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President's Message
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Membership is Growing!
KAHCE Mentoring Program Coming Fall 2011
More Keys to Success
KAHCE Welcomes Title Sponsor
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KAHCE Mentoring Program Coming Fall 2011
Meda Bower, Consultant

A KAHCE benefit is related to mentoring. Mentoring is also one of ACHE’s top priorities. In fact ACHE believes that healthcare executives have a professional obligation to mentor so as to better prepare healthcare leaders for the healthcare systems of tomorrow.  Mentoring is defined as a program in which the mentor serves as a role model, trusted counselor, or teacher who provides opportunities for development, growth and support to less experienced individuals; or the process whereby an experienced, highly regarded, empathetic person (the mentor), guides another individual (the mentee) in the development and re-examination of their own ideas, learning, personal and professional development

There are numerous benefits of mentoring for the mentee as well as the mentor.  The benefits for the mentee include:

  • Promotes a professional relationship that provides trust, guidance, and support
  • Increases self-confidence
  • Provides a forum for professional dialogue
  • Provides role model
  • Creates quicker learning curve
  • Increases commitment
  • Support socialization
  • Strengthens knowledge base and improves communication
  • Creates new support networks
  • Supports certification
  • Models advocacy role in health care reform
The benefits for the mentor include:
  • Provides intrinsic satisfation
  • Demonstrates professionalism and commitment
  • Enhances leadership skills
  • Promotes professional recognition
  • Provides time to examine one's own goals
  • Shares wisdom and knowledge
  • Enhances self-esteem and status in the organization
  • Supports career growth

The KAHCE mentoring program will not be dependent on face-to-face meetings.  Mentors will be matched with mentees.  This fall, KAHCE will offer mentoring training.  This training will consist of a one hour LIVE meeting and will focus on the foundations of mentoring, including available resources and mentor expectations.  If you are interested in being a mentor or have any questions about the mentoring program, email mbower@saint-lukes.org.

The KAHCE mentoring program is intended for those professionals that are relatively new to their leadership position.  If you are interested in being mentored, email mbower@saint-lukes.org.