professor (Winnipeg University, Canada)

The Evolution of Leadership: A Contemporary Perspective On An Old Process!

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PhD,

The Principal of HQS Consulting Services Inc. Supporting Organizations in Evolution,

Winnipeg, Canada

Leading in the Twenty-First Century: A Contemporary Process For Intercepting Entropy

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Academic conference "Reforms through trust"

September, 29

Reforms Through Trust: A British Perspective

I thank the Ukrainian Catholic University for inviting me to take part in this 4th Ecumenical Social Week in Lviv.  I got to know the University when I was British Ambassador to Ukraine from 2002 to 2006.  I remain a great admirer of its work.  This conference has given me the opportunity to come back to Ukraine for the first time since 2006, which is very welcome.  I should make clear from the outset that I am speaking as a private individual, not on behalf of the British Government.

Vice-rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University

 The social studies department dean

The teaching of the Church:  Trust and Reforms

Such a title is difficult to address.  The  Social Teaching of the Catholic Church is A priori  a reform movement;  that movement requires fundamental trust.  So, some historical context for the idea might help.

From the very beginning, Rerum Novarum (1891) announced the social teachings of the Popes, from Leo XIII until  Benedict XVI.  The attention of the Church to our world in the insights of theology, philosophy, economics, ecology and politics have been harnessed coherently to formulate a social teaching that places the human person, his or her full and integral development, at the centre of all world systems of thought and activity. They are remarkable documents and should be read.

Lviv Polytechnic National University

Health protection as a leading idea of civil society: ways of implementation

       Ukraine can be come democratic, lawful and social state only through facilitating civil society development. Civil society is characterized by high level sofeconomic, social, political, cultural and moral qualities, has well-developed legal relations with the state; it is a society of equal citizens which does not depend upon the state but interact with it for the sakeof common good. Recognitionof a person, his/her interests, rights and freedom as the main value of society can be considered key requirements of civil society. In order to achieve this, first of all it is necessary to organize effective cooperation between executive authorities and institutes of civil society, which should be based on partnership and mutual interest in achieving aims, connected with the process of democratization in all spheres of state management and social live, social-economic and spiritual progress and all-round protection of rights and freedoms of a person and citizen.

head of the Section of Social Work, 

the Department of Sociology and Social Work, 

the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lviv Polytechnic National University

 Teaching mutual understanding and trust in social relations as a component of university education 

An issue of teaching mutual understanding and trust in social relations will be considered on the example of the professional education programfor social workers, that has been taught in Lviv Polytechnic National University since 1999.

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Social work has an important role in building democratic, civil society in Ukraine. Today’s issues of training specialists, capable in their practice to promote social changes in individuals, families, groups and larger ecosystems in the context of solving social and economic problems in Ukraine, are related to the formation of specialized knowledge and skills in social work. Requirements in applying new approaches and innovative technologies, the accumulated international experience in social work professional education determine feasibility of integrating the theory and practice of mediation in the content of social workers training as an interconnected system of professional knowledge and skills that contribute to the formation of future professional competencies of specialists in this field. 

Ambassador of Great Britain to Ukraine (2002 – 2006)

Academic conference "Reforms through trust"

September, 30

A British View of European Integration

Thank you for inviting me to join this panel.  When I was British Ambassador to Ukraine from 2002 to 2006, all my efforts were directed to promoting democracy, a free market economy and Ukraine’s European integration.  I remain deeply committed to those causes, which are of course interlinked.

I should say now that I am speaking as a private individual, not on behalf of the British Government.  The UK has a very good Ambassador in Kiev, Leigh Turner, who speaks for the Government!

I remember the first time I voted - in the 1973 referendum on whether the UK should stay in the European Economic Community, as it was then called.  Like two thirds of my fellow citizens, I voted yes.  I would do the same today.