About the Institute

The Institute of Leadership and Management of Ukrainian Catholic University Ilm (UCU) is an institution with over 10 years of experience in education for Ukrainian nonprofit sector. According to the poll amongst the participants of the Forum of civil society development 2017, it has been acknowledged as one of the best education providers which offer services for development and capacity building for civil society.


Our mission

To form and build up the civil society by means of teaching, developing, supporting and networking the leaders of the non-profit sector and their teams, as well as providing intra-sectoral integration.


Our vision

As an academic and research center we want to be the first priority choice for leaders of the nonprofit sector and their teams.


Our values

  • Service

We serve people by giving them understanding how their activities to influence, cause changes, and by providing them with tools for efficient activity.

  • Respect for every person’s dignity

We may not share the views of some people and not approve their actions, but we believe that every human being has been created in the image and the likeness of God, with huge potential for growth. We strive to help everyone to unlock the values of love, justice, freedom, and truth in themselves.

  •  Sincerity and Transparency 

We foster sincerity in the relationship with each member of the Institute’s community and team.

Being transparent means for us to do what we declare and convey it as much as possible.

  • Feeling responsible for the quality of our results

We achieve results which make changes and we help others to achieve high-quality results.

  • Joint action

We build an environment of trust for joint actions, networking, and integration of best practices.


Foundation of the Institute

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) at the Ukrainian Catholic University was created as a result of the merger of two organizations: the Centre of Laity Leadership and the Institute of Non-Profit Management. This merger was beneficial to both organizations due to their simultaneous natural growth, the similarity of their goals, and the positioning of the non-profit management program as a unique direction for UCU activities. The Institute of Leadership and Management was established as a structural department of UCU in June 2010 by the Senate and formally approved on 17 of November 2010 by Rector’s order.



Kozelnytska str., 2a, apt. 310
Lviv 79026, Ukraine
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+38 (032) 240-99-45 (#3627)
+38 (093) 20-60-310

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