Sylvia Ramirez Benatti brings more than twenty years experience in the nonprofit sector as a trainer/consultant and university professor in nonprofit management. She is the producer and host of the Nonprofit Edge, a weekly interview show on the University’s cable station. She codeveloped and successfully delivered the Mentoring Partnership Model as a program for the ASTD DC Metro Chapter. Sylva co-presented “Sustaining Engagement &Succession Planning through Intergenerational Conversations” at ASTD ICE 2009. As 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 holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership in Nonprofits from Nova Southeastern University, and a master’s degree in Training & Professional Development from Mount Vernon College, an affiliate school of the George Washington University.