Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare Leadership Certificate Program

Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and SJ Holdings Group, Inc. have developed the Healthcare Leadership certificate program, an educational experience designed to equip pharmacists–in all practice settings–with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to lead and thrive in today's healthcare climate.

The program provides a total of 17 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit via comprehensive instruction in current leadership topics including talent recruitment, people management, and workflow management, along with the opportunity to apply the skills learned to complex leadership scenarios through engagement with faculty and other participants via a discussion board.

In our fast-paced, complex, evolving environment, strong leadership is absolutely vital. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and expand their leadership skills to effectively recruit, motivate, and inspire a team to spark passion and live the mission and vision of the company.


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Complete all requirements at your own pace!

  • Participants will register and pay through the Lecture Panda platform. The Home Study portion is completed first. The Home Study portion will show 0 contact hours because all 17 contact hours will be uploaded after Part 2.
  • A separate link to Part 2 (Live Discussion Board) will be provided upon successful completion of Part 1. This requires a separate registration through Lecture Panda with no additional fee.
  • Please refer to the Activity Announcement for important program information.


Activity Announcement - Participants MUST review document before registering


Shannon PuklShannon Pukl, Pharm.D., MBA

A cancer survivor who has been on both sides of the pharmacy counter and whose own personal journey launched a deeper passion for healthcare leadership, Shannon graduated cum laude with her doctorate in pharmacy from Duquesne University and obtained her MBA from West Texas A&M University. She also has over 10 years in pharmacy practice and 5 years of multi-facility pharmacy management experience leading up to 18 stores with 34 direct reports, a total team size exceeding 250 individuals, and annual sales over $150M. Her operational experience, strong management skills, and commitment to developing top talent afforded the opportunity to cultivate teams in diverse areas from rural Ohio to suburban Illinois.

Josh PuklJoshua Pukl, Pharm.D., MBA

A results-driven leader with over 12 years of pharmacy experience and over 5 years of multi-facility pharmacy management expertise in the retail healthcare sector. Operating profitable business locations with annual revenue exceeding $170M with 35 direct reports and total team size greater than 250 employees. Josh has been honored with multiple, consecutive above standard evaluations, consideration for various leadership positions and inclusion in high-potential development work groups. With a doctorate in pharmacy and master's in business administration from ranked and accredited universities, he has validated his field experience with excellent academic achievements. By combining modern management philosophy with grit, rigor, and resilience he has led each of his management assignments to higher grounds providing objective proof of his motivational management techniques. His effective, applicable approach to management is evidenced by being the catalyst to directly overseeing 50 pharmacy operations during his tenure from rural West Virginia to metropolitan Chicago, IL.

Cancellation Policy

Once a participant pays the registration fee, there are no refunds available.