Professional Development Digest

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Maximize your professional potential by earning the premier credential in healthcare management. When you become board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE®), you'll have the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed. Don't just take our word for it—see what these Fellows have to say about advancement:

"It's incumbent upon leaders to promote to those we mentor a personal commitment to lifelong learning and ongoing professional development. Achieving and maintaining Fellow status keeps us current with the challenges ahead and sets an example for our healthcare leaders of tomorrow."

—Polly Davenport, RN, FACHE
CEO, Ochsner Health System-North Shore Region, Slidell, La.

"Board certification in healthcare management helped me to integrate my graduate studies with my work experience in order to become a more focused and disciplined leader. The FACHE designation is a highly regarded credential that speaks volumes about an executive's competence, commitment and personal values."
—Jeffrey A. Flaks, FACHE
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare

Earn continuing education credits toward advancement by attending any upcoming ACHE event.


Career Corner:

8 Tips to Boost Your LinkedIn Presence
Whether you're presently job searching or happy in your current position, you can't afford to let your LinkedIn profile sit empty and idle. Follow these eight tips to make the most of the world's largest professional network:

  1. Fill out your profile completely.
  2. Reorder the sections so that the most important details stand out first.
  3. Add a professional headshot.
  4. Sign up for a unique URL, e.g.
  5. Add applications to exhibit special projects and presentations.
  6. Showcase professional accomplishments and awards.
  7. Import connections from your address book and/or other social media networks.
  8. Join ACHE's official LinkedIn group to connect with nearly 12,000 ACHE members.

For more detailed information about LinkedIn, check out this 2013 Congress presentation, or plan to attend a live LinkedIn tutorial session at the 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Congress Connect:

Connect With 4,000+ of Your Colleagues
Picture this: Healthcare management's top thought leaders and more than 4,000 of your peers gathered in one place to exchange ideas and solutions to healthcare's greatest challenges. The 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership is truly an unrivaled networking opportunity to connect with colleagues and gain insights from the industry's best and brightest with two large evening networking receptions, special interest area networking breakfasts, speed networking sessions and more. To be a part of the conversation, mark your calendars: Congress registration opens Nov. 13.


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