Reflections on the question, What were the benefits of the retreat to you personally?
“Self reflection and networking with other students”
“The best thing I learned is the importance of reflection. I also really enjoyed the opportunity to bond with my classmates”
“It gave me a chance to reflect on my abilities as a leader. Also, observations of other students taught me a lot on leadership styles. I met and worked closely with other students and residents that I would not have a chance to work with if it hadn’t been for this retreat”
“Personal reflection on where I’ve come from and where I want to go, networking with peers and faculty, and re-energizing my enthusiasm for my profession and my ability to drive change”
“Realizing that everyone can learn to be a leader”
“This retreat was a really good opportunity to meet other student leaders that I haven’t had the chance to work with yet. It was nice to be away from the pharmacy aspect, and although it was incorporated throughout the material, we really focused on building as individuals, teams, and leaders”
“I learned what my strengths were and that I really could be a leader”
Participant comments on the question, In your estimation, what were the benefits of the retreat to others? (e.g. other individuals, classes, campuses, organizations, student body, college).
“I think the discussions and activities helped us to understand each other and the profession better. Hearing about others’ experiences is inspiring”
“I really think that some of the others at the retreat learned that being a leader doesn’t mean just being the one in charge, but that leadership takes on many roles including just listening and supporting others”
"This was a great chance for students to work together with other organizations within the College of Pharmacy and recognize each other as peers and leaders, not labeled by their organizations”
“I think that others were able to develop their leadership skills and learn how to work as a team”
“Getting students motivated to make change in their practice settings and having the ability to form networks for creating that change”