Paul Purnell is a trainer, facilitator and organizational development consultant with over 30 years of professional experience and a deep knowledge of cutting edge capacity building approaches in domestic and developing country settings. He has designed and delivered capacity building programs on a variety of topics including leadership, project management, performance management, communication, stakeholder engagement, cultural competency, change management, project implementation, mutual accountability and community mobilization. Paul has worked in and supported a wide range of disciplines including health, agricultural, substance abuse prevention and treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention education, workforce development, criminal justice and post conflict reconstruction and stabilization.
Over the course of his career, Paul has served on teams delivering capacity building programs to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor and State, the U.S. Forest Service Office of International Programs, the U.S. Peace Corps, the Environmental Protection Agency, the African Union, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the United Nations. He also has extensive experience working in post conflict settings, including West Bank/Gaza, South Sudan and Liberia. In his spare time Paul enjoys listening to jazz and photography.