Promising leaders, who are members of racial, ethnic and/or gender groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership, are encouraged to apply.
Since 2003 the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership has admitted over 300 dentists from diverse racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds who have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles. The award-winning program is designed to strengthen leadership skills and build professional networks. As part of the program, with all expenses paid, participants attend three sessions at ADA Headquarters in Chicago, learning from faculty from Duke University and participate in 10 virtual sessions throughout the year. In addition, participants are required to develop and complete a new leadership project addressing a need in their community or dental association.
ADA is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 class. Visit ADA.org to apply by April 5. All expenses are covered for this program, in part through support from Crest + Oral-B and Henry Schein, Inc.
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