Live Leadership Programs


Spotlight on APhA’s Lead360 Program:

PLEI provides the content for Lead360. Lead360 is part of APhA’s Leadership360 Institute and launces with Lead360:The Leader Within program. Lead360 prepares pharmacy professionals for their roles as leaders of themselves, their patients, healthcare teams, the profession and their communities. Lead360:The Leader Within is a live, in-person experience where participants learn, connect, and share with a small group of peers. There is at least one facilitator for every 12 participants, providing a personalized experience. A follow-on virtual experience is also offered. 

Upcoming APhA programs: July 14-15, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Watch the APhA Lead360 program website for news about additional program offerings in 2018 and 2019.

Spotlight on CPhA’s Leader-Development Institute (LDI):

PLEI provides the content for several CPhA programs, including the Leadership Weekend and the in-depth LDI program. LDI is a 9-month leader development program consisting of four in-person sessions, with individual and small group work performed “virtually” in between sessions. This program’s unique approach to leader development challenges its participants to first examine their current approaches to leadership in their daily lives and assess how their current strategies are working for them. This intensive self-examination allows participants to discover their “blind spots” and make the choice to create the space they need to adopt and assess new philosophies and practices presented to them throughout the program.

Upcoming CPhA Programs: 

  • Session I: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, preceding Western Pharmacy Exchange in San Diego.
  • Session II: Saturday, June 9, 2018, at CPhA HQ in Sacramento with LDI BBQ.
  • Session III: Saturday, August 25, 2018, Location TBD.
  • Session IV: Friday, November 2, 2018, preceding CPhA’s Annual Leader Development Weekend (LDW) in Monterey.
Other Upcoming Programs: 

18th Leader-Development Seminar for Phi Delta Chi, Virginia Beach, August 1-4, 2018. 

Some of PLEI’s previous leadership programming clients:
  • Alabama Pharmacy Association
  • Iowa Pharmacy Association
  • Maine Pharmacy Association
  • Maryland Pharmacy Association
  • North Carolina Association of Pharmacists
  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association
  • Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America (PCCA)
  • South Carolina College of Pharmacy (MUSC)
  • Texas Pharmacy Association
  • Urigen Pharmaceuticals
  • Wingate University
What does leadership programming entail? These are just some of the modules and topics that we cover in our training:
Leader-Development: Focus on Balance

Participants will develop and enhance their leadership skills, exploring new areas in understanding organization and personal behavior. Participants will examine their current interpersonal skill sets, explore how to develop a vision and goals for personal success, and use role playing to assess how effective leadership can transform personal and professional lives and satisfaction. This live course is intended for new pharmacy graduates and those a few years into their careers, to help practicing pharmacists focus on the many competing obligations in their lives, helping them find balance in personal and professional lives, and to live a more fulfilling life. The live one-day curriculum includes how knowing and understanding one’s self can help individuals do more for themselves and others; how group communication with role-play scenarios can uncover solutions for multiple real-life scenarios; how the “Juggle of Life” can contribute to misalignment of priorities; and how the Listen-Isolate-Mirror-Solve technique can diffuse difficult situations.

Leader-Development: Focus on Teamwork
What we train, how we train, depends on what your audience needs. Consider whether you want small-group sessions or a larger group-as-a-whole. All curricula are customized to specific groups in specific circumstances.

What we train, how we train, depends on what your audience needs. Consider whether you want small-group sessions or a larger group-as-a-whole. All curricula are customized to specific groups in specific circumstances.

Participants will develop and enhance their leadership skills, exploring how motivation operates and how to harness its potential, how morale and gratitude affect collaboration, how common values help promote individuality and sustain organizations, stand principles for assessing team needs and team-enhancing. Participants will evaluate group processes going on around them, and how they influence those processes, using Cog’s Ladder as a model. This live course is intended for new or advancing organizations that wish to focus on group dynamics (eg, officer training).

Leader-Development: Focus on Communication

Participants will develop and enhance their leadership skills, exploring new areas in understanding organization and personal behavior. Participants will examine their current interpersonal skill sets, explore how to develop a vision and goals for personal success, and use role playing to assess how effective leadership can transform personal and professional lives and satisfaction. Barriers to effective interpersonal communication will be addressed, with illustrations of the risk posed to group development. Discuss how emotions, feelings, thoughts, judgments, attitudes, opinions or gossip are transmitted between people. This live course is intended for new or advancing organizations that wish to focus on interpersonal interactions.

Leader-Development: Focus on Goals

Participants will develop and enhance their leadership skills, exploring how priorities are determined, established and integrated into the pharmacist’s personal and professional activities, and how to apply problem assessment and decision making skills via pharmacy practice scenarios. Failure is also addressed, from individual and collective perspectives. As pharmacy organizations become more diverse, across a wide range of characteristics, goal identification and achievement become more intricate and important. This live course is intended for new or advancing organizations that wish to focus on goal setting and planning.