ADEA LEADE: Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (Fall 2018)

Dates: September 10-November 09, 2018
Venue: Apply today!
Location: Eight-week course, Online


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Applications are due by Aug. 20, 2018. 


The ADEA Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (ADEA LEADE) is an eight-week online course designed to promote leadership and professional development, as well as increase and enhance leadership opportunities, for allied dental faculty.

ADEA LEADE is designed specifically for dental hygiene, dental assisting, dental laboratory technology, and dental therapy faculty members who have worked in academics a minimum of two years, and who are also members of ADEA.

Facilitated by leaders in allied dental education, this highly interactive program will take place completely online through self-paced as well as scheduled weekly activities. The program will be conducted via CANVAS, a Learning Management System through Eastern Washington University.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Secure a mentor and develop a productive working relationship.
  • Develop a blueprint of future short- and long-term goals via mind mapping.
  • Review self-assessment inventories to formulate a personal leadership style.
  • Construct a personal mission.
  • Prepare an updated curriculum vitae.
  • Modify stress levels through work-life integration.
  • Develop conflict management skills.


Fall 2018 Modules: 

Module 1: Getting Started
                 Ann O'Kelley Wetmore, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.D.H.
                 Program Director, Dental Hygiene
                 Eastern Washington University

Module 2: Mentoring
                 Joanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.
                 Chair
                 Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program

Module 3: What is Leadership and Leadership Assessments (Synchronous Session)
                 Rachel Kearney, B.S.D.H., M.S.
                 Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene
                 The Ohio State University College of Dentistry 

Module 4: Curriculum Vitae Development
                 Jennifer Brame, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.
                 Clinical Associate Professor
                 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Module 5: Emotional Intelligence(Synchronous Session)
                 Joanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.
                 Chair
                 Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program

Module 6: Professional and Life Improvement Goals and Mind-Mapping
                 Susan Kass, RDH, Ed.D.
                 Dental Hygiene Program Director
                 Miami Dade College

Module 7: Conflict Management
                 Kim Isringhausen, B.S.D.H, RDH, M.P.H.
                 Chair, Oral Health Promotion and Outreach
                 Virginia Commonwealth University

Module 8: Work/Life Integration
                 Rachel Kearney, B.S.D.H., M.S.
                 Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene  
                 The Ohio State University College of Dentistry 

Module 9: Final Wrap up/Sharing of Mind-Maps (Synchronous Session) 
                 Ann O'Kelley Wetmore, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.D.H.
                 Program Director, Dental Hygiene
                 Eastern Washington University


Registration Information

Registration Fee: 
The ADEA LEADE registration fee is $350. 

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All registrations and reserved events are subject to this cancellation policy. The ADEA Registrar must receive meeting cancellations in writing by Sept. 3, 2018 to process refunds. We are not able to accept telephone cancellations.

Please email cancellations to kings@adea.org. A $30 processing fee will be deducted from the refund, which will be issued after the meeting has concluded. A cancellation received after Sept. 3, 2018, is not eligible for refund or credit. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure.


CE Credits

Participants of this program will be eligible for 25 CE Credits.

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for up to 25 continuing education credits.

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Contact: Rebecca Stolberg