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Urmila Joshi
Last Job - Head of Programs , Foundation/ Non Profit
Vadodara, Gujarat
A development sector professional with experience of over two decades in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Private Partnership Models. Expertise in managing the impact-driven, end-to-end cycle of action research, training, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I am a development sector professional and have lived the work journey over two decades. People connect is something that drives me all the time. Working with youth, working in collaboration with the government and working for self to system change has been the combination I have looked for to get associated with. Started the path with social science research, moved on to training, realizing that my core wanted to be in implementation. Thus, worked for over 20+ years with implementing organizations, using all the learning and skills to bring outcomes on the ground, impacting lives. My focus helped to get associated with established foundations and other known entities of the sector, handling corporate social responsibility and public-private partnership models. My ability to comprehend vision and convert the same to action plans helped to work directly with senior leadership, which in turn added to my learning journey.

Skills Summary
I have expertise in managing the impact-driven, end-to-end program cycles. The key skills brought on the table are leadership, strategy development, program proposal development, action research, monitoring and evaluation, goal setting, training and capacity building, coaching and mentoring, performance management, collaboration with multiple stakeholders such as government, donors, operating at scale with complexity and budgeting.
I have my masters in Social Work from M.S.Univesity Baroda and have my graduation in Sociology from the same university. Working in development sector has been a conscious choice. It is my passion converted in profession with the help of relevant education
Affiliations and Achievements:
? Entrusted with responsibility as Internal Committee Member (IC Panel Member) under the PoSH Guideline (Prevention of Sexual Harassment). Dealt with critical cases and inquiries following all the legal requirements
? Certified Level 1 Trainer of Socio Emotional Ethical Learning (SEEL). Trained by Emory University, USA on this path breaking science to nurture peace and happiness, the roots of this science are attached to His Holiness Dalai Lama and his teachings, which are deeply rooted in Ancient Indian Knowledge
? Trained in Cognitive based Compassion Training (CBCT). Conducted 21-day long impact making sessions for in-house members during the difficult times of COVID pandemic
? Trained on Non-Violent Communication and consciously practicing the same

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kuttchi
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