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Wednesday, June 3, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Alumni Career Programs GWebinar: "Growing Your Leadership for a More Fulfilling International Career" (Online)



Event Description

Join fellow alumni for a GWebinar led by GW Parent Douglas Keh, who has worked in the United Nations system for 27 years, and David Miller, who has twenty-four years experience specializing in new and conflict countries with expertise in agriculture development and program management. This webinar will function as an invitation to a life-long leadership journey for young and aspiring professionals who aspire to have meaningful and fulfilling international aid careers. This highly experiential and interactive workshop will aim to grow the non-technical aspects of leadership and to help participants more effectively create from within, from others, and from their environments in an ever-changing and increasingly chaotic world. The future of international aid will require new approaches and skill-sets as its framework will undergo significant changes in the coming years. The webinar will provide participants with insights and tools on how to be creative leaders rather than reactive participants throughout their careers. The workshop will help participants dive into their inner resources to overcome systemic barriers, create pathways for innovation and change, and capitalize on learning opportunities created by disappointment, frustration, and failure which will be inevitable in international aid careers. Time allowing, the webinar will also address strategies for career advancement for those choosing careers in international development and humanitarian aid.

Following Doug and David's presentation, there will be time for Q&A with participants.

This GWebinar is open to all GW alumni. 


rsz_doug_keh_photo.jpgDouglas Keh, a GW Parent, has worked in the United Nations system for 27 years. From 2015-2017, Doug was the Country Director of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Country Office in Afghanistan, UNDP’s largest in the world, where he managed a team of 500+ staff and oversaw the successful delivery of nearly $1 billion in the face of continued deterioration in the security situation. Doug also served as Country Director for UNDP in Sri Lanka from 2007-2012, during the culmination of the country’s decades-long civil war, as well as Deputy Chief of Staff at UNDP headquarters from 2005-2007. Prior to joining UNDP, Doug had a diverse UN career, having started as an intern with UNICEF in Sierra Leone in 1989, with subsequent assignments with the UN International Drug Control Programme, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and the UN Secretariat. Doug has a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Doug has completed the Co-Active Training Institute's 10-month leadership program, as well as its full coaching curriculum.

rsz_david_miller_photo.jpgDavid Miller was an implementer of large donor-funded international development programs for Abt Associatesand The Urban Institute for twenty-four years specializing in new and conflict countries with expertise in agriculture development and program management. He extensively worked in Central Asia shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union and South Sudan during its independence and civil conflict. David has experience leading practices and programs from the home office and the field with long-term postings in Kazakhstan and Egypt. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Gettysburg College, MBA from James Madison University, Master's in International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management, and an Executive Certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership from Georgetown University. David is an executive coach and completed the Co-Active Training Institute's 10-month leadership program. David founded OrgForce Consulting which provides Executive Coaching, Leadership Training, and Organizational Development to individuals and organizations who want to increase their impact in the world. David was an All-American distance runner, competed in the US Olympic Marathon Trials, and is currently a board member of EveryMind, a non-profit organization supporting the mental wellness needs of Montgomery County, MD.


System Requirements

GWebinars are scheduled events simulcast over the web via Adobe Connect. You will need a computer with a browser, Adobe Flash player, Internet connection, and functional speakers or headphones. Voice-Over IP will broadcast the audio over your computer, so no phone access is needed. Please be mindful of the Time Zone of the presentation (EST).

Access details will be provided once you register.

Online registration for this event has now closed.