Wherever you are in your career, NCPDP membership provides opportunities for professional growth and leadership. In the Buddy Program, seasoned NCPDP members provide guidance for first-year members. The Emerging Professional Group offers networking and professional development programming for individuals in their first seven years of NCPDP membership or who are new to the healthcare industry. A Mentorship Program provides one-to-one guidance to help seasoned members pursue a leadership goal. Through the Women’s Leadership Initiative, members can gain insight to successful ways of addressing challenges unique to women.

Other active leadership roles available to NCPDP members include co-chairing a work group, leading a task group, chairing or co-chairing a committee, and serving on the NCPDP Board of Trustees. Through participation in these leadership roles and NCPDP professional development programs, you gain career building skills such as meeting management, facilitation, consensus-building, public speaking and presentation, and strategic planning.