UCU’s School of Management held Leadership Academy for Development 2017 with Dr. F. Fukuyama and Prof. S. Krasner. For five days, 35 participants, representatives of the private and government sector, intensely studied how to build dialogue between the private sector and the government in order to effectively introduce reforms and improve Ukraine’s business climate.
“In order to openly and actively build democracy, and, most of all, to combat corruption, young Ukrainians should not be afraid to go into politics, to assume responsibility, to pressure state structures, to demand that they fulfill their obligations better.” This was the main message of F. Fukuyama to the participants of the educational program.
The Leadership Academy for Development is an educational program for representatives of the executive branch of government. It aims at preparing civil service workers and leaders of the business sector from developing countries in order to help the private sector become a constructive force for economic growth and development. The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and the School of Management of the Ukrainian Catholic University are the co-organizers of the program.
The lectures were given by: the director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, Dr. Francis Fukuyama; Prof. Stephen Krasner of Stanford University; and Marcin Zaborowski, a member of the international expert group on the formation of NATO policy.
Throughout the program the participants also worked on practical cases which were developed by Ukrainian teachers at the first stage of the Leadership Academy for Development, “Development of instructional cases to study state policy: Training for trainers,” in August 2016. The team was composed of these teachers: S. Opatska, A. Rozhdestvenskyi, R. Kliuchkovska, I. Rozkladai, S. Potapov, Y. Buhai, O. Starodubtsev, P. Sheremeta, and T. Anderson They prepared practical cases built on Ukrainian material and reflecting the positive experience and best practices of reform in Ukraine. The themes of these cases: “ProZorro: From volunteer initiative to government reform,” “The desire to develop a strategy for the economic development of Lviv,” and “Creating an independent social language.”
“The participants at the Leadership Academy for Development considered, right next to global cases, Ukrainian cases developed by Ukrainian teachers. These are the system of public electronic purchase ProZorro, social language, and the strategy of the city of Lviv. This does not concern triumphant success but essential social progress. Working over these cases, the main task of the participants was to find an answer to the questions what was important for these successes and what can be important for others? Success is formed thanks to building effective coalitions between the state and the private sector. The greater the success, the greater a coalition is needed. And it’s not necessary to wait for the political will,” said Pavlo Sheremeta, founder of UCU’s School of Management.
Source of Ukrainian-language original: http://spm.ucu.edu.ua/2017/01/30/v-shkoli-upravlinnya-uku-rozpochalasya-liderska-akademiya-rozvytku-z-d-rom-f-fukuyamoyu-ta-prof-s-krasnerom/