Natalia Slynko

Natalia Slynko 

Presentation: Care for your organization’s DNA to be ready for unexpected changes

One can often hear: a crisis is an opportunity. But in what way? How to be as gymnastic as to double in number during a year, when other organizations struggle to survive? How to keep people active and inspired when there is no electricity for days, or there is shelling at night? What elements of organizational ecosystems help to achieve a new level of productivity in no time at all? Do what you have never done before, and you will get to places you have never been: we will be happy to present our practical answers to these questions based on the case of EEF and its year of operations in wartime and share what organizational development measures from recent years helped us to achieve this.

Learning goals summary:

  • Management in changing environment: everything for the better.

  • Engineering of organizational culture: development is irreversible. It only takes to start.

  • Empathy mindset: love your people and they will pay back with an incredible growth.


Natalia Slynko, PMP, PMO-CP, Program Director at East Europe Foundation (EEF), a non-profit organization in Ukraine. Her role is to ensure the quality of the result-oriented program and project management. Natalia is the main driver of the capacity-building efforts in the organization, including systemic training of the program staff, while her achievements include the establishment of the Project Management Office and the introduction of EEF’s knowledge management system. Natalia also worked for several technical assistance programs implemented by Chemonics International focused on local economic development and agriculture, for the Europe and Central Asia Advisory Programs of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She currently lives in Brussels and a member of the PMI Belgium Chapter.