WSDA Leadership Institute

The WSDA Leadership Institute is a program designed to foster new leadership in organized dentistry by getting participants involved in a variety of WSDA activities and meetings.

The program provides an opportunity for WSDA members, in small cohorts of five to seven participants, to gain a better understanding of organized dentistry at the state level and to build relationships with current WSDA leaders. Participants are paired with WSDA Board of Directors or Past President mentors who shepherd them through several activities tailored to developing emerging leaders from within our membership. 

Leadership Institute Events

Participants should plan to attend the following events. All program costs are paid by WSDA, including airfare, hotels, meals, and transportation.

  • Past Presidents Roundtable & Association Orientation (Sept. 9, 2021 in Spokane)
  • House of Delegates (Sept. 9-11, 2021 in Spokane)
  • Committee Meeting(s) of Participant’s Choice (Multiple Dates)
  • Pacific Northwest Dental Conference (Nov. 11-13, 2021 in Seattle)
  • Dental Action Day (January or February 2022 in Olympia)
  • Board of Directors Meeting (March 4, 2022 in Seattle) 

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2021 Leadership Institute. Applications are now closed.

Leadership Institute Past Graduates

  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019