25 years of Positive Deviance at the PD Global Conference
"past, present and future"
October 31st to November 3rd 2016
Monique Sternin is the co-founder of the Positive Deviance Approach & Initiative, and Adjunct Associate Professor, at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Over the past 25 years, Monique has been involved in developing and promoting the Positive Deviance Approach, an asset-based method to solve complex problems requiring behaviour and social change which she pioneered with her husband Jerry Sternin in Viet Nam.
Born and raised in Paris, France, she did her graduate studies at the Universityof Paris in American literature and civilization. She also holds a Master Degree in Education from Harvard University and a non-degree certificate in adult education from Boston State College.
She has developed the PD methodology in a variety of international public health issues including childhood malnutrition, maternal &newborn mortality & morbidity, anemia prevention & eradication in adolescent girls, polio eradication, advocacy against female genital cutting, condom negotiation and usage by commercial sex workers.
In the US, Monique has been involved in pioneering the use of the PD approach to eradicate and prevent hospital acquired infections (specifically MRSA) in 6 US hospitals in collaboration with the Plexus Institute under a Robert Wood Johnson grant. Besides consulting in the use of the PD approach in new fields, Monique conducts PD orientation sessions at various academic institutions.
She has trained hundreds of individuals and organizations in the art of PD facilitation in their fields, coached and mentored dozens of consultants, and collaborated in the production of various PD training manuals for different sectors.
Monique Sternin can be contacted at: Monique_sternin@hotmail.com
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