Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute FAQ

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What is the EDI Institute?

The inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Institute is hosted by AACP and the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy to promote the advancement of EDI at AACP member institutions. This institute will be hosted in a remote format allowing you to actively participate from any location. Workshop organizers are utilizing a highly interactive format, which includes facilitated time for home teams to develop EDI action plans for their home institutions. Attendees will experience keynote presentations, chats with experts, and panel talks with continual small group discussions throughout each day.

Where will the Institute be held?

The EDI Institute will be hosted virtually using Event Rebels and Zoom platforms.

Who should attend the EDI Institute?

Everyone! But really, the EDI Institute is designed to support schools/colleges at all stages of EDI work, so we recommend you bring a diverse team that represents the core functions of your college/school. Team members should have the ability and support to take ideas and planning that emerges from the Institute and implement them on your campus.

AACP member institutions are encouraged to coordinate team composition of up to 10 team members. Schools/Colleges with EDI committees may wish to send members of the committee, as well as those involved in assessment. Attendees should be willing to commit designated time during the EDI Institute as well as after to ensure their plan is implemented.  

What is EDI?

Equity: Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer determine socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes.

Diversity: Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, and it encompasses all the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. It is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued.

Inclusion: A value and practice of ensuring that people feel they belong, and their input is valued by the whole (group, organization, society, or system), particularly regarding decisions that affect their lives.
Think about the relationship between diversity, equity, and inclusion this way: Diversity is about quantitative representation of people with different backgrounds. Equity is about the distribution of power and resources and ultimate outcomes on quality-of-work or quality-of-life measures. Inclusion is about the experience of belonging and meaningful participation in decisions that affect one’s life or work.

Why is this important?

Inclusiveness is a core value of AACP, and it strives to improve pharmacy education. The University of Mississippi has a unique obligation to do better in the area of inclusion and is committed to promote others to do the same. The joint effort was announced February 2020, and the events of 2020 have further shown the need to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion at our member institutions. 

When does the EDI Institute begin and end?

The Institute begins at 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and concludes on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET. During scheduled meeting times, team members should anticipate attending presentations and/or team activities 6.5 hours/day. 

Prior to attending the Institute, attendees will need to complete some pre-work. Attendees will have some recorded presentations to watch prior to the institute. Additionally, they will be asked to complete some personal assessments as well as work with other members of their team to complete some baseline assessments of their home institution’s EDI plans. 

Will any portion of the institute be recorded?

Because of the nature of this institute being live and interactive, there will be limited recordings available for this Institution.

What is the registration cost?

Registration for the full institute is $129 per person.

How is the payment for the institute handled?

Prior to registering, team composition should be determined, and schools/colleges are encouraged to have all team members register at the same time to ensure the full team can attend. The team maximum is 10 individuals per team. One person from the team/school can register the entire team via the online registration page. If you would like to register any students or staff who may not be listed in our records, please email AACP for assistance.

If an individual needs to register and pay separately, the AACP staff will make sure he or she is added to a team based on their school. If a school is unable to send a full team, individuals may still register for the institute using the online form. Registration for the workshop is on a first-come, first-served basis. Credit card is the only form of payment method accepted. 

What is the refund and cancellation policy?

Refunds will be processed on all cancellations received in writing by January 8, 2021, excluding a $25 administrative fee. Due to meeting costs, no portion of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations after January 8, 2021.

When will registration close?

Registration will close on Friday, January 8, 2021 or when space is full.

Will Continuing Education (CE) credits be available for the workshop?

CE credit is available for select sessions delivered on January 20-22, 2021. Please refer to the CPD activity announcement for specific CE credit information.

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