ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership
- September 23–24, 2013
- December 16–17, 2013
- September 4–5, 2014
- Enhance Your Leadership Potential
- Make a Difference in Your Community
- Learn from the Best
- Time Commitment
- Application Process
- Application Deadline
- Corporate Sponsors
- 2012 ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership Annual Report (PDF)
2013–2014 ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership
Apply today! Application Deadline April 30, 2013
Enhance your leadership potential! Promising leaders, who are members of racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership, are encouraged to participate in this extraordinary educational experience.
Established in 2003 by the ADA, the goal of the Institute is to provide a diverse group of dentists with education and experience so that they can set new leadership paths within the profession and their communities.
The Institute curriculum exposes participants to key concepts in leadership. Institute faculty lead dentists through discussions and exercises on topics including:
- Defining leadership
- Creating vision
- Leading effective teams transparently
- Negotiations and conflict management
- Decision making
- Effective presentations
- Non-profit boards, stakeholder engagement, marketing and fund-raising
- Stakeholder Analysis
The Institute's emphasis is fostering personal leadership skills. The program seeks to build a lifetime network of supportive relationships among alumni as they move on to leadership roles for their communities and the profession.
Over the course of the year, the 12 dentists selected to participate in the Institute attend three leadership training sessions conducted by faculty from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management at ADA Headquarters in Chicago. Between Chicago sessions, there are conference calls and a web forum for ongoing interaction. Dentists network with the ADA Board of Trustees, leaders from the program's corporate sponsors and non-profit organizations, faculty from the Kellogg School of Management, program alumni and ADA staff.
An integral part of the learning experience is having the participants put the leadership principles and training they've received to practical use. Dentists select an issue or challenge in their community, organization or the profession and develop and execute a plan to address it. Kellogg faculty, national mentors and ADA staff continue to act as ongoing resources throughout the development and execution of the projects.
Dr. Keith Beasley of the 2007 Institute class, focused his leadership project on the issue of access to care for patients with special health needs. Click here to read more about Dr. Beasley’s leadership project.
The ADA is proud to work with educators from an institution as highly regarded as Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in bringing the Institute to life. Collaborating with an institution of this caliber makes this an extraordinary learning experience for all involved. From Northwestern, the Institute’s faculty liaison and advisor is J. Keith Murnighan, Ph.D. Dr. Murnighan is the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management at the Kellogg School of Management. Learn more about Dr. Murnighan.
The Institute consists of three leadership training seminars located in Chicago. The first session will be held on September 23–24, 2013. The remaining two sessions will be held December 16–17, 2013 and September 4–5, 2014. Each participant will present his/her personal leadership project to the group at the September 2014 meeting. Participants need to commit significant personal time to their individual leadership experiences. In addition, each Institute participant will be asked to serve as a mentor for dentists in future Institute classes. (The ADA is an ADA CERP recognized provider. Dentists who attend the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership will receive continuing education credits for their participation in the program.)
There is no tuition or fees to participate in the Institute. The ADA and corporate sponsors cover faculty and travel expenses to Chicago (transportation, lodging and meals) for the three training sessions. In addition, a stipend is provided to help offset the costs associated with implementing participants' personal leadership projects.
Please complete the interactive PDF application and arrange for two references. If you require a printed application form, or have questions, please contact the ADA at 800-621-8099, x4699 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to submit all completed application materials to the ADA by April 30, 2013. We regret that the ADA cannot be responsible for incomplete or late applications and that incomplete applications, or those received after April 30, 2013, cannot be accepted.
- Institute participants consist of a diverse group of dentists who belong to racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in leadership roles. Participation is open to active, licensed dentists, residing in the U.S.
- Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership potential within dental associations or their communities, but will not have held high-level leadership positions in organized dentistry.
- ADA members are encouraged to apply, but ADA membership is not required for participation in the Institute.
The ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership is made possible through generous corporate contributions from:
- Henry Schein Dental