2017 ADEA Leadership Essentials for Adjunct Faculty Pilot Program 2

Course Dates:  September–November, 2017

The application deadline has passed. 

The 2017 American Dental Education Association Leadership Essentials for Adjunct Faculty Pilot Program 2 (ADEA LEAF) is an eight-week online course designed to promote leadership and professional development, as well as increase and enhance leadership opportunities for adjunct faculty. 

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

Facilitated by dental hygiene leaders, 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, and will include two synchronous sessions with use of webcams. Participants will discuss course content—including literature readings and case studies—in an online forum, and will receive feedback on assignments. 

  1. Secure a mentor and develop a productive working relationship.
  2. Develop a blueprint of future short- and long-term goals via mind mapping.
  3. Review self-assessment inventories to formulate personal leadership style.
  4. Construct a personal mission.
  5. Prepare an updated curriculum vitae.
  6. Develop a personal leadership philosophy.
  7. Develop conflict management skills.

Rebecca Stolberg, RDH, MSDH
Professor Eastern Washington University
Consultant to ADEA

Kim Isringhausen, B.S.D.H, RDH, M.P.H.
Chair Oral Health Promotion and Outreach, Virginia Commonwealth University

Joanne Pacheco, RDH, M.A.O.B.
Chair Fresno City College Dental Hygiene Program

Rachel Kearney, RDH, M.S.
Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene Graduate Program Director, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Jennifer Brame, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

 Mentoring  Curriculum Vitae 
 Leadership Assessment Conflict Management 
 Development of Leadership Philosophy  Mind Mapping 
 Mission/Vision Emotional Intelligence  

Registration Fee: 
The 2017 ADEA Leadership Essentials for Adjunct Faculty Pilot Program 2 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 August 30, 2017 to process refunds. We are not able to accept telephone cancellations.



Please email cancellations to kings@adea.org. A $30 processing fee will be deducted from the refund, which will be issued after the meeting has concluded. A cancellation received after August 30, 2017, 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 up to 25 continuing education credits.



Questions about the 2017 ADEA LEAF Program should be directed to Rebecca Stolberg at StolbergR@adea.org.