Phase I of the ADEA Leadership Institute took place from June 28–July 2 at the Charles Knight Executive Center at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. The 22 Fellows began the yearlong Institute by focusing on leadership theory, conducting self-assessments of their current leadership practices, and meeting with executive coaches and their peer groups to prepare for the remainder of their Fellowships.
The Fellows are led by four advisors for the 2017–18 program, including Carol Aschenbrener, M.D., former Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at the Association of American Medical Colleges; Marsha Pyle, D.D.S., M.Ed., Dean, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry; Charles Alexander, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost, University of California Los Angeles; and John Valenza, D.D.S., Dean, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Fellows, advisors and Institute faculty had the opportunity to relax one evening when they had dinner at Ballpark Village and attended a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game. The program is facilitated and managed by Tobias Rodriguez, Ph.D., Vice President at AAL, and Jeffery Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., ADEA Senior Vice President for Educational Leadership and Innovation.
Fellows are now developing point/counterpoint papers over various topics impacting dental education, and are preparing for Phase II, which will take place September 16–19 in Washington DC. During Phase II, Fellows will meet with legislators to advocate for funding to support oral health, dental education and dental and craniofacial research.
Published on September 13, 2017