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2023 Thomas C. Dolan Career Accelerator Program

As ACHE President for over two decades, Thomas C. Dolan recognized ACHE’s critical role in encouraging a new generation of top-level healthcare leaders to be more reflective of the diversity within healthcare organizations and the communities served. Research indicates that improved diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership results in more equitable healthcare outcomes for all communities. New in 2021, the Thomas C. Dolan Program expanded to include the Career Accelerator Program. This new program is designed for diverse leaders in manager or director-level positions to support their career advancement. CAP provides education and networking through a virtual environment to help prepare diverse leaders for higher level positions in hospitals, health systems or other healthcare organizations.  This program is wholly supported by the Fund for Healthcare Leadership.

The Thomas C. Dolan Career Accelerator Program is offered exclusively in a virtual environment that includes live webinars, self-study materials, recorded on-demand content and networking sessions with peers. This 6-month innovative, interactive virtual learning environments offers participants:

  • Specialized learning experiences to delve into diversity, equity and inclusion in an executive setting,
  • Tailored virtual group mentoring sessions,
  • Frequent networking with a broad range of healthcare leaders, including former Dolan Scholars.

A Career Accelerator Program applicant should be a mid-level careerist that meets the application requirements.

The application period for the 2023 CAP is February 13th – April 10th 2023.

If you have any questions about CAP, please contact Naomi Tolbert, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Specialist at 312.424. 9398 or ntolbert@ache.org or diversity@ache.org.

ACHE Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

As the professional membership society for healthcare leaders, the American College of Healthcare Executives promotes diversity within the healthcare management field, and it believes in the fair and equitable treatment of all people. ACHE recognizes diversity, equity and inclusion as ethical and business imperatives and priorities. ACHE values diversity in its leaders, members and staff, which serves as a catalyst for a stronger workforce, improved decision-making, increased productivity and a competitive advantage. In addition, ACHE fosters an inclusive and equitable culture that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. An inclusive environment can enhance the quality of healthcare, improve hospital/community relations and positively affect the health status of society. These priorities are reflected in ACHE's strategies, structure and initiatives.

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