About Mrs. Nicole Kamaleson

Mrs. Nicole Kamaleson is a principal in Arcus Development, an expert in human resources, organizational and governance development with strategic as well as practical global experience. Mrs. Kamaleson has held various executive roles with World Vision International and most recently Futures Group. Mrs. Kamaleson’s chief responsibility with these organizations has been directing the design, development, implementation and evaluation of global HR business strategy, processes and systems towards the achievement of corporate strategic plan. Mrs. Kamaleson has also successfully executed board policy development in several entities within World Vision’s global network including being the lead developer of World Vision International and Vision Fund International’s corporate governance guidelines.

Mrs. Kamaleson has demonstrated success in various contexts of her professional career from providing leadership to:

  • A global organization with indigenous as well as expatriate staff in excess of four hundred and fifty (450)
  • A national staff of nearly one thousand (1,000) and annual budget of sixty million dollars ($ 60,000,000) in Kenya
  • The establishment and development of boards in Africa and Eastern Europe
  • Including stints with IBM and Eastman Kodak, Mrs. Kamaleson has been involved in academia as an adjunct professor of Human Resources and Performance Management at Eastern University

Mrs. Kamaleson has earned her master’s degree of human resource development (M.HRD) at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California, subsequent to which she has spent the majority of her professional career internationally with two six (6) year tours in Eastern Europe and East Africa. She has also completed short term assignments in Asia and Latin America. Mrs. Kamaleson has evidenced the below achievements in her over nineteen (19) years of aligning high performing individuals, teams, and leadership to yield the highest return and maximum impact:

  • Governance/Board Development:
    • Co-lead developer of the Corporate Governance Guidelines for World Vision International and Vision Fund International (World Vision International’s Microfinance organization)
    • Designed training and development on the Policy Governance design framework for world Vision International’s Africa Regional National Officers and their board members
  • Provided expertise on strategic business processes, organizational design, change management, organizational policies/practices and peer review/institutional reviews that lead to increased business results for global as well as national organizations
  • Designed the Performance Management process for staff in excess of eight hundred and fifty (850) and executive leadership team utilizing performance agreements, collaborative performance appraisal and the 360-feedback process based on core competencies
  • Certified master facilitator (to train trainers) with significant facilitation experience in strategic planning, visioning and project implementation meetings/conferences
  • Adjunct professor in International MBA program at Eastern University’s School of International Leadership development
  • Provided leadership and oversight of a “Staff Assistance for Life Threatening Illness” (SALTI) wellness and disease management program that addresses the challenges of staff facing HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other employee assistance programs
  • Designed an integrated Occupational Stress Management (OSM) assessment process and organizational intervention plan in the Middle/East Eastern Europe Region – a framework for increasing organizational resilience