2024 Thomas C. Dolan Diversity in Executive Leadership Program

The scholarships provided to this program are made possible through the generous support of donor contributions to ACHE’s Fund for Healthcare Leadership.


Since 2014, the Thomas C. Dolan Diversity in Executive Leadership Program has offered specialized leadership development to accelerate personal performance and career advancement for the next generation of healthcare leaders, supporting diversity in the C-Suite. This program is designed as a supplement to ACHE’s Executive Program and is geared towards senior executives who aspire to advance to the C-Suite or CEO roles.

The Dolan Diversity in Executive Leadership Program offers exclusive access to convenient learning and networking options, including interactive in-person education offerings, live webinars and collaborations with their cohort peers.  Dolan Scholars are empowered through a structured curriculum and activities that:

  • Cultivate strong executive presence.
  • Sharpen personal skills and expertise in leadership.
  • Expand their capacity to navigate career opportunities and challenges.

The Dolan Diversity in Executive Leadership Program is a six-month program and includes these key features:

  • Formal leadership education, offering the opportunity to earn ACHE In-Person Education and Virtual Interactive Education credits, as well as continuing medical education credits for physicians, nurses and physician assistants.
  • Specialized learning experiences to delve into leadership challenges in executive settings.
  • Participation in ACHE’s Executive Program within the Senior Executive Cohort.
  • Specially selected mentors for one-on-one interactions.
  • Interactive in-person and virtual learning and networking throughout the program.
  • A tuition waiver for ACHE’s 2025 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Applications are closed as of Monday, April 8 at 11:59 p.m. CT.

2024 Program Schedule

Tuesday, June 11
5–7 p.m. Thomas C. Dolan Diversity in Executive
Leadership Program Kick-Off and Reception
ACHE Staff
Natalie Lamberton, FACHE
In-Person (Houston)
Wednesday, June 12  
8 a.m.–12 p.m. Building Your Brand: Leveling Up Your Executive Presence Natalie Lamberton, FACHE, ACHE Faculty, Former CEO, Talas Harbor Healthcare In-Person (Houston)
Mentor Check-in   Mentor/Mentee Virtual
Sunday, August 25  
8 a.m.–3 p.m. Looking Back, Moving Forward: Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities of Executive Growth Marty Martin, PsyD, ACHE Faculty, Professor, Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University In-Person (Chicago)
Mentor Check-in   Mentor/Mentee Virtual
Sunday, October 20  
8 a.m.–3 p.m. Mentor, Coach, Lead to Peak Professional Performance and Program Wrap-Up Laurie Baedke, FACHE, ACHE Faculty, Director, Healthcare Leadership Programs, Creighton University In-Person (Atlanta)
Mentor Check-in   Mentor/Mentee Virtual