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Navigating Your Career through COVID-19 Crisis & Beyond

Tap into this portal to connect to career information and insights to strengthen you through these tough times. Listen to free recordings from the 5-part webinar series and add your voice to each webinar’s discussion boards. Access a variety of resources to support your professional and personal career journey now and into the “next normal.”


Leading Courageous Conversations on Race

Healthcare executives Juana S. Slade and Anton Gunn explore opportunities for hospital-led race conversations and positive changes in this 10-minute podcast hosted by AHA/IFDHE’s, as part of their Hospitals Against Racism focus.

Mentoring Minute


Your individuality empowers you, set a tone that confirms your purpose is the difference that makes a difference.

Fabian A. Stone, NAHSE National President, 2019-2021
testimonial_quoteDiversity generates innovation, it produces inclusion, and it fosters a culture of authenticity. It compels us to remain genuine, challenges us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, promotes varying perspectives and ideas and allows everyone to have a voice. I encourage you to celebrate your differences and to inspire others to do the same. 
Rolando Gomez, NALHE President & Chair, 2019-2021
testimonial_quote“[Others] discouraged [discouraged me from] pursuing a medical career, largely because of my race and because I was a girl – a woman. They felt that there was no example of that that existed … However, I had great mentors, great parents, people who were so supportive who were still encouraging me to pursue a health care career.” Excerpt from podcast by Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, IFDHE Board Chairperson, 2020  
- Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, IFDHE Board Chairperson, 2020
testimonial_quoteFocus on building relationships, and attempt to form deeper understandings and connections with those in and around your network. In combination with grit and resilience, empathy and compassion will get you closer to goal and unleash your authentic brand of servant leadership. 
Ajith Pai, PharmD, FACHE, AHLF Chair, 2020-2021

testimonial_quoteConsistent with the ACHE healthcare executive competency domain, ‘professionalism’, executives have a responsibility to contribute to the development of our professional community. Mentoring members of historically underrepresented and excluded groups is one of the ways we can create organizations where all people can fully realize their potential.
- Stephan Davis, DNP, FACHE, LGBTQ Forum Chair, 2020-21

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Many of the EDCN contributors are racially/ethnically or LGBT diverse healthcare executives who candidly share their own experiences and offer suggestions targeted to a comparably diverse audience. Any healthcare professional, however, will find EDCN’s materials useful. Join our E-Mail list to stay up to date.