The Leader Within
with Dr. Nancy A. Alvarez & Dr. Michael Negrete
January 30, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hosted by: Beta Chi Chapter, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, Medical University of South Carolina
Location: Held Virtually via Zoom
Payment: Tuition is $60 for pharmacists, $45 for pharmacy technicians, and $30 for health professions students (who must bring their ID badge at the time of registration).
The Leader Within–Including an introduction to the Leader Development Framework, the whole person approach to leadership, and the power of identifying and aligning one’s personal strengths and values with organizational goals and activities.
Many people pursue leadership because they like the idea of being a leader. Leaders enjoy many privileges such as recognition, admiration from others, and influence decisions made and others, as examples. Leaders are associated with accomplishments – the outcomes at a fixed point in time. What can often go unnoticed or underappreciated is the hard work required to arrive at the accomplishment. The privileges enjoyed by a leader can be what attracts others to leadership. 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. This conference will teach participants how to develop a greater understanding of their “whole self” and how to improve results by better integrating each aspect of their being into everything they do.
Nancy A. Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA - Dr. Alvarez is Associate Dean for Academic and Professional Affairs at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy – Phoenix Campus and Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science. She has held a variety of roles in community-based pharmacy, hospice and palliative care, and pharmaceutical industry practice. She is a former president of the American Pharmacists Association and Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society. She is a director of the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute and has served as a co-director for the California Pharmacist Association’s Leader Development Institute since its inception in 2013. She is the 2020 recipient of the Gloria Niemeyer Franke Leadership Mentor Award.
Michael Negrete, PharmD - Dr. Negrete is an Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs at Samuel Merritt University, where he collaborates with stakeholders across the Academic Division on strategic planning, interprofessional education, team training and community engagement. Dr. Negrete also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute where he helps write leadership textbooks and develops/delivers leader development workshops for state and national pharmacy organizations. Previously, Dr. Negrete spent 12-years on the staff of the California Pharmacists Association (2001-2013) serving in a variety of executive roles. Michael received the Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award in 2006, and led the effort for the Leader-Development Institute offered by CPhA and APhA’s Lead360 leadership curriculum.
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- List the five themes of the PLEI Leadership framework
- Describe the themes of curiosity, integrity, and "response-ability" and the importance of their application throughout the workshop
- List the four domains of a "whole person" and describe how they can be applied to enhance team engagement, empower others, and improve organizational performance
- Explain how the integration and alignment of one's Values, Interests, Strengths and Needs (VISN) can promote perseverance and passion for long-term goals (grit), and serve as the basis for PLEI's "Leader Within" curriculum
- List your unique combination of top strengths
- Describe the value of opportunities that allow an individual to leverage their strengths to make their unique contribution to the world and foster a sense if self-worth
- Discuss key considerations in deciding when to invest time and energy into leveraging strengths vs. improving weaknesses
- Apply the perspective of a "curious learner" (vs. a "judgmental knower") when working with individuals whose strengths are different from your own
- Compare and contrast the importance of well-rounded leaders vs. leadership teams
- List the benefits of investing time and energy in activities which elicit personal joy
- Identify common reasons individuals pursue activities that do NOT elicit joy
- Describe the potential costs of a strictly goal-driven approach to life
- Apply the three factors of the "ACE test" to identify current pursuits that meet the criteria of "authentic interests"
- Describe the inadequacy of a life which only involves pursuits that leverage one's strengths and serves one's interests
- Generate a list of values which, when honored, deliver a sense of personal meaning and purpose
- Distinguish a personal cause from a personal calling
- Apply the mindset of a "response-able player" in discussing where you choose to spend your time and energy
- List the basic human needs which are most often sacrificed in modern society
- Discuss the costs of such sacrifices on individuals and others
- Identify the needs they most often struggle to meet
- Apply the principle of intrapersonal integrity in discussing which personal needs you tend to sacrifice and why
- Create a personal VISN radar chart
- Apply a mindset of self-compassion while utilizing the chart's results to foster self-awareness and assess the "workability" of your current situation
- Apply the principles of acceptance and conscious choice in determining whether or not to make changes to their current situation
- Use human-centered design principles to chart a new path forward (if necessary)
Registration, Welcome, and Intros
| 10:10 AM
|| Module 1: What Makes a Leader
| 11:25 AM
| 11:30 AM
|| Module 2: Strengths
| 12:30 PM
| 1:00 PM
|| Module 3: Interests
| 1:55 PM
| 2:00 PM
|| Module 4: Values
| 2:55 PM
| 3:10 PM
|| Module 5: Needs
| 4:00 PM
| 4:05 PM
|| Module 6: Integration & Alignment
| 5:00 PM
Participants must sign in upon arrival and have attendance verified.
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