PhD., Director and Trainer at the Ukrainian Mediation Center (kmbs) Education: Lawyer. In 1995 defended a thesis on the topic “Compensation of damages caused by state power authorities”, in Kharkiv.
Achievements: As a scholarship recipient of the International Institute for Unification of Private Law (Rome, Italy), in 2001 participated in a professional development program organized by the above mentioned institute. Galyna is a co-author of text-books and manuals on civil law and of legal encyclopedias, scientific monographs and articles. In 2004 she received the Yaroslav the Wise award granted by the Academy of Legal Sciences. Galyna has participated in educational programs on business education development at: INSEAD, (France), Irish Institute of Business (IMI, Ireland), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM, Great Britain), etc. In 2010, Galyna was recognized as a Weinstein fellow at JAMS Foundation (USA). She is also a member of CEDR trainers-network, an international network of trainers in mediation. Galyna is accredited by CEDR (UK) as a mediator in accordance with international standards.
Relevant trainings: Trainings on “Basic mediation skills” and “Mediation skills on resolving corporate disputes”, CEDR, Great Britain; training “Mediation in an organization: settlement and prevention of conflicts and disputes through the use of mediation skills”, Saint Tomas University, USA; “Mediation and Negotiation Curriculum Development seminar” in Sarajevo, Bosnia (supported by IFC and Harvard Law School), "The Art and Science of Negotiations on Harvard Negotiation Project” in Kyiv, Ukraine and others.
Position and place of employment: Since 2008 Director of Ukrainian Mediation Center under Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. In April 2012 Galyna was appointed Chairman of the Commission for Mediation and Advisor to the President of ICC. Also she is a senior researcher at the V.M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Work experience: From 1993 through 1994, she worked as a lawyer. She has nine years of experience as Vice President of the International Institute of Business, where she was responsible for cooperation between the State Property Fund of Ukraine, the SEC, the Antimonopoly Committee, the Ministry of Economy and others. For four years she was the Deputy Director of the HRM School (kmbs). In 2010 she worked as a negotiations trainer at the School of Senior Civil Service of Ukraine. In addition, Galyna has teaching experience with UNDP, ABACEELI and others. Also she has experience as a mediator in commercial, institutional, family disputes and conflicts. Galyna is co-author of the Law of Ukraine "On mediation." As a coach she conducted trainings for mediators in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Belarus.
In 2012 Galyna was the Head of the Commission on Mediation, ICC Ukraine, and Advisor to the President of ICC Ukraine.
In 2013 Galyna’s case "Collaboration Competence Development" was accepted for presentation at the 6th Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business. She was also honored with the "Era of Mediation" award "for achievements in theoretical and applied research technologies of alternative dispute resolution"(Kazachstan).