Rick James is an organisational change specialist with more than 30 years’ experience working with over 100 NGOs in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. After working for a Honduran NGO for four years, he completed an MBA in the UK before joining INTRAC at its inception after 1992. Rick has trained, consulted, researched and written extensively on NGO capacity building and organisational development (OD) issues – his most recent book is Consulting for Change. He believes strongly in the importance of client ownership and integrating the emotional and spiritual dimensions in change. His main areas of specialism include:

  • Organisational change
  • Leadership coaching and transition
  • Formation of OD consultants
  • Working with faith in development
  • Monitoring and evaluating capacity building

Rick spent 10 years in Malawi with INTRAC, where he trained a team of Malawian OD consultants, facilitated change with NGO support organisations, undertook research into leadership change issues and consulted for international NGOs on the monitoring and evaluation of capacity building. He has a PhD in NGO Management and is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), City, University of London.

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