Pathways is the largest and most diverse program of ANTHC’s three leadership development programs. Pathways is open to:
- Alaska Native,
- Native American, and
- First Nations Tribally-enrolled members
who work for
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium,
- Tribal Health Organization partners within the Alaska Tribal Health System, and
- Native American Tribal healthcare organizations.
Program Information Overview
Pathways participants are at all levels of their career, with or without formal education, seeking to improve their leadership knowledge and skills. Pathways is a nine-month program, starting with the Kickoff in September and ending with the Graduation in May. Participants attend monthly core trainings, meet with a mentor, complete a job shadow, attend an executive meeting, complete community service hours, attend a networking event, attend ANTHC Book Club discussions, and write a group project proposal to improve the Alaska Tribal Health System. At the end of the program, after successfully passing an exam, participants receive a Certified Supervisor Certification, and graduates may choose to receive continuing education (CE) credits or undergraduate credits from APU.
Each year Pathways Core Trainings are customized to ensure maximum interest and growth, the core trainings topics are determined from the responses received during the application and interview process.
to allow for a variety of experiences and perspectives from the participants, each cohort is restricted to a maximum of 18.
is that participants who are committed to the program will experience personal and professional growth and development.
Core Trainings introduce participants to essential tools and principles to establish a working knowledge of management practices. Experienced subject matter experts/leaders lead discussions on important topics, issues, and provide their advice and recommendations. While reading Alaska Native Reader participants read and discuss Alaska Native issues, history, and culture. Studies show public speaking is a critical leadership skill and is a great way to improve self-confidence. Participants practice impromptu speaking and deliver speeches throughout the program year. To provide a foundation for management knowledge, skills, and abilities participants read and discuss the Certified Supervisor textbook to prepare for their online exam to receive a Certified Supervisor Certification. To allow for maximum flexibility these are a combination of in person, online, and hybrid trainings.
Additional Program Activities include job shadowing, executive meetings, volunteering, networking, mentoring meetings, and more. To allow for maximum flexibility these are a combination of in person, online, and hybrid activites.
Program year: September 2023 to May 2024
Program Kick Off & Program Orientation September 15, 2023 8am-5pm AKST
All participants are required to attend in person in Anchorage, Alaska.
Eight Core Trainings
All participants are required to attend 2 (two) in person in Anchorage, Alaska.
Recommended January & May
Program Graduation May 24, 2024 1:30pm-3:30pm AKST
Optional to attend in person.
Expectations of Participants be committed to putting in the time and effort, during work hours and outside of work hours, to complete the program. Participants should be fully engaged and prepared to participate and should be ready to have fun.
Applicants for these programs are or want to be self-directed, self-aware, self-motivated and should have a strong desire to complete all core trainings and graduation requirements.
Non ANTHC Employees
In addition to being Alaska Native or Native American, to meet minimum eligibility requirements one must:·
- Work for a Tribal Healthcare Organization for a minimum of nine months by Program Kick Off (September 15, 2023)
- Reach out to email@example.com if you are unsure if your organization qualifies
- Be a current or former supervisor/team lead for a minimum of 1-year
Your organization may or may not have their own requirements for Pathways eligibility, we recommend two additional eligibility requirements:
- Have no corrective actions, and be in “good standing”, for the past 12 months;
- Have received a “meets expectations” (or higher) on Annual Evaluation.
- 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.
ANTHC, including Remote Employees
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,
- Have no corrective actions, and be in “good standing” for the past nine 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 applicant’s supervisor must sign Program Time & Obligations.
- 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
Applying for the Pathways to Leadership Program
2023 – 2024 Application period is open from May 15, 2023 to June 25, 2023
The following items must be submitted for a complete Pathways to Leadership application:
- Pathways to Leadership Application
- Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Leadership Program Development Plan
- Personal Statement, that
- Introduces yourself to the selection committee,
- Describes why you applied for this program and what your plan is or how you will complete it,
- Describes a time when you faced a leadership challenge and what you did to overcome it,
- Describes what a cohort means to you, including how, if accepted in to the program, you will inspire and motivate, learn from your cohort, and contribute to their learning, and
- Explain how your participation and graduation from this program will benefit your tribal health community.
- Program Time & Obligations form
- Signed by the applicant, applicant’s supervisor, and budget approver/sponsor
- All Non ANTHC Employees or ANTHC Employees who do not have an annual performance evaluation
- Letter of Recommendation/Endorsement from current supervisor. Please keep to 3-4 paragraphs.
- 2023 – 2024 Electronic Fillable Leadership Program Development Plan
- 2023 – 2024 Pathways Program Schedule
- 2023 – 2024 Program Time and Obligations Electronic Fillable
- Complete online application
- Complete interview
- Committee reviews all applicants and scores
- Applicants notified of being in program
Program Requirements for Graduation (Subject to change. Participants will be notified of any changes.)
- Attend the Program Kickoff and Program Orientation in person
- Complete 7 of the 8 Core Trainings
- If you live within 50 miles of Anchorage you are required to attend in person
- If you live outside 50 miles of Anchorage you are required to attend the December or January and May Core Trainings in person
- Complete all assignments and readings
- Write Personal Mission Statement
- Complete a Group Project Proposal, including Executive Summary, to improve service or quality within the Alaska Tribal Health System
- Complete 1 job shadow (8 hours, can be completed over 2 4-hour days)
- If you live within 50 miles of Anchorage: with an ANTHC director-level, or above (excluding supervisor)
- If you live outside 50 miles of Anchorage: must be completed in person with a local organization or for ANTHC (maybe remote)
- Complete 4 hours of community service (outside your normal networks or volunteer activities)
- Attend 2 Campus Collaboration meetings
- Attend 4 hours of ANTHC Professional Development training(s)
- Attend 1 networking event (outside of your normal networks)
- Attend 1 ANTHC executive meeting (DLT or EMT)
- Maintain “Good Standing” at ANTHC or your Organization
- Have a mentor (meet with them 7 of the 9 months for at least 1 hour each time), excluding your supervisor
- Attend and participate in 2 ANTHC Leadership Book Club discussions
- Pass online exam for Certified Supervisor certification
Expected Costs for those living outside 50 miles of Anchorage
- 3 required trips to Anchorage (Expenses include: Flight, hotel, transportation and per diem)
- Program Kickoff and Program Orientation
- September 15, 2023: 8am – 5pm
- December or January Core Training (Date depending on which Cohort you are placed in)
- May Core Training (Date depending on which Cohort you are placed in)
- May 8th or May 15th, 2022: 8am – 5pm
- Program Kickoff and Program Orientation
- Optional: Graduation and other Core Trainings