Chairman of the Board
My first acquaintance with mediation and conflict resolution occurred in 1995. Since that time I have been exited about a huge potential of the different approaches to solving interpersonal, organizational, and group conflicts. I have realized that mediation is more than a simple tool of conflict resolution. I see a high potential of the co-operative and restorative approach in almost any situation that requires peace and reconciliation maintenance. I believe that this approach helps both mediators and conflict parties develop together: starting with better understanding of each other through respect and recognition to relationships based on trust and cooperation. I admire this job and apply facilitation and mediation skills during training, conflict resolution procedures and consultations with NGOs, communities, business and other professional and academic groups.
Member of the Board
Why do I support restorative practices and what does it mean for me? More than 10 years of work, which were aimed at empowerment, development and establishment of those, for whom I worked, have allowed me to state with an absolute confidence that a restorative approach is a paradigm of humanities` future. I have started with the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects, during which I realized the power of restorative justice by the first time, its huge potential for development through involving all concerned persons into projects. Experience of implementing the academic programs, safe community models, facilitations, resolution of conflicts on different levels and consensus building, which were based on the principles of restorative approach, is a convincing argument for my further activity. I believe in things I do, and I am strongly convinced that a restorative approach is a way of a responsible society building.
I came to the civil society sector as a "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" student, and realized that this is my destination. Of course, there were some attempts to work for business organizations, but finally I work for the IPCG. I am currently engaged in finance, administration and logistics. This work brings me pleasure and benefits for the organization. "Why IPCG?" – You are asking. - "Basically, you can be engaged with this kind of work in any other organization". My answer is simple: an approach that our activity is based on is not just some declared words. Our activity is an essential part of each of our lives, it is an approach that we use in everyday work and life. I am pleased to be involved in the implementation of our programs and projects. I adore observing changes in the eyes of training participants and partners, their approach to life. I still remember my experience of going through these changes not very long ago. To be honest, it inspires me.
Initially, a decision to join the IPCG team was not very considered. I was simply looking for a job after graduation. However, having worked for the first months, I realized that the restorative approach, my colleagues have been working with, reflected my life principles. This approach embraces my vision of interpersonal relations and is not contrary to my moral standards. Finally, I find it difficult to see myself outside the IPCG and be involved in any other activity. I simply adore making a contribution to maintenance of understanding in communities and society. I am inspired with the increase of restorative approach supporters and tangible result of our efforts that were invested in the development of this issue.
As a specialist in accounting, I work with the Tax Code of Ukraine, as well as specialized software. Also I am aware of civil, commercial and labor law, HR outsourcing, social and pension insurance, in cash operations and even production technology. Overall, this is not a complete list of my responsibilities in the organization.