Residency Program

Join your fellow local leaders in health care philanthropy to network and discuss the challenges facing your organization, as well as ideas and solutions.  

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The AHP Health System Philanthropy Residency Program is a 12-month,
comprehensive examination and engagement in the concepts and practices
of strategic and advanced philanthropy development for health care systems,
grounded in experience and frameworks that can inform practice and sharing of the
competencies and knowledge required for successful senior development officers.

Who should attend

This customized executive training and knowledge-sharing program is specifically
designed for health system executives who work in or aspire to senior leadership
positions. Ideal candidates will have at least five years of health care development
experience, including significant experience managing a major development function,
and will currently have supervisory responsibility.


• All sessions will be conducted in seminar format, with participants sharing
issues and completing assignments for discussion with the group.
• The program will begin with an on-site day at the AHP Annual International
Conference in October 2019 and will be followed by four in-person meetings
(conducted over 1-2 days), and regular virtual meetings (two hours in duration)
during the program period. The residency program will conclude at the AHP
Annual International Conference in October 2020.

A unique element of the fellowship program will be the opportunity for participants to identify topics for focus and learning, as well as identify a term project that they will work on individually or in small groups and then present before the end of the program. During the final session (held in conjunction with the 2020 AHP International Conference), residents will make individual presentations, giving a summary of their learning during the program and specific elements related to their institution and their role as a senior officer for philanthropy.

What's Included

• The residency program tuition includes 60 contact hours of residency-specific
curriculum covering all aspects of a successful system development program.
• Residency program participants receive a complimentary registration to
the 2020 AHP Leading Forward Executive Summit in Chicago.
• Participants also receive a discounted $400 registration rate to both the
2019 and 2020 AHP International Conferences.
• Several meals during the program are included in the tuition rate.



Members: $7000 USD
Nonmembers: $8500 USD


• Health System Development Architecture
• Health Care Finance
• Performance Metrics & Standards
• Managing Major Gifts in a Health System Development Program
• Creating a Culture of Gratitude
• Program Assessment and Strategic Plan Development
• Fundamentals of Self-Management
• Systemization’s Effect on Philanthropy
• Governance & Finance
• Systems vs. Regional Programs
• Human Resources Management
• Leadership & Management Dynamics

Residency Program