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YKHC is proud to announce the launch of our 2015 Native management training program, COMPASS.

2015 Nominations are now open!
Click here to download the nomination form.

Instructions for submitting a nomination:

  1. Complete the required information on the nomination form
  2. Send the completed form to the nominee for review, signature(s), and final submission
  3. Submit all the required documents to

Required Documents

  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Nominee’s Current Resume
  • Letter of Interest from the Nominee
    • This letter should reflect your interest in the Compass Management Development program, your professional goals, and why you believe you should be selected for the 2015 cohort


Compass is a management program for Alaska Native employees who demonstrate management capabilities and leadership as evidenced by going above and beyond what is asked or expected of them.


Compass is a 12 week comprehensive management training program with a focus on key competencies of management in alignment with our Napartet pillars:

  • Patient Centered Excellence – Customer Focus
  • Employee Focus – Human Resource and Workforce Planning
  • Alaska Native Workforce Development – Leadership Management
  • Community and Partner Satisfaction – Productivity and Program Evaluation
  • Financial Viability – Financial Acumen

Employees will be able to maintain their current positions at approximately 75 percent time throughout the program. A typical week in COMPASS may entail:

  • Group Discussions
  • Guest Speakers
  • Visit/Rotations through various departments within YKHC
  • Self Study & Project Development

YKHC’s Management development program offers a unique, comprehensive, and culturally relevant opportunity for employees who demonstrate a desire and willingness to develop and learn critical management skills.

You can contact any of the following ANWD team members for more details or to learn how to get involved:

Patricia Smith – 6270
Bill Schreiner – 6155
Darlene Trenier – 6063
Christine Christiansen – 6040
Donna Bach – 6037
Jennifer Nixon – 6062

Thank you for looking towards the horizon as we work to prepare the future leaders of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

Contact the Alaska Native Workforce Development Team (ANWD) at

Click here for answers to questions about Compass Management Training

Check out the video project the 2013 Compass Cohort produced below