Bright Futures for every child, every nation

aka CE International   |   Washington, DC   |


Our mission is “develop and amplify innovative solutions to education challenges that affirm children’s learning and development as the pathway to sustainable futures for all." We do this by upholding education and learning as essential to the development of all people and societies and recognize that children are our hope for the future.

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President and CEO

Ms. Diane Whitehead

Main address

1100 15th Street NW 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20005 USA

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Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Transformative Leadership

Transformative Leadership is needed to drive change in the education sector both in schools and in education systems. It requires bold, creative and innovative thinking. Transformative leaders listen, guide, and motivate others to use change as a positive force to explore innovation and inspire action. They are the heart of inventive, meaningful, and sustainable change in education.

CE International assists in the development of strategic plans for education institutions or programs, creates transformative leadership programs or trainings, elevates original trainings and programs through accreditation and credentialing, and more.

Population(s) Served

CE International believes that children’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being supports their overall development and learning. Integrated focus on all aspects of health and well-being helps children to grow and learn optimally while building the skills required to reach their full potential.

CE International leverages its network of child health and wellbeing experts to advise and guide in best practices, provides training on social-emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, and other related topics, consults on child-centered education and child-care policies, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

CE International believes that exploring innovations in education-new creative ways of designing and delivering education- will ensure that all children have access to equitable and quality education. Education leaders must reflect upon current policies and practices and explore new ways of transforming education to address the myriad of challenges in an increasingly complex world.

CE International consults in the ideation and implementation phases of innovative education programs and policies, advances intersectoral collaboration through connecting diverse stakeholders on various projects, provides a platform to inspiring education leaders to highlight their education innovations, and more.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work


International Association for Continuing Education and Training 2017

Affiliations & memberships

United Nations Consultative Status 1977

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

CE International develops and amplifies innovative solutions to education challenges.

CE International's goals are aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently adopted by the global community. Specifically, SDG 4 - to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. CE International's goals are:

1. To support countries in making measurable progress toward education-related SDGs - access, equity and quality (primarily SDG 4)
2. To ensure that innovation in education becomes the driving force behind improving learning achievement globally

CE International advocates on behalf of children with audiences at the global, regional, and national levels. To engage governments, schools and school systems, non-profits, and the private sector in advancing its mission.

Working in partnership on programs and projects that support educators, education leaders and the children that they serve.
Convening through content-specific conferences, trainings, meetings, symposia; in-person or virtual; alone or in partnership with others;

Outreach through digital/print publications and communications, website, social media, marketing, direct service;

And through aggregating, “curating" and sharing innovative practices; original research in partnership with others.

CE International is uniquely positioned to work at the intersection of our three main programmatic areas to advance accessible, equitable, quality education for all. We have Country Leads in 35 countries and we work through a network of technical experts.

This integrated strategy allows CE International to differentiate itself from its traditional competitors and craft a much more relevant, compelling identity for donors, supporters, and educators worldwide. These initiatives align with CE International's concern for children living in fragile circumstances and under-resourced communities.

CE International has always aspired to be a leader in innovation to advance childhood education, and has accomplished the following:

Providing training and technical support to schools, NGOs and government officials
Producing and disseminating information about innovative education approaches and practices
Disseminating critical information, news, reports and research to educators and education providers worldwide

Developed the International Principles of Practice for Educators that reflects internationally accepted education development, humanitarian values and holistic education philosophy.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Educators and education leaders who are serving in roles that support children

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We changed the communication approach that we have with individuals who are supporting our programs to include a newly formatted new e- bulletin based on feedback received

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It is vital to understand the needs and opinions of those who we serve. We have adjusted our financial resources to focus more on direct delivery of programs to local communities

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,



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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.


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Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bede Ramcharan


Term: 2021 - 2022

Rose Cardarelli

Anil Vinayak

Vidya Ragoo

Diane Whitehead

Michael Liburd

Alejandra Castillo

Brandi King

Dorene Hurt

Jesus Amezcua

Yvette Sanchez Fuentes

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/28/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.