ADEA LEADE: Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (Fall 2019)

Dates: September 9 - November 8, 2019     
Duration: Eight-week course
Location: Online


The ADEA Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (ADEA LEADE) is an eight-week online course designed to promote leadership and professional development, as well as increase and enhance leadership opportunities, for allied dental faculty.

ADEA LEADE is designed specifically for dental hygiene, dental therapy, dental assisting and dental laboratory technology faculty members who have worked in academics a minimum of two years, and who are also members of ADEA.

Facilitated by leaders in allied dental education, this highly interactive program will take place completely online through self-paced as well as scheduled weekly activities. The program will be conducted via CANVAS, a Learning Management System through Eastern Washington University.

Application deadline has passed. Please check back in February 2020.


Registration Fee

The ADEA LEADE registration fee is $350.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

All registrations and reserved events are subject to this cancellation policy. The ADEA Registrar must receive meeting cancellations in writing by September 6, 2019 to process refunds.

We are not able to accept telephone cancellations.

Please email cancellations to

A $30 processing fee will be deducted from the refund, which will be issued after the meeting has concluded. A cancellation received after September 6, 2019, is not eligible for refund or credit. Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, unattended events or early departure.

  • Develop a productive working relationship with a chosen mentor.
  • Formulate a personal leadership style using a self-assessment inventory. 
  • Prepare a teaching portfolio that includes a current curriculum vitae.
  • Recognize the role of emotional intelligence and emotional maturity on leadership skills.
  • Modify stress levels through work/life integration.
  • Create a blueprint of future short- and long-term goals via mind mapping.  
  • Construct a personal vision statement.
  • Develop conflict management skills.
  • Assess opportunities for fulfilling personal and professional leadership roles. 
 Getting StartedAnn O'Kelley Wetmore, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.D.H.
Eastern Washington University

Week 1:MentoringJoanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.
Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program

Week 2: What is Leadership and Leadership Assessments Rachel Kearney, B.S.D.H., M.S.
Division of Dental Hygiene
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Week 3:Curriculum Vitae DevelopmentJennifer Brame, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.  
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Week 4:Emotional Intelligence and MaturityJoanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.
Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program

Week 5: Work-Life Integration Rachel Kearney, M.S., RDH
Division of Dental Hygiene
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Week 6:Professional and Life Improvement Goals and Mind MappingSusan Kass, Ed.D, M.Ed., B.S., RDH 
Miami Dade College

Week 7:Conflict ManagementKim Isringhausen, M.P.H, B.S.D.H., RDH
Community & Collaborative Partnerships
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry

Week 8:Future/Personal and Professional Leadership/Opportunities

All facilitators

Participants of this program will be eligible for 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 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.