2021 ADEA Deans' Conference (Virtual)
Dates: November 05-12, 2021
Location: Virtual, Online
The 2021 ADEA Deans’ Conference will be held virtually in three sessions on Nov. 5, 10 and 12.
Overcoming Resistance to Change
One constant in dental education and the world as we enter the post-pandemic era is the ongoing need for change and innovation. Yet, change evokes myriad emotions, including fear, often resulting in resistance to change. Dental education and the corporate worlds have experienced unimaginable levels of required change in the last year and a half. The 2021 ADEA Deans’ Conference will explore successful strategies to lead change, overcoming resistance to position an organization for the future.
The Bell Leadership Institute will lead the program, which will include sharing practical tools and techniques and the opportunity for attendees to create personal action plans to implement changes in their own organizations. The initial session will explore the dynamics of the laws of change and resistance, preparing participants for the second session, which will focus on practical methods for creating favorable conditions for true, lasting and sustainable change. The sessions are designed for high engagement, with break-out discussions and multiple opportunities for attendees to interact.
The final session is for deans only, who will embark on a discussion of the future of dental education as part of ADEA’s initiative on New Thinking for the New Century.
Participants in this year’s conference will come away with practical tools important for today while advancing new thinking and action for tomorrow.