DEI and Volunteer Leadership


Volunteer leaders are instrumental in implementing ASHA’s strategic focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The wide range of perspectives and backgrounds among members of most committees presents both a challenge and an opportunity for volunteer leaders. Some leaders feel unsure of how to address issues associated with DEI. However, the multitude of voices, perspectives, and experiences can result in highly effective committees and outcomes when managed well. In this webinar, you will gain valuable insights on specific practices that you can use as a volunteer to create an inclusive and safe environment to maximize your members’ engagement.   

Learner Outcomes

  • Describe DEI as a lever for more productive volunteer engagement and impact
  • Explain practices for creating psychological safety, including recognizing and addressing microaggressions and domains of privilege
  • Explain how to facilitate sensitive discussions based on a growth-focused model (ADVANCE), especially around race

Course Information

CE credit: 0.1 ASHA CEUs
Dates: 1/2/2022-1/8/2027
Type of Course: Self-study webinar
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Content Area: Related
Intended Audience: Entry and Emerging Leaders

Registration is free for each 1-hour webinar. To earn ASHA continuing education units (CEUs), you must be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs. You must then complete a learning assessment in the ASHA Learning Center by (1) purchasing the course in the store or (2) accessing the course as part of the ASHA Learning Pass if you are a subscriber. Additionally, you must have paid the annual ASHA CE Registry fee.

Whether or not you decide to earn CE credit, please let us know that you watched the webinar (and give us your feedback) by filling out this form.


  • Tatia Granger, PhD
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