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DEI Academy

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

2024 DEI Academy



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

Application window closed / selected participants notified

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

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

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 professional headshot

Dr. Jerrihlyn McGee


Dr. Jerrihlyn L. McGee is a nurse and clinical associate professor at KU School of Nursing, she is also the vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion for the University of Kansas Medical Center. With significant history of leadership in practice and academic settings, Dr. McGee has led sustainable change. Dr. McGee’s scholarly works have focused on civility, healthy work environment, cultural intelligence, emotional intelligence, health and educational equity, and professional development. Dr. McGee facilitate seminars, webinars, and workshops on leadership, and organizational culture locally, nationally, and internationally.


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.

ASHA Continuing Ed approved provider, CAPCSD, 0.75 CEUs

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