2018 ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders Agenda

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Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe and discuss current topics and trends in academic dentistry.
  • Build a professional network of colleagues and mentors.
  • Create a career plan to focus on activities that will build professional capacities.
  • Assess and develop leadership competencies to prepare for future opportunities both institutionally and within ADEA.

        Program Themes:

        • Leadership in Academia: Foundations and applicable uses.
        • Mentorship: How to find a mentor and how to become one.
        • Career Development: How to find your niche and develop career opportunities.
        • Considerations and Expectations of a Faculty Member: Policies and networking.
        • Career and Life Management: How to manage the stressors of a career.
         7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
         8:00 – 8:45 a.m.Welcome and Introductions

        Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Vice President, AAL 
         8:45 a.m. – noonLeadership and Considerations for Thriving in Academia

        Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.  

        In this session, attendees will learn current perspectives of leadership development and strategies for understanding and defining their academic niches. Attendees will engage in assessments to define their personal leadership characteristics and learn how to incorporate those into a successful academic career. Lecture format will be used in combination with individual and small workgroup activities. 

        Learning Objectives:

        • Explain current perspectives on effective leadership development and theory.
        • Develop a professional vision, mission and goals.
        • Describe various elements and strategies for defining one’s niche in academia.

        CE Credits: 3.25

         Noon – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
         1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

        Group Project Description 

        Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

           2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Scholarship and Publishing


          Lynn P. Whittaker, Ph.D., Executive Managing Editor, Journal of Dental Education


          In this session, attendees will learn how to both make use of and contribute to published scholarship. The session will first provide tips and guidelines for being an efficient consumer of publications in order to support professional development. Then, after a brief overview of publishing opportunities, attendees will explore practical ways to research and publish their own articles and learn strategies to make research and publication part of their career plan. Lecture format will be used in combination with individual and small workgroup activities.

          Learning Objectives:

          • Apply strategies to use publications to enrich your daily job and broaden your knowledge of your discipline and academic dentistry.
          • Identify the array of publishing opportunities available to you.
          • Design a research and publishing strategy as part of your career plan.
          CE Credits: 2.0
           4:00 – 4:30 p.m.Daily Debrief

          Advisor Groups 
           5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Reception
           6:00 – 8:00 p.m.Dinner on Own
           7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
           8:00 – 8:15 a.m.Daily Reflection and Assessment
           8:15 – 11:30 a.m.Multidirectional Leadership


          Marnie Oakley, D.M.D., Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

          In this session, attendees will identify their leadership strengths and weaknesses and learn strategies to leverage their strengths to influence their bosses, peers and subordinates to achieve organizational success. Lecture format with interactive small group activities will be used. 

          Learning Objectives
          • Describe the importance of self-reflection and create awareness of how balanced leadership preferences impact organizational success.
          • Explain effective techniques that will create buy-in for ideas during leadership across various directions.
          • Identify examples of successful multidirectional leadership and pitfalls associated with leadership responsibilities.

          CE Credits: 3.25

          11:30 – noonTeam Building Exercise
          Noon – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
              1:00 – 3:30 p.m.Interpersonal Relations in Academia and Career Planning

              Gregory Olson, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

              In this session, attendees will discuss strategies, tools and techniques for enhancing their careers in academia. Effective communication in teaching and professional interactions is essential to growth in an academic career. Attendees will learn skills for writing and editing career goals to enhance productivity. The importance of understanding the promotion and tenure process at academic institutions will be discussed. Lecture format will be used in combination with small workgroup and discussion activities.

              Learning Objectives

              • Apply the key skills and aspects of effective communication across academic situations, purposes and audiences.
              • Develop long- and short-term career goals that will impact student learning and enhance desired career pathways.
              • Identify important considerations to prepare successfully for promotion and tenure and reflect on current progress.

