Since the 1980s, TRG has provided high quality facilitation, organizational development, management consulting, stakeholder facilitation, capacity building and training services for USAID bureaus, offices, missions and technical projects. TRG has served as a core implementing partner under multiple centrally-funded projects, mission-managed IQC task orders, and bilateral projects. In recent years, our offerings have grown to include provision of communications and knowledge management services and oversight of sub-contractors providing this expertise. Our services improve the performance of USAID staff; support USAID’s efforts to meet its targets through collaboration, learning, and adapting; and strengthen the capacity of host country organizations to solve their own development challenges – a key tenet of the Journey to Self-Reliance.
As a Prime
Communications, Evidence, and Learning (CEL)
CEL aims to create, expand, disseminate, and support the application of evidence-based knowledge in land tenure, property rights, and resource governance as well as urban development, urban-based programming, sustainable cities, and local sustainability.
Primary Client: Office of Land and Urban
Period of Performance: 2018-2023
Services: communications, knowledge management, training, research
Buy-ins: Office of Local Sustainability
Core TRG Team: Aleisha Khan, Chief of Party | Omar Khan, Deputy Chief of Party | Colleen Brady, Communications and Knowledge Management & Design Manager | Amrit Bhandari, Web Content Manager | Desmond Austin-Miller, Community Learning Project Associate | Nadia Ilunga, Communications Project Associate | Emily LoPiccolo, Project Associate
Education Performance Improvement, Communications, and Knowledge (EPIC)
EPIC provides organizational effectiveness, professional development, knowledge management and communications support that aims to assist E3/ED in achieving the transformational shift it needs to better respond to the global call for quality, inclusive education programs that achieve greater scale and impact.
Primary Client: Office of Education
Period of Performance: 2015-2020
Services: facilitation, coaching, strategic planning, people skills training, technical training, communications, knowledge management
Associated Websites: EducationLinks: A resource for all education practitioners to learn and share knowledge to create and implement successful, effective education and skills development programs. MarketLinks: A platform for sharing of best practices in inclusive market development.
Core TRG Team: Tom Lent, Project Director | Sharon Williams, Deputy Project Director | Steve Yank, Organizational Effectiveness Portfolio Manager | Daryn Cambridge, Professional Development Portfolio Manager | Lisa Barton, Knowledge Management and Communications Portfolio Manager | Barbra Bearden, Communications Specialist | Ana Rogers, Senior Project Manager | Gina Fu, Project Manager | Achsah Callahan, Digital Communications Manager | Charlin Caster, Marketlinks Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist | Shira Babow, Project Associate | Dawit Blackwell, Project Associate
Training, Facilitation, and Digital Services (TFDS)
TRG provides facilitation, training, and digital services as required by OTI programs and personnel in DC and the field. These services include workshop/meeting design and facilitation, training design, coaching services, digital media production, integrated communication strategies and tools, and project management and advisory support.
Client: Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI)
Period of Performance: 2019-2024
Services: communications, knowledge management, learning technology, facilitation, strategic planning, coaching, training
Core TRG Team: Dee Hertzberg, Task Order Manager | Karlo Benitez-Rosario, Operations Manager, Nancy Reyes, Jr. Administrative Support | Wondy Belete, Mid-level Finance and Budget Analyst | Laura Guyer, Sr. Strategic Management Specialist | Aurora Deuss, Mid-level Strategic Management Specialist | Roberta Talmage, Sr. Management and Operations Specialist | Richard Glass, Mid-level Management and Operations Specialist | Patricia Garcia, Sr. Training Specialist | Meredith Ferris, Mid-level Training Specialist | Graeme Frelick, Sr. Facilitator | Helen Petrozzola, Mid-level Facilitator | Kirby Crider, Mid-level Information Designer
Sharing Energy and Environment Knowledge (SEEK)
SEEK supports four offices within E3 to enhance development impact through training, communications, knowledge management, and facilitation/organizational development.
Period of Performance: 2018-2023
Services: technical training, communications, knowledge management, facilitation, organizational development
Core TRG Team: Tom Ross, Chief of Party | Laurie Segel-Moss, Deputy Chief of Party | Katie McElhinny, Adult Education/Training Specialist | Shereen Abdelaaty, Communications Specialist | Cory Ragsdale, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist | Kaitlin Conway, Training Specialist | Isabela Barriga, Communications Project Associate | Alaina Walton, Operations Project Associate