ADEA LEADE: Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (Summer 2024)

“Take the LEADE”


Dates: May 6 - July 5, 2024                                   
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.

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 ADEA eLearn—a digital hub for faculty development.

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  • 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. 

ADEA Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (ADEA LEADE)


 Orientation: Getting StartedKatie Pudwill, M.S.D.H., RDH

Week 1:MentoringJoanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.

Week 2:What is Leadership and Leadership Assessments Annette Stelter, RDH, M.A., Ed.D.

Week 3:Work-Life IntegrationLorie Holt, RDH, M.S.D.H., Ph.D.

Week 4:Conflict ManagementKatie Pudwill, M.S.D.H., RDH

Week 5:Emotional Intelligence and Emotional MaturityJoanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.

Week 6:Professional and Life Improvement GoalsTanya Villalpando Mitchell, M.S., RDH

Week 7:Future Personal and Professional Leadership OpportunitiesAll Facilitators

Week 8:Curriculum Vitae and Teaching PortfolioJessica Kiser, Ed.D., M.S., RDH


Registration Fee


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 April 26, 2024 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 April 26, 2024, 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.


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.