Nancy Cebula is the owner and principle consultant of People in Charge, LLC. People in Charge works with organizations and communities in the public and private sectors, helping them maximize their effectiveness through the participation of their people. The focus of her work is to help groups of people work together to build strong and vibrant organizations through participative planning, work design and organizational learning. This results in an organization that has a clear picture of its future; values true participation by all employees; encourages learning and development; and places responsibility for control and coordination of work at the level where the work is done, leading to increased quality, customer service, staff satisfaction, and productivity. Ms. Cebula is a co-author of the book Futures that Work: Using the Search Conference to Revitalize Companies, Communities, and Organizations. She is a contributing author in the book People in Charge: Creating Self Managing Workplaces by Robert Rehm, Hawthorn Press, 1999. The video, “Team Based Management” by Blue Sky Productions, is about her work with the Federal Judicial Center.
Nancy has been working as a change agent since the 1970’s, from her early work as a juvenile probation officer to large systems work as an organization development consultant. She has worked with clients in both the public and private sectors including Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, the Land Bank of South Africa, United Airlines, the National Institute of Corrections, DuPont, The Prudential Assurance Company (UK), U. S. Forest Service, U. S. Court System, the Federal Aviation Administration, Valparaiso University, the University of Colorado at Denver, the Royal Mail (United Kingdom), various states and communities. She has worked in Canada, South Africa, Russia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom with leaders in public service, education, health and human services, finance, alternative energy, communications, advertising, retail, and manufacturing.
Nancy holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, and is certified in mediation and conflict resolution, the Organization Workshop, and various other management programs. She speaks conversational Spanish and has worked with simultaneous translation in Russian, Africaans and Xhosa.