Action Listening: Embedding Feedback to Strengthen Relationships Based on Trust and Mutuality
June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Join Dinah Sandoval for this dynamic PeaceConnect conversation. This 90-minute conversation event will be on June 7th, 2022, at 4:00 pm EDT (UTC -4). Please use the Time Zone Converter to determine when this engaging conversation will be in your time zone.
Dinah Sandoval is a current Rotary Peace Fellow at the University of Bradford in England. Before her studies, she worked with Root Change, a non-profit and international development lab based in Washington DC for the last four years primarily leading and operationalizing the Community Independence Initiative, a peer driven and asset based approach to empower communities to increase economic, emotional, and social resilience in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines. At Root change, Dinah has sharpened her skills leading in-person or virtual workshops and training using highly participatory and creative facilitation methods. Dinah has also helped transform organizations into learning institutions by embedding feedback and lean experimentation.
Before joining the team at Root Change, Dinah led a community health and volunteer program in the highlands and jungle regions of Peru for two and half years with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). Dinah worked alongside agrarian and indigenous communities to design interventions that addressed pressing health issues affecting children such as anemia, parasitosis, and malnutrition. Apart from embedding preventative health programs within local communities, community based organizations, and local government, Dinah spearheaded a collective approach with the ministry of health and other local affiliates to provide mobile clinics including vaccination campaigns in hard to reach populations.
Her interest in community health grew while working as a volunteer for the United States Peace Corps in Botswana for three years. Her first two years at the Peace Corps, Dinah worked with a community health program addressing HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis with the San community. Frustrated with the issues of transportation that hindered progress on various health issues, Dinah with local stakeholders in her village of Shakawe, led a half marathon, 5K and health expo bringing people from all over Botswana. The event got the attention of the private sector leading to the procurement of a mobile clinic to fill a very important health gap. In her third year with the Peace Corps, Dinah helped build the capacity of a national foundation by setting up a grantmaking process focused on early childhood development. That same year, Dinah built knowledge management processes for the Southern Africa Regional Environmental Program led by Chemonics International and USAID.
Given her experience working on grassroots capacity building projects in Southern Africa and Latin America, Dinah brings a local perspective to the forefront of her work. On weekends, Dinah can be found exploring towns in the Yorkshire area or hiking at a nearby park.