Pathways Overview

Participants are required to attend 3 in person events, in Anchorage, during the Pathways program. ANTHC does not provide any funding for the participants expenses to attend in person events.

Pathways is a 9-month program, September 2021 – May 2022, designed for Alaska Native and Native American employees who are at all levels of their career, with or without formal education. Participants in Pathways learn about ANTHC and the ATHS system, expand their network, and improve their leadership knowledge and skills.

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.

ANTHC Employee General Eligibility*: 
In addition to being Alaska Native or Native American, to meet minimum eligibility requirements one must:
  • Be a full time employee
  • Be an ANTHC employee for a minimum of one year;
  • Letter of Recommendation/Endorsement from current supervisor;
  • Have no corrective actions, and be in “good standing”, for the past six months;
  • Have received a “meets expectations” (or higher) on Annual Performance Evaluation;
  • Both applicant and applicants supervisor must sign Program Time & Obligations.
*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; and
  • 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.
The following items must be submitted for a complete Pathways to Leadership application:

ANTHC Off-Site Employees and THO Employees
  • Pathways to Leadership Application
  • Letter of Recommendation/Endorsement from current supervisor
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Leadership Program Development Plan
  • Off-Site and THO Program Time & Obligations form
    Signed by applicant, applicant's supervisor, and budget approver/sponsor
  • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words)
    • Describe who you are and why you applied for this program
    • Describe a time when you faced a leadership challenge and what you did to overcome it
    • Explain how your graduating from this program will benefit the tribal health community
​Expected costs (​​​​3 trips and associated costs to Anchorage)

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