Fellow Toolkit

Leadership and Learning Opportunities

Serve as an ACHE Governor or Regent to Represent ACHE Members’ Needs and Interests

Service as an elected official is a unique opportunity to exercise your leadership ability, share innovative ideas and act on behalf of ACHE members. ACHE Fellows are eligible for any of the Governor and Chairman-Elect vacancies, and are eligible for the Nominating Committee and Regent-at-Large vacancies within each of their districts.

  • Election information
    If you are interested in serving on the Board of Governors or Council of Regents, please review the Call for Nominations page in the Elected Leaders area of for detail on open positions and application information.

Become a Mentor to Share Your Expertise to Help Up-and-Coming Healthcare Executives

Your respected status as a board certified healthcare executive puts you in a special position to mentor an up-and-coming healthcare executive seeking guidance in professional development. You will make new discoveries about yourself, become energized by gaining fresh personal and professional perspectives and derive satisfaction from enabling another to earn an important professional objective.

  • How to Apply
    ACHE supports a virtual mentorship program, the Leadership Mentoring Network, which transcends geographic boundaries. Or, if you prefer traditional face-to-face mentoring opportunities, access the chapter directory to contact your local chapter. You will find practical support for either type of mentoring relationship in the mentoring resources area.

Gain Recognition for Your Service Through ACHE’s Recognition Program

ACHE's Recognition Program (PDF) acknowledges volunteer service to the healthcare management profession and to ACHE through serving on the Board of Governors, Council of Regents or as a mentor. Recognition is bestowed on three levels, based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to furthering professional excellence. Read more details on the Recognition Program (PDF).

Learning Opportunities:

Congress on Healthcare Leadership: Activities for Fellows

Because you are a leader who is board certified in healthcare management, you can build on your foundation of knowledge at the premier event for healthcare executives. At the Congress on Healthcare Leadership, you will discover:

  • The opportunity to interact with the most knowledgeable names in the field
  • Best practices developed by CEOs and senior executives
  • The natural continuation of your commitment to education and professional development
  • The most ACHE educational sessions to choose from in one place
  • The most convenient way to earn the 12 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credits credits you need to recertify as an ACHE Fellow to maintain your credential
  • New Fellows Convocation Ceremony
    Have you recently earned the distinction of board certification by earning the Fellow credential? Be sure to be recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives at the Convocation Ceremony. A traditional cap-and-gown ceremony honors new Fellows for their significant professional achievement and commitment to excellence in healthcare management. ACHE’s Chairman Officers, Board of Governors and Council of Regents will participate in the Convocation Ceremony. You will receive information via mail in January about participating. Be sure to send in your confirmation form if you plan to participate.

All Congress participants and their guests are welcome to attend. A reception is held immediately following the event where you can network with other new Fellows.

  • Fellows’ Forums
    ACHE Fellows now have the opportunity to meet with luncheon speakers at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in an exclusive, intimate setting. These smaller gatherings will immediately follow each of the Luncheon Sessions. During each forum, speakers will expand on their topics and then engage the audience in discussion. Fellows can choose from one of three forums. Seating is limited. Please be sure to register for one on your Congress registration.
  • Fellow “After Hours” Reception
    A special reception is held for all ACHE Fellow Congress attendees. Reconnect with old friends and make new contacts. There is no additional fee to participate, just check the appropriate box on your Congress registration form. Additional tickets for spouses and guests are available for $55 each if space permits.
  • Fellows Lounge
    Equipped with comfortable chairs, Internet access, television and refreshments, the Fellows Lounge is the ideal place to meet with other Fellows or simply relax between Congress sessions. Lounge hours are typically Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Recertify instantly at the ACHE Membership Booth
    If you are due to recertify, stop by the ACHE Membership Booth located in the exhibit hall. You can complete your recertification application on site and turn it in to an ACHE staff member. Or, recertify online at one of the Internet accessible laptops available at the booth. Read recertification requirements.

Leader-to-Leader Program

Share the benefits of being a Fellow with your ACHE colleagues -
Reap great rewards through our Leader-to-Leader program!

As an ACHE Fellow, you are in a unique position to promote the career advancement and recognition benefits of earning the distinction of board certification in healthcare management. Encourage your ACHE colleagues to submit a Fellow application to experience the same recognition and career advancement benefits you enjoy. Each time you do, you are rewarded with points to be redeemed for great rewards through our Leader-to-Leader program. Learn more about our Leader-to-Leader program.