The HPAI Leadership Academy launch

The Leadership Academy, sponsored by MSD Ireland, was introduced at the Hospital Pharmacists Association of Ireland (HPAI) annual conference earlier this year and will include 5 Leadership Master Classes delivered through eLearning videos with supporting materials. Participants need only a screen and somewhere comfortable to sit.

The learnings are based on the idea that Leadership is a state of mind rather than a position of authority and that anyone can exhibit leadership in their role. The challenge is to identify the opportunities to do so and seize them.

Each Master Class will consist of approximately 45 minutes of video broken into smaller chunks, so that they can be watched at the participants own pace. There will be supporting materials including a lecture guide pack, blogs and recommended further reading.

The aim of The Academy is for all pharmacists to have an opportunity, at their own pace, to have the benefit of a 2-day Leadership course from a leading expert (Gearóid Hardy) in the field. The course may be eligible for CPD and/or as part of the development of the hospital Pharmacy team led out by the chief pharmacist.

Gearoid Hardy has over 35 years’ experience working in a variety of industries including; banking, IT, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. He has international experience in both the academic and professional sector. His leadership credentials come from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and he is currently completing a Doctorate in the area of Healthcare teams.

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