Tonya Lynn Henderson
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Professor of Management
Organization Development | Program and Research Design | Adult Learning and Facilitation
Public Speaking | Complexity Theory and Organizational Storytelling | Systems Integration
Visionary and innovative researcher with exceptional teaching and communication skills; expert at researching and clearly explaining complex concepts as a writer and a catalyst for student achievement. Proven program designer and facilitator. Areas of expertise include storytelling, complexity, organization development, process consulting, and systems integration. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative, culturally competent learning environments that vastly improve student knowledge. Ideally suited for faculty positions in managerial communications, strategy, and related subjects.
Doctor of Management in Organization Development and Change, 2012
Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
Master of Science in Space Systems Operations, 1998
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Minor in French, 1990
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Recipient, Cox Fund Language Study Grant, 1989 and 1990
Defense Acquisitions Workforce Improvement Act Certificates in Project Management, Testing, and Systems Engineering
Teaching & Related Experience
Pikes Peak Community College | Colorado Springs, CO
Workforce Development Center Instructor 2016–Present
Lead instructor for US Chamber of Commerce Fort Carson Fellowship, Hiring our Heroes program. Developed and delivered soft skills and professional communications training for transitioning veterans. Contributed to program success; 100% placement of participants in civilian jobs.
Lead instructor for Managing in the Manufacturing Environment. Developed and delivered leadership, communications, and soft-skills training for mid-level and front-line manufacturing plant managers at Western Forge and Dpix. Received excellent student evaluations.
Colorado Technical University | Aurora, CO |Colorado Springs, CO
Adjunct Faculty 2013 | 2015–Present
Highly respected masters-level instructor. Courses taught include: Strategy in Dynamic Environments, Graduate Research Methods, and the MBA Capstone course (with CAPSIM business simulation).
Iteratively revised and refined syllabi and modes of instruction to consistently improve the student experience, promoting systems thinking and adaptability where appropriate.
Expertly managed instruction of multi-national adult learners and consistently received excellent student evaluations.
Regis University, Denver, CO
Affiliate Faculty 2013–2015
Taught Sustainability in the Context of the 21st Century online for Regis University’s College of Professional Studies. Received high praise from students for effective course management and stimulating online discussion boards.
Tonya Lynn Henderson, Limited |Colorado Springs, CO
Owner | Independent Author | Consultant |Speaker 2016–Present
Created and strategically implemented a new, sophisticated brand through content marketing using web and social-media based platforms.
Provide tailored training, research assistance, and facilitation to organizations seeking to improve overall effectiveness and internal communications.
Completed Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentations (Speaker Training), 2016.
Gly Solutions, LLC | Colorado Springs, CO
Owner | Business Consultant 2011–2016
Founded and ran a management consulting business specializing in complexity-derived approaches to organization development.
Rendered exceptional strategic planning, research, and process consulting services to nonprofit organizations including arts, human services, economic development, and educational institutions; clients cited improved board of director’s performance and goal achievement.
Effective and sought-after keynote, academic, and public speaker.
Department of Defense Experience
Missile Defense Agency, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base | Colorado Springs, CO
Systems Engineering Technical Assistance Contractor (Titan Corporation and Ticom Inc.) 2002–2011
Served as a highly respected subject-matter expert in theater missile warning systems integration including sensors, communications, display, and operations.
Developed task definitions and technical details to support budgeting and monitored task execution to conceptualize, establish and maintain a joint early warning systems integration and test laboratory.
Entrusted with a broad range of missile warning systems integration tasks and coordination of multi-agency technical efforts.
Developed and executed plans of action and milestones (POA&M) for integration of new, complex systems.
Key team-member in the creation and execution of a multi-agency system-of-systems change control process; efforts have had enduring effects and processes established remain in effect over a decade later.
United States Navy
United States Space Command | Colorado Springs, CO
Missile Warning Center Commander | Positional Evaluator and Trainer 2000–2002
Selected as a positional trainer and evaluator. Instructed and certified new commanders and deputy commanders to ensure proficiency.
Completed over 300 shifts as a Missile Warning Center Crew Commander; led a joint service team of operational watch-standers tracking, reporting, and interpreting global indications of missile and space launch activity in support of North American Air Defense.
