The 9th Annual PCP Leadership Summit and 2021 Mid-Year Event

The PCP Leadership Summit, now in its 9th year and created in honor of the late Gregg Stracks, was 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, the PCP Leadership Summit was moved to an entirely virtual format. The 2020-2021 Student Action Network launched at that time, and will convene again virtually on January 30, 2021 for a mid-year check-in with all active PCP Teams.


Important Updates and Action Items

The 2021 Student Action Network Mid-Year Event will reunite PCP's Leadership Pathway and all active Teams in the 2020-2021 Student Action Network. Attending students and faculty will focus on Team Leader transitions, recruitment on their Teams, 5 Dynamics, and a refresh on one-to-ones. Some high level mid-year event details include:

  • Event day and time: Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 1:00-4:00 pm ET. An agenda with specific session times and other information will be shared closer to the event.
  • Registration and platform: Students, Faculty, and the Leadership Pathway must all register using the event-specific link on Hopin. If you have any difficulty registering or need assistance, please contact [email protected].
  • Event experience: Like the Leadership Summit last August, there will be time to connect via networking, small groups, and other Relational Leadership-style training sessions.


Read our FAQs for more information about joining the Action Network and the Summit, or contact us at [email protected].



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.


PCP Leadership Pathway membersIndividuals 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]



Sponsorship Opportunities

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.