Dnika J. Travis, PhD

Director of Research and Insights, Kincentric

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Dnika J. Travis, PhD, Director of Research & Insights at Kincentric, has extensive experience applying research insights and partnering with leaders of all levels to build engaged teams and guide inclusive culture transformation. She has cultivated thought leadership recognition through research reports, publications, speaking engagements, and features in top-tier media outlets on topics related to inclusive culture change, intersectionality, effective leadership, and communicating across differences. Dnika holds a PhD from the University of Southern California, a MSW from University of Michigan, and BA from Hampton University. 

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Tuesday, April 16
11:10 am - 12 pm CT
Demystifying Inclusion: Rewards and Realities of Fostering an Inclusive Culture
Breakout Session
There is a lot of discussion and ambition in organizations around fostering an inclusive culture. More details But this desire for inclusion is crowded with confusion. What exactly is inclusion? What drives it within organizations? What derails it? How should organizations measure it? And what are the tangible outcomes of an inclusive culture? So much of the confusion comes from the assumption that diversity, equity and inclusion are the same thing. But they are not. In fact, they are three different yet interrelated concepts. Diversity is about composition. Equity centers on fairness. Inclusion ensures everyone is valued. People often think inclusion is about welcoming difference, or feeling included, but it is so much more.

Join Kincentric’s Director of Research and Insights Dnika Travis and Managing Director Elizabeth Derby for a deep dive into the organization’s new and comprehensive research on strategic DEI and the four elements of inclusion uncovered as a result: People are valued, enabled to use their voice, have decision-making influence, and can contribute to their best. Hide details
Talent & Recruiting
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HR Operations/HRIS
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People, Culture & Experience
Employee Communication
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