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Leadership and Management Certificate Program Graduates
Graduates of the Leadership and Management Certificate Program, 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting

The ACCP Leadership and Management Certificate Program is an educational program aimed at developing leadership and management abilities. The curriculum is designed for those who are currently in leadership or management positions or who aspire to pursue leadership positions in the future. The program will provide official ACCP recognition to leaders and managers who complete the program requirements.

Pharmacy directors, deans, department heads, and program directors are encouraged to integrate the Leadership and Management Academy with their own professional development efforts for management staff, faculty, and others who will benefit from enhanced leadership and management skills.

Curriculum

The Leadership and Management Certificate Program curriculum includes 18.0 hours of core modules and 8.0 hours of elective programming. Elective opportunities provide instruction to meet the leadership or management needs of individual participants. Some electives will focus on a contemporary leadership approach or leadership text, while other electives will address the needs of specific leadership positions (e.g., the clinical manager, the pharmacy department head and/or associate/assistant head, the department chair/vice chair). The core modules consist of the following:

  • Prerequisite Module: Leadership Primer (6 hours)
    Offered in conjunction with ACCP Annual Meeting
  • Module No. 1: Personal Leadership Development (4 hours)
    Offered in conjunction with ACCP Annual Meeting
  • Module No. 2: Interpersonal Leadership Development (4 hours)
    Delivered during the virtual spring Academy programming
  • Module No. 3: Attributes of a Leader (4 hours)
    Delivered during the virtual spring Academy programming

A total of 26.0 hours are required to complete the program. For complete information on each module’s learning objectives, pre-assignments, portfolio activities and mentoring requirements, consult the Leadership and Management Certificate Program syllabus. Each participant will be given 2 years to complete the certificate program.

Program Completion Deadline
The ACCP Academy requires all enrollees to complete the program within two years of attending their first module. Note, there is no prerequisite requirement for this program, i.e. required modules can be taken in any order.

Certificate Requirements

To qualify for graduation, Leadership and Management Certificate Program participants must complete required reading, 18.0 hours of required modules and 8.0 hours of electives.

In addition, each participant must develop and maintain an online electronic portfolio via the online system developed and maintained by ACCP. The electronic portfolio will serve as the guiding and monitoring tool for professional advancement over the course of the program. Portfolio development will be initiated following the completion of the prerequisite module. Completion of the assigned portfolio activities will be required within six months of taking the module and prior to participating in the next module. All portfolio assignments must be completed by August 15th of the year intended for graduation.

One-on-one mentoring is among the most effective strategies to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values of a leader. Therefore, each participant will be asked to identify a personal mentor (preferably from his or her institution, if possible) with whom he or she will meet throughout the program. For more information about the certificate requirements, accessing the portfolio and required reading, view the course syllabus.

Enrollment and Program Costs

To enroll in the ACCP Academy Leadership and Management Certificate Program, apply online or download the application form. Fees for the ACCP Academy Leadership and Management Certificate Program have been established with today's institutional budgets in mind. A one-time application fee of $399.95 for members and $699.95 for nonmembers (to offset expenses for online portfolio maintenance) will be charged upon enrollment in the program. Your enrollment fee includes access to all programming requirements virtually including the prerequisite modules, modules 1, 2, and 3, and electives. All programming will be delivered live via Zoom and recordings made available to participants in your ACCP Account.

Three-Month Grace Period: Required and elective programming completed three months before enrollment, will apply towards the certificate.

Questions? Visit the FAQs page or contact Wendy Staab.<.p>

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Graduates

Other Resources

In addition to the Leadership and Management Certificate Program of the ACCP Academy, ACCP also offers these additional leadership and management resources.

Books of Interest
Check out the ACCP Bookstore for member discounts on classic leadership references as well as to guide you toward your full leadership potential.

Guide to Mentoring
To aid your mentoring experience, review the article “A Guide to Mentoring—and to Being Mentored” written by Robert E. Smith, Pharm.D., Chair of the ACCP Academy Leadership and Management Steering Committee. A sample mentor request letter is provided.