Organization Development in Africa: Chatting with Noble Kumawu, professor, consultant, and author
By Jim Maddox,
February 9, 2021

My guest this episode is Noble Kumawu from Accra, Ghana.  Noble is the President of the Organisation Development Institute and Chief Executive Officer of the Organisation Development (OD) Consultancy firm, Organisation Capacity Improvement Consultants (OCIC).  Noble established the first African educational graduate program in Organization Development.  He is the author of two books, “Global OD: A Model for Africa and the World” (2007) and “The Father of Organisation Development in Africa: The Journey, The Struggles and The Career” (2020).  He shares his international OD consulting insights from his 40-year career (of which 30 were spent in England).  He shares his insights and challenges of transitioning his OD graduate program and his consulting practice both to a virtual environment.  We discuss the wide range of Noble’s experiences training OD practitioners across the continent of Africa.