Peer-to-Peer “Development of Emotional Competence in Lawyers”

On June 8-9, 2021 fourth training within the Peer-to-Peer project took place in Kyiv. Mariya Prokopchuk (G9) and Anna Dushkova (G12), graduates of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program, held offline training entitled “Development of Emotional Competence”.

During the training, participants learned about the following crucial issues:

  • The role and importance of emotional intelligence, its importance in human life;
  • Functions of emotions and drama of emotional intelligence;
  • The mechanism of establishment of human attitudes and prejudices;
  • Approaches to managing one’s own emotions and emotional states: a body-oriented approach; cognitive-behavioral approach;
  • The nature of stress and emotional burnout;
  • Techniques for resolving the emotional state;
  • The theory of positive thinking.

The training program was developed by trainers with the support of the NGO “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” and included practical training of emotion management skills and analysis of personal conflict situations.

The trainers were Mariya Prokopchuk and Anna Dushkova, lawyers, graduates of the Tomorrow’s Lawyer Program and family mediators.

Event partner – Ukrainian Bar Association


“Tomorrow’s Lawyer” is a powerful network of lawyers uniting opinion leaders in the legal profession, who provide legal assistance in accordance with the highest ethical standards, act as agents of change in society and leaders in the professional community.

The “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” Program was launched in 2016 and first implemented within the “Quality and Accessible Legal Aid” Project, carried out by the Canadian Bureau for International Education with the support of the Government of Canada in cooperation with the Legal Aid Coordination Centre. It is currently being implemented and developed with the support of the US Embassy’s Law Enforcement Section in Ukraine, the “Tomorrow’s Lawyer” NGO, in partnership with the Ukrainian Bar Association and the Bar Association of Legal Aid Providers.