Michael Culligan

Chair - United States


Mike has been developing the capacity of development and relief professionals for over twenty years. As a founder of LINGOs, PM4NGOs and Last Mile Learning, he has worked with hundreds of non-governmental organizations, developing learning and creating professional certifications for the sector. As a lead author of the Guide to the PMD Pro, the Guide to the FMD Pro and the Guide to the MEAL DPro – he has been a thought leader in establishing standards for development and relief professionals.

Equal parts field-based development worker and instructional designer, Mike has extensive experience working for NGOs across the world, including Central America, Africa, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. He has developed over 100 eLearning titles, on-line course and workshop curricula.

In his free time, Mike lives in Seattle, where he enjoys the many outdoor activities of the Pacific Northwest.