Leadership and Financial Buzz 2021-2022


Financial Buzz

The NCAP New Practitioner Forum (NPF) will be hosting a financial series called The Financial Buzz! Sessions will be facilitated by a financial advisor. Individuals in the early years of their careers have unique financial needs. This year NPF is also hosting a financial series specifically tailored to the needs of new practitioner pharmacists. From paying back school loans, starting retirement savings, purchasing your first home, to putting financial protections in place.

September 29, 2021, at 6:30 PM:
Retirement Planning

  • How much do you need to save?
  • Where do you save your money for the most benefit?
  • How does retirement income work?

December 8, 2021, at 6:30 PM:
Protection Planning

  • Do you have an emergency fund for the next mishap?
  • Buying a home and getting a mortgage?
  • What types of insurance do you need?

February 16, 2022, at 6:30 PM:
Investing Basics

  • What should your investment mix be at your age?
  • What type of investments should you consider?
  • How much should you invest?

April 25, 2022, at 6:30 PMThis session is rescheduled for June 7, 2022, at 6:30 PM
Education Savings

  • How to pay off student debt?
  • How do you save for your child’s education?

Leadership Buzz

The NCAP New Practitioner Forum (NPF) will be hosting a book club called The Leadership Buzz! Sessions will be facilitated by leaders across the state and members of the NPF Leadership Team. Leadership Buzz uses a 'book club' style format. Participants read a select set of books and participate in facilitated discussions. Pharmacy leaders in the state have volunteered to lead the discussions. Great way to strengthen your leadership knowledge and skills, while networking with others NCAP has a limited number of scholarships to offset the cost of books. The scholarships are on a first come first serve basis. Scholarship recipients are asked to participate in at least 4 of 5 book discussions.

Our Sponsor
Leadership Buzz is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Partnership for Safe Medicines.  We are very grateful to Shabbir Safdar and his team for their support. 

Target Audience
Residents, fellows, and recent graduates (2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2021) are invited to join us for personal and leadership development through reading and discussing five diverse books. It is requested that you commit to at least four sessions.


October 19, 2021, at 7:00 PM:
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven
Discussion led by: Tyler Vest, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, BCSCP
Pharmacy Manager, Automation, Medication Distribution, and Controlled Substances, Duke University Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

November 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM:
No Bullsh*t Leadership: Why the World Needs More Everyday Leaders and Why That Leader Is You by Chris Hirst
Discussion led by: Riley Bowers, Pharm.D., BCCP, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy, Cape Fear Valley Health

January 20, 2022, at 7:00 PM:
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
Discussion led by: Stephen Eckel, Pharm.D., M.H.A.
Associate Dean, Global Engagement and Associate Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Residency Program Director, PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration, and Leadership, UNC Medical Center

April 4, 2022, at 7:00 PM: Discussion meeting canceled for this book only
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek
Discussion led by: Scott Savage, Pharm.D., M.S.
Executive Vice Dean and Chief Operating Officer, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

May 17, 2022, at 7:00 PM:
Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter
Discussion led by: Udobi Campbell, Pharm.D., M.B.A.
Executive Director of Pharmacy, Triangle West Region, UNC Health
Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Practice, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy


No Cost(Open only to members)

September 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM
December 8, 2021 at 6:30 PM
February 16, 2022 at 6:30 PM
June 7, 2022 at 6:30 PM


October 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM
November 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM
January 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM
May 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM