Pharmacy Leadership Symposium


June, 2019 • Austin, Texas

We invite you to the Pharmacy Leadership Symposium taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in north/central Austin next June.  This professional development symposium is designed for pharmacists who are looking to strengthen their leadership skills, take the next career step, tackle a current work challenge, and/or become involved in leadership opportunities within their healthcare community.


Are You Ready to Lead?

The pharmacy and healthcare professions are experiencing a unique period of transition. Within periods of transition sit great opportunities.  Leaders will emerge to set the course for this period to develop the new healthcare systems that will impact our future patients and the health of our societies. Are you ready for the charge?  Will you be the next leader in healthcare?

The Symposium

The Pharmacy Leadership Symposium is designed to help pharmacists with the “itch to lead” to improve their leadership skills in order to take on the changing healthcare marketplace.  Through participation, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Assess, reflect, and understand one’s self in relation to leadership, the profession, and leading others
  • Discuss and comprehend the changes taking place in healthcare
  • Acquire and utilize new skills when leading transitions and change
  • Connect with like-minded colleagues, to form cohorts, and to share challenges and goals
  • Plan a personal Continuing Professional Development agenda to continue one’s leadership growth

Leadership Skills

The Pharmacy Leadership Symposium includes workshops on specific leadership skills needed in today’s every-changing profession:

  • Leadership Frames
  • Communication Skills
  • Leading Change
  • Working with Difficult Situations
  • Professional Involvement
  • Self-Reflection and Development


Continuing Professional Development Event

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an approach to lifelong learning. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) defines CPD as a self-directed, ongoing, systematic and outcomes-focused approach to lifelong learning that is applied into practice. It involves the process of active participation in formal and informal learning activities that assist individuals in developing and maintaining continuing competence, enhancing their professional practice, and supporting achievement of their career goals. – ACPE, 2018

At the conclusion of the Symposium, participants will create a two-year CPD plan, and leave with a network of like-minded professionals who will support one another through their CPD journey.

Celebrating 125 Years

In 1893, pharmacy leaders in Texas came together to discuss the future of pharmacy leadership and founded the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin.  Over the past 125 years, the College has greatly impacted healthcare in the State and beyond.  This August, we are looking to bring together 125 of the most talented emerging leaders in pharmacy to forge the next era of healthcare.  We invite you to join us!


The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the ACPE LogoAccreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


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