Professional Exchanges

Includes Architecture & Building Restoration, Housing, Law, Law Enforcement, Print and Broadcast Media, Municipal Training.

CKSCP has organized major programs in this area including the Community Connections Program, the Community Partnership Project, the Open World Program, the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, Municipal and Community Parntership Program and Municipal Training Program.

Some examples of Professional Exchanges sponsored by CKSCP:

  • October 2013 – Four Cincinnati Area suburban government professionals accompanied by the President of CKSCP travel to Kharkiv to exchange ideas on governance and forge partnership agreements with three cities in the Kharkiv Oblast.
  • June 2013 – Six young public administrators from the Kharkiv area travel to Cincinnati as part of an Open World “Accountable Governance ” program and participate in an exchange with Cincinnati area government officials.
  • March 2013 – Six Kharkiv region mayors and administrators travel to Cincinnati and participate in local governance programming in the cities of Cincinnati and Wilmington, and the Cincinnati suburbs of Madeira and Columbia Township.
  • March 2012 – Five Ukrainians and a facilitator travel to Cincinnati to participate in an Open World “Accountable Governance” program.
  • September 2007 – Five Ukrainians travel to Cincinnati to participate in the Open World Program sponsored by the Library of Congress. The focus of the program is Accountable Governance.
  • June 2007 – Five Ukrainians travel to Cincinnati to participate in the Open World Program sponsored by the Library of Congress. The focus of the program is Public Health.
  • September 2006 – Five Ukrainians travel to Cincinnati to participate in the Open World Program sponsored by the Library of Congress. The focus of the program is Public Health.
  • September 2005 – Five Ukrainians travel to Cincinnati to participate in the Open World Program sponsored by the Library of Congress. The focus of the program is Independent Media.
  • January 2005 – A Cincinnati Police Lieutenant travels to Kharkiv to provide training on transparency in dealing with the public (private citizens and the media) relative to police matters.
  • Seven Kharkivites travel to Cincinnati for nine days for a Prosecutors’ Exchange with the Hamilton County (Ohio) Prosecutor’s Office
  • A water treatment specialist from the Cincinnati Water Works travels to southern and central Ukraine for two weeks on an exchange for the USAID/US-Ukraine Foundation Community Partnerships Local Government Training and Education Project.
  • U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Community Connections Hotel and Restaurant Management program.
  • The Municipal Training Program organized by the CKSCP and the Intl. Executive Service Corps wins a “Special Achievement” award from the Reader’s Digest Foundation and Sister Cities International. (CKSCP’s 4th SCI award)
  • 4 CKSCP representatives from the Municipal Training Program meet with representatives from the Tucson-Alma Alta Sister City Project, the Intl. Executive Service Corps, the United States Information Agency, The Eurasia Foundation and Sister Cities Intl. to evaluate and compare the Municipal Training Programs in each city.
  • 3 architects begin a 2-month study of American Housing sponsored by the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Housing Initiative. Plans formalized for a design studio involving The University of Cincinnati (UC), Miami University, and Kharkiv University faculty and students.
  • 2 Cincinnati architects and 1 builder travel to Kharkiv to explore the creation of a Friendship Park and restoration of the Kharkiv Choral Synagogue.

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With most exchanges come volunteer opportunities for members of our community. Find out about hosting Ukrainian visitors in your home and other CUP volunteer opportunities.