Centrum Doradztwa Strategicznego (Strategic Consulting Centre) is a consulting and research company offering services in strategic planning and management and providing guidance to public institutions and businesses.
Centrum Doradztwa Strategicznego (CDS) is a company established and managed by Dagmara Bieńkowska and Cezary Ulasiński, who have experience in working for academic institutions (Jagiellonian University), training and consulting institutions (Małopolska Institute of Local Government and Administration), research organisations (VRG-Strategy), public administration institutions and non-governmental organisations (ASHOKA). They are also holders of international certificates in consultancy and training from Thames Valley University in London, Mundi Consulting in Switzerland and DEVCO in Ireland. Ms Bieńkowska and Mr Ulasiński also hold permanent lectureship posts at Jagiellonian University, Cracow University of Technology and Tischner European University in Cracow. Since June 2005 there has been one more co-owner of CDS Justyna Szymańska - Public Administration Specialist and Expert in public procurement. Since 2000 she has been acting as project co-ordinator and expert in preparing local development planning, social - economic analyses, evaluation and social surveys as well as public procurement and procurement of external funds for businesses and public institutions (preparation of applications, feasibility studies and business plans). She has made an essential impact on the development of the company as well as building its present image.
CDS collaborates on a permanent basis with renowned consultants and consulting firms including the British firm Redshaw Associates and Berman Group, a US-based consultancy recommended by USAID.