Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Master's degree or other post-baccalaureate degree
- Minimum management experience:
- Senior-Level Careerists—10 years
- Mid-Careerists—5 years
- Currently employed by a hospital, healthcare system or other healthcare organization
All applicants must complete the online application. Requirements include:
- A Personal Statement
- Letter of support from CEO or board chair
- Current resume
- Commitment to attend all program sessions
- Commitment to pay all travel and hotel expenses related to the program
- Ongoing engagement with assigned mentor for the duration of the program
Applications will be accepted between June 3, 2013, and August 2, 2013. Scholars will be notified of their selection by September 13, 2013.
Please direct any questions about the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program to Jennifer L. Connelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 424-9328.
Provide a personal statement, between 250-500 words, supporting your selection for this program. Please address each of these points in your statement:
- How is ACHE's Statement on Diversity important to you and your career in healthcare management?
- What barriers have you faced in achieving your career goals and how will participation in this program help you overcome these barriers?
- How will participation in this program further your advancement opportunities within your current organization and/or position you to meet your career goals?
Letter of Support:
Provide a letter of support, between 250-500 words, from your CEO or board chair. The statement must address each of these points:
- The employer's commitment to pay all travel and lodging expenses related to your participation in this program and its commitment to providing time and support for your participation in the entire program.
- The employer's plans for developing and advancing your role within the organization and how participation in this program contributes to this plan.
ACHE Statement on Diversity
As the professional membership society for healthcare executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives embraces diversity within the healthcare management field and recognizes that priority as both an ethical and business imperative. ACHE values diversity and initiatives that promote diversity because they can improve the quality of the organization's workforce. ACHE also values and actively promotes diversity in its leaders, members, and staff because diverse participation can serve as a catalyst for improved decision making, increased productivity, and a competitive advantage.
Further, ACHE works to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability because an inclusive environment can enhance the quality of healthcare, improve hospital/community relations, and positively affect the health status of society. This priority is reflected in ACHE's various activities and initiatives.