FIP Train the Trainer (TtT): From early career training to advanced practice

Developing training for career advancement in pharmacy

Hosted by: The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in collaboration with the Indonesian Pharmacists Association (IAI)
Date & location: Delivered virtually every day between November 5-7, 2020 at 13:30- 15:00 WIB (7:30-9:00 CET)

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About this FIP Train the Trainer programme

The FIP Workforce Transformation Programme (WTP):

Is a global programme that supports FIP member organisations and stakeholders in leading the advancement and re-shaping of national pharmaceutical workforces.  Based on the Nanjing outcomes

The WTP programme is designed to strategically support countries in developing needs-based, national workforce development strategies, workforce planning and actions using the Pharmaceutical Workforce Development Goals (PWDGs) as a framework. 

An emerging key area, closely aligned with a focus on primary health care delivery for pharmacy, is to implement PWDG 2 ‘Foundation training’ and associated infrastructures that need to be in place for directly supporting the early post-registration (post-licensing) years of the pharmaceutical workforce.  There is a clear need for consolidating the initial education and training of younger pharmacists and in progressing the novice workforce towards advanced practice. For this we need skilled, experienced and capable TRAINERS who can provide support for this segment of the workforce. FIP has developed global tools to achieve this aim and is conducting its first global live “Train-the-Trainers” event hosted through the FIPEd Workforce Development Hub. 

What is the goal of this TtT? 

The goal of the workshop is to provide FIP training and development strategies in a patient-centred approach for pharmacy trainers. 

What are the learning objectives? 

Trainers will be able to: 

1. Acknowledge WHO Primary Health Care and Workforce Development interdependence for competent pharmaceutical service provision.
2. Discuss principles of competency-based training and health services.
3. Discuss design principles of the FIP GbCF; competency clusters, competency domains and competency behaviours.
4. Utilise the FIP GbCF as a development tool to support competency progression of early career practicing pharmacists. 
5. Discuss the design principles of a range of developmental frameworks for career development and professional development strategies in the workplace.
6. Discuss components of a portfolio of evidence for early career practicing pharmacists and use of portfolios for evaluating progression
7. Identify other FIP tools and mechanisms for workforce development and transformation; e.g. FIP Global Advanced Development Framework (GADF).
8.Discuss and understand the impact of timely work based evaluation and feedback in health care workers development 

Who is it aimed at? Who can participate?

This workshop is open to all pharmacists engaged in the training and supervision of pharmacists in primary health care settings which include patient-facing & clinical roles. 

How will this TtT be delivered? 

The TtT will be delivered live over three days between November 5-7, 2020 at 13:30- 15:00 WIB (7:30-9:00 CET) every day. In addition to these live virtual training sessions, Trainers will receive offline content and materials to supplement the training programme and meet the full list of learning objectives. This blended approach will ensure a flexible, engaging and interactive training course!

High-level schedule

Day 1: November 5, 2020 13:30- 15:00 WIB (7:30-9:00 CET)
Competencies, skills and advancement of practice.  How to re-shape workforce development, with a focus on Foundation Training (PWDG 2) and early career pharmacists.
Training Trainers and developing advanced practice using the GADF as a basis for experiential development.

Day 2: November 6, 2020 13:30- 15:00 WIB (7:30-9:00 CET)
Assessment strategies, tools and competency development for young practitioners.

Day 3: November 7, 2020 13:30- 15:00 WIB (7:30-9:00 CET)
Using portfolios, professional recognition systems and Foundation practice. 

Delivered by the FIP Workforce Transformation Programme Global Training Team: 

Professor Ian Bates (UK) 
Director of the FIPEd Workforce Development Hub & the FIP Global Pharmaceutical Observatory, UCL-FIP Collaborating Centre, University College London, School of Pharmacy

Dr Dalia Bajis (Bahrain)
FIP Workforce Development Hub Lead for Foundation Training and Assistant Professor, Mohammed Al Mana College for Medical Sciences Full-time

Dr Ian Coombes (Australia) 
Director of Pharmacy at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy University of Queensland

Dr Asmaa Al Haqan (Kuwait)
FIP Workforce Development Hub Lead for Foundation Training and Clinical Instructor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kuwait University

Dr Marwan Akel (Lebanon)
FIP Workforce Development Hub Lead for Advancing Integrated Services and Chairperson Pharmacy Practice Department, Lebanese International University

Dr Lina Bader (The Netherlands)
FIP Lead for Workforce Transformation & Development