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David Christenson

Christenson & Associates, LLC

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Advisor
 

Profile/Perfil

First name
David
Last name
Christenson
Website
organizing4resilience.com
Organization
Christenson & Associates, LLC
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General Information

Nationality
United States
Bio
David became the founder and CEO of a consultancy group primarily doing business as O4R: Organizing For Resilience, after he retired from his position as Assistant Center Manager of the interagency Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (LLC). David helped to design, build, manage and lead the LLC from 2001 through 2014. He focused on creating a widely used knowledge management system as he helped create a new Learning Center with his nation’s 300,000-member wildland fire community.

David completed the Master of Science degree in Human Factors and Systems Safety at Lund University, Sweden in 2012. He was a researcher in the Leonardo da Vinci Laboratory for Complexity and Systems Thinking under the guidance of Professor Sidney Dekker. David previously completed the Master of Arts in Applied Geography, after a Bachelor of Science undergrad degree in Regional & City Planning, at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, in 2000.

David and Tanya Christenson reside in Oro Valley, Arizona where he enjoys creating landscape artwork with acrylic paints.
 

Contact Information/Información de contacto

Country
United States
City
Oro Valley
State (if applicable)
Arizona
Full address with zip code to receive membership materials
13241 N Deergrass Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
 

Professional background and Skills/Antecedentes y capacidades

Professional background
David became the founder and CEO of a consultancy group primarily doing business as O4R: Organizing For Resilience, after he retired from his position as Assistant Center Manager of the interagency Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center (LLC). David helped to design, build, manage and lead the LLC from 2001 through 2014. He focused on creating a widely used knowledge management system as he helped create a new Learning Center with his nation’s 300,000-member wildland fire community.

He has served as a High Reliability Organizing Technical Specialist with national and regional incident management teams (IMT) during wildfire and non-fire incidents. He engaged in the integration of Resilience Engineering, Risk Management and Social Science with the Organizational Learning and High Reliability Organizing areas of effort. He was the lead facilitative instructor of the High Reliability Organizing portion of the Advanced Incident Management course (S-520) and has been responsible for the integration of HRO in this National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute's featured upper level class qualifying Type 1 IMT leaders since 2009. He was a co-chair of the French/USA HRO in IMTs 2006-2010 Project. He was an invited speaker on these subjects for professional audiences in Spain, Greece, Sweden, Norway, France, Australia and Slovenia in addition to all regions of the USA.

Dave came to the U.S. Forest Service from the private sector where he was a national program manager for a spatial technology decision support system development firm.

He has previous government service as a remote sensing and GIS specialist, soil conservationist and program manager for several projects in a position co-sponsored by both the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the research division of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Dave was also a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, training teams of an Alert Interceptor Force in Europe. He graduated from that career as the production superintendent over a squadron of F-15 Eagles at Holloman AFB, NM.
Skills to share with the consortium
David contributes to his organization as it serves clients with education, training, coaching and mentoring on the New View of Relational Leadership, Event Learning Teams, Human Performance, Safety II, High Reliability Organizing & Resilience Engineering, Crisis Management, Critical Thinking, and Inspiring Leadership through Emotional & Social Intelligence.
Languages
  • English
Other languages
Dutch

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