WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has unveiled the Leadership360 Institute, an educational program to help pharmacists enhance their leadership and management skills.
Institute participants can sign up for any or all of the three Leadership tracks, including Lead360, Mentor360 and Manage360. Each track will offer programs to help pharmacists excel in their individual growth, purposeful development, and interactions with others.
“APhA is excited to offer a program that can help so many pharmacists enhance their career through our new Leadership360 Institute,” Thomas Menighan, executive vice president and chief executive officer of APhA, said in a statement. “Pharmacists have the knowledge and skills to provide excellent patient care services. APhA’s new program will help pharmacists develop their skills as leaders on their healthcare teams, in pharmacy, and in their communities.”
The Lead360 track launches with the Leader Within program that gives participants a chance to explore their values, interests, strengths, and needs as they take a purposeful approach to life and leadership. The inaugural track starts with live programs in October to kick off American Pharmacists Month, and participants can extend the experience through a three-month Virtual Experience.
Participants in Lead360:Leader Within will create connections with like-minded peers interested in maximizing personal development and the pursuit of a fulfilling career.
The program dates are Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C .at APhA headquarters and Oct. 14 and 15 in Indianapolis.
The Mentor360 track provides pharmacists an opportunity to connect with leaders in the profession in two meaningful, yet different environments: Professional Connections and Practice Collaboratives. Mentor360: Professional Connections is APhA’s one-on-one mentor program for pharmacists that pairs individuals seeking to learn more about key pharmacy interest areas with others who have identified those same topics as areas of expertise.
Mentor360: Practice Collaboratives is APhA’s small group-based mentor program that will bring pharmacists together to fuel innovation and progress toward advancing pharmacy practice. Each Practice Collaborative will include a panel of experts who share their knowledge on a defined topic area with a small group of participants through webinars and an exclusive online forum. The Mentor360 programs will launch in early September and is available for APhA’s pharmacist members only.
The Manage360 track will include online management training sessions that provide pharmacists with the skills and tactics they need to effectively manage staff, their practice setting, and themselves. Manage360 is slated to launch in early 2018.