Joint Tactical Ground Station Detachment Pacific | Osan Air Force Base, South Korea
Forward Deployed Missile Warning Detachment Commander 1998–2000
Successfully commanded a forward-deployed, multi-service missile warning detachment in South Korea.
Achieved 100% reenlistment while leading a forward-deployed unit within around-the-clock operations.
Oversaw $145K in annual budgets and equipment valued in excess of $10M without incident.
Patrol Squadron Thirty, Jacksonville, FL
Training Department Administrative Officer | Total Quality Leadership (TQL) Coordinator | Command Legal Officer | Financial Counselor 1993–1996
Successfully managed a thriving TQL program for a 1000+ man aviation training squadron.
Efficiently managed an administrative division processing all paperwork for a 500+ man department; decentralized control, streamlined processes, and computerized document tracking. Greatly improved submission quality, effecting faster processing, fewer re-writes, and improved morale among administrative personnel.
Deployed to Port au Prince, Haiti as the United Nations Haiti Assistance Group advance party’s French translator; Provided verbal and written translation in a semi-permissive environment.
Naval Space Surveillance Center, Dahlgren, VA
Communications Manager | Electronic Materials Officer | Alternate Space Defense Operations Center Watch-stander | Alternate Space Surveillance Center Training Officer 1990-1993
As Electronic Materials Officer, successfully led eleven enlisted personnel responsible for over $3 million worth of communications equipment.
Managed a 27-circuit communications suite, maintaining configuration control and accounting for highly sensitive material. Ensured reliable data and voice communications supporting space tracking sensors and U.S. Space Command’s back up operations centers.
Qualified in two watch positions and earned a place in the command’s training department, developing qualification plans and exercises.
Member Academy of Management (Management Consulting and Organization Development and Change divisions)
Curator TEDx Colorado Springs: 2016–Present
Member Colorado Technical University Graduate Council and Graduate Program Committee
Member International Society for Organization Development and Change
2015 Signature Program Graduate Leadership Pikes Peak
Member Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Membership Chair Pikes Peak Consultants’ Roundtable: 2015
Member, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year Campaign, Executive Leadership Committee for Colorado Springs, CO: 2013–2014
Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Chair Academy of Management’s Management Consulting Division 2016-Present
Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, Pranava Yoga Center 2014-present
Volunteer Consultant to Nonprofits Front Range Executive Service Corps: 2013–2015
Organizer and Peer Review Coordinator Quantum Storytelling Conference: 2011–2014
Routine guest lecturer and reviewer for various academic, entrepreneurial, and leadership forums: 2012–Present
Assisted Joanne C. Preston, Ph. D. with her duties as Academy of Management, Management Consulting (MC) Division Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Chair, Paper Chair, Division Chair, and Past Chair (elections): 2011–2015
Boje, D. M., and Henderson, T. L. (2014). Being quantum: Ontological storytelling in the age of antenarrative. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Boje, D. M., Svane, M., Henderson, T., and Strevel, H. B. (2015). Critical corporate social responsibility in Tamara-Land: The role of tetranormalizing fractals. Springer.
Henderson, T. L. and Boje, D. M. (2015). Organization development and change theory: Managing fractal organizing processes. Location: Routledge.
Boje, D. and Henderson, T. L. (2015). Fostering awareness of fractal patterns in organizations. In B. Burnes (Ed.), Change into practice (22-36). New York: Routledge.
Boje, D., and Wakefield, T. H. (2011). Storytelling in systemicity and emergence: A third order cybernetic. In D. Boje, B. Burnes, and J. Hassard (Eds.), The Routledge companion to organization change (171-182). New York: Routledge.
Henderson, T. L. (In Press). David M. Boje: A storyteller for the post-Newtonian era. In D. Szabla, W. Passmore, and M. Barnes (Eds.), The enduring thoughts of the thinkers of organizational change, New York: Palgrave.
Henderson, T. L. and DePorres, D. (2014). Fractal based ontological storytelling: Finding patterns of perception among western yoga practitioners. In G. D. Sardana and T. Thatchenkery (Eds.), Leveraging human factors for strategic change (139–150). New Delhi: Bloomsbury India.
