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How to Keep You and Your Career on Track in These Virtual, Volatile Times

Free Education Webinar (1 ACHE Qualified Credit)

For nearly a year, we have adapted our home and work lives to the profound changes in 2020. Likewise, you can learn how to leverage 2020 challenges to stay on track with your career. On Feb. 11 at 1-2pm CST, join experienced healthcare executives who will share insights on advancing your career—or keeping it from derailing—through this extended period of societal uncertainty. ACHE’s two new online communities for Asian and LGBTQ Healthcare Leaders are co-hosting this interactive session. Register here.


Thriving as a Black Leader: Influencing the Future of Health

Free Education Session

On February 22, 2021 at Noon CST, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth will host a free session exploring ways in which Black students and early careerists can be empowered to develop resilience, advance professionally, and advocate for meaningful change. The 1-hour session features Dr. Cie Armstead, Joy Calloway, Dr. Marc Fleming, and Dr. Marc Nivet. Dr. Stephan Davis will moderate the event. Please register here.

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.