D6 - Young Pharmacists Group Leadership Development Workshop Part 1

Capital Suite 7

Organised by the YPG, in collaboration with the Academic Pharmacy Section, FIPEd and the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation


John Ly (YPG, Australia)


(followed by D7 Part 2 on Sunday 22 September)

Join us for leadership training!

This year will the 2nd Leadership Development Workshop at the FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We invite all active young pharmacists with an interest in taking up future leadership roles on the YPG Steering Committee or in being involved with local or national YPG leadership to attend this session.

Those who are active in their local YPG and/or previously active with the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation and looking to explore further leadership involvement with FIP are highly encouraged to attend. Place numbers will be limited to ensure a high-quality, personal event, and applications must be made beforehand, to the YPG Steering Committee, to ensure all participants fulfil the criteria.

The criteria include YPG membership eligibility, FIP individual membership, previous extra-curricular involvement and 200 words on why you would like to attend this session, including if you plan to run for YPG elections this year.

All participants will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the workshop.

Registration of Interest

To apply for this workshop please click the following link to register your interest


08:30 – 08:45 Welcome
John Ly (YPG, Australia) and Catherine Duggan (FIP, Netherlands)
Representatives from the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section, FIPEd and IPSF

08:45 – 09:00 Introduction between all participants

  1. 09:00 – 09:30 Introduction to FIP structure and YPG projects
    John Ly (YPG, Australia) and Carolyn Dewart (YPG, USA)
  2. 09:30 – 10:20 Values of servant, ethical and volunteer leadership
    Betty Chaar (The University of Sydney, Australia)

10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break

  1. 10:40 – 11:45 Project management skills — Apps, tools, time management and processes to help manage the new workload
    Yuri Jung (YPG, South Korea), Miranda Law (Howard University, USA) and Miranda Sertić (FIP, Croatia)
  2. 11:45 – 12:55 Communication skills ― Public speaking, presentation skills, constructive feedback and media releases
    Lin-Nam Wang (FIP, Netherlands) and Catherine Kuecker (William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, USA)

12:55 – 13:00 Room refresh

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

  1. 14:00 – 15:50 Succession planning — Why is it important? Ways to ensure stable handover of local or international YPG roles
    David Steeb (UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, USA) and Sarah Vibhuti Arya (St. John’s University, USA)

15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break

  1. 16:10 – 17:00 How to run effective meetings
    Ema Paulino (FIP, Portugal)

17:00 – 17:10 Conclusion by the chair

17:10 – 17:45 YPG Steering Committee positions (optional)
Participants interested in elections to hear more closely and ask questions about the specific roles and responsibilities from the current YPG Steering Committee

19:00 Networking dinner (optional)

Learning Objectives

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure and projects of FIP
  2. Differentiate current YPG projects as they relate to FIP
  3. Demonstrate soft skills and practical skills in leadership and management
  4. Collaborate, through networking opportunities, with active YPG leaders from across the world
  5. Produce ideas for future strategic planning of the FIP YPG.

Type of session: Application-based

For more information, visit www.fip.org/young_pharmacists_group or email ypg@fip.org