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Pilot implementation of a formal leadership development strategy within a student chapter of an American pharmacy organisation

Bill J Bowman, Erin C Raney

Abstract

Introduction: This report describes the pilot implementation of a formal leadership development strategy for the elected officers within the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).

Description: The leadership development strategy consisted of initial meetings with each chapter officer regarding their personal goals and a self-appraisal of their leadership skills, mid-point meetings with each officer regarding their leadership experiences up to that point, and a concluding group meeting with all officers regarding the concept of strengths-based leadership.

Evaluation: Upon completion of their elected terms, each officer was surveyed about their leadership experiences within APhA-ASP. The overall response rate was 95% and each experience was perceived as having some degree of benefit.

Future Plans: These data will be used to improve the development strategy and will serve as a baseline for assessing a subsequent initiative founded upon the concept of emotional intelligence. 


Keywords

PhA-ASP, Leadership Development, Strengths-Based Leadership, Student Organisations, Pharmacy Students


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