On 31st October – 1st November workshop “Community of Practice: Innovations in Local Self-Governance”, organized by Swiss-Ukrainian Project “Decentralization Support in Ukraine” (DESPRO) and State Foundation for Local Self-Governance in Ukraine, took place in Foros, AR Crimea. The workshop was aimed at informing the representatives of Training and Re-Training Centers on Community’s of Practice “Innovations in Local Self-Governance” activities and their further involvement into community’s development.  " /> Workshop “Community of Practice: Innovations in Local Self-Government”
01.11.2012

Workshop “Community of Practice: Innovations in Local Self-Government”

“Oh, Crimea! Foros and seminar:
With knowledge management
Collect everything, like nectar.
Apply your skills.
Let sea inspires you,
and brings new possibilities.
We are defining “strong” and “weak”,
Training means all for us!
I’ll share everything I know.
Like Confucius once loved to do.
 
Fedir Pylypenko, Cherkassy Oblast Training and Re-training Centre
On 31st October – 1st November workshop “Community of Practice: Innovations in Local Self-Governance”, organized by Swiss-Ukrainian Project “Decentralization Support in Ukraine” (DESPRO) and State Foundation for Local Self-Governance in Ukraine, took place in Foros, AR Crimea. The workshop was aimed at informing the representatives of Training and Re-Training Centers on Community’s of Practice “Innovations in Local Self-Governance” activities and their further involvement into community’s development.  
Special attention was paid to knowledge management (KM) and KM practices aimed at improvement of public services quality as well as communities’ of practice expertise both in Ukraine and abroad. 
Also, manual “Community of Practice: Innovations in Local Self-Governance”, which grounds on the results of pilot eLearning “Project Management on Local and Regional Development” was presented. Manual could be useful for, first of all, local self-governing bodies – potential and future participants of All-Ukrainian competition for projects and programs on local self-governance development as well as for local officials and public servants who are planning to distantly upgrade their skills in “Projects’ management on Local and Regional Development” teachers of Oblast Training and Re-training Centers for  Public Servants, universities’ professors working in the sphere of “Public Administration”.
Distant eLearning “Projects’ management on local and regional development” is aimed at deep focus on project management related to local and regional development, as well as at acquiring by its participants new skills and competences in project management to solve community challenges and establishing the community of practice “Innovations in local self-governance”. Trainees, in particular, will have a possibility to systemize their knowledge related to projects’ development within the framework of All-Ukrainian competition, to get acquainted with best practices and typical mistakes while developing and implementing the projects, to study different tools and mechanisms of project management. Participants discussed the ways of improving distant eLearning “Projects’ management on local and regional development”, the new course of which will start in the mid of this November.
Activities related to training of local officials on development of projects and programs for All-Ukrainian competition are conducted by State Foundation for local self-governance in Ukraine. It serves as Competition’s Board of Directors and pursues the Resolution #758 “On Changes to the Provisions on All-Ukrainian competition for projects and programs on local self-governance development” of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 15 July 2012.