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Global Academic Leadership Fellows Programme

GALFP 2020

An American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and FIP Academic Institutional Membership (AIM) Partnership

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) are joining forces to develop a unique global leadership development programme ― the Global Academic Leadership Fellows Programme (GALFP) ― for pharmacy schools that are part of FIP’s Academic Institutional Membership (AIM).

The GALFP was developed in response to the needs of these academic institutional members and is based on the AACP’s successful and highly acclaimed Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP), now in its 16th year.

In 2020, FIP is providing this unique leadership programme for the FIP AIM members from the Eastern Mediterranean Region! If you are not a FIP AIM member yet, click here to apply for membership.

Who should apply to GALFP?

The GALFP is a two-year programme designed to develop promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future global leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The programme is for:

  • Academic pharmacy leaders seeking to broaden their leadership skills and international perspectives;
  • Deans early in their careers and who wish to broaden their leadership and management skills;
  • Faculty members interested in paths to academic leadership.

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GALFP Programme Overview

The programme focuses on four main themes:

  1. Leadership discovery (self and teamwork)
  2. Leadership skills for higher education
  3. Leading change in higher education
  4. Refining self and current trends

The programme includes:

  • In-depth leadership theory and philosophies
  • Team building
  • Understanding of self and peers
  • Personal and interpersonal competencies for leadership
  • Practical management responsibilities of an academic pharmacy administrator
  • Administrative competencies of an academic pharmacy administrator
  • Leading change and innovation
  • Extensive use of case studies

The GALFP content is delivered via recorded presentations, interactive group collaboration webinars, group projects and live FIP and AACP congress sessions. Most modules will include case studies requiring fellows to think critically and use the leadership skills covered. After each module fellows will attend a webinar, interacting with the content expert to explore and discuss content and cases.

GALFP Cohort 1 will start the programme in April 2020 and fellows will benefit from:

  • Presentations by national and international leaders in higher education;
  • Mentoring by deans and university leaders;
  • Global networking with peers;
  • Engaging teamwork;
  • Presentations and interaction with experts in leadership;
  • Executive presence;
  • The opportunity to advance skills, career and value to a school or college of pharmacy.

The FIP-AACP GALFP taskforce provides strategic advice to the programme and will review the applications to select the candidates.

The FIP-AACP GALFP Cohort 1 Taskforce:

  • Ralph Altiere, Dean, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado, USA
  • Gayle A. Brazeau, Dean, School of Pharmacy, Marshall University, USA
  • Pierre Moreau, Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Kuwait
  • John A. Pieper, President, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

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How to submit applications?

The application period begins on 4 February 2020 for the GALFP 2020-21 Cohort 1. The deadline for applications is 4 March 42020 and the GALFP begins in April 2020.

GALFP Cohort 1 will be consisted of 8 to 10 fellows. The GALFP Taskforce will assess the applications, announce the selected candidates by the end of March 2020.

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) recognizes a special responsibility to provide leadership to advance pharmacy education, research, scholarship, practice and service, in partnership with members and stakeholders, to improve health for all. AACP envision a world of healthy people through the transformation of health professions education, fostering an inclusive community leveraged by diversity of thought, background, perspective, and experience to advance pharmacy education and improve health.