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Leadership Strategies for Improving DEI in the Workplace

Thursday, November 4, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET

This activity will provide practical tools and methods to effectively drive positive change to foster workplace environments that are inclusive and supportive for all. Effective leaders implement best practices through recruiting efforts, organizational diversification, and inclusive communication strategies to ensure everyone is respected and valued regardless of their cultural background or personal identity. Pharmacy leaders will learn proven strategies for success to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion within their respective departments and teams.


Learning Objectives

  • Recommend recruiting and retention strategies that support practices of inclusion for all under-represented populations in the pharmacy workforce
  • Identify ways to support individual self-reflections for implicit bias
  • Plan strategies that advance leader actions related to DEI improvements in the pharmacy workplace


Ricky OgdenRicky Ogden Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, FACHE
Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

Dr. Ogden received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY-1 residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Following his residency, Ricky practiced in the Emergency Department until 2011 when he assumed the role of Manager for Pharmacy Critical Care Services. Ricky held this role until August 2014 when he became the Assistant Director of Pharmacy with responsibilities for pharmacy clinical services. He completed an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-Kanas City Bloch School of Management and is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. He has been a member of the Section Advisory Group for Pharmacy Practice Managers since 2015. He is a Fellow of the American College for Healthcare Executives and currently serves as Secretary on the Missouri Chapter of ACHE Board of Directors. Ricky’s professional interests are multidisciplinary collaborative quality improvement initiatives.

Anthony ScottAnthony Scott, Pharm.D., M.B.A.
Director of Pharmacy Services
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Scott is currently serving as Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He obtained his Pharm.D. degree from The University of Georgia and his MBA with a focus in Healthcare Management from New England College. He completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and then completed a PGY2 Health-System pharmacy administration residency at the North Florida South Georgia VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Scott is also a diplomat of the ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy. He is an active member within ASHP, currently serving as the Chair of the Educational Steering Committee through the Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders. Dr. Scott has also been involved at the state level, previously serving in leadership roles and committees within the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists and now with the Georgia Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


Michael WolcottMichael Wolcott, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPS, BCIDPS
Director of Educational Resources and Scholarship
University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Wolcott is the Director of Educational Resources and Scholarship at the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. In this role, he supports faculty to optimize teaching and learning, enhance their teaching experience, and inspire educational scholarship. He completed his Ph.D. in education at the UNC School of Education specializing in the learning sciences and psychological studies. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy followed by a pharmacy practice residency at Duke University Hospital, where he worked as a clinical infectious diseases pharmacist. Michael is also a clinical assistant professor in the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy where he supports educational research initiatives within the School. Michael’s research focuses on creative problem-solving, curriculum change management, preceptor development, and assessment.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of health-system pharmacy staff, especially pharmacy leaders.

CPE Information

ACPE Activity Number:  0204-0000-21-427-L04-P & T
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credits: 1.25 contact hour (0.125 CEUs)
Activity Fee:
Free of charge

ACPEThe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


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