Eligibility and participation

The Council application period is currently closed and will reopen in summer 2022. Join our alert list to receive email notifications about future open application periods and related leadership opportunities as they arise.

For the founding Council, ACDIS tapped CDI leaders who are energized by the prospect of pioneering a dynamic new community dedicated to peer exchange, goal achievement, and advancement of collective knowledge and best practices.

The current membership term for the Council is September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2022. Council membership will be evaluated annually, and reappointment decisions will be rendered based on ACDIS leadership considerations, as well as on member participation and continued interest.

Qualifications (2021/2022 applicants)

Qualifying to apply for the Council is simple. You must be:  

  1. A current CDI supervisor, manager, or director directly employed by a healthcare provider organization.
  2. Able to meet the following participation requirements for the membership term of September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2022:
    1. Complete at least 75% of surveys offered during your membership term. (See the “Survey Schedule and Process Details” section below for additional information.)
    2. Provide and reconfirm membership eligibility and professional details as requested. Inform Council management of any changes in circumstances that may impact eligibility status as soon as possible.
    3. Grant permission for HCPro and ACDIS to share your contact information and aggregated survey response data with Council sponsors.

Beyond meeting these hard and fast requirements, successful Council candidates will demonstrate the following characteristics and values:

A passion for connecting with, learning from, and sharing insight with peers.
A desire for continued growth and development as a CDI leader.
A commitment to approaching challenges and opportunities with professionalism, as well as exceptional critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Dedication to advancing CDI practice and leadership, as well as a demonstrated interest in exploring industry developments, trends, and best practices.

The selection committee will consider applications holistically to ensure a breadth of knowledge, experiences, and vantage points are represented on the founding Council.

Survey schedule and process details

Throughout the year, Council members will be sent links to online surveys on important industry topics (up to two per quarter/eight per year). Designed by Council editors and/or sponsors, these surveys will generally take 15 minutes or less to complete.

On or before the first day of each quarter, members will be informed by email and on the community website of the number and focus of surveys set to launch that quarter as well as the completion window for each (at least two weeks). They will also be notified through the same channels when a new survey launches and receive occasional reminders about the survey’s availability during its runtime.

Members will receive first access to survey results, as well as the opportunity to discuss findings and takeaways during membership calls. By participating in the Council, members grant HCPro and ACDIS permission to share aggregate survey responses, as well as individual contact information, with Council sponsors.