Innovations in Social and Business Entrepreneurship Business Plan

Dr. Sylvia R. Benatti

Sylvia Ramirez Benatti brings more than twenty years experience in the nonprofit sector as a trainer/consultant, and most recently university professor. She is currently the primary faculty for the nonprofit management concentration in the Master’s in Public Administration and the Director of the Institute of Social and Sustainability Entrepreneurship. She coordinated the Social Business and Microcredit Forum featuring Dr. Mohammed Yunus. She is the producer and host of the Nonprofit Edge, a weekly interview show on the University’s cable station. She co-developed and delivered the Mentoring Partnership model that was published in the November issue of the American Society for Training & Development’s T & D Journal.

Previously, Dr. Benatti was the Campus Director for the University of the District of Columbia undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and the Office of Community-based Learning, Research and Service in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Prior to joining UDC, she was the Director of Training for the Support Center of Washington, DC she planned, scheduled, published, and managed a full time public training program with an average of 60 workshops per quarter.

She received a master’s degree in Training & Professional Development from Mount Vernon College, an affiliate school of the George Washington University and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership in Nonprofits at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.