New Training Format Launched in Ukraine: “KMEF Academy”

by Vladyslava Zhabrovets
Friday, October 8, 2021

The new educational project offers leaders in business, government and the public sector a unique philosophy, opportunities for networking and tools for self-development

This was stated by the General Director of KMEF Yurii Pivovarov at the Kyiv International Economic Forum. The KMEF Academy will launch on November 5 with a flagship 2-month Leadership for Economic Development program aimed at entrepreneurs and investors, civil servants and local government officials, top managers and experts, as well as future change leaders.

"We see a request for a new training format to access our top speakers’ expertise and knowledge. Therefore, the Leadership for Economic Development program was developed specifically by practitioners for practitioners," Pivovarov noted.

Over 2 months, every 2 weeks the participants will take 8 modules, which include the following topics:

  • global trends and successful cases in Ukraine
  • applied macroeconomics and economic policy
  • economic development tools
  • management strategies and best practices
  • financing development projects
  • building and developing successful teams
  • "invisible capital": reputation, PR and GR
  • culture, mindset, psychology

30 top speakers were invited from Ukraine and abroad, including Michael Woolcock (World Bank, Harvard), Grzegorz Kolodko (Director of Tiger), Irina Novikova (Ministry of economy of Ukraine), Dmitrii Kisilevskii (Committee for economic development of the parliament of Ukraine), Olena Boitsun (Luminate), Ivan Lukeria (Ministry of community and territorial development), Zhanna Kriuchkova (Jansen Capital Management), Andrii Baumeister (philosopher), Bohdan Danilishyn (NBU), Ruslan Spivak (Raiffeisen bank), Ivan Kompan (Delloitte academy), etc.

Viktor Halasiuk, member of the KMEF supervisory board, stressed that the program is interdisciplinary and "focused on leaders who strive to rise to the next level and unleash the economic potential of a company, city, or country."

The program will take place on Fridays and Saturdays at the Unit.City innovation park in November and December this year.

The selection of participants will be carried out on a competitive basis, some of them will be awarded scholarships to cover up to 70% of the cost of training.

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