Leadership Diversity and Development Workshop

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2024 AACI Leadership Diversity and Development Workshop
March 11-13, 2024
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL

About the Workshop

The AACI Leadership Diversity and Development Workshop is a component of the Leadership Diversity and Development Initiative (LDDI), the presidential initiative of Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The first workshop was hosted by AACI in November 2022. Nearly 100 participants from 78 AACI cancer centers attended the inaugural event. The attendees represented a diverse group of cancer center leaders as well as emerging leaders nominated by their centers.

The program featured sessions on leading with authenticity; navigating the path to cancer center leadership; identifying and mentoring emerging cancer center leaders; becoming a more influential communicator; and aligning cancer center goals with department chairs, deans, and health system CEOs.

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"

The LDDI workshop received support from IntegraConnect, Merck, Florence, and Janssen Oncology.
Emerging leaders will be selected by cancer center directors to attend the 2024 workshop. We are especially seeking participants from underrepresented groups based on ethnicity, race, and gender/gender identity.

Candidate Eligibility:
  • 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

More details about the 2024 workshop will be available in the coming months.