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Power of Three

ADA Leaders Support Member Success

Power of Three Triangle: National, State, Local and ADA Member

ADA President Dr. Chuck Norman, President-elect Dr. Maxine Feinberg, and the Board of Trustees invited leaders across local, state and national levels to seek new ways to collaborate, and outlined this common vision in an open letter to fellow leaders. Dr. Norman’s message about how this initiative will move forward is in an ADA News message Working together for the benefit of all our members. Following is the Open Letter to volunteer and staff leaders.

An Open Letter from Leaders Throughout the ADA Organization: Supporting Member Success through the Power of Three

As leaders of the American Dental Association representing state and local societies as well as the national association, we are sharing with you a common commitment to work together in order to increase the value our members find in membership. This requires changes in how we work, and our goal is for the member to see, not these changes, but the results of our effort: compelling member value. This open letter explains our commitment to change, how we will move forward, and why.

It is our intention to act not as a fragmented collection of national, state and local associations. We are more than that. In reality, we are one organization, truly a family. And, together we will behave as a "system" because a system produces what its individual parts cannot produce alone. Whether you describe our relationship as a family, a system, a team or something else, we know that together we can achieve more member growth than we can individually.

See the leaders who have signed the Open Letter.

  • A New Way of Working Together
  • Creating Our Future Together
  • Our Shared Mission in a Shared (and New) Environment
  • Our Shared Vision for the Power of Three
  • So How Will it Work?