Leadership Book Club

The ANTHC book club is open to ALL ANTHC and THO employees. Anyone can participate and it is not a requirement that you have read or finished the book, unless you are seeking CE or CME credits or are in one of the other leadership programs. Held monthly, September to April, from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm, book club discussions coincide with ANTHCs leadership development programs, LEAD and Pathways, programs year. ANTHC does not supply the books, we try to choose some books that are available online for free through Libby and Hoopla for Anchorage Library members. The book club is a great way to network and gain a deeper and better understanding of leadership skills, diverse perspectives, and Alaska Native and Native American cultures. 

​Each month has a specific leadership theme:

  • September: ANTHC Leadership 
  • October: Sports/Health and Wellness Leadership
  • November: Alaska Native and Native American Leadership
  • December: Leadership Film 
  • January: Emerging Leaders
  • February: Political/Social Leadership
  • March: Female Leadership
  • April: International Leadership

2021 – 2022 Leadership Book Club Book Selections

  • September: The 360 Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization by John C. Maxwell
  • October: Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
  • November: Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic
  • December: Queen of Katwe (2016) 
  • January: The Alchemist
  • February: Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The Real Secret to Success
  • March: I AM Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
  • April: I Believe in Zero: What the World’s Children Teach Us About Hope, Community, and Resilience

Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education Credits

ANTHC and THO staff may receive CE or CME credits. Doctors are eligible to receive CME’s, nurses CEs and pharmacists CEs for participating, many licensing and professional associations recognize a leadership book club as meeting the professional development credit requirements.

To receive credits:

  • Read the entire book,
  • Attend and participate in the Book Club discussion, and
  • Complete a SurveyMonkey Course Evaluation

In support of improving patient care, Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ANMC designates this activity for a maximum of 8 contact hours.

How to prepare for joining the Book Club discussion

Pathways and LEAD participants facilitate the discussions to practice a new type of public speaking. Bring your questions and comments about the book. These discussions are not academic discussions and topics often include leadership, ANTHC, Alaska Natives, and Native Americans.