AHCA/NCAL Launch Diversity Executive Leadership Program

The American Health Care Association/ National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is pleased to announce the launch of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Ten individuals will be selected to participate in the two-year program. Applications will be accepted through June 9, 2022.

The program aims to:

  • Provide individuals from under-represented groups support and access to opportunities for leadership.
  • Provide AHCA/NCAL with increased access to a diverse pool of talented, engaged members and leaders such as committee members and chairs, board members, AHCA Council of States representatives and NCAL State Leaders.

Qualified DELP applicants must be:

  • Members of an under-represented identity group including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability and religion.
  • Full-time employee of an AHCA/NCAL provider member facility in good standing.
  • Currently employed as a mid- to senior-level or C-suite professional at an AHCA/NCAL provider member
  • Have at least three years’ experience in mid- to senior-level long term care management positions or at least one year as a C-suite executive.
  • Demonstrate professional, volunteer or civic/community leadership experience.

During the two-year program, DELP scholars will receive complimentary registration and travel to attend:

  • DELP Orientation September 12 – 13 in Washington, DC
  • Future Leaders Symposium (first year) September 13 – 15 in Washington, DC
  • Political Ambassadors Program (second year)
  • AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention and Expo (both years)
  • AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing (both years)

For additional information and to apply, visit the Diversity Executive Leadership Program website.

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Herle at cherle@ahca.org or 202-898-2839.