Minahan Group
Organization Strategy & Design

Rebecca Bell Slocum


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Rebecca Bell Slocum, MSOD is an Organization Development consultant with expertise in innovative, data-driven strategies to engage large systems in change. She partners with leaders to collect data,design solutions, and implement changes that increase effectiveness and build resiliency in their organizations.Her current work includes helping senior leaders in nonprofit and federal agencies understand the dynamics of their organizations and engage their people in creating change. She has published and presented in her field. Prior to getting her MS in Organization Development, Rebecca worked for various international nonprofit organizations focused on topics such as microfinance, sustainable agriculture, trade policy, and environmental law. She was then contracted by the U.S. Department of State to manage multi-million dollar environmental conservation programs with trade-partner countries and monitor the effectiveness of U.S. investment in development. She has traveled and worked abroad extensively and draws on her cross-cultural skills frequently when consulting with international organizations and multicultural teams.


  • M.S. in Organization Development with Practicum Distinction, American University

  • B.A. in International Relations with Distinction, Boston University


  • Using symbolism to facilitate transformation. Selected to present for the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network; Washington, D.C (January 2016)

  • Symbolism: A practitioner’s passport. Selected to present as an American University spotlight speaker at the Organization Development Network and International Organization Development Association Annual Conference; Portland, OR (October 2015)

  • Swimming in symbolism. Presented at the Chesapeake Bay Organization Development Network New Practitioner Community of Practice; Bethesda, MD (June 2015)


  • Coach, HRD 607 Managing Change, Towson University (Spring 2016)


  • Slocum, Rebecca (2015). Of fists and flowers: Imagery and symbolism in cross-cultural consulting. The Organization Development Practitioner, 47 (1) 52-55

  • Slocum, Rebecca (2009). Rethinking Hazardous Waste under NAFTA. Americas Program Policy Report,Washington, D.C.: Center for International Policy