The Executive Director of the CACM Î.Perepelytsya and N.Volchenko - PR and Information officer were invited by partner organization "Democracy Through the Culture" to participate in the training entitled "Project Management and Monitoring" (trainer Matti Straub, consultant for change processes, dipl. KaosPilot, Bern consulting www.changels.ch) organized in the framework of the Swiss Cultural Program South Eastern Europe and the Ukraine in Kyiv,Ukraine (May 30-31, 2006). The training was specifically designed for cultural development projects such as the 3-year co-operation projects with the SCP and partners in Ukraine. "Democracy Through the Culture" realizes cooperation project "Model 21: Cultural Transformers" http://model21.org.ua/. Besides staff of partner organization - Oleksandr Butsenko (Director), Oksana Oleksiv (Project and PR manager) and Saule Ilinykh (Deputy Director) - there were art managers - Olga Sydorenko (Lviv), Svitlana Bilous (Kyiv) and Tetyana Oliynuk (Kyiv-Kharkiv); journalist Bogdana Kostiuk (Radio Svoboda, Kyiv), Raisa Logvynenko - Secretary at the State Committee on Culture at Supreme Council of Ukraine, Mykola Skyba - researcher at the National Institute for Strategical Research (Kyiv).
Program of the training includes: defining projects, challenge of project management, phases, cycles and milestones, factors for success and sustainable processes, action plan and learning/exchange tandems for coming months etc.
It was fruitful communication with experience exchange in the sphere of project management and monitoring. Representatives of the CACM have got valuable advices, particularly concerning further development of the CACM as a resource centre for professional training of managers in sphere of culture and art. Participants have got hand outs that will be used in future activities.