Strengthen Your Advanced Program with Exceptional Leadership


Leadership Essentials for Advanced Programs is designed as a virtual program to prepare new or incoming directors from all advanced dental education programs for the different leadership, administration, teaching, and mentoring challenges they encounter while serving in their roles.


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Leadership Essentials for Advanced Programs (LEAP)

LEAP, executed by experienced past and present program directors, academic executives and leadership consultants, will address various aspects of the program director’s roles and responsibilities. The program is designed to provide useful tools, skills and procedures that can be immediately applied to any advanced program.

During this program, engage in these onsite topics, among others:

  • Communication and leadership styles
  • Faculty and staff motivation
  • Strategic planning and execution
  • Manage challenging residents
  • Resident and faculty recruitment

Cost, Dates, Location


Winter/Spring 2021 –

Phase I: February 25-26, 2021 (Virtual)
Phase II: April 22-23, 2021 (Virtual)


Regular Tuition: $695

Registration Deadline: February 12, 2021

Scholarship Options

Visit our Scholarship Information page for more information.


CE Credits

Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with CE providers to help professionals in academia and those transitioning to academic careers achieve their goals as leaders, educators, and agents of change for their organizations. AAL is working with a number of associations in different professions to secure CE credits. Please contact us to request CEs for your profession or for additional details.

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Contact Info

Felicia Tucker-Lively, Ph.D.
Vice President


During LEAP, you will learn to:

Enhance leadership and management skills

Prepare for CODA accreditation

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Impact your residents to give back and be involved in their specialties

Join a growing network of dental program directors to exchange and share experience ideas, tools and opportunities


Utilize evaluation and feedback to empower and improve resident performance

Create a positive and exciting environment for learning