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

Dates: May 13-July 12, 2019
Location: Eight-week course, 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.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a productive working relationship with a chosen mentor.
  • Formulate a personal leadership style using a self-assessment inventory.
  • Prepare an updated curriculum vitae.
  • Recognize the role of emotional intelligence 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. 

Summer 2019 Modules: 

                 Getting Started
                 Ann O'Kelley Wetmore, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.D.H.
                 Program Director, Dental Hygiene
                 Eastern Washington University

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

  Week 2:  What is Leadership and Leadership Assessments
                 (Synchronous Session)

                 Rachel Kearney, B.S.D.H., M.S.
                 Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene
                 The Ohio State University College of Dentistry 

  Week 3:  Curriculum Vitae Development
                 Jennifer Brame, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.
                 Clinical Associate Professor
                 University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

  Week 4:  Emotional Intelligence(Synchronous Session)
                 Joanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.
                 Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program

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

  Week 6:  Professional and Life Improvement Goals and Mind Mapping
                 Susan Kass, Ed.D, M.Ed., B.S., RDH
                 Program Director, Dental Hygiene
                 Miami Dade College
  Week 7:  Conflict Management
                 Kim Isringhausen, M.P.H, B.S.D.H., RDH
                 Assistant Dean, Community & Collaborative Partnerships  
                 Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry 

  Week 8:  Future/Personal and Professional Leadership/Opportunities
                 (Synchronous Sessions) 

                 All facilitators

Registration Information

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 May 10, 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 May 10, 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.

CE Credits

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 up to 25 continuing education credits.



Contact: Rebecca Stolberg