ADEA began delivering formal educational programming for leadership development in 1994. Currently the Association offers superior leadership and personal development programs to the nation's most promising dental educators in four formats.
- 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 Leadership Institute, a yearlong program in four distinct phases that develops faculty members from all elements of dental education as the future leaders of dental and higher education.
ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program, four days of intensive training in leadership especially for allied dental faculty members or program directors.
ADEA Emerging Leaders Program is designed for faculty members who have been at their institution for less than three years, and who have demonstrated the potential for making significant contributions to academic dentistry. The program focuses on helping faculty plan and implement successful academic careers by cultivating leadership, facilitating networking with colleagues and providing mentorship from leaders in dental education.