Available Until 11/4/2024

Leadership Strategies for Improving DEI in the Workplace

This activity is part of the ASHP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Educational Series: Transforming Awareness into Action.

ACPE Number: 0204-0000-21-427-H04-P & T
Release Date: November 4, 2021
Expiration Date: November 4, 2024 
Activity Type: Application-based
CE Credit: 1.25 contact hour(s)
Activity Fee: Free of charge

This activity is a recording of a live webinar and those who claimed credit for the live activity should not also claim credit for this home study activity.

Activity Overview

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. 

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

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

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

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

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

Dr. Anthony 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 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. 

No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education definition of ineligible company. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the CPE activity.

These activities were developed by ASHP. 

Participants must participate in the entire activity, complete the evaluation and all required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal.  Follow the prompts to claim credit and view your statement of credit within 60 days of completing the activity. 

Important Note – ACPE 60 Day Deadline:

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. To verify that you have completed the required steps and to ensure your credits have been reported to CPE Monitor, check your NABP eProfile account to validate that your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline.   After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to award credit for this activity.