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Leadership Institute accepting applications for 2014-2015

It’s that time of year again — when we begin to solicit applications for the WSDA Leadership Institute. Now in its fifth year, the Institute exists to develop future leaders of organized dentistry from the rank and file members of today. Apply here today.

Former participants continuously make their mark throughout organized dentistry. Your voices, ideas, and passion for dentistry are needed — we still face challenges including corporate dentistry, dental workforce issues and third party payers — and we need committed, vibrant leadership to navigate these issues.

WSDA’s Leadership Institute helps shape you into a leader of the future by pairing you with a WSDA Board member who shepherds you through six key activities tailored to developing emerging leaders. Mentors and participants will be encouraged to meet privately during the year to discuss perspectives, leadership issues and questions, and to further enhance the collaborative nature of the leadership process. 

And while it’s up to both participants and mentors to determine the scope of involvement, the program seeks to foster leadership without overwhelming participants with too many activities. All program costs will be paid by WSDA, including airfare, hotels, meals and transportation.

It is always vital to encourage leaders of the future, and this program lends structure to the process. Given the uncertainty of national health care and how it may affect dentistry, it has never been more important. 

For questions on the Leadership Institute please contact Kainoa Trotter at or call the Association office at 800-448-3368.
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