Lead360 is part of APhA's Leadership360 Institute and launches with Lead360: The Leader Within program. Lead360 prepares pharmacy professionals for their roles as leaders of themselves, their patients, healthcare teams, the profession, and their communities.
In partnership with the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute
Lead360: The Leader Within is APhA’s inaugural offering to empower pharmacists to take a purposeful approach to their professional and personal lives. This introspective experience helps participants discover and clarify the personal values, interests, strengths, and needs which inform, support and direct their personal and career goals. This self-discovery fuels individuals to lead from where they stand and take a “player” mindset in their lives.
Lead360: The Leader Within is a live, in-person experience where participants will learn, connect, and share with a small group of peers. There will be at least one facilitator for every 12 people, providing a more personalized experience. At the end of the weekend, participants will:
Participants will be more self-aware and be able to apply what they have learned to better align personal values, interests, strengths, and needs with those of the organizations and teams they are part of (e.g. work, professional organizations, family, community groups).
Participants have the option to extend their leader development journey through a 3-month virtual cohort experience following completion of the live session. During the virtual experience, participants will participate in learning activities every other week. These learning activities will include 30-minute webinars that can be viewed on the participant's schedule (live attendance is not required), activities to implement what the participant has learned in everyday life, and 60-minute small cohort calls with an expert facilitator and 3-5 other participants. During the calls, the group will share their progress toward their leadership development plan and their experiences with the implementation activities. The expert facilitator will help guide participants toward purposeful integration of the leadership lessons into their lives.
Sign up for the full experience (live + virtual) or attend the live session and add the virtual program after!
Each live program will include the following component sessions during which expert facilitators will guide participants to explore their strengths, interests, value, and needs and how to leverage and align these on their leadership journey.
“Leadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth.” - James MacGregor Burns
Winston Churchill and Mother Theresa were two distinctly different individuals. Yet despite their differences, most would agree they were both very effective leaders. Is it possible that these two incredibly different individuals shared a common set of factors that could be used to define exemplary leadership? During this session, participants will explore whether such factors exist, and become familiar with the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute’s (PLEI) five leadership themes and three basic approaches to leadership.
“Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by improving our weaknesses.” - Marilyn Vos Savant
Great leaders seem to have a magical ability to get more from their teams than is humanly possible. Many leaders believe the key to such performance lies in charismatic inspiration, or draconian punishment/reward systems. While those strategies may work for a time, they alone can never produce sustained “superhuman” performance. This session will illustrate the importance of identifying people’s strengths and aligning them with appropriate tasks matched in both type and complexity.
Interests, Enjoyment, and Resiliency
“If people are having fun, they’re going to work harder, stay longer, maintain their composure in a crisis and take better care of the organization.” - Adrian Gostick & Scott Christopher
Many people pursue leadership because they like the idea of being a leader. Once they become a leader however, they soon realize that there is a big difference between the idea of being a leader and performing the actual work of a leader. Leadership can be fraught with frustrations and disappointments. Many people will question and disagree with a leader’s vision. Furthermore, even those who agree with it may offer to help and never follow through. Challenges such as these can suck the life out of a leader, sapping their will and energy. This program will help participants identify their core elements of enjoyment and leverage them as a source of resiliency to sustain their leadership pursuits.
Core Values & Priorities: Your Guide to Meaning and Purpose
“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” - Viktor E. Frankl
The great management guru Peter Drucker said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” But how does one identify what is “right” for oneself? During this session, participants will be led through an exploration of their core values and examine how values can be used to guide the allocation of limited time and resources and to maximize meaning, purpose, and value.
Meeting Personal Needs to Facilitate Active Engagement
"People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs; only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.” - Abdolkarim Soroush
While it is critical to align one’s activities with personal interests, strengths, and values, this alone may not be sufficient to ensure active engagement. In fact, few things can be more frustrating than the inability to take advantage of an opportunity that promises to be meaningful, enjoyable and well-aligned with one’s personal skills and abilities. Frequent sources of such frustrations are competing personal needs, particularly those that appear to be unrelated to our interests, strengths, or values. The easy fix to such dilemmas would be to simply discard the activities which are boring, misaligned with our strengths, and/or appear to be meaningless. However, that is not always practical. In this program, participants will explore such needs and identify strategies for addressing them.
Aligning Organizational Participation with Personal Values, Interests, Strength, and Needs
“Happiness grows less from the passive experience of desirable outcomes than from involvement in valued activities and progress toward one’s goals.” -David Myers and Ed Diener
Good leaders know an organization’s most valuable resource is its people. Great leaders use that knowledge to align their peoples’ values, interests, strengths, and needs with organizational goals and priorities. During this session, participants will gain experience in this process by assessing the degree of alignment between their major time-consuming activities and their own values, interests, strengths, and needs, identifying common causes of misalignment, and developing strategies for increasing alignment.
The 3-month virtual expansion program helps participants take what they learned during the live session and implement it in their everyday lives. So often people learn things and become energized to change their behaviors, but the grind of everyday life prevents them from maintaining a focus on purposeful living and change. APhA's Lead360: The Leader Within Virtual Experience helps participants maintain their focus on their plan for leadership and personal development. The Virtual Experience includes 30-minute webinars that can be viewed on the participant's schedule (live attendance is not required), activities to implement what the participant has learned in everyday life, and 60-minute small cohort calls with an expert facilitator and 3-5 other participants. Activities occur every other week and will require 30-60 minutes of engagement plus any time spent focusing on the integration of the lessons into everyday life.
Webinars will be pre-recorded by an expert facilitator and will build on the content from the live session. New lessons or case examples may be included and each webinar will call on participants to dive deeper into the leadership development journey. Webinars will be approximately 30 minutes and can be watched at the leisure of the participant during the assigned week.
Implementation activities will fuel participants to take what they have learned and make it a reality. This includes focusing on the values, interests, strengths, and needs from the live session as well as integrating the lessons learned during the webinars. The activities will include suggested actions participants can take between the webinar and the small cohort call.
Small cohort learning calls will bring a subset of the live session group back together every 2 weeks to discuss the content from the webinars and the experiences, successes, and challenges participants are having as they integrate what they have learned into their lives. During the calls, an expert facilitator will help guide participants and add insight to fuel the passion for leadership development. Each small cohort will stay together for the duration of the Virtual Experience, which will create opportunities to network, share, and learn from each other.