Pharmacy Leadership Academy: Shaping Future Leaders

Supported in part by an educational grant from Amgen, Inc.
Application Deadline: May 22, 2015

Program Begins: July 11, 2015
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Since its inception, the Academy has had a major influence on 509 pharmacist leaders who have entered the program to hone their leadership skills and advance patient-centered pharmaceutical care. 

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Enhance Leadership
The Academy offers a unique opportunity because it:

  • Is a proven method that helps you become a better leader and prepares you for a rewarding role in pharmacy leadership.
  • Provides you with a nontraditional pathway to a graduate degree, saving time and money.
  • Increases your influence and control over your professional pathway.

Improve Patient Care
The Academy plays a role in improving patient care and outcomes because:

  • Good leadership skills in the pharmacy department help ensure improved or excellent patient care and outcomes.
  • Health systems need pharmacy leaders who will engage at the executive level to affect quality patient outcomes and financial survival for the organization.
  • Leadership skills and adeptness are needed at all levels within the pharmacy staff to advance and transform practice.

Program Description and Modules
The Academy is a series of seven modules–each led by an expert, experienced, highly qualified faculty team–offered on a range of critical topics, incorporating self-learning and reading, presentations and case-based interactive components. Being an Academy participant will stimulate your leadership skills advancement through active engagement with your classmates and faculty, with an overriding aim to benefit patient care through enhanced leadership skill at every level of a health care organization.

The Academy provides exceptional opportunities to network and interact with classmates and faculty. Additionally, the Academy is recognized by colleges and universities as a graduate-level-worthy program, eligible for consideration of waiver of graduate credit hours towards a master's degree. (Read more about Graduate Program Opportunities.)

Participants who successfully complete all seven modules will receive a certificate of completion within 60 days following the end of the program. See a list of the modules, their descriptions and faculty here.

Program Dates
The 2015 Academy dates are as follows:

  • Begins July 11, 2015
  • Ends June 24, 2016
  • Modules will run back to back except for a holiday break from November 14, 2015, to January 8, 2016.
  • See the course schedule.

Registration Fee Structure
To see a chart detailing the 2015 registration fee structure, please click here.

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If you are an Academy alum, please visit the Alumni Corner to connect with your Academy colleagues.


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