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DEI Academy

CAPCSD Diversity Equity Inclusion Academy banner, April 3, 2024 in New Orleans, LA

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2024 DEI Academy



Date:         Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time:         8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
New Orleans Marriott
Location:  New Orleans, LA

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET

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.



  • 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

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze implicit exclusionary practices that impair opportunities for minoritized employees and learners

  • Describe what it means to provide culturally appropriate learning, working, and caring environments in CSD

  • Differentiate between spoken and unspoken organizational culture and how this impacts CSD programs

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 2, 2023 - Applications open
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 - Applications are due at 11:59 PM ET
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - All applicants are notified regarding selection
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - Participants must confirm, register, and pay registration fee, or an alternate participant will be selected.

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Dr. Jerrihlyn McGee


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.

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.


  • Faculty from CAPCSD member programs are invited to apply (Affiliate members are not eligible). The applicant’s program must be a CAPCSD member with their 2023-2024 membership dues paid in full by September 15, 2023.
  • Participation is limited to 30 faculty (maximum 2 per program), selected through a process to ensure background in DEI and capability to lead change related to DEI in their program.
  • The applicant must have an individual membership with CAPCSD offered at no cost. You can create a membership account, if you do not already have one, using your university email.  Click here to join.

Application Information

Complete the application and provide the requested information and responses.

  • Contact information
  • Upload a CV
  • Department Annual Budget
  • Number of academic faculty (approximate)
  • Number of clinical faculty (approximate)
  • My program/university offers diversity, equity, and inclusion training.
  • Did you attend your program/university diversity, equity, and inclusion training, and if so, what year?
  • I previously participated in formal diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership training outside my program/university. List the program and year.
  • Briefly describe your professional goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for the next 2-3 years.
  • Briefly tell us about a personal and/or professional experience, or one you observed, that helped you understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a central issue.
  • Why is attending the CAPCSD DEI Academy important to you?
  • How would your program benefit from your participation in the CAPCSD DEI Academy?
  • Briefly tell us what you find challenging about facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions, training, or initiatives in your CSD program.
  • If you could learn only one thing at the CAPCSD DEI Academy to take back to your program, what would it be?
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