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Our Team

  • Dušan Ondrušek

    Chairman of the Board, Trainer, Consultant

     

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 

    e-mail: dusan@pdcs.sk
    CV: CV_Dusan_Ondrusek_EN.pdf

     

    What he works on in PDCS:

    Examples of training courses

    • Another look at communication - how to avoid myths and communicate without prejudices
    • Creativity and innovation in projects and managemet
    • Negotiation and conflict resolution

    Examples of services

    • Medication of public conflicts
    • Consultancy and coaching
    • Designing and conducting meetings

    Examples of projects

    • Student Simulations Saturday
    • Long-term education of consultants for the nonprofit sector in Czech Republic and Slovakia
    • Increasing capacities of teachers from the Mathare slum in Nairobi (Kenya)

     

    In 1991, while still at the Comenius University, he launched the program of conflict prevention and resolution which later transformed into the PDCS nonprofit organization which he led and developed for the next more than 20 years. PDCS makes effort to cultivate the space for dialogue, disseminate knowledge and build skills for alternative conflict resolution, particularly in community and public conflicts.

    A psychologist by profession, he worked as an advisor and therapist for people who needed help in difficult life circumstances or felt they needed to develop on their life journey. He conducted research of altruism and effectiveness of various training methods. Since 1990, as a trainer and consultant, he has been focusing primarily on organization development, alternative ways of conflict resolution, international development issues and non-violent communication. He has rich international experience with implementing programs of conflict prevention and resolution. As a trainer and facilitator he has delivered over 1200 training courses in forty countries. In 2012 he became the Chairman of the Board of PDCS. In addition to providing specialized training courses, he no works more on international programs, development of process-oriented experts (trainers and consultants) and undertakes analytical and publishing activities. As an external speaker he has lectured at several universities - in recent years mostly at the Comenius University, the University of Economics in Bratislava, UUD in Pilsen, and VŠUP in Prague, and previously also at the European Peace University in Schleining and the Donau University in Krems.

    He is the author and co-author of 11 books and many papers published in Slovakia and abroad, including the publication "Čítanka pre neziskové organizácie“, "Tréning? Tréning", "Konflikt, zmierovanie, zmierovacie rady", "Komunikácia v terénnej sociálnej práci" and "Peacework". From his travels, he regularly publishes "traveler's notes" on how conflicts are being transferred in various countries and what happens when different cultures meet - e.g. in books "S tekvicou priviazanou o nohu" or "Sop-sum-sum". 

  • Karolína Miková

    Director of PDCS, Trainer and Facilitator

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: kaja@pdcs.sk 
    CV: CV_Karolina_Mikova_EN.pdf

     

    What she works on in PDCS:

    Examples of training courses

    • Facilitation
    • Evaluation - how to measure outputs and impact of projects
    • Citizen participation

    Examples of services

    • Mediation of public conflicts
    • Designing and conducting meetings
    • Evaluation of projects

    Examples of projects

    • Long-term education of consultants for the nonprofit sector in Czech Republic and Slovakia
    • PrieStory
    • European Citizens’ Consultations

    She has worked in PDCS (with short interruptions) since 1996, starting as a volunteer, then a project manager, trainer and facilitator and today as executive director.

    She studied urban planning at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and took a one-year study programme at the Institute for Public Studies at the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Currently, she works on her PhD at the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava.

    In 2011/2012 she worked as the head of the Office of the Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for the Development of Civil Society.

    As an expert she deals mostly with public conflict resolution and prevention, citizen participation in public issues decision-making, the development of civil society, deliberative democracy, community development and cross-sector cooperation. She has trained and consulted internationally in over 30 countries.

     

  • Anna Zemanová

    Deputy Director, Financial Manager

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: zemanh@pdcs.sk 
    CV: CV_Anna_Zemanova_EN.pdf

  • Katarína Bajzíková

    Project Manager, Consultant

     

    tel.: +421 915 738 477 
    e-mail: katarina@pdcs.sk 
    CV: CV_Katarina_Bajzikova_EN.pdf

  • Tatiana Cárová

    Trainer, Facilitator

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: tana@pdcs.sk 
    CV: CV_Tatiana_Carova_EN.pdf

  • Renáta Ferstlová

    Financial Manager, Accountant

     

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 

    e-mail: renata@pdcs.sk 
    CV: renata_ferstlova_cv.pdf

  • Peter Guštafík

    Trainer, Facilitator

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: peter@pdcs.sk 
    CV: CV_Peter_Gustafik_EN.pdf

  • Zora Kalka Pauliniová

    Trainer, Facilitator, Consultant

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: kalka@pdcs.sk 
    CV: CV_Zora_Pauliniova_EN.pdf

  • Bohdan Smieška

    Trainer and Project Manager

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: bohdan@pdcs.sk 
    CV: bohdan_smieska_cv.pdf

  • Monika Straková

    Project Manager

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: monika@pdcs.sk 
    CV: monika_strakova_cv.pdf

  • Adela Tihláriková

    Office Manager

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: adela@pdcs.sk 
    CV: CV_Adela_Tihlarikova_EN.pdf

  • Jana Labáthová

    Intern

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: janka@pdcs.sk

  • Martin Pauliny

    Intern

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: martin.pauliny@pdcs.sk

    CV: CV_Martin_Pauliny_EN.pdf

  • Hana Podobová

    Intern

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: hana.podobova@pdcs.sk

  • Ivana Garanová Petrisková

    Intern

    tel.: +421 2 5292 5016 
    e-mail: ivana@pdcs.sk

References

The PDCS team is wonderful, combining wisdom, expertise, humanism, and love for their mission. It makes Slovak organizations stronger and helps them grow.”
Zuzana Wienk, the Fair-Play Alliance

What we appreciate about the PDCS team is the their professional approach and a very friendly environment which they are able to create during their training courses and other events.”
Karla Wursterová, International Visegrad Fund

PDCS team brought their professionalism, created friendly atmosphere, and provided support in every phase of the process.”
Mgr. Zuzana Komárová, PhD., the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

 

When you say PDCS, I imagine specific people who inspired me to do many positive things… When you say 'good training', I imagine PDCS.”

Patrik Krebs, Divadlo bez domova