The Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) goal is to develop and supports leaders in the Academy that contribute to the advancement of pharmacy education, higher education, and the pharmacy profession. The program provides an opportunity for Fellows to expand networking 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.
ALFP Learning Objectives:
- Develop leadership skills through the process of self-discovery and reflection.
- Cultivate a network of colleagues for support and mentorship.
- Apply leadership concepts and theories within academic pharmacy.
- Enhance leadership and management skills to build an executive presence.
- Create a leadership philosophy that can guide your leadership journey.
Applications for Cohort 20 are closed. Email notifications to applicants will be sent mid-May.
- An experienced faculty (typically at associate or full professor rank) or staff member who has demonstrated leadership at the college/university level and through national leadership and engagement. They are ready to explore advanced leadership concepts to take on new leadership challenges as their career advances.
- The cohort is limited to 35 fellows
- Applications are evaluated on (1) demonstration of leadership (2) Depth and breadth of academic and professional experience (3) strong letter of intent - including plans for application of material to local context or career plan (4) strong letter of support from dean - including leadership potential of the candidate and a solid local mentoring plan
Completed applications must include the following three documents combined in a single PDF document:
- Nominee's letter of intent for completing the program, initialed by the Dean Mentor (limit 2 pages)
- Current curriculum vitae
- Letter of recommendation from the Dean Mentor (limit one page). The letter should address the three points provided below:
- Describe the nominee's competencies/talents and potential for leadership.
- Why you believe the nominee should be an Academic Leadership Fellow.
- Describe the mentoring plan you and the nominee have developed.
The four-session, year-long program includes:
- In-depth leadership development
- Team-building and networking
- Exploration of issues critical to pharmacy and higher education
- Self assessment of leadership style and strengths
- Assigned readings and discussions from top-tier leadership books and the Harvard Business Review
- Exposure to practical management and administrative issues and tips for success
- Access to national and international leaders in pharmacy and higher education
- Team project concerning current issues in academic pharmacy
- Individualized plan for additional mentoring, development, and application of knowledge learned during the four sessions at home institution
- All sessions are interactive and application based!