              CE Credits: 2.5

               3:30 – 4:00 p.m.Daily Debrief

              Advisor Groups 
               4:45 – 9:00 p.m.Group Networking Event and Dinner
              7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
              8:00 – 8:15 a.m.Daily Reflection and Assessment
              8:15 a.m. – noonMentorship and Networking

              Gregory Olson, D.D.S., M.S.

              In this session, attendees will learn strategies for identifying and selecting their team of mentors. The importance of establishing mentoring relationships with students, residents and fellow academic colleagues will be emphasized. Professional networking, techniques to develop networks, and the importance of effective networking for leadership development will be discussed. Lecture format will be used in combination with small workgroup and discussion activities.

              Learning Objectives
              • Discuss best practices for finding and selecting mentors.
              • Describe important traits necessary to becoming an effective mentor to peers and students.
              • Employ techniques to develop one’s professional networks.

              CE Credits: 3.75

              Noon – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
              1:00 – 1:30 p.m.Team Building Exercise
              1:30 – 4:15 p.m.Difficult Conversations

              Marnie Oakley, D.M.D.

              In this session, attendees will learn how to no longer avoid difficult conversations, but lead them with confidence using best practices through a structured approach. Lecture format will be used in combination with small workgroup activities and practice sessions.

              Learning Objectives

              • Implement a structured, best-practices approach to engaging in and handling difficult conversations.
              • Identify and apply personal preferences, approaches and tactics to influence success when resolving conflicts that include difficult conversations.
              • Discuss skills and techniques that serve to mitigate or prevent harmful conflict and difficult conversations.

              CE Credits: 2.75

              4:15 – 5:00 p.m.Daily Debrief

              Advisor Groups 
              5:15 – 8:15 p.m.Reception and Dinner
               7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
               8:00 – 8:15 a.m.Daily Reflection and Assessment
               8:15 – 10:15 a.m.Career and Life Management


              Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

              In this session, attendees will learn important considerations that are involved in establishing a successful career as an academic dentist. Attendees will discuss aspects of how to best manage one’s personal and work lives, including mindfulness, awareness and the various stressors brought about by an academic career. They will discuss factors that might lead to work–life imbalance and learn how to apply various techniques that will promote the ability to manage both career and life issues. Lecture format will be used in combination with small workgroup activities.

              Learning Objectives 

              • Explain considerations for establishing a career in academic dentistry.
              • Apply best-practice career and life management techniques.
              • Discuss factors that contribute to work–life imbalance.

              CE Credits: 2.0

               10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Break
               10:30 – 11:45 a.m.Career Plan and Team Project Discussion

              Advisors and Peer Groups  

              In this session, attendees will share and discuss career goals and plans. Peer groups will identify the area of investigation for their projects and assign group members’ roles for initial project work. Dates, times and mechanisms for ongoing virtual meetings after the program will be established. This session will be conducted with interactive, small workgroup activities.

              Learning Objectives
              • Discuss individual career plans.
              • Identify an area of investigation for team project.
              • Establish a work plan for the team project.

              CE Credits: 1.25

               11:45 a.m. – noonClosing Remarks

              Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D. 


              Marnie Oakley, D.M.D.
              Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
              University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

              Gregory Olson, D.D.S., M.S.
              Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics
              Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

              Tobias E. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
              Vice President



              Alexander Bendayan, D.D.S.
              Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Digital Dentistry Development and Clinical Training
              Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

              Edmond Hewlett, D.D.S.
              Professor and Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity
              University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry

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

              Kathy Marshall, D.D.S.
              Program Director and Interim Chair, Department of Orthodontics
              Howard University College of Dentistry

              Jeanne P. Sutton, D.M.D.
              Associate Professor, Department of Comprehensive Care
              University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

              André Ritter, D.D.S., M.S.
              Chair, Department of Operative Dentistry
              University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

              Arlene Sánchez-Castellano, D.M.D.
              Professor and Interim Associate Dean
              University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine




              ADEA Staff: 

              Jeffery Stewart, D.D.S., M.S.

              Senior Vice President for Educational Leadership and Innovation

              Nirah Forman
              Meetings Manager


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