for formal and nonformal education, facilitation of training programs for educators for UNICEF, PLAN, AIR (ministerial staff, training of trainers, school administrators and teachers, parents, school committees), health professionals (Save the Children), community health volunteers (CARE), dialogue education (for Global Learning Partners) for Ministry personnel in Haiti, and animation of non-formal education programmes for adults (social workers, maternal child health and hygiene for female peer educators, literacy monitors, development workers) professional ethics for teachers and NGO office personnel, principle-based leadership programmes for youth.

Linda is also available for short and long-term individual consultations in these areas. Her personal consultancy experience includes a qualitative assessment followed by a workshop on Strategic Planning and Conflict Resolution attended by the Director and senior staff of USAID in Haiti. She conducted a participatory evaluation for the Embassy of Canada of an innovative Cooperatives and Literacy project. Linda has developed and taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at the invitation of four major universities in Haiti on Management of School Groups, The School Leadership, The Facilitation for Conflict Resolution, and School and Community.