Executive Diversity Program

The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program was established by the Foundation of ACHE's Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership to honor Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE, president and CEO of ACHE from 1991–2013, and his long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his strong commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders. Please see ACHE's Statement on Diversity for more information about our commitment to diversity.

The year-long program will further prepare mid- and senior-level careerists to advance to higher leadership roles. Scholars will benefit from specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence, one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Six scholars have been selected for the 2014 cohort.

The 2014 program includes tuition for the following sessions:

January 13, 2014

Orientation Meeting—Chicago
Program overview
Assignment of mentors
Leadership and communications assessments

March 24–27, 2014

57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership—Chicago
Full Congress experience
Participation in the Diversity Breakfast

June 2–4, 2014

Senior Executive or Executive Program Session I—Chicago
Full program experience

August 4–6, 2014

Senior Executive or Executive Program Session II—San Diego
Full program experience
Includes a site visit to Scripps Health

October 13–15, 2014

Senior Executive or Executive Program Session III—Orlando
Full program experience
Includes a behind-the scenes look at the operations of Walt Disney World and a site visit to Celebration Health

December 15–16, 2014

Customized Educational Event—Chicago
Two-day session
Topical presentations
Wrap up and program evaluation

Executive Diversity Program scholars will learn, share and grow together during these intensive sessions throughout the year.

Thank you to the generous donors who made this program possible. Your support enables the Foundation of ACHE to provide scholarships and critical learning opportunities to help ensure the field is prepared to meet the diverse and changing needs of patients and communities.

To learn more about the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership, visit ache.org/Innovation.