Marcelline Babicz is an international organization effectiveness practitioner whose global focus and cultural expertise define her practice.
Ms. Babicz specializes in multicultural organization change efforts, particularly with organizations that are challenged by the effects of culture, whether from the ethnic/societal/religious differences inherent in workforces from different countries, the cultural chasm that can exist between functions such as engineering and human resources, or the corporate culture clash that usually accompanies mergers and acquisitions. As both an internal and external consultant, Ms. Babicz has been instrumental in the success of numerous change efforts, such as transitioning an entire domestic oil and gas operation from a traditional to a team-based structure, an organization redesign and culture change effort in a US government agency, process improvement projects in an offshore oil and gas joint venture, and the merger of seven different nonprofits into one. She has also addressed organization effectiveness issues through training, leadership development, performance management, strategic planning, group facilitation and coaching. A sampling of her client list includes the US government agencies, Eli Lilly (UK), US Embassies in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and a Malaysian gas production joint venture. She participated in US State Department Public Diplomacy efforts by conducting workshops on change, goal setting, decision-making, and leadership for key foreign government ministries and universities. As a manager and senior executive, Ms. Babicz has created or developed human resource and organization effectiveness functions in a variety of industries, including consumer products, food manufacturing and oil and gas, both in the US and overseas. She has held positions of increasing responsibility (including VP of HR and Organization Effectiveness roles) in companies such as Occidental Oil and Gas Company (in Siberia, the US, and Qatar), Little Lady Foods, James River Corporation, the Chicago Tribune, and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (the largest Girl Scout council in the world). Ms. Babicz is the owner of NewView International, a consulting firm she founded and operated in the Middle East and Europe before relocating it to the US in 2002. Ms. Babicz has taught at the University of Southern California Bovard College, Benedictine University, and American University’s School of International Service. Ms. Babicz holds a BA in International Communications from Texas Christian University and a Master of Organization Development with a focus on international and multicultural OD from Bowling Green State University. She is currently a PhD Candidate in International Relations at American University.