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Joanna Pommersbach

Joanna Pommersbach

Institution Warsaw School of Economics Date (from – to) 2005 (in progress)
Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained Human Resource Management, post-diploma studies Institution University of Bielefeld, Germany, Faculty of Sociology Date (from - to) 1991-1992 Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained Tempus Scholarship

Institution Warsaw University, Department of Psychology Date (from - to) 1980-1986
Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained MA

Membership in professional bodies: Polish Psychological Association, Polish Sociological Association, Polish Association of Personnel Management
Membership in other organizations: Club of Catholic Intelligentsia, Family Section
Other skills (e.g. computer literacy, training, etc.): Windows environment, academic skills

Present position: independent consultant to many international corporations such as: GE Money Bank, Citi Bank, Rabobank, National Bank of Poland, Reiffeisen Bank, Deutesche Bank, Carlsberg, Kompania Piwowarska, Nestle and Unilever.

Starting date of being independent consultant (month/year): 7/2005

Key qualifications
  • Training and development of professionals (governmental and business sector)
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • HR management according to TQM philosophy
  • HR competency models and tools in organizations
  • Training needs diagnosis
  • Management Audit
  • Assessment Center
  • Facilitation of strategic session
  • Feedback sessions methodology
Professional Experience Record

Date (from – to) 1994 -2004,Location Poland, Company Yes-Consensus, Position Partner Description Managed projects aimed in human resources development (trainings, audit, assesment and development centers) for diverse multi-national corporation (banking, FMCG, IT - technology, manufacturing)

Introduced Quality Circles, using originally developed methodology in middle-sized company Elaborated and conducted original personal effectiveness training programmes (negotiation, assertiveness, internal customer care, stress management, others) - used in projects delivered to multinational corporations (FMCG, consumer electronic, IT-technology, manufacturing) Created self-assessment interactive tool for leadership competency model for FMCG multinational corporation

Developed and delivered several feedback and strategic sessions for higher management and board members (IT-technology, consumer electronic)

Provided coaching programmes for managers (IT-technology, consumer electronics)

Developed curricula and lectured in leading business schools for several years:

  • Warsaw University of Technology, Business School, EMBA, IMBA
  • Warsaw School of Economics, Post-diploma studies: Quality Manager, course in HRM in TQM;
  • Leon Koźmiński Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Post-diploma studies: Psychology in Business

Mediated conflicts in management boards
Served as process expert in labour-managements negotiations
Lectured in National School for Public Administration (change management, leadership skills, personal effectiveness programmes)
Prepared and conducted negotiation training for trade unions representative (organised by National Labour Inspectorate)
Cooperated with several foreign consulting firm in know-how transfer to polish governmental sector including: Interaction Associates, San Francisco-Boston, Civil Service College, London, UK, Mitchell and Melrose, London, UK, DHV Holland

Date (from – to) 1991-1994, Location Poland, Company Partners for Democratic Change
Position Eastern European Director Description
Supervised operations of several national centres
Helped to open new centres in ECE Region
Adapted American training programmes in peaceful conflict resolution (conflict management, negotiation, mediation)
Run PR activities for peaceful conflict resolution
Coordinated HQ strategy implementation in ECE region
Prepared social conflict analysis for the government
Cooperated with American advisory organisation in implementing conflict resolution methodology in ECE Region (American Arbitration Association, American Peace Corps in Poland)

Date (from – to) 1988-2001, Location Poland,
Company Institute of Applied Social Sciences, University of Warsaw, Position Senior Assistant
Description Carried on research and courses in social and organisational psychology
Organised Centre for Conflict Resolution

Date (from – to) 1987-1988, Location Poland,Company Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Position assistant
Description Research and academic work

Date (from - to) 1986-1987 Location Poland
Company Polish Psychological Association, Institute of Heath and Sobriety
Position Research assistant
Description Conducting Research

  • Life events, social support, treatment methods and sobriety control, research report, Polish Psyhological Association, Psychoneurological Institute ( with Jerzy Mellibruda)
  • Social support and Illness, Przegląd Psychologiczny, vol XXXI, no 2, 1988
  • On difficult art of creative interviewing, Kultura i Społeczeństwo, 1989
  • Type A Behaviour Pattern, Social Support and Readiness to use other’s help, Przegląd Psychologiczny, vol XXXIII, no 2, 1990
  • Joanna Pommersbach, The Trans-European Mobility Scheme for University Studies (TEMPUS): Some Considerations, ISA International Sociology, vol 6, 1991 (with Jacek Woźniak)
  • numerous publication on political and social issues in underground press (before 1989), Res Publica, Gazeta Wyborcza,
  • numerous publication on HR issues published in Rzeczpospolita, Życie Warszawy, Gazeta Prawna , Personel i Zarządzanie

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