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Register Now for 2013 ADEA BFACA Mid-Year Meeting

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Don’t miss this robust educational and networking opportunity for the business, financial and clinic administration community at the 2013 ADEA Sections on Business and Financial Administration and Clinic Administration (ADEA BFACA) Mid-Year Meeting, taking place October 9-12 at the Liaison Hotel Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. During the conference, attendees will explore, identify and share the changes they are experiencing at their home institutions and walk away with identified practices on how to “Embrace Change.”

Many dental schools view themselves as corporations and apply management techniques such as value streaming and lean process improvement. This shift in perspective is new to most dental educators and is resulting in major changes requiring “buy in” from this traditional work force. Change is inevitable, and today’s educators must embrace rapid change in areas such as technology, the economy and student and patient demographics. To remain on the forefront of dental education, schools are committed to making difficult changes in their academic cultures to re-envision what it means to provide a contemporary education for the dentist of the future.

Accountability expert and leadership speaker, Sam Silverstein, M.B.A., CSP, will deliver the opening keynote, addressing the four phases of accountability and the five critical, but often overlooked, ways to be proactively accountable for embracing change. Attendees will discover how to embrace change and identify what important roadblocks are keeping them from achieving their goals. Applying Mr. Silverstein’s principles can improve leadership and drive the critical functional areas of an organization. By simply creating a culture based in accountability, organizations grow stronger.

On opening night, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., attendees will enjoy a welcome reception with ADEA corporate partners. Thursday afternoon, attendees are invited to visit either Howard University College of Dentistry or the University of Maryland School of Dental Medicine. Be sure to sign up for a dental school tour when registering.

Registration and hotel reservations close September 18. View the complete program agenda and register for the conference

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