Forgot password?

Global Academic Leadership Fellows Programme

Create a Legacy of Leadership at Your Institution and Around the World!

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

What is Global Academic Leadership Fellows Programme (GALFP)?

Building on the successful American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)’s Academic Leadership Fellows Programme (ALFP), the Global Academic Leadership Fellows Program (GALFP) will be supporting and contributing to the development of leaders in academic pharmacy through the study and application of leadership theory and the attainment of leadership competencies based on integrity, ethics and teamwork. In addition, the program is intended to expand relationships with peers and colleagues from institutions around the world as well as within the Fellow’s school and university.

The applicant’s institution needs to be a member of FIP Academic Institutional Membership to apply for the programme. If you are not an AIM member yet, visit:

Click here to download the programme flyer.

GALFP Programme outline

The programme aspires to cover four main themes:

  • Leadership Discovery: Self and Teamwork
  • Developing Leadership skills for Higher Education
  • Leading Change in Higher Education
  • Refining Self and Current trends in Leadership

GALFP Learning objectives

By the end of the two-years long GALFP, the participants will:

  • Reflect on individual strengths and create a plan for implementation in a leadership capacity
  • Analyze and evaluate leadership theories, philosophies and apply those theories through case studies
  • Incorporate communication styles, strengths, emotional intelligence and other knowledge into creating an executive presence
  • Study and apply concepts of diversity, inclusion, culture and wellness
  • Develop essential leadership skills such as strategic planning, human resource and financial management
  • Understand the strategies for leading change in a team-oriented environment
  • Explore global public health and policy priorities critical to pharmaceutical and higher education
  • Become a global advocate for the development of the pharmacy profession

How does the GALFP work?

GALFP is a 2-year programme, where the content will be delivered via recorded presentations, interactive group collaboration webinars, group projects and live sessions for networking at AACP and FIP congresses.

The participants of the GALFP 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.

Who should apply?

  1. urrent academic pharmacy leaders desiring to enhance their leadership skills
  2. Faculty members interested in paths to academic leadership

Eligibility to apply

  1. Individuals proficient reading, writing and speaking English
  2. The applicant’s institution needs to be a member of FIP Academic Institutional Membership to apply for the programme. If you are not an AIM member yet, visit:
  3. Availability to attend two face to face meetings: FIP Congress in Year 1 and the AACP Annual Meeting in Year 2

The GALFP Taskforce will be developing the full eligibility and application criteria.

Preliminary guidance on call for applications

Applications for the first cohort will be announced in January-2020. The first cohort will be consisted of 6 to 8 participants. GALFP Taskforce will assess the applications and announce the selected candidates. The first cohort of GALFP is planned to start in the second quarter of 2020.

American Association of Schools of Pharmacy (AACP)

American Association of Schools 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.

For more information contact