Student Leadership Development: How do we train the next generation?

April 24, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Graduate Education SIG and the Leadership Development SIG

The ability to lead is a valuable skill that can be further developed. Although existing graduate programs may not have available credit hours or available time to allocate to a formal leadership program there are still ways to incorporate activities and/or exercises to enhance our student’s abilities to become the next generation of effective leaders. In this webinar, speakers will present desired leadership skills that help advance individuals in their careers. The overall objective of this webinar is to introduce leadership elements that can be incorporated into existing student programs.


  1. Present examples of leadership components that are being incorporated into existing professional and postdoctoral programs.
  2. Introduce elements of leadership that can help shape students as future leaders.
  3. Provide the tools necessary to enable components of leadership training to be integrated into graduate programs.


Angela Birnbaum, Ph.D., FAES
Professor and Director of Graduate Education
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Brooke Griffin, Pharm.D., BCACP
Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Services
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy


Kerry Fierke, EdD
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Kyle Turner, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapy
College of Pharmacy, University of Utah

Allison Vaillancourt, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness
1230 West Washington Street, Suite 501
Phoenix, AZ 85281-1248