General

I have more than 25 years of experience as an independent policy expert, researcher and educator. My studies and work in various countries, cultures and institutions has greatly impacted my personal and professional development. My work with organizations as the World Bank, European Commission, UNDP, USAID and bilateral donors has widened my professional competencies. Working in 15 countries and in different social and professional contexts within some countries has helped me to develop intercultural literacy and the capacity to communicate and mediate among diverse actors and stakeholders. Integrity, curiosity, humility and creativity are my drivers that I use in my work and in transmitting ideas and competencies to others.

I have always been a generalist interested in systemic understading of the big picture and eager to create synergy among ideas of different persons, fields of expertise and their approaches. During the first 20 years of my carrier I worked mainly on local community processes and on local governance. During the 1990s I designed and led several multi stakeholder processes. In these works I planned and guided the involvement of different stakeholders and coordinated the work of experts from different fields in order to resolve community disputes or to develop and agree on integrated strategies.

stratégiai tervezés indonéz(2)Since 2000 my interest has focused on local leadership, participatory processes and the possibilities for initiating democratic dialogue. I extended my activities to community conflict management and to the management of multi-ethnic communities. It has always been part of my work to train and assist the persons and groups involved in the processes I led. I have designed and directed many executive trainings, training programs for local politicians, administrators, civil society actors and other stakeholders, held university courses and have published books and numerous articles.

During the last decade my interest has been focused on corruption prevention and organizational integrity management. Between 2012 and 2018 I was associate professor at the National University for Public Service in Hungary where I was responsible for the public integrity related subjects in MA, mid-career and doctoral programs. I also designed the methodologies for the ethics and integrity education of Hungarian civil servants  and trained the trainers involved in their education. Between 2014 and 2018 I was the director of the education of the Hungarian public integrity professionals.  I have also designed Education materials on Public ethics and integrity for the Leadership Academy Program of the Council of Europe and the Ethics for Justice Program of UNODC (United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime). I am also frequent visiting faculty lecturer on organizational integrity management for IACA (International Anti-Corruption Academy).

The most important fields of my teachng and advising work are public integrity management, leadership, consensus building, intercultural relations and collaboration, and personal competence building of professionals.

 

 

 

 


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