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The Global Academic Leadership Fellows Program (GALFP) is a two-year-long program designed to develop promising pharmacy faculty for roles as future global leaders in academic pharmacy and higher education. The programme is for:
The GALFP programme includes self-assessment, peer assessment, in-depth leadership development, team building, consideration of legislative and public policy issues critical to academic pharmacy and higher education, administrative competency development, and application of leadership experiences. GALFP content is delivered via recorded presentations, interactive group collaboration webinars, group projects and live sessions for networking at AACP and FIP congresses.
Ten Fellows will be selected to participate in 2020-21 Cohort 1 and eligibility apply is as follows:
Instructions for Nominators and Nominees
Please read all the information in the application carefully. The Dean of the college or school must make the nomination for the nominee.
Prior to completing the application, the Dean/Head must meet with the nominee to:
- Develop a mentoring plan based on the GALFP programme with the potential Fellow that will provide learning experiences regarding the strategy and operations of academic pharmacy and higher education within the college/school;
- Agree to mentor the nominee or identify a co-mentor within the institution or at another college or school of pharmacy;
- Discuss adequate time to be released from the nominee's faculty/administrator duties to pursue development activities associated with the GALFP, for scheduled GALFP meetings (virtual and face to face meetings) and for development activities at the home institution;
- Arrange a schedule of meetings throughout the Fellow programme to discuss GALFP activities, professional goals, and lessons learned through participation in governance at the home institution; and
- Commit to provide or seek financial support to the nominee, including tuition, travel and personal expenses associated with participation in GALFP. (These expenses include airline travel, ground transportation, lodging, FIP and AACP meetings (included in GALFP tuition) and meal costs).
The tuition fee for the GALFP 2020-21 Cohort 1 is: $7,500 USD
This fee covers access to GALFP platform, all virtual meetings, registration fee to FIP Congress 2020 (including Global Academic Leaders Forum) and AACP Annual Meeting 2021 for in-person trainings, lunch and coffee breaks during the in-person meetings, two social dinners including the graduation ceremony and textbooks & materials.
This fee doesn’t cover accommodation and airfare costs to attend the in-person meetings as well as meals other than mentioned above.
The expected total cost including programme fee and personal expenses is approximately $11,300 USD
If selected as a Global Academic Leadership Fellow, the Fellow commits to attend and participate in all program activities and assignments. The program involves attending GALFP virtual Sessions, and participating in the FIP Congress 2020 in Seville, Spain and AACP Annual Meeting in 2021 in Toronto, Canada. Due to the intensive nature and team-building focus of the in-residence programming sessions, we ask that family members / guests to be excluded from the in-person meetings.
Selection and Notification
An institution may nominate one individual. Selection of Fellows will be made by the GALFP Taskforce on an individual basis with attention given to the strength of the nomination letter, the proposed mentoring plan for the Fellow's involvement in leadership learning experiences at the home institution, and the nominee's letter of intent. To meet program goals and maximize each Fellow's leadership development opportunities, we seek diversity in the Fellows' cohort based on nominee's career stage, academic discipline, and leadership/management experience.
10 qualified nominees will be selected. Nominees will be notified at the end of March 2020.
The following required supporting documents should be assembled accordingly in a “single PDF document” and uploaded in the online submission form.
- Nominee’s Letter of Intent, initialled by the Dean Mentor
Completed by the Nominee, submit a letter of intent, limited to 1000 words or 2½ to 3 double-spaced pages that address the following:
- Briefly describe your history of leadership/management experiences. The letter should identify your history of leadership activities at the institution such as chairing committees; advising student groups; mentoring students and faculty; developing community/institutional programs; supervising an active research program; and/or formal administrative or supervisory capacity.
- Address your future career goals.
- What you hope to learn through the GALFP.
- How you would like to make a difference through your leadership in academic pharmacy and higher education.
- Current curriculum vitae
- Letter of recommendation from the Dean Mentor
The letter should be no more than one page and address the three points provided below:
- How you would describe the nominee's competencies/talents and potential for leadership.
- Why you believe the nominee should be a Global Academic Leadership Fellow.
- Describe the mentoring plan you and the nominee have developed
Completed applications must include the following three documents combined in a “single PDF document”:
- Nominee’s letter of intent, initialed by the nominator (limit 1000 words or 2½-3 double-spaced pages)
- Current curriculum vitae
- Letter of recommendation from the nominating Dean (one page)
All application materials must be submitted through the online submission form by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.