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Michael Bopp Judie Bopp
Michael Bopp, Ph.D.


Michael is a co-founder of Four Worlds International and is currently a Director of the Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning, which is dedicated to building the capacity of communities and professional organizations for sustainable participatory development.

Michael is a specialist in participatory change and development processes and is well known for his writing, innovative training, consulting and mentoring related to helping professionals to learn how to work effectively with communities. He has twenty years experience working with Indigenous communities and development organizations, and has worked in Southeast Asia, the South Pacific, Africa, the former Soviet Union, Latin America, the Caribbean and Indigenous North America.

Michael has also designed and developed a fully accredited masters degree program in applied human and community development through a joint venture between Four Worlds and the Alliant International University, based in California, as well as many other accredited and non-formal learning programs, including accredited and non-formal training delivered at the community level in many cultures and countries.

Michael has also served as principal or co-researcher on many national and international research studies, has served as Professional Head of a research department at a national research institute and has acted as a methodological coach and evaluator to many international development related research projects.

Michael has led many program, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation projects. He has also published extensively and led thousands of hours of training on topics related to human systems transformation, community health, research methodology and learning for social change.

Michael has a Ph.D. in development education and a masters degree is in community development.

Judie Bopp, Ph.D.

Judie is a co-founder of Four Worlds International, and is currently a Director of the Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning. Judie is a specialist in curriculum design and development and organizational transformation. She is well known for her expertise in culturally based and experiential learning, and has designed and written numerous learning programs for schools, colleges, and adult training programs.

She has provided training, technical support and evaluation services related to program development and organizational change to many different types of groups, ranging from the ministries of national governments to small non-governmental organizations. She has worked in Asia, the South Pacific, Africa, the former Soviet Union, the Caribbean and Indigenous North America. She has also provided technical support to many Canadian and American professional organizations and Indigenous communities.

Judie has served as principal or co-researcher on numerous national and regional research studies, and specializes in participatory and community based approaches.

Judie has recently co-authored (with Michael Bopp) two books, the first related to community-based sexual abuse intervention and the other concerning building sustainable communities.

Judie has a Ph.D. in education with a focus on learning for participatory development. Her masters degree is in curriculum development.