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Leadership Development

To keep Iowa a leader in pharmacy practice requires developing strong leaders. The IPA Foundation supports several programs to develop leadership and communication skills for emerging leaders among the state's student pharmacists and pharmacists in the early part of their careers. Past participants in these programs have established themselves as leaders in their practices and in state and national leadership positions.

Leadership Pharmacy Conference

The Leadership Pharmacy Conference provides a unique opportunity for pharmacists in their first 3 to 15 years of practice to develop organizational skills which will enable both personal and professional growth. The goals of this conference are to provide participants with strong leadership training, increase their awareness of state and national pharmacy issues, encourage involvement in professional and community activities, and develop new practitioners for leadership roles within the profession.

Bill Burke Student Leadership Conference

The Bill Burke Student Pharmacist Leadership Conference is a two-day conference for 30 student pharmacists from Drake University and the University of Iowa to build leadership skills and increase awareness of issues affecting the profession.

IPA Executive Fellowship in Association Management

The IPA Executive Fellowship in Association Management is a postgraduate training program for a pharmacist interested in being a leader in the health care system. The fellowship provides training and experience in leadership, advocacy, professional affairs and problem-solving while working to advance IPA's strategic plan.

Max W. Eggleston Executive Internship in Association Management

The Max W. Eggleston Executive Internship in Association Management is 12-week program held each summer to provide student pharmacists with an educational experience in professional association management and support the foundation through projects related to pharmacy leadership and innovative practice research.

Karbeling Leadership Award

The IPA Foundation established the Karbeling Leadership Award in 2006 as a tribute to the leadership and service of the late Jerry Karbeling. The award reflects Jerry’s passion for involvement in professional organizations and the political process by recognizing one Drake University and one University of Iowa student pharmacist each year who demonstrate outstanding participation in these areas. Recipients are P3 student pharmacists who are nominated by their respective college of pharmacy. 
Want to join the foundation in supporting initiatives to support the development of current and future pharmacy leaders? Donate now to the IPA Foundation's general fund.