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Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

The Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (HEDIC) is an intensive academic program of diversity education specifically designed to develop the competencies leaders need to drive diversity as a core component of excellence in health care. The curriculum combines distance-learning and in-residence study with a focus on applied skills that will assist students in successfully implementing a diversity project at their home institution. Upon completion of the program, students are required to present their project before the cohort and instructors, as well as at their institution. All participants are sponsored by their institutions. Projects to date have spanned a range of topics: institutional strategic planning; cultural competency training; faculty recruitment, retention, and development; medical student admissions and diversity programs; and resident recruitment programs.

Who Should Attend?

• Medical school and teaching hospital faculty and staff;
• Allied health professions schools faculty and staff;
• Diversity and inclusion professionals who are new to the healthcare field

Application & Registration

Application deadline: December 15, 2017
Tuition due: January 1, 2018
Classes begin: January 8, 2018

Learning Objectives

• Link diversity and inclusion directly to measurable goals of excellence at their institution
• Learn to develop an organizational infrastructure focused on diversity issues
• Learn to collaborate with various stakeholders across all levels of the institution as a means to achieving diversity
• Apply current diversity research to the creation and execution of their institution’s strategic plan for diversity
• Develop a diversity plan designed to drive excellence specifically tailored to their institution

For more information, please download the brochure or email Tiffani St.Cloud, Director of Educational Initiatives

GSA Professional Development Initiative (PDI)


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