Academic Leadership Fellows Program

Pharmacy Education Professionals

The application process for ALFP 2018–2019 Cohort 15 is closed. Thank you for your interest, acceptance of applications for Cohort 16 will open in January, 2019.

Instructions for completing and submitting your application for Cohort 15.

The Academic Leadership Fellows Program supports and contributes to the development of leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The program provides an opportunity for Fellows to expand relationships with peers and colleagues in other institutions, as well as within their own college and university. The ALFP curriculum is reviewed annually to ensure content is contemporary and appropriate to the programs leadership objectives. 

The four-session, year-long program includes:

  • in-depth talent and leadership development;
  • team building;
  • exploration of legislative and public policy issues critical to pharmaceutical and higher education;
  • assessment of personal and interpersonal competencies for leadership;
  • practical management responsibilities and administrative competencies of an academic pharmacy administrator; and
  • leadership in the external area of advocacy of the profession.

Session I: Leadership and Self: Discovery and Teamwork

Session I sets the tone for the year-long Fellows program. The objective of this session is for Fellows to look within and focus on the self-discovery of leadership strengths and weaknesses; becoming aware of the strengths and weaknesses of others; and maximizing personal strengths to develop effective teams. Fellows practice effective team building with the development of an inter-team debate, which is presented to attendees at Interim Meeting.

Session II: Leadership Potpourri: Constructing Skills, Historical Perspectives and Higher Education

The second session of the Fellows program involves further discovery of self and leadership skills building. The importance of the concept of Emotional Intelligence in leadership is introduced. Included is a visit to Mt. Vernon and the George Washing Presidential Library for presentations on leadership from a historical perspective, as well as presentations from national and international leaders in higher education.

Session III: Selling in Leadership and Current Topics in Leadership and Higher Education

Session III includes an emphasis on leadership integrity and adaptive leadership; dealing with challenging situations: the concept of well-being and balancing work and home life; understanding leadership at the accreditation level; being conscious of diversity and inclusion as a leader; and preparing for team debates. Held in conjunction with Interim Meeting, Fellows present their debates to attendees and participate in the event.

Session IV: Refining Self and Current Topics in Leadership

The final session of the year-long program provides the opportunity for the Fellows to exercise their learned experiences and is held in conjunction with the first day of the AACP Annual Meeting. The day is composed of two interesting presentations. The first is an excellent summary of the ALFP experience and  concerns following a plan for success. The second is an exciting presentation from a nationally known expert on body language, verbal and non-verbal communications. The day ends with a graduation ceremony and dinner in honor of the Leadership Fellows. Fellows then participate in the AACP Annual Meeting.

2018-2019 ALFP Cohort 15 Calendar

  • Session I: September 10–14, 2018, Warrenton, VA

  • Session II: November 4–7, 2018, Arlington, VA

  • Session III: February 23–27, 2019, Coinciding with AACP INterim Meeting, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL
  • Session IV: July 13–17, 2019, Concurrent with AACP Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL