Agenda


2021 ADEA Deans’ Virtual Conference
November 5, 10 and 12, 2021

Preliminary Agenda



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 1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Opening Session: Welcome and Introductions

Mert Aksu, D.D.S., J.D., M.H.S.A.
Chair, ADEA Council of Deans
Dean, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H.
ADEA President and CEO

 1:15 – 3:45 p.m.Overcoming Resistance to Change: Fundamentals of Change

Presenter
Bill Sanford, M.S
Leadership Trainer, Speaker, Coach
Bell Leadership Institute

Presenter
Ellen Hayon
Executive Facilitator & Leadership Solutions Manager
Bell Leadership Institute


This initial session explores the dynamics of the Laws of Change and Resistance. Creating an effective change initiative is often non-linear, takes more time than expected and faces natural and expected resistance. To create lasting and sustained change, leaders must truly lead the change rather than simply manage it. Through a mix of full group, small group and individual exercises, we explore the dynamics of change and how individual differences affect change.



Learning Objectives

  • Identify dynamics of change leadership.
  • Discuss individual differences that affect change from both leaders’ and organizational members’ perspectives.
  • Identify and verbalize common leadership barriers and challenges in specific change initiatives.


CE Credits: 2.5

 3:45 – 3:55 p.m.

Reflections on Change in Dental Education 

Keith A. Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.  
Chair of the ADEA Board of Director
Dean, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry   

 3:55 – 4:00 p.m.

Next Steps and Preview of Session Two

Cherae Farmer-Dixon, D.D.S., M.S.P.H.
Member-at-Large, ADEA Council of Deans
Dean, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

 4:00 p.m.Adjourn

 

 1:00 – 1:05 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Day Two Overview

Clark Stanford, D.D.S., Ph.D., Cert. Pros.
Chair-Elect, ADEA Council of Deans
Dean, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

 1:05 – 3:45 p.m.

Leading and Executing Change

Presenters

Bill Sanford, M.S.
Leadership Trainer, Speaker, Coach
Bell Leadership Institute

Ellen Hayon
Executive Facilitator & Leadership Solutions Manager
Bell Leadership Institute

 

Executing change that achieves desired outcomes requires advancing skills in communication, negotiation, strategy setting and building support and consensus while navigating roadblocks and landmines. Participants will begin developing their new skills and approaches as they discuss examples of resistance to change in dental and non-dental settings and then generate ideas for applying Principles of Change to increase effectiveness of change in their own environments—academic or corporate. This interactive session will use large and small group discussion and result in the development of action plans for important projects at schools and corporations.



Learning Objectives

  • Introduce and discuss new strategies to manage resistance to change.
  • Apply different thinking to your historical approach to effecting successful change initiatives.
  • Develop strategies and action plans to minimize resistance to change and build successful project timelines for change initiatives in your organization.


CE Credits: 2.75

 3:45 – 3:55 p.m.

Reflections on Change at ADEA

Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H.
ADEA President and CEO

 3:55 – 4:00 p.m.

Next Steps and Preview of Session Three

Steven W. Friedrichsen, D.D.S.
ADEA Board Director for Deans
Dean, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

 4:00 p.m.Adjourn

 

 1:00 – 1:05 p.m.Opening Remarks and Overview of Day Three 

Janet M. Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Secretary, ADEA Council of Deans
Dean, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry     

 1:05 – 2:15 p.m.

New Thinking for the New Century

Presenter

Nader A. Nadershahi, D.D.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.
Chair-elect of the ADEA Board of Directors
Dean, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

 

Dr. Nadershahi will lead a discussion of the New Thinking for the New Century Initiative. Bridging the work of the 2021 ADEA Deans’ Conference, participants will discuss and identify priority challenges in dental education to move forward as critical work for ADEA in the next few years. By applying newly gained skills, the top issues will be staged for broad effort and action steps leading to new outcomes for the next phase of dental education’s future.



Learning Objectives

  • Identify the three most pressing issues for action by ADEA to advance dental education in the next three to five years.
  • Establish, focusing on actionable issues, the priority of the highest-ranking issues and discuss specific steps for moving them forward.


CE Credits: 1.00  

 2:15 – 2:20 p.m.

Next Steps and Closing Comments

Mert Aksu, D.D.S., J.D., M.H.S.A.
Chair, ADEA Council of Deans
Dean, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

 2:20 – 2:30 p.m.Ten-minute Stretch Break

 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.ADEA Council of Deans Business Meeting

 4:00 p.m.Adjourn

 

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