Wakefield, T. H., Robertson, A., and Wall, K. (2012). Nonprofit board service: A qualitative investigation using appreciative inquiry. In G. D. Sardana and T. Thatchenkery (Eds.), Reframing human capital for organization excellence (90–101). New Delhi, India: Bloomsbury Publishing, India Pvt. Ltd.
Brown, P., Henderson, T., Jamieson, D., Preston, J., and Hagedorn, R. (2015). A lessons learned framework: engage with your experiences. Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Henderson, T. L. (2013). Fractals and relational introspection. 3rd Annual Quantum Storytelling Conference, Las Cruces, NM, USA.
Henderson, T. L. (2014). Management on the mat: Organization development meets yoga. International Society of Organization Development and Change, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Henderson, T. L. (2015a). Sociomaterial fractals in a quantum storytelling frame. Big Story Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Henderson, T. L. (2015b). TEDx Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
Henderson, T. L. (2016a). The story project. Manitou Springs Co, USA.
Henderson, T. L. (2016b). Colorado Technical University Doctoral Symposium Keynote Address. Colorado Technical University Doctoral Symposium, Denver, CO, USA.
Henderson, T. L., Brown, P., Jamieson, D., Preston, J. C. and Hagedorn, R (2014). Rookie mistakes: Learning the ropes as a new consultant and extracting meaningful lessons from our experiences. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Royal, C. L., Carter, B., Preston, J., Johns, J., and Wakefield, T. H. (2012). Modern day enslavement: Adding awareness to the consultant's toolkit. Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA.
Royal, C. L., Vogelsang, J., Guiterrez, G., Bryant, J., Dambreville, M., Jenkins, J., Johns, J., and Wakefield, T. H. (2012). Global simulation for corporate and community collaboration and the role of the OD practitioner. Organization Development Network Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Tulien, S., Henderson, T. L., Preston, J., and Brown, P. (2015). Separating yourself from the herd: Branding and the management consultant. Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Wakefield, T. H. (2011). Fractals and organizational resilience. Quantum Storytelling Conference, Las Cruces, NM, USA.
Wakefield, T. H. (2013a). Fractal management. Unpublished Presentation. Colorado Technical University Doctoral Symposium Poster Session, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
Wakefield, T. H. (2013b). Fractal management theory. International Society for Organization Development and Change. Manitou Springs, CO, USA.
Peer Reviewed Conference Papers
Fitzgerald, S., Eveland, J. D., and Wakefield, T. H. (2011). Liberating voice constraints - A systemic process model of voice. Paper presented at the International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE) Summer Conference 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
Henderson, T. L. (2014). Fractal patterns in storytelling: A deeper understanding of organization complexity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management & published in Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Henderson, T. L. and Deporres, D. (2014). Patterns of perception among yoga practitioners. Paper presented at the International Conference of Management Cases, Greater Noida, India.
Henderson, T. L. and Tulien, S. (2015). Branding as a fractal organizing process: Materiality, co-creation, and the self. Paper presented at the Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry (SCMOI), Las Vegas, NV.
Wakefield, T. H. (2012). Beyond social constructivism: Ontological antenarratives. Paper presented at the Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry (SCMOI), Providence, RI.
Wakefield, T. H. and Boje, D. (2012). Gly’s purse: Materiality as viewed through a three-fold diffractive lens. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Quantum Storytelling Conference, Las Cruces, NM.
Wakefield, T. H., Boje, D., and Lane, M. (2013). Fractals and food. Paper presented at the Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry (SCMOI), Alexandria, VA.
Wakefield, T. H., Robertson, A., and Wall, K. (2012). Nonprofit board service: A qualitative investigation using appreciative inquiry. Paper presented at the International Conference on Management Cases, Greater Noida, India.
Henderson, T. L. (2014). A quantum inspired perspective on organization development. Leadership and Change Magazine, volume number (14), 9–19.
Wakefield, T. H. (2013). Beyond social constructionism: Ontological antenarratives. Tamara: Journal of Critical Postmodern Organization Science, 11(1), 19-25.
Wakefield, T. H. (1994). JTF Haiti: Lasting impressions. Special Warfare 7, (3), 10–11.
Wakefield, T. H. (2012). An ontology of storytelling systemicity: Management, fractals and the Waldo Canyon fire. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Colorado Technical University. Colorado Springs, CO.