Diversity Executive Leadership Program Applications Open

AHCA/NCAL Updates; Long Term Care; Programs and Resources
As the deadline approaches, we want to remind you about this opportunity to apply for the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Make sure to mark your calendar for the application deadline on Friday, February 16, 2024.

DELP, with its competitive selection process, offers fifteen outstanding candidates a chance to participate in a two-year program focused on leadership development. This opportunity includes comprehensive education, mentoring, networking, and active participation in the AHCA/NCAL community.

The program is dedicated to empowering individuals from underrepresented groups, including those distinguished by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religion. We also value diversity in geographic location and organizational affiliation, understanding the importance of different perspectives in our community.

Canidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • ​​Belong to a defined underrepresented identity group.
  • Currently employed as a mid- to senior-level or C-suite professional at an AHCA/NCAL member skilled nursing facility, assisted living community, or Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ICFs/IID).
  • Possess a minimum of 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.
Throughout the program, AHCA/NCAL covers costs for DELP scholars, providing access to various trainings, meetings, and events, with scholars earning continuing education (CE) credits. This includes attendance at:

  • Delivering Solutions, the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention and Expo (2024, 2025)
  • Congressional Briefing (2025, 2026)
  • DELP Leadership Training and Future Leaders Symposium (2024)
  • DELP Leadership Training and Political Ambassadors Program (2025)

If you have any questions, please contact Christy Herle at cherle@ahca.org.