APhA provides new pharmacist leadership opportunities

WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association on Thursday announced a new Leadership360 Institute that provides pharmacists with opportunities to reach full leadership potential while developing management skills necessary across pharmacy settings.

Institute participants can take part in 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.”

"APhA is excited to offer a program that can help so many pharmacists enhance their career through our new Leadership360 Institute," stated Thomas Menighan, EVP and CEO of APhA. "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 empowers participants 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.

The Mentor360 track offers pharmacists the 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.

Mentor 360: 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.

And 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 will launch in early 2018.


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