Lviv Leadership Academy (7-18.08.2017)

On August 7, 2017 the solemn opening of Lviv Leadership Academy took place at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. About 30 participants from different countries of the world, in particular, Azerbaijan, Greece, Georgia, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Hungary, took part in the event.

The participants were greeted by the Dean of the Faculty of International Relations Professor Markian Malskiy and Deputy of the Lviv Regional Council Tatiana Bay.

Director of European programs at the American Studies Foundation Matthew Kvasyborski (USA), who initiated the Lviv Leadership Academy, expressed his conviction that the participants will gain important leadership skills based on best international practices.

Within two weeks, participants of LLA 2017 improved their leadership competencies and listened to lectures on conflict management, market economy, transition democracy, cultural diplomacy, media role, etc.

Among the lecturers of the academy were: the head of the group of advisers to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the co-chairman of the Group of Strategic Advisers for Reform Support in Ukraine Ivan Miklosh, professor at the University of California Ibrahim Al-Marashi, director of the programs of the world economy Aspen Institute (USA) Alexa Chopivsky, representative of the Marshall Fund “Germany-USA” Pavol Demesh, Director of the Center for Information and Documentation of NATO in Ukraine Barbora Maronkova.

Lviv Leadership Academy became a great experience for young leaders from different countries:

  • “Lviv Leadership Academy 2017 was an amazing opportunity for me to reflect on the core issues of what is called leadership, as well as to meet promising young leaders from various backgrounds. The multicultural framework of the Academy enabled me to establish long-standing friendships and trust-based relationships within the 2 weeks full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memories. And this is what makes LLA special. Therefore, I would like to strognly recommend to everyone to apply for the upcoming Academy next year.” – Elchin Mirzayev, Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Analysis Department Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • “If I had to describe what LLA had taught me, some lines will not be enough. Understanding how the world works, how to be the best version of myself in order to serve in the best way possible my vision, are some of the gifts I received during these two weeks. LLA 2017 is a strong example that it only needs a dream team to succeed and inspire, that we do not have to settle and always stay hungry for more.”  – Katerina Rouvali, Greece, University of Piraeus
  • “LLA 2017 gave me an opportunity to discuss some issues with people from different countries and see problems from a different perspective as well as to come back home with motivation to study conflict subjects and develop in Ukrainian issues. Some of the lectures showed the importance of spiritual self-development in becoming a leader, what not always is considered significant in such programmes and often is forgotten.” – Magdalena Ilona Miszczak, Poland, Stryker Polska Sp. z. o.o., Foundation “Ocalenie”

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