Leadership Diversity and
Development Workshop

Leadership Diversity and Development Workshop

About the AACI Leadership Diversity and Development Workshop (LDDW)

AACI's LDDW is a component of the Leadership Diversity and Development Initiative (LDDI), the presidential initiative of AACI Immediate Past President Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

In a report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) in July 2022 and shared with LDDI workshop participants, Dr. Lerman and other cancer center leaders outlined best practices for building a diverse leadership pipeline. Read "Leadership Diversity and Development in the Nation's Cancer Centers"

Candidate Eligibility

Emerging leaders are selected by cancer center directors to attend the LDDW workshop. Directors are encouraged to nominate participants from underrepresented groups based on ethnicity, race, and gender/gender identity.

  • Currently holds the role of cancer center deputy director, associate director, program leader, associate or full professor or cancer center director (within two years of appointment)
  • Demonstrates a track record of leadership and evidence of a desire for career evolution within the cancer center leadership structure
  • Expresses commitment to attending the entire workshop
Candidate eligibility criteria are subject to change.