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Speaker Profile

Kyle Christensen

Leadership and Organizational Development,

Kyle Christensen , M.P.A., is an education, civic engagement, and non-profit professional, and has been developing and implementing training and leadership development programs for more than 25 years. He is currently a consultant with the Denver based Arrow Performance Group. Most recently, Kyle was the director of Colorado State University Douglas County Extension where he facilitated the development of Colorado’s first Juntos 4-H program site. Juntos 4-H helps LatinX families navigate post-secondary and career training opportunities. Kyle was also the director of the Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) of Colorado where he managed the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) project at Colorado State University Extension. With FLTI, he provided leadership to the state-wide family leadership and civic education program and worked to define and develop FLTI’s capacity statewide.

He has worked with organizations such as Peace Corps (Moldova); NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Centrul Educatia 2000+ (Romania); and the Council for Economic Education. Kyle has spent the last 15 years developing and sustaining new initiatives in Colorado and New York City. He was the manager of the Northern Colorado financial literacy initiative Make Change NoCo and he directed the start-up of the HSBC National Center for Economic and Financial Education in New York. Kyle is dedicated to helping people realize their potential, find their voice, and act on the important issues facing our communities.

Kyle holds a B.A. in political science and speech communications from Hastings College and an M.P.A. in nonprofit development and management from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service. He is a cornhusker from Gering, Nebraska.