ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V Program

The ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association (ADEA LIAA) is committed to ongoing leadership development of alumni, and collaborated with ADEA to develop ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V.

This annual ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V program provides a thought-provoking, interactive experience that enables alumni to take their professional and personal abilities to the next level.

The 2018 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V program will take place February 1–4, 2018, in Atlanta, GA. These four days will kick off a collective year-long journey of mindfulness, shared leadership experiences and opportunities to shape the future of dental education and dentistry.

February’s program promises to be exceptional. From walking the labyrinth at The Cathedral of St. Philip, to a guided tour of Oakland Cemetery, to dedicated time for self-reflection each day, participants will have numerous unique, real-time opportunities to practice mindfulness, the overarching theme for 2018.

Facilitator Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Ph.D. will present Mindfulness: Paying Attention to What Matters. Based on her book, Plato at the Googleplex—which participants will receive prior to the meeting—Dr. Goldstein will explore fundamental questions raised by philosophy, science and religion about our humanity and our core desire to make our lives matter.

In the evenings, the conversation will continue over an art and cocktail dinner at Cherokee Country Club, a Spanish wine and tapas tasting and various receptions.

The program is a purposefully intimate affair; attendance for the meeting caps at 45 attendees.

Beyond the annual program, Phase V also creates multiple avenues for maintaining connectivity among alumni, including a virtual book club and convening alumni at various ADEA events. Phase V also supports leadership development by providing a scholarship to the
ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders.

For questions about the ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V program, contact Jeffery Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., ADEA Senior Vice President for Educational Leadership and Innovation at (202) 289-7201 or

Phase V provided valuable insights about leadership virtues and provided me with an opportunity to reflect on my current leadership style and how I might enhance my interactions with those I work with on a daily basis. 

– Pamela Zarkowski, M.P.H., J.D.
Professor, Department of Oral Health and Integrated Care
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry