The Intersection Between Diversity and Inclusion

Tonya Hampton, Ed.D. will present a training for incoming students during orientation.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
11:11 AM - 2:11 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:30-1:50 p.m.


UST School of Law, Atrium

Program Description

Tonya Hampton will present a training for incoming students during orientation called The intersection of diversity and inclusion. The session will focus on building awareness.  Participants will experience a session that will include creating a collective meaning of diversity and inclusion.  Additionally, participants will learn how to have conversations about diversity and inclusion and understand how these topics impact their ability to be successful UST School of Law students.

Training Objectives:

  • Understand and prepare a collective meaning of diversity and inclusion
  • Learn how to leverage the effective leadership development model for dealing with emotions and the unknown, communication skills techniques and concepts found in the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory;
  • Participate in discussions about risk and why we avoid it and reflect on how and why risk-taking is important for leadership;
  • Learn the negative and positive responses we have to our emotions, uncover the common fears of leaders, and identify the fears that get in the way of diversity and inclusion; and
  • Learn the steps to engage with emotions and still execute an effective plan to build diversity and inclusion.

Together, we will explore how our emotions get in the way of when and how we engage with one another when we talk about diversity and inclusion.   

Speaker, Tonya Hampton

Tonya Jackman Hampton, Ed.D. is dynamic leader and visionary.  She brings enthusiasm to every endeavor with clients and her current organization, HealthPartners.  She is always working inside and outside her organization to help organizations, leaders and students understand and execute change management efforts.  In her current role, Tonya is the Sr. Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Organization Engagement.  She is responsible for leading HealthPartners focus on diversity and inclusion as a means towards providing quality healthcare for patients, members and their families.  She also serves as a member of the senior leadership team that leads change and culture initiatives across the organization.

Tonya is Strategic HR leader with 20 years of professional experience committed to sustaining work environments and cultures that promote inclusion, engagement and relies on diversity of people, perspective and experience to achieve the company’s mission, goals, and values.

Her competencies and capabilities include:

  • Organization development
  • Leadership coaching
  • Change management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Employee engagement
  • Training and learning development,
  • Project management and planning
  • Process redesign/implementation 

Tonya’s approach to consulting stems from her interest and passion to help organizations and people be successful. Her experience in consulting directs her ability to understand the partner organization, access its needs and determine priorities for the business.  Additionally, she works collaboratively with partnering organizations to create viable solutions.

Tonya brings her previous experience of working as a HR/OD and consulting professional with for profit and non-profit organizations such as HealthPartners, Medtronic, Accenture, Ecolab, Best Buy, Honeywell and Dorsey and Whitney.

Compelled by her interest in teaching others about change, Tonya is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and an adjunct professor at the St. Catherine’s University for the Leading Organizational Change course.  She has previously been an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, St. Mary’s University and Concordia University teaching organization development related courses.

Tonya holds a BA in Political Science/Pre-Law from Clark Atlanta University and MBA in Human Resource Management and Doctorate of Education in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas.  She has studied and is trained to use multiple change models (e.g. Kotter 8-Steps, etc.) or tools, which include team-building tools (e.g., StrengthsFinders, DISC profile, Lominger Competencies, etc.). She is also certified to use GE’s Accelerating Change model and tools.  She is also a certified performance coach and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) administrator.

Tonya is very committed to community work, which includes serving as Board Director for MN Organization Development Network, Board member for Everybody In an initiative connected to the Itasca Project, former Board member of the Bridge for Youth organization and current board of trustee for The Minneapolis Foundation.  She is also the board chair for Honoring Women Worldwide. She is a member of the Jack and Jill of America Organization and The Links Incorporated.

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