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UNSSC MDP Team



MR. MIGUEL PANADERO

SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGER, KNOWLEDGE CENTRE 
FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Miguel Panadero is the Senior Manager heading the Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management, which provides UN staff with world-class learning opportunities in professional, management and leadership skills, as well as leads UNSSC contribution to UNLOCK.

Miguel is a Spanish national with over 20 years of international experience in the fields of learning and organisational effectiveness. In previous assignments with UNSSC he has focused on executive management and professional development, knowledge management and developing technology-enhanced learning environments. From his service at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) he also brings to the team experience in multilateral diplomacy, crisis management, policy development, human resources management and reform processes, including the design and implementation of various Oracle-based ERP solutions.

Miguel is alumni of doctoral studies at the University of Plymouth (UK) and the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium), holds a LL.M. from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) and is a member of the Spanish Bar Association.


 

MS. BRIDGET HARBAUGH

LEARNING PORTFOLIO MANAGER, KNOWLEDGE CENTRE 

FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Bridget Harbaugh is a US born and educated learning and development (L&D) specialist, whose areas of expertise include talent management, leadership, innovation, human resources, adult learning, and personal development.  She has designed workshops and L&D programs for clients world-wide, having instructed thousands of personnel from international organizations, NGOs, and corporations. Ms. Harbaugh is a trained psychologist and has over 25 years of experience in all areas of management, design, preparation, and delivery of training/facilitation as well as leading projects and teams.

Before taking up her post in February 2019 as Learning Portfolio Manager with the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management in Turin, Ms. Harbaugh was based in Washington, DC working for the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), leading and managing learning and development.  Prior to this, Ms. Harbaugh lived in The Hague working as an expert, trainer, and consultant for individual and organizational clients around the globe. Ms. Harbaugh spent eight years working with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) both in technical and training capacities, in a country office (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the Secretariat (Austria).

Ms. Harbaugh was raised in Puerto Rico and New York, and has spent over 30 years living and/or working in multi-cultural environments and extensively travelling throughout the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, Balkans, Caucuses, and Central Asia.  She is a native English speaker, fluent in Spanish, and has advanced Italian and intermediate knowledge of French.  Ms. Harbaugh is married and a proud mother of three children.






DR. UGO CARUSO

LEARNING PORTFOLIO MANAGER, KNOWLEDGE CENTRE 

FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Dr. Ugo Caruso currently serves as Learning Portfolio Manager for the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management (KCLM).

Before joining KCLM, Ugo led the Digital Learning Unit of UNSSC’s Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn, Germany (2015-2018). Ugo has more than 10 years of experience in coordinating, designing and developing digital learning solutions for UN Staff and partner agencies. Prior to joining UNSSC, Ugo worked for the European Centre for Minority Issues, the Council of Europe Roma and Migration Department, and was lecturer and researcher on human and minority rights at the Universities of Southern Denmark (Odense campus) and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany).


At the country level, Ugo worked in former Yugoslavia and South Asia focusing on minority rights and conflict prevention mechanisms. He was also visiting researcher to the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Nepal), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Germany) and the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law (Germany). Ugo holds a Ph.D. in Public International Law from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main. 



MS. MANUELA CARBONE

PROGRAMME ASSISTANT, KNOWLEDGE CENTRE 

FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Manuela Carbone joined the UNSSC in November 2004, where she started working in the Programme Unit as Programme Assistant in the former Resident Coordinator System Support Team, which then became the UN Coherence, Development, Gender & Human Right Team. Manuela has organized and supported hundreds of workshops for the UN staff at all levels, including the Secretary General’s Retreats held in Turin. Within the Programme Unit, she then moved to the Leadership Team in 2016 and has very recently joined the Learning Lab Team.

Manuela is also a Belbin ® Team Role-accredited trainer with merit and administers the Belbin Team Role tool to UN counterparts. She is currently training become an ICF Executive Coach. 

Manuela is also a professional translator and graduated from the École de Traduction et d'Interprétation at Geneva University. Before joining the UN, she worked as a freelance translator. She is currently on the Executive Board of Turin Alzheimer’s Association as of 2009 on a voluntary basis.





DR. FRANK XUN MA

ASSOCIATE FELLOW, KNOWLEDGE CENTRE
FOR 
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Frank Xun MA is an intern at the Learning Lab of the UNSSC, specialising on instructional design. Before moving to Turin for this internship, he was in his master study in Science Education with a focus on Educational Technology in UCL Institute of Education, London. He holds a bachelor and a doctor degree in chemistry from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China. He also spent one semester as an undergraduate exchange student in KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is passionate in education with great interests in online teaching and learning, and he has also got two certificates from the online platform Coursera. He is also a believer in science who always wants to do more in science communication.





MS. SOFIA EXARCHOU

INTERN, KNOWLEDGE CENTRE 
FOR LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

Sofia Exarchou is an intern at the Knowledge Centre for Leadership and Management of the UNSSC and a master’s student in Learning, Communication and Informatics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She also holds a master’s degree in International and Comparative Education from Stockholm’s University and a bachelor's degree in Education from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. While in her Bachelor’s, she also studied at Uppsala University as an exchange student for one semester. Sofia has worked as a teacher and study counsellor for more than four years and has cooperated with several NGOs in different design projects.


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