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Mentor Dida

Vision Architect

Mentor Dida

With over a decade of experience, Mentor brings to Kaptivate his resourcefulness and deep experience in open innovation (OI) design and management, stakeholder relationships, social entrepreneurship, community and coalition building. Prior to Kaptivate, Mentor led and contributed to business development, education and technology focused initiatives across the globe. His work with the White House Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force, the Department of State, USAID, Transformative Consumer Research, Ashoka, the United Nations and the Yellow Tulip Project, helped organizations create, design and facilitate transformative change.

A longtime changemaker and entrepreneur, Mentor has a rich and deep connection to leadership coaching, education, learning, and development across his clientele, especially with his work at Yale Center for Social Emotional Intelligence and Stanford University. A strategy architect by nature, his communications and integrated marketing prowess have contributed to many proven digital and social media campaigns for a wide variety of clients.

Mentor is a facilitator, coach and born leader who supports sustainable living, and an advocate for balanced health and wellbeing. He graduated with a Masters and Bachelors of Science as a Valedictorian at Arizona State University. He resides in upstate New York with his fiance.

Education

  • Master of Science, Global Technology and Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Alternative Energy Technologies, Arizona State University
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Experience

  • Experience Designer and Lead Facilitator, U.S. Department of State
  • Consultant, United Nations Development Project
  • Co-founder and Movement Builder, Sustainability Leadership Kosova
  • Change Manager, Ashoka

Skills

  • Open Innovation design and management
  • Public engagement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Community building
  • Coalition building
  • Facilitation