2023 ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program (ADEA ADFLDP)

Dates: August 2–5, 2023
Venue: ADEA Headquarters
Location: Washington, DC 

The application deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023.

Download the ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program preliminary agenda.PDF
(Available Feburary 2023)

ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program (ADEA ADFLDP)

The ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program (ADEA ADFLDP) is ADEA’s premier leadership program designed to inspire and develop future allied dental education leaders. The only program of its kind, ADEA ADFLDP provides leadership development from an allied dental perspective for mid-career faculty and program directors.

Through four days of self- and peer-assessment, self-reflection, one-on-one coaching and mentoring in a supportive and empowering environment, program participants gain the skills and insights to tackle the complexities of leading in an allied dental setting. ADEA ADFLDP has been praised by attendees as transformative,citing rapid personal and professional growth, self-renewal, increased confidence and connectedness―plus an outstanding network of colleagues that extends far beyond the four days of programming. 

Apply today to cultivate and enrich your leadership skills in an environment of professional inspiration surrounded by supportive colleagues and advisors!


  • Fundamentals in leadership
  • Trauma informed leadership
  • Equity and cultural competence
  • Generational issues
  • Gender differences in leadership
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Legal and ethical issues impacting leadership
  • Mentoring and peer coaching
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Personality types and their effect on leadership
  • Team building
  • Goal development and visioning
  • Work-life integration


The interactive program involves self and peer-assessment exercises as well as readings to be completed prior to attending. Case studies augment some topics. Participants should expect an intense schedule with assignments to be completed in some of the evenings.

Individual coaching sessions will be scheduled.


Participants have to apply to be selected.

In addition, they have at least 5 years of experience in academia, are individual members of ADEA, are nominated by an allied dental program director or dean, and complete a nomination package by the deadline.

The application deadline is Friday, April 7, 2023.


Only selected candidates can register for the meeting. Individual ADEA membership is required.

Applicants who have received an acceptance letter will be notified to register online in April. The registration fee is $655.


All registrations and reserved events are subject to this cancellation policy.

To receive a refund for your conference registration, you must submit a written cancellation by May 17, 2023 to Shalonda King at KingS@adea.org.

ADEA will issue a refund—minus an individual $30 processing fee—after the meeting’s conclusion. Cancellation requests received after May 17 are not eligible for refund or credit. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure.


If registration changes are required, please email the ADEA contact below:

Ms. Shalonda King
Meetings Registration Manager


Participants of this program will be eligible for 20.25 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 20.25 continuing education credits.


All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.


This program was generously sponsored in part by:

GSK Consumer Healthcare
Heartland Dental
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Pacific Dental Services
Procter & Gamble Company
ADEA Corporate Council


If registration changes are required, please contact:

Rebecca Stolberg
Vice President,

For meeting logistics, please contact:

Nirah Forman
Meetings Manager