Competitive candidates for The Academy GE Fellows program are senior leaders at their respective health systems that generally meet the following criteria:
Has been identified by the health system as being in the succession plan for a health system C-suite executive position
Is committed to leadership with a track record of success
Has corporate-level responsibility
Shows motivation for continued growth
The process is guided by the candidate’s mentor, usually the System CXO.
Apply for one of four tracks: Administrative, Finance, Nursing, or Physician
Candidates are nominated by the mentor with sponsored support from the health system’s CEO
Advisory Committees for each track make final selection decisions
Upon graduation, Fellows are equipped with the context and perspective necessary to lead nationally-competitive health systems.
“The opportunity to develop a project that paralleled my work responsibilities was critical. The Action Project provides Fellows with hands-on experience that directly applies our program learnings. As Fellows identify and implement projects, resources from The Academy expand the learning potential enormously.”
Janice Nevin, M.D.
President & CEO, ChristianaCare
“When finances are tight, a program like The Academy GE Fellows program could be viewed as a luxury; but for the long-term success of your system, you need to continue to invest in the development of your people. From what I have experienced, The Fellows Program provides a great return on that investment.”
Chief Integration Officer, Advocate Aurora Health
“When I started in my new role, I was concerned about quickly building a new professional network. The Academy GE Fellows Program gave me an instant network of colleagues and to this day, we are still the best of friends. From that perspective alone, you cannot underestimate the value of the program.”
SVP & CNO, Yale New Haven Hospital