The Regional Center for Organization Management (RCOM) is a Romanian foundation established in 2007 by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). RCOM's mission is to offer information, training and consulting services to membership-based organizations in the Balkan region and Eastern Europe.
RCOM provides professional consulting services to business associations and other types of NGOs that would like to assess and improve areas such as organizational structure, activities, programs and services, resources management etc. RCOM offers services such as: training programs; strategic planning sessions; drafting legislative agendas; designing and coordinating membership campaigns; programs and services assessment; event management and focus group facilitation.
RCOM carries on CIPE Romania’s expertise of more than seven years of designing and implementing programs for business associations, chambers of commerce and women business associations in Romania and the Balkan region. RCOM is based in Bucharest, Romania and has a team of 4 staff and 15 consultants.
Under the Center for International Private Enterprise’s auspices, the RCOM experts have had a key role in building the first-ever Coalition of Women’s Business Associations in Romania (CAFA) in 2004 and in helping it become a significant and credible partner in the public decision-making process. RCOM continues to support the development of women entrepreneurs and the Coalition, and is a regular participant and speaker at events hosted by the Coalition every year.
In 2005 - 2007, under CIPE guidance, the RCOM experts have initiated and supported the creation of a Balkan Coalition of Women’s Business Associations. The purpose of this endeavor was to create a network of women’s business groups that could promote a policy agenda to improve the status of female entrepreneurs in society and the overall business environment.
In 2006-2007, the RCOM experts have also worked with women business associations in the Balkan region and provided training in association management and public policy advocacy.
In 2008, RCOM became a World Bank Vendor and implemented two projects with funding from the World Bank.