ADEA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop Series
The ADEA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop Series provides dental school administrators, faculty and staff with the tools and strategies to promote and capitalize on the role of diversity in achieving academic excellence within health professions education.
ADEA hosted the first workshop in the series, Setting the Standard for Diversity and Accreditation, in Chicago in October 2015.
The seventh workshop, Creating More Inclusive Spaces: Mitigating In/Out-Group Bias in Dental Education, is set to take place virtually on Oct. 27, 2021.
Creating More Inclusive Spaces: Mitigating In/Out-Group Bias in Dental Education
October 27, 2021
Consistent with the CODA standard on a humanistic environment, the 2021 ADEA DEI Workshop will focus on the impact of in-group/out-group bias. While respect for differences and becoming more culturally competent are important, in-group/out-group bias influences various aspects of interactions among students, faculty, staff, residents, fellows and patients, and related decisions. Through small group participation, attendees will develop campus strategies for leveraging in-group identity to eliminate bias and foster humanistic and inclusive environments in support of dental school and allied dental program community stakeholders.
Tapestry Table Symposium With Featured Guest Dominique Jackson from the FX series POSE
October 28, 2020
As part of the 2020 ADEA Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, ADEA unveiled the inaugural Tapestry Table symposium. The Tapestry Table symposium showcased a talk-show panel with audience engagement. The 2020 ADEA Tapestry Table featured guest Dominique Jackson, an LGBTQIA+ activist and star of the FX network groundbreaking television series POSE, and highlights health and well-being issues within the LGBTQIA+ community, with a particular emphasis on transgender individuals.
Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness
October 23, 2019
The ADEA Diversity Workshop Series provides dental school administrators, faculty and staff with tools and strategies to promote and understand the roles that access, diversity inclusion, equity and well-being play in promoting a humanistic environment within dental education. The 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness, took place on October 23 in Portland, OR, just prior to the 2019 ADEA Fall Meetings.
The Power of Broadened Perspectives: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty in Dental Education
October 24, 2018
The 2018 ADEA Diversity Workshop focused on fostering faculty diversity as a means of broadening perspectives within dental education. Effectively facilitating “an environment characterized by, and supportive of, diversity and inclusion” involves more than promoting and supporting diversity activities—it requires effective leadership and careful development of a deliberate, collaborative and sustainable diversity plan. The small group workshop format afforded the unique opportunity for quality discussion, sharing and support of deliberate and collaborative planning and the exchange of ideas among participants and presenters.
A Shift in Diversity Work: Moving Toward Inclusive Excellence
October 25, 2017
Effectively facilitating “an environment characterized by, and supportive of, diversity and inclusion” involves more than promoting and supporting diversity activities—it requires effective leadership and careful development of a deliberate, collaborative and sustainable diversity plan. The third workshop in the ADEA Diversity Workshop Series afforded a unique opportunity for quality discussion, sharing and support among participants and presenters.
Advancing a Diverse Student and Faculty Pipeline
October 26, 2016
This event took place October 26, 2016 in Houston – one day prior to the ADEA Fall Meetings. Advancing a Diverse Student and Faculty Pipeline helped attendees better understand the factors that can influence the recruitment of diverse students and faculty. It featured promising practices from dental educators with a track record of creating sustained model diversity programs. Through interactive discussions and working group sessions, participants left with practice strategies they could implement when they returned to their home institutions.
Setting the Standard for Diversity in Accreditation
October 28, 2015
The first in the series of ADEA Diversity Workshops, this workshop was a one-day “crash course” for understanding the scope of the diversity-related CODA Standards and developing a mission-driven diversity plan for your institution. Participants in the workshop learned from the perspectives and innovative, evidence-based approaches of current and former dental educators with a track record of creating sustained model diversity programs.