2024 ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program (ADEA ADFLDP)

Dates: August 7–10, 2024
Venue: ADEA Headquarters
Location: Washington, DC 

The application is closed and is scheduled to open in Fall 2024.

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!

This program was generously sponsored in part by:

Philips Oral Healthcare, Inc.


  • 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.


Participants have to apply to be selected.

In addition, they have at least 2 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 Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.


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

Participants will receive a link to register online in April 2024. The registration fee is $800.The online registration will occur in April 2024. Registration includes all materials, hosted meals, refreshment breaks and receptions. Lodging and travel costs are at the registrant’s expense.

NOTE: The 2024 ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program is a highly interactive experience and participants are expected to attend all meals, receptions and team-building activities. You are encouraged to spend your limited “free time” with your peer groups and preparing for the following day’s activities. The program does not allow you to bring guests or family members to meals or offsite events.


To receive a refund for your conference registration, you must submit a written cancellation no later than Wednesday, May 15 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 15 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


While we look forward to an in-person conference, there is no higher priority than the safety and well-being of ADEA members and staff. Accordingly, we continue to monitor the status of the COVID-19 variants and their impact on the operational status of our ADEA Member Institutions.

ADEA will implement health and safety protocols appropriate to the public health circumstances existing at the time of the conference. Compliance with some or all the protocols adopted by ADEA will be mandatory for in-person attendance and participation at the conference by members, guests of members, sponsors, staff, etc.

Additional information regarding the specific health and safety measures, and any necessary consents by you, will be communicated prior to the first day of the conference. Failure to adhere to or comply with the safety protocols in place may result in removal from the event and/or event premises.


ADEA may take photos, screen shots, and video-recordings at this event. By registering for this event, you give ADEA, and its and media partners, permission to use any photos, screen shots, and videos taken during the event (live or virtual) in which you appear, as well as any written comments you submit on evaluation forms, in chat-box, or on social media to be recorded or used for ADEA's promotional purposes.

In response to member requests to share the rich content found in chats, ADEA may download chat-box posts and share this unedited content with conference attendees for their individual informational purposes.


Participants of this program will be eligible for 23.25 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 23.25 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.



If registration changes are required, please contact:  

Shalonda King
Senior Manager, Meetings Registration

Questions regarding housing and transportation, please contact

Donna Casimier
Meetings Manager

Questions regarding program content, please contact:

Rebecca Stolberg
Vice President, Allied Dental Education and Faculty Development