SHRM-KC Monthly Luncheon - Uncovering - The Effects of Uncovering Authenticity in the Workplace
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When: March 12th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand
Kansas City, Missouri 
United States
Contact: Lori Maher McCombs, Executive Director
(913) 948-8623

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The Effects of Uncovering Authenticity in the Workplace

Dionne M. King, CEO and Strategic Consultant
DMK Consulting, LLC


March 12, 2019 | 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m


This riveting session discusses why leaders mute their authentic selves to gain acceptance and advancement in their professions. This universal dynamic is termed ‘covering’ and plagues businesses more than we know. Using quantifiable studies produced by the industry’s leading experts, we uncover also how individuals with stigmatized identities are left out of the inclusion paradigm and how covering effects productivity, retention and well-intended inclusion efforts in organizations.



·       Identify the effects of covering 

·       Assess the needs and opportunities for groups most plagued by covering and stigmas 

·       Gain tools for cultivating a more inclusive environment 



About our speaker.  Dionne King leads a thriving executive leadership and inclusion firm headquartered in Kansas City. Her firm provides boldly creative services to develop businesses and empower professionals to excel.  Dionne is a featured keynote speaker and key strategist at national conferences, universities, law and engineering firms, police departments, financial institutions, federal programs, town hall meetings, non-profit businesses and religious organizations.  In addition, she is an approved mediator who writes inclusion curriculum for colleges and provides expert commentary on television, radio and magazines.


This program has been pre-approved for 1.0 hour of PHR/SPHR recertification credit through the HR Certification Institute ( and SHRM CP/SCP professional development credit through SHRM (

Registration Fees

Members - $35

Non-Members - $50

Student Members - $10

Program Schedule

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - New Member Orientation

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon & Program


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