The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) will hold its Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders from July 12 to 15, 2012, at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, Maine. Registration is open for the interactive program geared toward new faculty in allied, advanced, and predoctoral dental education.
ADEA has recreated and refreshed the program for junior faculty members who want to plan and implement a successful academic career, most of whom are coming from residency or private practice. The 3½-day program covers topics such as leadership styles, team building and time management. Lectures, small group discussions, and independent exercises are designed to immerse participants in content to develop their skills for success in higher education.
Participants can expect to focus on current major trends and topics in academic dentistry, develop leadership competencies, plan their own career trajectories, discover leadership and professional development opportunities, and expand professional networks of colleagues and mentors.
Presenters at the program will include Clyde H. Evans, PhD, a Senior Consultant at the Academy for Academic Leadership; Paula N. O’Neill, MEd, EdD, a tenured professor of Diagnostic Sciences and Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston; and Tobias E. Rodriguez, PhD, the Vice President for Education, Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL). Prior to joining AAL, Rodriguez served as a faculty member at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, where he directed numerous courses and oversaw the student research efforts at the school.
While face-to-face instruction ends on July 15, the collaborative learning experience will continue throughout 2012-2013 via quarterly video conferences offered throughout the year. In addition, attendees are eligible to earn a total of 30 CE credits for participation in the program and the required post-program quarterly webinar sessions.