Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute Agenda

Diverse group of students in whitecoats

Wednesday, January 20

Reflect—Seeking to Understand Our Students and Ourselves

(Session times are subject to change.)

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Full Group Zoom

Welcome: Introduction of Institute, Goals

Speakers: Katie McClendon, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Assistant Dean for Student Services—Jackson Campus, Director of Student Affairs, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Facilitated Breakouts via Zoom

Exploring Pre-Work on Bias

Speakers: Anisa Hansen, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Full Group Zoom

Our Biases Matter: Exploring Implicit Bias in Pharmacy Education and Health Care

Speakers: Miriam Purnell, Pharm.D., Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration Program Director, PBC Rural Health Disparities and Social Inequities University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy; Latasha Wade, Pharm.D., Vice Provost and MSCHE Accreditation Liaison Officer, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy

12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Interactive Workshop: Full Group Zoom with Facilitated Breakouts

“Not to Exclude You, But…”: Uncovering and Mitigating Bias in Academic Pharmacy

Speakers: Nicole D. Avant, Pharm.D., BCACP Founder and Owner, Avant Consulting Group

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Screen Break

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Mindfulness Activity

Speakers: Anisa Hansen, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Home Team Zoom Breakout

Team Time

How do you bring these activities to your school?

Speakers: Anisa Hansen, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Regina McClinton, Ph.D., Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

4:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Full Group Zoom

Wrap Up

Speakers: Anisa Hansen, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Regina McClinton, Ph.D., Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Thursday, January 21

Plan—Renovating Systems, Policies and Cultures Through an EDI lens

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

(Asynchronous chat)

Questions/Thoughts for the Day

Speakers: Team

11:00 a.m–1:30 p.m.

Full Group Zoom

Rethinking DEI Strategy Development

What is holding you back? What is the Catalyst (Reactive or Proactive)? Teams will identify what matters most and how the EDI plan intersects with the Strategic Plan.

Speakers: Carla White, B.S., Associate Dean, Organizational Diversity and Inclusion, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Full Group Zoom

Assessing the Plan

Speakers: Michael Fulford, Ph.D., Director of Assessment Interim, Lead for Faculty Affairs, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Mindfulness Activity

Speakers: Anisa Hansen, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Home Team Zoom Breakout

Develop Your Plan

Start working on steps for changing or enhancing your own system as it relates to EDI.

Speakers: Institute Team Member(s)

3:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Mixed Team Breakouts via Zoom

Team Insights

Share team time discussions and get insight through conversations with other schools.

Speakers: Institute Team

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Full Group Zoom

Wrap Up

Speakers: Institute Team Member(s)

Friday, January 22

ELEVATE/ENGAGE—Making the Plan Actionable, Becoming a Champion for EDI

10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

(Asynchronous chat)

Questions/Thoughts for the Day

Speakers: Institute Team Member(s)

11:00 a.m.–Noon

Full Group Zoom with Breakouts

What in the World Does D&I Have to do With Pharmacy? 

Speakers: Dawn Bennett-Alexander, J.D., Founder, Practical Diversity and Tenured Associate Professor of Employment Law and Legal Studies, University of Georgia Terry College of Business

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Panel: Full Group Zoom

Panel

Application of Practical Diversity framework into different institutions, different areas of inclusion

Speakers: Dawn Bennett-Alexander, J.D., Founder Practical Diversity; Institute Team 

1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Screen Break

1:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Full Group Zoom with Home Team Breakouts

Planning for Your Home

Questions to consider: What issues are you struggling with/excited about? Implementing your plan: what are the unique opportunities and barriers at your institution? Being a champion and finding other champions: who’s on your team and who do you need? How does AACP support your school?

Speakers: Institute Team Member(s)

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Mindfulness Activity

Speakers: Anisa Hansen, Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Full Group Zoom with Home Team Breakouts

Team Time

Speakers: Institute Team Member(s)

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Full Group Zoom

Wrap Up

Speakers: Institute Team Member(s)

 

Zoom Format Definitions

Full Group Zoom: synchronous session with all attendees in same session

Facilitated Breakouts via Zoom: synchronous session with attendees divided into breakout rooms within Zoom; facilitators available in some or all rooms to promote discussion. Breakouts will include members of multiple schools/colleges of pharmacy.

Full Group Zoom with Breakouts: hybrid of Full Group Zoom and Facilitated Breakouts in Zoom; synchronous session with some parts of the session occurring with all attendees in the same session and some time devoted to breakouts.

Home Team Zoom: synchronous session during which each institution’s teams will meet via Zoom to develop their plans for how to implement these topics at home. Facilitator Consultants available upon request. Some of these sessions will start with Full Group Zoom before breaking into Home Team Breakouts.

Mixed Team Breakouts via Zoom: several Home Teams will meet synchronously to share their progress and learn from other teams

Asynchronous Chat: before and after the day’s main meetings, attendees will be able to asynchronously reflect on their learning and ask questions/make suggestions to share with other attendees and speakers.