The 9th Annual PCP Leadership Summit
The PCP Leadership Summit, now in its 9th year and created in honor of the late Gregg Stracks, will be held virtually from August 15-16, 2020. The event our signature annual training event for PCP's interprofessional Action Network: a nationwide convening of our student led-teams of healthcare students, residents, and their faculty advisors. The weekend exposes Team Leaders and Faculty Advisors to PCP's interactive Relational Leadership™ training and provides our Action Network teams with the opportunity to build authentic connections and community across the PCP Network.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted PCP to re-engineer how we are delivering our programs, including the 2020 Summit and 2020-2021 Action Network. We decided that because of the unprecedented circumstances we’re all facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will move the PCP Summit to an entirely virtual format this August, and at that time will launch the 2020-2021 Student Action Network.
Important Updates and Action Items
The 2020 PCP Leadership Summit will be held for all active PCP Teams and the PCP Leadership Pathway virtually this summer. Over the coming weeks and months, we will share with our students, faculty, and Leadership Pathway more information on:
- The precise dates and times for our first virtual Summit will be August 15-16, 2020. A detailed schedule of session times for each day will be shared as soon as possible.
- The registration process for students, faculty, and PCP’s Leadership Pathway. All active PCP Teams are expected to have at least two Team Leaders and one Faculty Advisor attend Summit, but all are invited to register and come!
- The platforms and technology that will be used for our virtual Summit, and opportunities for engaging with one another before, during, and after this year’s virtual event.
We fully intend to return to our in-person Summit format at Babson College next year, to be held August 13-15th, 2021. Until then, we look forward to seeing all of you this summer at our virtual Summit!
PCP's Leadership Pathway
At PCP, we use Relational Leadership™ as our foundational approach to leading, both as individuals and as a team. It is designed to show healthcare students, faculty, and professionals how to build authentic relationships to achieve connection, common vision, and interdependent action. The members of PCP’s Leadership Pathway embody these relational skills and mentor others on how to apply these dynamics in their personal and professional lives.
Individuals who start as Team Leaders in our Action Network can choose to continue to develop their Relational Leadership™ skills by first returning to a future Summit as a Facilitator, and from there a member can complete one or more of our certification processes. As soon as you raise your hand to be a Facilitator, you have officially started your Leadership Pathway journey and you are welcome to remain in that role or to explore moving onto the other roles offered as part of the Leadership Pathway.
From Facilitators to Trainers to Project Coaches, our Leadership Pathway program provides those within the PCP Student Action Network with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Relational Leadership, practice these skills, and mentor others in the PCP Network. We recognize that healthcare professionals have numerous demands during their clinical training, and may be unable to commit the necessary time and energy to the Leadership Pathway. We encourage you to participate as you are able, including taking time off, changing roles, and stepping back to join PCP’s dynamic alumni network. For more information, contact us at [email protected]
Become a sponsor and support the next generation of healthcare providers! To match this year's adapted virtual Summit format, we’ve found ways to enhance your sponsorship. This is an opportunity to reach a critical group of primary care change makers from different professions and academic settings. Contact us at [email protected] to learn more.
About Gregg Stracks
The PCP Leadership Summit honors the late Gregg Stracks. A born teacher, visionary, and optimist, Gregg's commitment to cultivating leadership and building community was the foundation for PCP's leadership development efforts. Gregg was a gifted psychologist with the ability to see the best in others, working closely with them to draw out skills and strengths in interpersonal connection, effective communication, and problem solving. In addition to co-founding PCP, he worked with the Clinton Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. His passion, humility, and humor touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing him.