Dione Novais Rocha

  • Oakland Township, Michigan US
Dione Novais Rocha


Project Management Institute

Great Lakes Chapter of the Project Management Institute

Core Compentencies

Strategic Planning

Resource Allocation

Coordination of People and Resources

Customer Needs Assessment

Active Listening

Performance Monitoring and Assessment

Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Complex Problem Solving

Staff Training and Development

Work History

Work History

Teacher, English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Several Private Language Institutes

Taught English Language to non-native students in Brazil. Qualifications include the Certificate of Proficiency in English, the highest level certificate awarded by the University of Cambridge, indicating an advanced level of competence in English.I have a genuine fascination with language, interest in people, empathy with learners and a lot of creativity. I am highly conscientious and committed to the highest standards of professional service, have excellent communication and organisational skills.- Assessed and continuously monitored student progress.- Planned, prepared and delivered lessons to classes.- Encouraged students to actively participate throughout class.- Used a modern and dynamic teaching approach which allowed students to communicate easily using the English language.- Researched and devised entertaining, amusing, interesting, creative, productive lessons for students.- Taught specialised English courses such as those which cater to the needs of Brazilian business people and executives employed at Cargill Corporation, International Financial Institutions and other business.- Taught small groups or on a one-to-one basis.- Undertook supervisory duties.

Aug 2012 - Jan 2014

Project Management

Civil Society Project - Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

•Managed project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.

•Developed and updated project plans including objectives, systems, schedules, funding, and staffing.

•Monitored and tracked project milestones and deliverables.

•Conferred with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.

•Submitted project deliverables, ensuring adherence to standards.

•Prepared project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

•Directed and coordinated activities of project personnel.

•Established and executed project communication plans.

•Assigned duties, responsibilities, and spans of authority to project personnel.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2012

Operational Management

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, International

·Maintained and developed positive business relationships with customer’s key personnel.

·Developed understanding of customer’s needs and designed methods to ensure that needs were met.

·Directed availability and allocation of materials, supplies and finished products.

·Collaborated with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements.

·Directed team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking of work assignments, providing guidance and assuring the availability of resources.

·Reported project plans progress and results.

Feb 1993 - Dec 2004

Translator and Interpreter (Brazilian Portuguese - English)

Independent Contractor

I was responsible for listening to, understanding, and translating spoken or written statements from English to Brazilian Portuguese and/or from Brazilian Portuguese to English.- Facilitated effective communication between two parties that did not speak a similar language by converting one spoken or written language to another.- Attend conferences and meetings and act as official translator to mediate discussion.- Relayed concepts and ideas between languages.- Convert written materials from one language into another, such as legal documents and academic publications.- Created new text in the target language that reproduces the content and style of the original.- Edited and proofread text to accurately reflect language.- Translated at meetings such as attorney-client meetings, preliminary hearings, arraignments, and depositions.- Interpreted both legal terminology and colloquial language.*Clients included the Brazilian Navy, other Brazilian National Offices, Universities, Attorneys, Scholars, Non-Profit Organizations, Foundations*



Extensive Course Work Towards

Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz State University

Bachelors of Arts

Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz State University