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2024 DEI Academy

2024 DEI Academy

Wednesday, April 3, 2024



Date:        Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time:        7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue:      New Orleans Marriott
Location:  New Orleans, LA

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Registration Fee:       $160 (for selected participants)

Seating Capacity:       30

Program Description

CAPCSD’s DEI Academy is an intensive one-day program providing academic programs with resources, strategies, and training needed to meet diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and belonging goals, consistent with having a workforce ready to serve the population. This program is designed to equip CSD professionals at our member programs with the skills to facilitate conversations and work toward change related to DEI within their programs. This year’s DEI Academy will be led by Dr. Jerrihlyn McGee, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 


This day-long workshop is designed to elevate CSD professionals’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, abilities, and behaviors, around diversity related topics. The workshop is intended to facilitate learning and develop strategies around 1) implicit bias; 2) cultural intelligence; 3) caring for diverse populations; 4) facilitating conversations around DEIB; 5) creating therapeutic learning and working environments; 6) organizational culture and readiness; and 7) navigating DEIB in current legislative climate.

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze implicit exclusionary practices that impair opportunities for minoritized employees and learners
  2. Describe what it means to provide culturally appropriate learning, working, and caring environments in CSD
  3. Contrast between spoken and unspoken organizational culture and how this impacts CSD programs


  • Frameworks for DEI in CSD and the allied health professions
  • How bias and organizational structure can impact belonging and the quality of academic and clinical training
  • Strategies to initiate change and promote belonging
  • Methods for assessing program culture and readiness to support each and every student
  • Connecting program goals to university strategic initiatives and personal, professional development

Time-Ordered Agenda

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM CT

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM - Welcome, Self-Evaluation, Group Evaluation, Workshop Facilitator Evaluation
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM - Icebreaker
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Implicit bias
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM - Break
11:10 AM – 11:45 AM - Application
11:45 AM– 12:30 PM - Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM - Providing culturally appropriate learning, working, and caring environments
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM - DEIB and navigating the learning, working, and political climate
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM - Application
2:50 PM – 3:00 PM - Break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM - The spoken and unspoken organizational culture
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM - Application
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM - Assessment and adjourn


Dr. Jerrihlyn McGee is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is a nurse and clinical associate professor. Her scholarly works focus on civility, health equity, educational equity, diversity, cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence, and organizational culture.


Financial: University of Kansas Medical Center: Employee (Ongoing); CAPCSD: Invited speaker: Received conference registration, hotel accommodation, and honorarium.

Non-Financial: No non-financial relationship to disclose.

Pre-Academy Participant Preparation

  • Participants will be provided with activities before the event to ensure that all participants have basic knowledge and a shared understanding of DEI foundations.

Post-Academy Participant Expectations

  • Following the in-person event, participants will have the opportunity to engage with fellow DEI Academy participants virtually. Opportunities to discuss strategies and share resources will be provided.


These hours may qualify for ASHA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education, Training, Service Delivery, Public Policy requirement.


DEI Academy Registration Fee - $160 for selected applicants is due by Friday, January 19, 2024.

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
Event Contact
Mandie McKenzie, CMP
(904) 902-8011
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