Leadership and Financial Buzz 2022-2023


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 13, 2022, at 6:00 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?

January 17, 2023, at 6:00 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 28, 2023, at 6:00 PM:
Investing Basics/Education Savings

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

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 3 of 4 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 (2016/2017/2018/2019/2020/2021/2022) 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 three sessions.


October 11, 2022, at 5:00 PM:
Give and Take by Adam Grant
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
and Carrie Baker Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS

November 15, 2022, at 6:00 PM:
Branding Pays by Karen Kang
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

January 24, 2023, at 5:00 PM:
Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter
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

April 17, 2023, at 12:00 PM:
The Servant by James Hunter
Discussion led by: Paige Brown, Pharm.D.


No Cost(Open only to members)

September 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM
January 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM
February 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM


October 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM
November 15, 2022 at 6:00 PM
January 24, 2023 at 5:00 PM
April 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM