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Executive Diversity Program
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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.

Fund Education Programs

A portion of donations to the Fund are used to establish educational programs that promote or build awareness around key areas of focus designated by the Fund. In 2015, through generous donor contributions, the Fund will support two compelling education programs.

Join us for "An Ethical-Basis Move From Volume to Value," a proactive, half-day seminar on Friday, Aug. 7, at ACHE's New York Cluster, that will explore effective, intentional and practical ways for healthcare leaders to strengthen their organization's focus on doing the right thing when moving from volume- to value-based care. Expert faculty will discuss the link between ethics, quality and value. Hear firsthand from healthcare leaders who have been faced with ethical challenges and learn from the changes they made in their organizations. This engaging presentation and discussion will provide the opportunity for reflection.

At "Thriving in Today's Healthcare Marketplace: New Business Models That Work," another half-day seminar meeting Friday, Sept. 11, in Chicago, Andrew S. Cohen will provide an overview of new payment models, including value-based purchasing, bundled payments and shared savings, and reveal tactics for managing risk with various types of partners. He will also discuss what key stakeholders (employers, payers and consumers) are facing and doing in response to the changing healthcare landscape and how providers must respond to these imperatives. Leaders from three organizations will share their insights about steps they followed to implement new models and provide perspectives about the lessons learned.

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 2,200 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.