CMC Webinar Series Debuts With An Update On The SLU Competency Model 03/09/2020

I’m excited to announce the debut of the CAHME Mentorship Circle (CMC) webinar series on April 16, 2020 at 12 noon (EDT). The inaugural event (Episode 1) will feature a discussion led by Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice. Hosted by Rhonda BeLue, PhD, Department Chair of the Health Management and Policy Department, and Kimberly Enard, PhD, Assistant Professor, the webinar will discuss the Saint Louis University Competency Model.

The SLU competency model lists six domains: Leadership, Communication, Management, Political and Community Development, Science and Analysis, and Critical Thinking. The model was recently updated, streamlined and refined based on an external stakeholder review to ensure relevance in today’s healthcare environment.

The planned CMC Webinar Episodes schedule (more information to follow on subsequent episodes):

Episode Date Time Program Topic
1 04/16/2020 Noon (EDT) Saint Louis University Updates to the SLU Competency Model
2 05/11/2020 Noon (EDT) Cornell University Encouraging diversity in the admissions process.
3 07/01/2020 Noon (EDT) University of Missouri Integration of informatics into the health management curriculum

Register for any of these webinars, or to access the subsequent recording, at

The case study of how SLU refined its long-standing competency model to maintain high standards of excellence and relevance is a proud testament of CAHME’s mission to advance the quality of healthcare management education. CMC is enabling accredited programs to serve the industry by sharing best practices, mentoring programs through the accreditation process, and advancing the quality of healthcare management education. To date, 23 programs have met CMC criteria; stay tuned as we feature them in upcoming webinars produced by CAHME’s Education Coordinator, Melissa Cross (