Compass Program


Management Development Program​

What is Compass?

Compass is a management development 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.

This comprehensive development opportunity focuses on key competencies of management in alignment with YKHC’s Napartet Strategy:

  • Healthy Community
  • Healthy People
  • Care Delivery
  • Corporate Capability & Culture

A typical week in the Compass program may entail:

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

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

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

Click here for answers to questions about Compass Management Development

Check out the video project the 2013 Compass Cohort produced below

What Graduates Have to Say

“When I made the decision to apply to the COMPASS Program I had to decide whether or not I wanted to make the commitment of my time and energy away from my work and personal life in the middle of the most active time of year as far as subsistence. It was a difficult decision but I am happy that I took the chance. Taking time away from your life outside of work to further your education and opportunities is a decision that is faced by many of us here in our part of the world. What I have learned so far such as learning about conflict resolution, meeting management concerns and making those hard decisions is as equally important in improving the quality of our lives, both for ourselves and others.
Susan Charles
2013 Compass Cohort
“The first three weeks of COMPASS have been an awesome learning experience. So far, we have learned a lot about Customer Focus and Leadership Management. The past 2 weeks, we have been rotating through different departments within YKHC. It is a great experience to get a glimpse of the day to day operations and different management and leadership skills in the organization. I have the privilege of working with Rita Kalistook as my mentor throughout the 12 week program. I am excited to see what the future has to offer for the rest of the program and my future goal to hold an entry level management position within a year once I complete the COMPASS program. I am honored to be selected, this is the perfect opportunity to further my knowledge in the workforce.”
Jessa Jung
2013 Cohort