Open Space Works Ukraine is a female-headed consulting firm (with two female co-founders and one male co-founder) that originated from the Open Space Works Cooperative, a collective of independent consultants in Ukraine, established in 2016.
Our company specialises in conducting qualitative research, designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration processes, and implementing comprehensive change programs to engage stakeholders or enhance their interactions. Our clients include international humanitarian organisations, technical assistance projects, national foundations and NGOs, and private companies.
The Open Space Works Ukraine team brings over 15 years of experience tackling complex issuesacross various social change sectors. Additionally, our team of consultants has around a decade ofexperience developing and facilitating participatory strategic sessions, workshops for analysingcollaborative ecosystems, and process design.
Since the onset of the full-scale invasion, the OSWUkraine team has been focused on conducting studies in the humanitarian sector in collaboration with leading and internationally recognised
Humanitarian Aid Perception
In collaboration with GTS, and funded by the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC), OSWC explores community and aid workers perceptions of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.
Narratives on Ukraine's War
In partnership with the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), OSWC focused on narratives of the humanitarian response to Ukraine's war, handling data collection, analysis, and stakeholder workshops.
Comprehensive analysis to evaluate project viability. Our experts assess technical, economic, and operational aspects, ensuring informed decisions. Dive deep into potential risks, benefits, and return on investment. Turn your vision into reality with data-driven insights and strategic guidance.
Independent Project evaluation
Multipurpose assistance for online stores and offline retail businesses.
Independent Organizational Assessment
Environmental Impact of War Study (Sept 2022-Jan 2023): OSWC assessed the war's impact on environmental organisations and the potential of EPAIU partners
OSWC conducted a feasibility study on IDPs' need assessment in Lviv, trained staff on Core Humanitarian Standards and launched humanitarianrecovery projects in Kyiv and Kharkiv.
IDPs Integration & Capacity Development Project
Context analysis, needs assessment and Capacity Development in 14 USIF partner communities in Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv oblasts
Participatory Strategic Planning
Development of Strategy for Family Milk Farms Development in Ukraine. Design a stakeholder engagement process for participatory planning , Mentorship support to the client on building stakeholders ecosystem for the future development of the family milk farm industry in Ukraine
Support of EU4SKILLS partners
Implementation of the Human Capital Development and Organizational Development
Program of the National Qualification Agency
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Tailored training sessions designed to meet your unique needs. Dive deep into specific topics, enhance team skills, and drive organizational growth. Our experts curate content to ensure relevance, engagement, and actionable insights. Transform learning into real-world results with our bespoke workshop solutions."
Expertise: organizational development, leadership coaching, stakeholder dialogues and collaborations, mentorships for individuals and organizations, and action research processes.
With 18 years in management consultancy, Taras Tymchuk specialises in stakeholder analysis, Organisational Development and large group interventions, utilising methods like Open Space technology and Future Search. Holding a Master's in Public Relations and pursuing a Master of Global Management, Taras has led over 200 projects, partnering with organisations like GTS, ODI, UNDP, and GIZ. As co-founder of OSWU, he's been pivotal in humanitarian aid and strategic planning. He co-authored the World of Community Simulation Board Game, emphasising social impact.
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