Change management. LvBS invites you to Open House in Kiev

On August, 30th, in Kyiv, Lviv Business School of UCU (LvBS) invites to Open House of the programs Key Executive MBA and MA in Human Resources and Organization Development.


The environmental turbulence of a larger context calls for organisations to be resilient - meaning to be able to retain their capacity for absorbing, responding and reinventing themselves when required. In todays world success requires rapid response to the plethora of changes facing organisations.

During Open House participants will be able to learn what is organisational resilience in the context of the VUCA world, and find answers to the commonly asked questions:

  • What we can do to maintain organizational agility and productivity in turbulent times?
  • Which areas of organizational lifecycle could we strengthen?
  • How leaders and HR departments can support organizations and ultimately gain competitive advantage through building culture of resilience and agility?

According to the Harvard Business Review, 70% of changes in the organizations fail because of the insufficient communication at the level of middle management.  When the required for business innovations fail due to the insufficient explanation, it becomes clear that they need to be "sold" persuasively to the employees at all levels of the organizational structure.  But how can we effectively communicate the changes to the personnel so that the workers have accepted and supported the need for changes?

  • Explanation of the context or why the miners should discuss the macroeconomics.
  • The role of the leader in the communication of changes: when communication should not be delegated.
  • How can we catch the interest of the employees and make them the co-authors of change? Looking for the answer to the question "And what I will get from that?"

Timing: August, 30th, 14:00-19:00
Location: Kyiv, Coworking HUB 4.0, Yaroslavskyi Lane, 1/3

Schedule of Open House "Change management":

14:00-14:30 – Welcome coffee
14:30-15:30 – "Building Resilient Organisations to Thrive on Change," Anna Lewis (English)
15:30-16:00 – Break
16:00-17:00 – "Implementation of Changes: How the Company May Stay Successful?", Mychailo Wynnyckyj
17:00-17:30 – Break
17:30-18:30 – "Change Communication: How to Persuade Employees that "it is Impossible to Move on in this Way", Anna Honcharyk
18:30-19:00 – Informal communication

During the breaks, you can communicate with the teachers and LvBS representatives to learn more about the academic programs offered by Lviv Business School of UCU.

We invite you to visit all three or the part of sessions at choice. Participation in the event is free, but subject to the prior registration and confirmation of the participation by the organizers. Please fill in the registration form.


Anna Lewis (London), BA (Hons), MSc (BPsychol), MCIPD. Adjunct Professor at LvBS, academic leader of MA in Human Resources and Organization Development program. She has over 15 years of experience in the companies Yamaha, Samsung, Mott McDonald and Heineken. She was responsible for the implementation of performance management strategies, organizational changes and talent management strategy at the European level in a number of international companies. She worked in various sectors of industries such as New Media, Motor, FMCG, engineering and financial services. She has a diploma of the first degree with honors in the business studies University of Oxford Brooks and diploma in personnel management of Kingston University. Anna is highly enagaged in the launch and improvement of the projects of support and development of HR in Europe, South Africa and Asia.

Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Ph.D. Professor of the master's programs and management development programs. He worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing in Lava Computer Mfg Inc in Toronto. During his management, the company has significantly grown and extended activities throughout North America, Western Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Since 2003 Mychailo permanently resides in Ukraine. He launched the Presidents MBA program (for business owners) at kmbs and first in Ukraine Doctoral School in National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He is also Professor at Sociology department in NaUKMA and highly engaged in consulting in the field of sales management .
He received his doctorate (PhD) degree in University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).

Anna Honcharyk, CIPR, teacher of the master's programs in LvBS. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of communications. She worked as the coordinator of the international direction in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. Before that she was the Director of corporate communications in JSC "ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih", where she developed from scratch the practice of external and internal communications of the corporate social reporting and trained a multi-functional team of specialists in corporate communications. The previous experience also includes the work on the position of PR Manager of hypermarket "Ukraine" (METRO Group), in the representative office of the World Bank in Ukraine, in the project of International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group). She completed a master's degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia (United States).

Moderator: Oksana Kulakovska, Head of the Kyiv center of UCU.

Working languages – Ukrainian and English (without translation).

Contact person: Ira Lepska, (097) 2393876,

Academic programs:

MA in Human Resources and Organization Development is the first master's program in Ukraine of the world level on the personnel management and organizational development. Start of training - September 2016. Format – 10 training modules, 4 days a month (Wednesday to Saturday).

Key Executive MBA is a program of personal and professional development for the owners and managers of businesses. That is 4 days of every month during1.5 year in a modern academic campus of UCU in the unique atmosphere of a European Lviv. It includesinternational study tour to the countries with the most dynamic economic growth. The program starts in October 2016.