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Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I search for a consultant or speaker?

Using the search page, you can choose to limit your search to a speaker or a consultant, or you can search for both. You are also able to narrow your search by area of expertise, geographical area, or name to identify those experts who best match your criteria.

What focus or specialty content areas are needed for the Consultants and Speakers Bureau?

Members who have expertise in all specialty areas are encouraged to apply. This service aims to meet the needs of members who are looking for a speaker or consultant in all areas of pharmacy education, including Administration, Clinical/Pharmacy Practice, Instruction/Teaching, Biomedical Science, and Social Administrative Sciences. Applicants will have a menu of specialty areas to choose from or can input their specific expertise areas. Examples of specialty areas may include, but are not limited to:

For Faculty

  1. Advocacy and Political Connections
  2. Advising student organizations
  3. Assessment
  4. Curriculum  review, design and assessment
  5. Instructional Design
  6. Educational Technologies and Innovation
  7. Faculty workshops and retreats
  8. The Scholarship of Teaching
  9. Leadership
  10. Mentoring/Coaching for Academic Administration
  11. Faculty Governance
  12. Research

For Students

  1. Advocacy and Political Connections
  2. Assessment
  3. Student workshops and retreats
  4. Leadership
  5. Finance
  6. Research


  1. Advocacy and Political Connections
  2. Admissions redesign and implementation
  3. Advancement (Development)
  4. Leadership
  5. Experiential Education, leadership development and program enhancement
  6. Graduate program planning
  7. Institutional Program evaluation
  8. Strategic Planning
  9. Institutional Effectiveness
  10. Operations
  11. Faculty development needs

What is included in the application?

Applications include the following information:

  1. Application page to include a statement of the applicant’s personal vision, mission and academic goals;
  2. A narrative (two page maximum) that includes a description of why the applicant is committed to providing service as a speaker or consultant and a description of the applicant’s expertise and passion;
  3. Current curriculum vitae (CV);
  4. Three (3) letters of recommendation for the candidate as a speaker and/or consultant (letter should include information on the candidate’s verbal communication skills, competency to be a speaker and/or consultant in a given specialty area(s) and the perceived reputation with professional colleagues);
  5. Completion of a chart indicating their experience as a speaker and/or consultant from the most recent 5 years plus up to 5 additional significant events; and
  6. A copy of evaluation/feedback received from at least two of the experiences noted as a speaker and/or consultant.

Where do I apply?

All applications are to be completed online. Click here to begin the process.

When are applications reviewed?

Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

What is the review process?

Submissions will be reviewed for completeness. Once all requested materials have been submitted and reviewed, the applicant will be notified of their inclusion in the Consultants and Speakers Bureau.

AACP members who submit information to the Consultant/Speakers Bureau regarding their availability as consultants and/or speakers should only do so with the clear understanding and agreement that:

  1. AACP will not be endorsing their services;
  2. AACP will make their availability as a consultant or speaker known only to AACP members;
  3. AACP will not guarantee that their services will ever be subject to inquiry by or contract with other AACP members; and
  4. AACP shall not be involved in any contractual negotiations between members and their potential consultants or speakers.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Contact Michelle Assa-Eley if you have questions regarding the program or application process.

Last updated on: 12/13/2016 9:17 AM 

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