In 2012, the Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) developed the Health Professional Leadership Academy (HPLA), a year-long program aimed at developing a class of practitioners equipped and motivated to lead others and their profession in the years ahead. The program consists of face-to-face workshops, online webinars and ongoing mentorship facilitated by leaders, Academy faculty and MPA staff.
The Academy has enrolled participants from a variety of healthcare disciplines including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, physicians, physician assistance and healthcare administrators. With more than 100 graduates, MPF is committed to continuing the development of leaders to help advance the profession of pharmacy, as well as all health care.
In 2017, the program was revised and converted to a nine-month program. Due to the pandemic, the program is being revamped again to ensure successful participation.
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The Academy is undergoing revisions due to the pandemic to ensure successful participation. Details on eligibility should be available in November. The Academy will continue to include the following:
To receive a Certificate of Completion, each participant must attend and participate actively in all Leadership Academy events and activities.
In conjunction with MPA staff, Academy workshops are facilitated by Brenda Wagenknecht-Ivey, the founder and president of PRAXIS Consulting, Inc. As a professional consultant, she has been providing a wide-range of consulting services to private, public, and not-for-profit organizations across the United States since 1986, and internationally since 2005. In 1990, she began her own consulting practice, and in 1995, she founded PRAXIS Consulting, Inc. Her work focuses on helping organizations, teams, and individuals enhance overall performance and organizational health.
The cost to attend the Academy in 2021 is $1,250. Many of the Academy activities are approved for pharmacy professional continuing education credit for participating in and completing select portions of the program. The fee covers all related expenses for participation. Please note: (1) the fee does not include reimbursement for mileage or lodging, registration for the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, vents hosted at the MPA Annual Convention, any hotel or parking fees; and (2) the fee is not refundable.
Healthcare professionals from all practice environments are welcome to apply.
To be eligible to participate in HPLA, a health professional must:
HPLA applications will be evaluated and selected by MPA and MPF using the following criteria:
Note: Membership in a professional organization is not a requirement for selection, but it is preferred.
We need your support to continue forming today’s practitioners into tomorrow’s leaders. Your investment in the education and training offered by HPLA will have tremendous benefits for the future of the health care industry. If every pharmacist and pharmacy technician as well as other healthcare providers donated $250 annually, MPF could continue to expand the program, shape health care leaders and ensure a viable future for pharmacy and patient care.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support your profession and maintain the legacy that we’ve worked so hard to build. Click here to access a printable form with information on how to contribute. Thank you for your consideration and support of MPF initiatives.