ANTHC has three Leadership Development Programs which align with the Strategic Plan to provide a framework of expectations, guidance, and opportunity to develop and refine knowledge, experience, and skills of current trends in leadership development. The Strategic Drivers guide the organization toward the vision that Alaska Natives are the healthiest people in the world, and at the heart of the leadership development program is the mission, values and organizational culture that is ANTHC.

ANTHC’s leadership development programs are designed to increase the numbers of Alaska Natives and Native Americans in management and professional positions.

Benefits of Participating in and Completion of a Leadership Development Program for the Participant

  • Improved Public Speaking Skills
  • Expanded Personal/Professional Network
  • Improved leadership skills
  • Improved management knowledge and skills
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Increased self-empowerment

Benefits of Supporting an Employee in a Leadership Development Program for the Team/Department/Organization

  • Improved ​Retention
  • Increased Engagement
  • Increased Innovation
  • Improved working memory
  • Increased language skills
  • Improved work culture

The three Leadership Development programs are:

Program Eligibility

Applicants for these programs believe in life-long learning and are self-directed, self-aware, engaged, and willing to learn about effectively leading people and change. Candidates also understand the importance of focusing on outcomes, improving business acumen, and building partnerships that foster collaboration and teamwork. Candidates should have a strong desire to complete all core trainings and modules.

ANTHC Employee General Eligibility for Pathways, LEAD, & ANELP
In addition to being Alaska Native or Native American, to meet minimum eligibility requirements one must:

  • Be a full time employee, including designated groups of employees who work “regular full time” at 36 hours per week
  • By Program Kick Off in September have been an ANTHC employee for a minimum of:
    • nine months for Pathways,
    • twelve months for LEAD,
    • fifteen months for ANELP;
  • Have no corrective actions, and be in “good standing”,
    • Pathways for the past nine months,
    • LEAD for the past twelve months,
    • ANELP for the past fifteen months;
  • Have received a “meets expectations” (or higher) on Annual Performance Evaluation or employees who haven’t received an evaluation must obtain a Letter of Recommendation from their supervisor
  • Both applicant and applicants supervisor must sign Program Time Obligations

Notes:

  • Applicants must wait one year between applying for the next program, i.e. a 2021 Pathways graduate may apply for the 2022-2023 LEAD program
  • Impacts of withdrawing, or being removed, from a program
    • Participants must wait one year before applying, i.e. 2021 participant withdrew for health reasons, or removed for Corrective Action, is eligible to apply for a 2022-2023 program

Pathways has no specific requirements

THO Eligibility for Pathways
In addition to being Alaska Native or Native American,

  • Be a Tribal Health Organization employee for a minimum of one year by Program Kick Off (September);
  • Letter of Recommendation/Endorsement from current supervisor

THO may or may not have their own requirements for Pathways applicants, recommended requirements include:

  • Have no corrective actions and be in “good standing”, for the past 12 months;
  • Have received a “meets expectations” (or higher) on Annual Evaluation

Notes:

  • Impacts of withdrawing, or being removed, from a program
    • Participants must wait one year before applying, i.e. 2021 participant withdrew for health reasons, or removed for Corrective Action, is eligible to apply for a 2022-2023 program

LEAD Specific Requirements
Track 1 – APU: Strong written and oral skills are needed, participants must be able to turn in graduate level writing for the APU modules.
Track 2 – CM: Strong ability to study and prepare for exams independently.

  • Must have: A combination of education and work experience
    • Undergraduate degree, AND
    • Be a supervisor for a minimum of 1-year or obtain Supervisor Letter of Recommendation
  • or
    • Be a Pathways to Leadership Graduate AND
    • Be in a leadership position for a minimum of 1-year

ANELP Specific Requirements
Strong written and oral skills are needed, participants must be able to turn in graduate level writing for the APU modules.

  • Must:
    • Have a minimum of three (3) years of managerial-level (or above) work experience,
    • Currently hold a leadership position, and
    • Have a Bachelors degree
  • or
    • Have a minimum of three (3) years of managerial-level (or above) work experience,
    • Currently hold a leadership position, and
    • Be a LEAD Graduate

The three Leadership Development programs are: