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Executive Diversity Program
Leadership Reports
Innovation and Ethics Programs
Scholarships Available for Executive Program

Executive Diversity Program

The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program
The Foundation of ACHE has established the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program to honor Tom's long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his pioneering commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders.

The Executive Diversity Program is a once-in-a-career opportunity for talented individuals from underrepresented groups to acquire the essential knowledge and skills for senior healthcare leader roles. The year-long program will support a cohort of mid- and senior-level careerists who aspire to higher leadership roles and will provide specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence.

The Executive Diversity Program scholars will benefit from ongoing, one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Scholars will receive full tuition to attend our premier educational offerings, including ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership and Executive Programs. Self-awareness, critical leadership skills and confidence will prepare our scholars for their future roles.

Leadership Reports

The Leadership Report is a newsletter that provides updates on current and past educational opportunities made possible in part by the support of donations to the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership.

Innovation and Ethics Programs

2014 Fund Education Programs

The 2014 ethics program, “Ethical Leadership in Uncertain Times,” will be led by Jack Gilbert, EdD, FACHE, on October 28, in conjunction with ACHE's Salt Lake City Cluster. The half-day session will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to address the ethical dilemmas they encounter. A selected panel of healthcare leaders will share their experiences with ethical challenges while serving as discussion leaders. For more information and to register, visit

Scholarships Available for Executive Programs
The Fund provides scholarships for ACHE's Senior Executive and Executive Programs. In multi-day sessions in June, August and October, the Senior Executive and Executive Programs equip the next generation of executives with essential management and operational skills to move into more senior leadership positions. Scholarships are designed for those whose organizations may lack the resources to fully fund their tuition. To date, the Fund for Innovation has provided 128 Executive and Senior Executive Program scholarships. Scholarships are underwritten in part by Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

Your Contributions Matter
Since its inception, the Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership has received donations from more than 2,000 contributors. You can learn more about the healthcare leaders who supported the Fund on our Contributors page.

The Fund is supported by voluntary contributions to the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. It is only through your support that we can develop programs and provide scholarships for our future leaders.

There are several ways to donate to the Foundation of ACHE’s Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership. Whichever way you choose, your donation can make all the difference, no matter the amount.

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Please contact Timothy R. Tlusty, vice president, Development, at (312) 424-9305 or, for more information.