Competent and effective management of the projects of local and regional development, implemented in urban-type settlements, villages, towns, cities, and regions, can significantly improve the efficiency of local government and municipality.

Leadership at the level of local self-government is the ability to identify problems in the social and economic development of one or another area, have a clear Vision, be able to develop a Concept, elaborate a Strategy, and a specific Plan of its implementation by involving all (or most of) the representatives of the local community in the project. Leadership is also a skilful project regulation and competent application of other public authority tools with the use of the system of knowledge of strategic planning and management, regulation of administrative and public services.

Our course is a training, specially developed for the group of representatives of local and regional authorities and local self-government, local deputies, public leaders and representatives of the business environment. The total number of participants is limited to 30 people (each of whom will be provided with all necessary materials and access to our e-science system: ).

The Course Program

The course consists of three interactive stages:

I stage

(duration — 5 days)


Day 1:

  • Introduction to strategic planning and management with the result-oriented goals. .
  • Identification of the goals.
  • Strategy map.
  • Monitoring the process of achieving the goals.
  • Strategic initiatives.
  • Strategic result.

Day 2:

  • The peculiarities of planning, elaboration and realization of European strategies, program, projects, and plans of regional and local development.
  • The budget process in the countries of the European Union.
  • The programs and projects of cross-border cooperation.

Day 3:

  • Basic concepts of management — project, program and project portfolio. Their goals and management features.
  • The life cycle of projects.
  • Classification and project stages.
  • Project selection criteria.
  • Types of projects.
  • The organizational structure of projects.
  • The duties of the project manager in different organizational structures..
  • Roles, powers and responsibilities of project participants.

Days 4-5:

  • The guidelines for the management of the project life cycle.
  • The standards of the European Union.

II stage

(duration — 5 days)


Days 6-8:

  • Conceptual note. Full application form. .
  • Preparation of the project schedule.
  • Estimation of the interrelations and duration of the operations and the events.
  • PERT method.
  • Estimation of the resources, needed for the project implementation.
  • Calculation of the critical path.
  • Estimation of time reserves.
  • Methods to shorten the duration of the project.
  • The development of the project budget.
  • Identification of the risks.
  • The register of the risks.
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing project risks: sensitivity and expected cash flow analysis, modelling and simulation.
  • Risk response strategies.

III stage

(duration — 5 days)


Days 11-12:

  • Project implementation. The formation of the team.
  • Areas of expertise of project participants: leadership, focus, motivation, self-control, understanding of values ​​and other characteristics.
  • Development of the team.
  • Motivation and encouragement of the staff.
  • Conflicts within the project and their management.
  • Communication and reporting within project implementation.
  • Management of the purchases.
  • Types of contracts and risks, associated with the use of different types of contracts.
  • Project monitoring. Control of the budget realization.
  • Balancing the project budget by content, terms, cost.
  • Completion of the project.
  • The project lessons. .
  • Project success criteria.
  • Recommendations for team building and elaboration of the project management system.

The application period for the course starts on May 1, 2018.

We invite you to fill in the application form.









The cost of a 15-day Leadership Course

is 1 000 €+900 PLN (a one-time fee)
We encourage you to fill in the application form and choose a convenient form of payment.

The course is realized with the support of
the University of Finance and Management / the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw.


Author and coordinator of the course

Vasyl Baitsym

PhD in Economics

Professional Experience:

  • 2017–2018

    Coordinator of the project of the European Union within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland–Belarus–Ukraine 2013–2020. The title of the project: Cross-border Centers for Dialogue of Cultures Poland–Belarus–Ukraine.
  • 2016–2018

    Rector of Institute of Urban Studies at V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 2014–2016

    Coordinator of the project of the European Union within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland–Belarus–Ukraine. The title of the project: Establishment of the Informational Complex in the Sphere of Cross-border Eco-Friendly Tourism at the Euroregion of Buh.
  • 2011–2014

    Coordinator of the project of the European Union within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Poland–Belarus–Ukraine. The title of the project: Modernization of Zoos in Zamość and Lutsk, and the Elaboration of the Conceptual Foundation of Recreational Areas in Rzeszów for the Development of Cross-border Natural Tourism.
  • 2013–2015

    Prorector of Volyn Institute of Economics and Management.
  • 2013–2016

    PhD candidate at Scientific and Research Institute of Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 2014

    City mayor’s counsellor, Lutsk, Ukraine.
  • 2010–2013

    Deputy mayor, Lutsk, Ukraine.
  • 2010

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the open joint-stock company "Kovelsilmash"; Director of the municipal enterprise "Airport-Lutsk".
  • 2005–2009

    Deputy head of Volyn Regional State Administration.
  • 2006–2010

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Volyn Regional Entrepreneurship Support Fund, founder of the regional business incubator in Volyn.
  • 2006–2007

    Associate Professor at the Department of Public Finances at Lesya Ukrainka East European National University, Senior Researcher at National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 2003–2005

    Expert of the European Union project Improving the environment for the development of small and medium business in Ukraine
  • 2001–2002

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Manufacturers "Ukrspetslismash"
  • 1998–2001

    Chairman of the Board of the open joint-stock company "Kivertsispetslismash"
  • 1996 –1997

    Head of the Information and Analytical Department of the investment company "Mast-Invest".
  • 1991–1992

    Technician at the Laboratory of the Research Institute of Automated Control Systems at Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (Tomsk, Russia)

Implemented Projects:

Cross-border Centers for Dialogue of Cultures

The area of the project — Schuchyn municipality (PL), the city of Kovel (UA), and Schuchyn region (BY)— has enormous cultural diversity and many historical sites with valuable natural territories. Unfortunately, nowadays there is no sufficiently large infrastructure to promote a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multicultural structure of the area. At the same time, the young generations, under the strong influence of Western culture, lose interest in cultivating local traditions. The challenge, faced by the project partners, is to strengthen cultural connections and present the richness and diversity of the border territories for a wide group of customers, thus increasing the attractiveness of the image of the entire region. The project partners set the goal of creating the center of cultural promotion in the form of cross-border amphitheatres with a comprehensive cultural offer including art, folklore, science, literature, painting, theatre, crafts. The beneficiaries of the project will be thousands of visitors of Schuchyn municipality (PL), the city of Kovel (UA), and Schuchyn region (BY).The indirect beneficiaries will be the local population (over 130 thousand people) who find jobs in tourism (shops, catering, the sale of souvenirs and local products, creation of accommodation and other tourist attractions as the enrichment of the offer). Implementation of the project will have a cross-border nature, necessary to protect the valuable cultural heritage of the border area. Working with partners from Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine is a condition for project success in building a common strategy for cooperation, basing on newly created products that promote cultural heritage. The strong commitment of the three parties contributes to the raising of the attractiveness of the region which will result in the increased number of tourists and rapid economic development.