Paula Sotnik

Training Action Plan

Paula SotnikPaula Sotnik

Project Director, Institute for Community Inclusion
University of Massachusetts Boston

Paula Sotnik, Project Director at the Institute for Community Inclusion Boston, has developed and directed 15 national and state training and technical assistance projects supporting and empowering individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups, including persons with disabilities. Paula was co5 | Page author and is lead trainer on Culture Brokering for CIRRIE at SUNY. She is a consultant reviewer, interviewer and remote trainer for an international fellowship exchange program. She completed a U.S. Department of State Project, providing training and technical assistance on inclusion with US Embassy staff and NGOs in Nepal. Paula, with a NGO, developed the “Six Ramps, Six Months” program, which was responsible for mobilizing the community to build over 6 ramps enabling access to, services in Nepal. Paula presented for UNESCO on disability inclusion and conducted programmatic site visits in India. She also conducted Train the Trainer Programs and disability inclusion training in Mauritius. Paula continues to mentor young leaders and focus on technical assistance and capacity building with nonprofits, NGOs and governments to enhance responsive systems that seamlessly include all aspects of diversity.

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