Rev. John NkumExecutive Director

areas of expertise
  • Consultant
  • Program Evaluator
  • Trainer
  • Facilitator

Rev. John Nkum is an international consultant in Organisation and Leadership Development, Project Cycle Management and Strategic Planning.  He has worked as a process consultant, program evaluator, trainer and facilitator of participatory project planning and project management programmes at community, district/provincial and national levels since 1988.  He has undertaken several assignments in these fields within Africa and Europe for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ), the German Foundation for International Development (DSE), the British Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, UNDP, EU, AFDB, IFAD, AFD, KfW, UNICEF, and many other international agencies.


Mr Nkum has also facilitated organisation development and change management processes, including whole system re-structuring, team building, group dynamics retreats, multi-stakeholder dialogue processes and executive coaching for many national and international agencies and leaders in Africa, especially Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia and Malawi.  Some of these organizations include national and international NGOs such as GIZ, WANEP, Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre, Christian Aid, and Christian Council of Ghana, IITA, SNV, IBIS. He has also serves a s catalyst/change facilitator in corporate bodies such IBM, Banks and other financial institutions.


Rev. John Nkum is a founding Partner of Gestalt OD Partners LLC, a US-based organization delivering the International Gestalt Organization and Leadership Development (iGOLD) program.  He is also a member of the Founders’ Circle of the Organization & Systems Development Integrative Study Centre, Ohio, USA, and a certified user of the Gestalt Organization and Systems body of knowledge and MBTI.

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Raise leaders who embrace multiple realities, differences, minority perceptions, give value to what is not routine and bring into their leadership the concept of wholism, where every part and segment of society is enabled to grow and become their best.

Rev. John Nkum
Executive Director, OD Centre-Ghana

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