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January 17, 2020 Kristen Dayton No Comments

Generate Results within Our Work (GROW) Activity for USAID’s DRG Center

Project dates: 2018-2022

Client type: U.S. Government

Key topics: Democracy, Rights, and Governance, Leadership and Management Development, Learning and Capacity Strengthening

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Region: Global

Through the GROW activity, EnCompass supports the Center for Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG Center) to strengthen learning events and increase DRG Center thought leadership.

EnCompass’ work supports five areas:

  • Designing training for USAID staff on DRG technical topics
  • Amplifying DRG Center thought leadership
  • Increasing DRG Center capacity to use interactive distance learning technologies
  • Evaluating DRG Center training
  • Improving conferences, retreats, meetings, and other forums hosted by the DRG Center
  • Providing one-on-one coaching and leadership development resources

The GROW team delivered more than 25 training events and more than 20 convening activities in its first year. In June 2019, the team managed the DRG Conference, welcoming hundreds of DRG officers and implementing partners from around the world to discuss successes and challenges in their work.

GROW operates under USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, through the Learning and Development IDIQ. EnCompass partners with MSI and TLC Solutions, LLC, on this activity.

Photo by Kristen Dayton c/o EnCompass LLC. All rights reserved. 

Kristen Dayton

Communications Specialist II

Kristen Dayton oversees EnCompass’ online presence, including the organization’s website content, email marketing, and social media channels. She brings a passion for organizing and analyzing information, and using digital marketing and web analytics to expand EnCompass' influence. She has experience working in WordPress and Drupal, and email marketing platforms MailChimp, Emma, and Constant Contact. In her current role, she supports communications and knowledge management for the USAID DCHA's Generating Results within Our Work (GROW) contract and GenDev's Comprehensive Training and Knowledge Management project and supports EnCompass' learning and capacity strengthening work as an experienced virtual producer on Adobe Connect and Zoom. Prior to joining EnCompass, Ms. Dayton worked in policy research and analysis for a trade association and in government relations consulting, where she coordinated events, designed newsletters, and supported business development. Ms. Dayton has a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS), and dual Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Kansas.

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