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Zack Dumon PLA Alumni
Participant’s Perspective

A Reflection on the Pharmacy Leadership Academy

In 2016, Zack Dumont enrolled in the Pharmacy Leadership Academy. One of the things he was most grateful for was the opportunity for self-reflection. This inspired him to start a blog about his experience in each course. “There were more than a few dozen “ah-ha” moments,” writes Zack.  In his blog, he reflects on the benefits of the readings, discussion boards, “what to do and what not to do” guides, webinars, and more.

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Course Schedule

Course topics are based on a set of identified skills required to be an effective pharmacy leader.

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Course 1: July – August

Leadership Influence

Learn how to be effective with people and how to lead yourself

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Course 2: August – September

Leading the Pharmacy Enterprise: Building the Business of Pharmacy

Explore and analyze the pharmacy enterprise and the key roles it plays in supporting both the clinical and business functions of the larger healthcare organization.

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Course 3: October – November

Leading System Reliability: Safety & Quality

Achieve high reliability in your organization through an enhancement and commitment to Safety Culture by implementing processes using a systematic approach.

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Course 4: January - February

Leading Effective Financial Management

Become a pharmacy leader with core financial knowledge. Learn to speak the language needed to successfully lead a health system to financial success.

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Course 5: February - March

Leading Transformational Change and Innovation

A conceptual model for understanding how organizations move from short-term performance improvements to sustained, organization-wide patient care improvements.

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Course 6: April – May

Strategic Clinical Leadership

Address the critical role of the clinical leader in assuring that the patient’s views and needs are a primary focus during decision making.

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Course 7: May – June

Leading for Sustained Organizational and Individual Success

Explore key concepts of organizational culture and its role in shaping change initiatives and their success.

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