Academic Leadership Fellows Program FAQs

AACP Resource


What is the duration of ALFP?

ALFP is a one-year program.

How many ALFP sessions are fellows required to attend?

Fellows are required to attend four ALFP sessions. Sessions I and II occur in September and November, respectively, and are held in the Washington, DC metro area. Sessions III and IV occur during the AACP INterim and Annual meetings, respectively.

Do I have to be an AACP member to participate in ALFP?

Yes. Individuals selected to participate in ALFP must hold active membership in AACP.

Is there a cost associated with participation in ALFP?

Yes. The tuition for ALFP is $9,950. This amount includes the program curriculum, speakers, leadership texts and materials, a one-year subscription to the Harvard Business Review, Challenge Discovery exercises, the Gallup Clifton Strengths exercises, registration at AACP INterim and Annual meetings, and some meals.

The fellow and/or their college or school are responsible for the fellow's travel, lodging, some meals, and any other personal expenses associated with participation in ALFP. 

How many individuals have participated in ALFP?

To date, over 480 pharmacy educators have participated in ALFP...and counting!

Nomination Process

When does the nomination process for ALFP open and close?

The nomination process typically opens in January and closes in March.

Who can nominate an individual for ALFP?

The dean of the college or school of pharmacy (e.g., CEO dean) must make the nomination.

How many individuals can a member institution nominate per ALFP cohort?

The dean of the college or school of pharmacy may nominate one individual for ALFP.

What items should I discuss with my dean before completing the ALFP application?

If you are interested in applying for ALFP, it is recommended that you discuss the following items with your dean, who will serve as your Dean Mentor:

  • Mentorship plan between you and your Dean Mentor (and Co-Mentor, if applicable)
  • Release time from faculty and/or administrative responsibilities so that you are able to fully engage in and successfully complete ALFP
  • Schedule of meetings with Dean Mentor (and Co-Mentor, if applicable) throughout your fellowship year
  • Financial support for your participation
How many nominees are selected for each ALFP cohort?

A maximum of 30 nominees are selected to participate in ALFP each year.

Who evaluates and selects the nominees for each ALFP cohort?

The Leadership Facilitators for the cohort review, evaluate, and select the nominees for ALFP.

When are nominees notified of their decision?

Decisions are typically communicated to nominees via email in April.