American College of Healthcare Executives


Gain the Self-Awareness and Confidence Needed for Healthcare Leadership

Your ability to lead has never been more critical than it is today. Facing fast-paced and disruptive changes in healthcare, organizations require leaders with vision, talent and the skills necessary to influence others in realizing that vision.

ACHE’s Leadership Development Program combines skill assessments, personalized feedback, confidential, individual coaching sessions, and group exercises with lectures to enhance your leadership capacity to drive organizational success. You will emerge equipped with valuable and enlightening information about your personal leadership style, communication and decisionmaking skills, and the impact that you have on others.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine your leadership strengths and developmental needs to determine your value to an organization
  • Identify and overcome the barriers preventing you from taking your career to new heights
  • Gain insight into how your behavioral patterns influence your leadership style through self-assessments and one-on-one coaching sessions
  • Hone a personal leadership philosophy through introspection and interaction with other participants
  • Practice new skills and set goals in a supportive environment where you will receive immediate, confidential feedback

Assessments and Feedback

The program’s main focus is on improving your leadership abilities. Approximately six weeks prior to the program, you will receive a set of assessments to complete before the program begins. Some are self-assessments; others are questionnaires that are to be completed by you and your subordinates, peers and superiors.

Program faculty will use the data obtained from these assessments to construct your personal profile. Using your personal profile, faculty will provide confidential feedback during the program to help you formulate an individualized development plan to increase your effectiveness.

This comprehensive set of assessments is an integral part of the Leadership Development Program and is a requirement for participation. Because this program is highly customized to your individual leadership profile, participants can expect to devote approximately 2.5 to 3 hours to complete the series of assessments in preparation for the program.

Who Should Attend

The Leadership Development Program is designed for healthcare executives who play a primary role in providing strategic direction for their organizations or who aspire to assume greater leadership responsibilities.


Tuition for this comprehensive program is $2,450 for ACHE affiliates and $2,850 for nonaffiliates. This fee includes all pre-program assessments, materials, coffee breaks, breakfasts and luncheons, the opening night dinner and a $250 nonrefundable processing fee.

Continuing Education Credit

In addition to the 19 Category I (ACHE education) credits assigned to this program, ACHE is accredited by the following organizations to provide continuing education credit.

ACHE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACHE designates the Leadership Development Program for a maximum number of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACHE is a registered sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses. Comments regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to NAB, 1444 I St. NW, Ste. 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210.

Download a request form (PDF) for a certificate from ACHE that documents your participation in an ACHE educational program and includes the approval number given to ACHE by the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.

The Foundation of ACHE is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Ave. N, Ste. 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417; The number of CPE credits assigned to each course is equal to the number of Category I (ACHE education) credits granted by ACHE. See specific course description to determine total number of hours. All ACHE programs are basic level and do not require prerequisites nor advance preparation unless stated in the promotional materials. ACHE cluster seminars, On-Location Programs and webinars are considered group live offerings. The Foundation of ACHE is only approved for group live offerings.

More Information

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