Leilani Raashida Henry
Leilani Henry, MA and licensed Educational Kinesiologist, is a pioneer in bringing innovative whole brain strategies to personal, professional, and organization transformation.
Leilani served as Director of Training and Development with Jones Intercable and was an Organizational Development Specialist with Honeywell and Lockheed Martin. Since 1997, she has been a facilitator/trainer, business coach, and organization designer for companies such as AT&T, CARE USA, HBO, HP, Intuit, Lucent, North Dakota State University, Rockefeller, and the Federal Government. She assists many talented leaders from opera singers to corporate executives to social activists on their success journey.
A demonstrated thought leader in the field of organizational development, Leilani is cited in several national publications and organizations such as the Fetzer Institute and new visions in business. Fast Company identified Leilani as one of their RealTime Models and Mentors. She has been awarded a Fellowship for her work in Dialogue at Regis University.
Leilani is Founder and Director of National Playback Theater. Her ensemble puts a new face on leadership development by using improvisation to build bridges between people with different perspectives and experiences. Her lifetime experience in musical theater and as a professional dancer is integrated into her unique approach to innovation, leadership, and performance.
In 2007, Leilani became a radio show host for the Connections program at KGNU, a nationally regarded community radio station in Boulder/Denver.
She is writing a book and screen play about her father, George W. Gibbs, Jr., the first African American to set foot on the Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica, with Admiral Byrd’s third expedition to the South Pole.
Paul K. Alexander
Paul Alexander is Director of the Institute on the Common Good at RegisUniversity. He has extensive experience in facilitating dialogue and collaborative processes within organizations and in communities across the nation. He teaches in both the CPS School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Regis College Departments of Religious Studies and Peace and Justice. He served for eight years as the Director of the Master of Nonprofit Management Program (MNM) at Regis and has over twenty years’ experience in the nonprofit and public sectors. He has traveled extensively and lived and worked in Spain and Latin America.
He has served as chair of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the University Network for Collaborative Governance and on the boards of the Colorado Nonprofit Loan Fund and Campus Compact of the Mountain West. He has a BA from Williams College, an MA in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Community Dialogue from the Union Institute and University.