IDEA Work Group 

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA) Work Group helps National NSSLHA build a strong and diverse membership community and actively supports Goal 2 of National NSSLHA's 2024-2026 Strategic Plan. Members plan events, write blogs, create resources, and building community with other CSD organizations. 

Applications Open Fall 2024!


Up to 8 members of the IDEA Work Group liaise with 2 members of the Executive Council.

Meet Your 2023-2024 IDEA Work Group


One year. IDEA Work Group member terms run September through August.

Time Commitment

Approximately 3-5 hours per month.


Travel is not a requirement of the IDEA Work Group member positions. Travel costs are not covered by National NSSLHA.

Primary Responsibilities

During the 2023-2024 term, primary responsibilities of the IDEA Work Group will include executing the following Strategic Initiatives of Goal 2 within the Strategic Plan:

  • Plan at least 2 virtual activities to better understand the needs and expectations of students from all intersectionalities.
  • Collaborate and engage with organizations that have minority/intersectionality member bases, including, but not limited to, ASHA's Multicultural Constituency Groups.
  • Create pathways for NSSLHA members and CSD students to increase multicultural engagement.
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in all IDEA Work Group meetings and/or review meeting notes and recordings of meetings that are missed.

Growth Opportunities

Desired Personal and Professional Characteristics

Ability to . . .

  • Show interest in issues related to inclusion, diversity, equity, cultural competence, and cultural humility in CSD.
  • Listen, analyze, and think strategically and creatively.
  • Work well with people individually and in a group.
  • Consider multiple viewpoints about controversial issues, while being sensitive and tolerant.
  • Ask questions, take responsibility, be responsive, follow through on given assignments, and evaluate yourself.
  • Be honest, friendly, patient, and have personal integrity.
  • Communicate National NSSLHA's perspectives effectively with members and stakeholders.
  • Develop a sense of values and concern for National NSSLHA's development.
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