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Charles Dufresne
Senior Trainer/Facilitator , Consulting
Madison, United States
Facilitation, training and adult learning expert with 15+years experience designing and facilitating training programs and strategic meetings in three languages (English, Spanish, French) for UN system (UNHCR, UNDP, UNOCHA, etc.) and NGOs on topics ranging from conflict analysis and disaster preparedness to leading teams in emergencies and managing change, seeking short-term consultancies.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
Charles Dufresne, M.Sc., CPLP®, combines 18 years of cross-cultural experience and a passion for designing customized training and education programs, experiential workshops, planning retreats, focus groups and multi-stakeholder meetings and conferences, in the U.S., and globally, resulting in enhanced capacity, performance and collaboration of individuals, teams and organizations dedicated to creating more sustainable, thriving, resilient and peaceful societies.

He is a Partner consultant at Interworks LLC., an international consulting group providing customized training, facilitation, and other consulting services to enhance performance and collaboration of staff, teams and organizations working in disaster management, humanitarian response, sustainable development, and conflict management.

Fluent in English and Spanish, & conversant in French, Mr. Dufresne has consulted in all three languages and worked in 45 countries throughout the world for a variety of organizations including: UNDP, UNDOCO, DPKO, UNSSC, UNHCR, UNOCHA, UNESCO, ILO, IOM, LWF, CARE, Oxfam, Save the Children, Church World Service, and USAID.

As the former Director of Education at Seventhwave, he oversaw client relations with funders and led a team implementing a US $1.25 million budget to deliver continuing education, trainings, webinars, and conferences to accelerate sustainability in the built environment. Early in his career, Charles served with the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa leading a team of seven community development volunteers.

He holds a M.Sc. in Continuing & Vocational Education, from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the University of St. Thomas.

He is a Certified Professional in Learning & Performance through the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD), and has received the "Certified Change Manager" designation from Prosci/ADKAR.
Masters of Science, Continuing & Vocational Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, specializing in adult learning, group dynamics, and organizational development.

B.A. Economics and B.A. Spanish, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, with emphasis on international studies. One year study abroad in Sevilla, Spain. Graduated Summa cum Laude.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Certified Professional in Learning & Performance through the Association for Talent Development since 2009

"Certified Change Manager" designation from Prosci/ADKAR.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Spanish, English, French
    United States
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