2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Kavita Sawh

Kavita Sawh has Bachelor’s degree in Technical Education and Training from University of Central Florida (UCF) and a Master’s degree in Human Resources Education and Leadership Training from Louisiana State University (LSU). She has been a UCF employee for over 13 years, spending most of her Higher Education career working at Counseling and Psychological Services by creating inclusivity through the Healing Arts Program by providing space for creativity, arts and healing. She transitioned to the Office of Diversity Education and Training in January 2020 and currently serves as a Training Specialist. In her current role, Kavita coordinates the Leadership Enhancement Program (LEP), facilitates the Seeking Education Equity and Diversity (SEED) program, supervises the student and graduate assistants and facilitates diversity workshops for faculty, staff, students and community partners. She has a passion for higher education and diversity education so being able to bring the two together as part of her everyday job is literally a dream come true.

Watch the Meet the Speakers Feature with Kavita

The Unconscious Mind: Implicit Bias

Research demonstrates that 90% of the time, our decision-making occurs subconsciously. This means that our brain is forming perceptions and making decisions based on our beliefs, learned knowledge, and lived experiences. Unless we make a conscious choice to explore our decision- making process, our conclusions will often include biases and limit our ability to think outside of the box, consider alternative solutions, work collaboratively with diverse populations, and treat people equitably.

Inclusive Communication

Inclusive Communication explores the concept that as we engage with one another, it is important to understand how everyday conversation may reinforce inequities and decrease employee morale and innovation.

 

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Woods

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Lisa DesBoine-Murray

Letavia Bernard-Williams

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Larwence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Dimond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe