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Apply for the 4th annual Leadership Forum

May 5, 2017

Apply for the 4th annual Leadership Forum

Apply for a spot at the 4th annual Leadership Forum in Edmonton. 

Why attend the ACP Leadership Forum? Here’s why.

When ACP hosts its fourth Leadership Forum in Edmonton June 21-23, 2017, it will gather together a group of like-minded pharmacy technicians and pharmacists hoping to grow, both professionally and personally.

Collaboration and support 

Erin Albrecht, a community pharmacist based in Manning, participated in the first-ever Leadership Forum in 2014. She enjoyed the opportunity to choose an issue she was struggling with and work through it with her peers.

“The forum helped me put into words what I was dealing with and helped me worked through why it was important, the barriers in my way, and the outcome I wanted,” said Erin. “I’ve since used that model in several other problems I’ve had in my practice and my personal life. It gave me hope for the future that I can do this. It made a significant mark in my life.”

 It rejuvenated my whole outlook and made me want to be a better pharmacist. 

Margie Steingart also attended the first Leadership Forum and saw it as an opportunity to collaborate with “the upper crust of people who are passionate about doing pharmacy right.” Margie, a community pharmacist from Carstairs, took comfort in the fact her peers were going through the same issues she was, and appreciated the ability to gather perspectives from across the profession, across the province.

“I left with a lot of tools to begin new pathways with my team once I got back to the store,” Margie said. “I created a checklist for how my staff was going to perform our roles to meet everyone’s needs. Because of that, I presented to the Pharmacy Technician Society of Alberta (PTSA) conference on how registered pharmacy technicians can help pharmacists do our job. It really snowballed into doing things well.” 

Motivating and inspiring 

Pharmacy technician Sharon Van Wert of Medicine Hat says attending the Leadership Forum made her a better communicator and more confident. And she believes the event helps break down the walls that can sometimes exist between technicians and pharmacists.

“It was one of the best weekends of my life,” said Sharon. “It was so motivating, inspirational, and emotional. We all cried. Everyone had tears in their eyes at one point as we shared our stories.”

At the 2015 Leadership Forum, St. Albert community pharmacist Ashley Davidson developed a personal vision that she now applies to her practice. She encourages anyone who’s thinking of going to the forum to apply.

“You’re going to meet people within your profession who are inspiring, who are engaging, and who you might not otherwise be in contact with,” said Ashley. “You also gain a better understanding of the perspective of other pharmacists, whether they’re in the community or a hospital. I also got a better understanding of the vision and the goals of Council and ACP.”


Apply for the 4th annual Leadership Forum

Are you an aspiring pharmacy leader? Apply for a spot at ACP’s 4th annual Leadership Forum, to be held June 21-23 in Edmonton! You will be introduced to thought processes and skills that will help you lead in a world of constant change. During this two-day event, facilitators will guide you through group and individual learning activities designed to build confidence and leadership skills valuable to your practice, your community, and your home.

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