The Student Leadership Development Workshop is a great way to expose students in your state to leadership opportunities early on in their education. The three-hour workshop is designed to be interactive and fun with the goal of exposing students to contemporary leadership topics in pharmacy practice.
The workshop was developed in 2008 by the members of the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers in the Leadership Development Advisory Group. The presentation has been given in over 20 states with more than 1,000 participants since its inception. Previously the workshop was included in the student track at ASHP Summer Meetings.
The presentation is broken up into two sections. The first hour is designed to be a didactic presentation given by a facilitator including information on the pharmacy leadership gap, leadership versus management, career opportunities for up and coming pharmacy leaders, practical ways to build your pharmacy leadership skills, and strategies for gaining influence in your pharmacy career. The next two hours allow students to breakout into smaller group sessions. This time is spent covering contemporary leadership cases while students utilize knowledge gained from both their experiences as well as from the previous didactic session. The four major themes covered include: 1) management versus leadership, 2) influencing change, 3) career advancement, and 4) mentoring leaders.
SLD Workshop Tool Box
- Workshop Cases [PDF]
- Workshop Presentation [PPT]
- Facilitator Guide
- Pre-Session Planning Checklist
- Objectives and Self-Assessment
- State Affiliate Template Letter [DOC]
- Pharmacy Student Leadership Development Program Information
Information for Attendees
This program was developed for you by the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers in collaboration with the Pharmacy Student Forum. To connect with other workshop attendees and faculty, please use ASHP Connect.
Leadership Development Workshop Recommended Reading List
What one of our facilitators had to say about this program:
“I wish I would have gone through this workshop when I was a student. An ever changing healthcare landscape will require leaders in all areas of pharmacy practice – from executive pharmacy leadership to frontline clinical pharmacy practitioners. I am glad that ASHP has developed this resource so that we have a toolkit to help teach some of these valuable skills and ideas to our future pharmacists.” – Jordan Long, PharmD, MBA, MS, BCPS, Manager, Inpatient Operations, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus