The 4th IPSF Trainers Development Camp (TDC) in Free Town, Sierra Leone

This year IPSF aims to train a generation of trainers within the Federation in order to expand the Training Programme and strengthen the Professional Development portfolio. The event targets pharmacy students with previous leadership experience as a part of their national/local organization, regional working group etc. The TDC is an opportunity to develop the necessary skills for training session design and delivery. At the end of the TDC, participants will be challenged to provide training and put into practice all they have learned during the event. Upon completion of the TDC and fulfillment of additional requirements, graduates will be awarded the title of an IPSF Trainer.
Within the IPSF Professional Development portfolio, IPSF organizes a Trainers Development Camp for an aspiring generation of trainers within the Federation. The next edition is due to be hosted for the fourth time in the African region in Sierra Leone by the National Association of Pharmaceutical Students Sierra Leone (NAPS-SL) from the 24th May to 28th May 2021. The Trainers Development Camp (TDC) aims to develop a sustainable training program for pharmacy and pharmaceutical science students and recent graduates worldwide to enable them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct and deliver quality training.
The camp is primarily aimed at pharmacy students with a passion for fostering professionalism in others and those who wish to contribute to the IPSF Training Programme. The TDC will provide the participants with a background in experience-based learning and training design as well as equip them with the necessary skills to deliver training. Trainers are able to deliver training at IPSF events, such as Leaders in Training (LIT) and workshops held at local events of member associations, Regional Symposia, and World Congress as well as during external events when invited by partner organizations.
The objective of TDC is to establish a pool of active trainers available in every region who possess the skills to design and deliver a variety of training topics, with a special focus on the soft skills needed as pharmacy and pharmaceutical science professionals.