The AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program was developed in response to the stated needs of our members. Academic pharmacy has been fortunate in that leaders have risen from our colleges and schools throughout our history to address and solve the many challenges facing academic pharmacy. The program is designed to develop the nation’s most promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. Fellows commence their leadership path with a new understanding of personal potential, talent and leadership strengths along with skills and management tools to more successfully engage in their responsibilities and step up to challenges.
The Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) is a year-long experience with four intensive sessions in residence spread throughout the year. This experience is supported by an ongoing informal program of mentoring and introduction to leadership roles at the home institution. The four-session program includes in-depth leadership development; team building; exploration of legislative and public policy issues critical to pharmaceutical and higher education; and self and peer assessments. In addition to the four sessions in residence, Fellows participate in a collaborative group project. The program overall covers personal and interpersonal competencies for leadership; practical management responsibilities and administrative competencies of an academic pharmacy administrator; and leadership in the external arena of advocacy and the profession. Fellows convene in September for the first session at a conference facility located near the Washington, D.C. metro area. The second session is also held in the Washington, D.C. metro area in late fall. Session three is conducted in conjunction with the AACP Interim Meeting (February/March). Fellows attend session four in conjunction and as active participants in the AACP Annual Meeting (July). They end their Fellows year with a special commencement celebration. The Interim and Annual Meeting registration fees are included in the Fellows tuition cost.
Deans who nominate a member of their faculty to participate in the AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program take an important step in developing a promising leader who will be prepared to make significant contributions to academic pharmacy, their home institution, and the Fellows career. Nominating deans invest both financial and personnel resources in the program. The Dean makes a personal commitment to ensure the program is successful for the nominee by serving as and/or designating a mentor for the Fellow. The mentor assists her/him in discovering and developing individual leadership/management potential and a perspective of academic leadership at the college/campus level. The financial obligation to the institution includes program tuition of $9,950 (which includes Interim and Annual Meeting registration fees) due at the time of acceptance as well as support for the Fellow's travel, lodging and meals (estimated at $5,000-$7,000 over the year).
The sponsoring institution gains enhanced visibility both on campus and nationally. The Fellows Program provides opportunities for building and strengthening alliances with the parent institution, other pharmacy colleges and schools, and local communities, businesses and healthcare industry leaders.
2015-16 Information and Program Requirements
2015-16 Application Instructions
Application Deadline: March 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET
What is Included in the Program?
2015-2016 ALFP Calendar
Congratulations to the impressive performance at the 2015 Interim Meeting by the ALFP Cohort 11 Debate Team Members!
The Teams and their topics consisted of:
Team 1: Academic freedom should be redefined
Leadership Facilitator: Marie Chisholm-Burns
Team 2: Tenure is outdated
Aisha Morris Moultry
Leadership Facilitator: Arcelia Johnson-Fannin
Team 3: There is a difference between how different generations approach work and the needs of an institution
Leadership Facilitator: Bernard Graham
Team 4: Professional dress should be required in didactic curriculum
Leadership Facilitator: Craig Svensson
Team 5: Servant leadership vs. transformational leadership in academic pharmacy
Leadership Facilitator: Hershey Bell
John C. Ressler, Ed.D.Director of Academic Programs and
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