Strategic planning for the Academic Pharmacy Section




Implementation goals, Organisational alignment, Strategic planning


Strategic planning is a vital and ongoing process to define an organisation’s purpose (mission, vision, and values), the direction an organisation is going in the future and how an organisation will arrive at a desired future state (goals and objectives).  An effective plan articulates the action steps needed to achieve an organisation’s goals and objectives.  The Academic Pharmacy Section (AcPS) of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) initiated a strategic planning process in 2015 due to the growth of the membership and the need to align the activities of the section membership with FIP strategic plans.  Over the past seven years, the plan has evolved into a strategic implementation plan, with extensive consultation across the FIP, supported by working groups, to achieve the goals and objectives of the AcPS.

Author Biography

John Albert Pieper, University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

President and Professor, St. Louis College of Pharmacy


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FIP Board of Pharmacy Practice Academic Section. (2019, September 23). Strategic Plan, 2019–2024. FIP Academic Pharmacy Section. Retrieved June 18, 2022, from




How to Cite

Pieper, J. A. (2022). Strategic planning for the Academic Pharmacy Section. Pharmacy Education, 22(4), p. 19–23.