American College of Healthcare Executives
Your Chapter's Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2008
In This Issue

Annual THEF Meeting Set For November 6, 2008
Message from the Regent
THEF Receives Award of Chapter Merit
THEF Members Learned About Simulation Training At Summer Meeting
THEF Officers Met With Pfeiffer MHA Students
Evidence Based Medicine Topic of Spring Meeting
Get ready, get set, mentor
Take charge of your own success
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The best time of day for me to attend a THEF quarterly meeting/program is:

8:00 am to 10:00 am
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


National News

Chapter Officers


Erwin R. Stainback, FACHE
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center


Robert E. Byrd, FACHE
Alamance Regional Medical Center


Christine Sternjacob
Novant Health Triad Region


Paul A. Jeffrey
Wesley Long Community Hospital
- Moses Cone Health System


Linda Roney, FACHE
High Point Regional Health System

Get ready, get set, mentor

You were asked to mentor a young colleague, so how do you begin? Try these tips:

* Build rapport. A strong personal connection is the basis of a successful mentoring relationship. You don’t need to be your protégé’s best friend, but you should look for opportunities and ways to build a connection.

* Listen. A mentoring relationship is not a monologue but an ongoing two-way conversation. Listen for goals, challenges and skills. Respond appropriately to build trust.

* Facilitate other connections. As you come to understand your protégé’s goals, introduce others who could help in specific ways. Draw your protégé into your network, taking advantage of opportunities that allow the person to reach goals.

* Stay focused. The mentoring relationship’s goal is to further the protégé’s goals. Your job as the mentor is to keep that direction at the forefront of your own mind and your protégé’s. You should not use the relationship to further your own goals.

* Offer advice. Counsel and feedback are essential to every mentoring relationship. Your role is to offer advice and not to determine the next move. Allow your protégé to decide which advice to take and what path to follow.

* Ask questions. A well-phrased, well-timed question will generate reflective discussion and thought and will launch productive discovery moments. Great mentors plan questions to ask in different situations.

For more information on how you can you can be a mentor through ACHE’s Leadership in Mentoring, click here.

Article adapted from Communications Briefings, January 2008, (570) 567-1982;

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