Dr. Tonya Hampton

Chief People and Culture Officer

Company: Hennepin Healthcare
Role: Day Two General Session Speaker  /  Session Presenter

Tonya is a strategic executive and consultant in Human Resources, Talent and Organizational Development, and Diversity and Inclusion. Tonya holds over 25 years of professional experience committed to sustaining work environments and cultures that promote inclusion and engagement by relying on diversity of people, perspective, and experience to achieve the company’s mission, goals, and values.

A dynamic leader, speaker, author, professor, and organizational development scholar practitioner, Tonya is an ICF Certified Coach and a certified co-active professional executive coach (CPCC). She 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 team-building tools, (e.g., Myers Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinders, DISC profile, Lominger Competencies, etc.). She is a certified to use GE’s Accelerating Change model and tools. She is also a Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) administrator.

Tonya has broad experience in strategy development; organization and leadership development; change management; talent management; diversity and inclusion; employee engagement; training; learning development; talent acquisition; performance management; total rewards and recognition; employee relations; project management and planning; process redesign and implementation; HR outsourcing; business acquisitions; and reorganizations.

She has spent the last decade working in the healthcare industry. She operates as a strategic partner with senior leadership, managers, and employees to design and execute organization development initiatives focused on instituting critical human resources practices or processes, culture changes, improving leadership and organizational effectiveness, and directing diversity and inclusion. Tonya also serves as an adjunct professor at St. Catherine University and St. Thomas University where she teaches and advises students in the Masters programs for leadership and organization development.

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