2017-18 ADEA Leadership Institute Orientation
Dates: March 17, 2017
Venue: 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
Location: Long Beach, CA
Before the ADEA
Leadership Institute formally begins, new Fellows participate in an
orientation at the ADEA Annual Session. After this and before Phase I, Fellows
complete preparatory work (e.g., reading assignments and meetings with their
deans) and receive their peer group assignments for their team project. Fellows
also select topics for their team projects, which they will work on from their
One of the most rewarding aspects of the ADEA Leadership
Institute is working in a team of six peers. These peer groups collaborate to
conduct a series of interviews with academic, dental and legislative leaders
(e.g., institution president or provost, vice president for development, vice
president for academic affairs, state legislator and state leaders in organized
dentistry). Fellows select interviewees, develop interview questions and
determine roles for converting information into presentations of their
findings, which take place in Phase II. Deans and directors help Fellows
schedule these interviews.
The peer groups develop position papers on a critical issue
in dental education. Through this process the Fellows:
- Explore a major issue and acquire a thorough
understanding of it from a broad perspective.
- Gain the perspective of the academic dental
institution in the broad context of that issue, the parent institution, and the
- Learn to work in a team learn to prepare and
submit a manuscript for publication.
The ADEA Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to develop the
nation’s most promising individuals at academic dental institutions to become
future leaders in dental and higher education. Learn more.
Contact: Eric Lund