Offer Life-Long Learning to Your Community Members

AAL assists institutions with assessing, developing, and implementing customized programs that empower your people.

Professional Development Helps Employees Stay on the Leading Edge of Their Fields.

Professional development is an ongoing learning tool to help your employees or members not only gain competency in their fields, but to also excel. AAL designs and facilitates customized programs for administrators, staff, faculty, and students that meet the needs and expectations of the participants, while maintaining your organization’s mission.

What Our Customized Programs Offer

Customized Teaching and Learning Programs 

AAL offers the following single-topic courses in teaching and learning, which can be presented as half- or full-day onsite programs or as online programs: 

  • Academic Integrity
  • Assessing Comprehension with Written Tests
  • Assessing Students’ Progress toward Clinical Competency
  • Clinical Teaching Best Practices
  • Competency-based Education
  • Constructing Case-based Assessments
  • Course Planning and Instructional Design
  • Curriculum Design and Management
  • Developing a Teaching Philosophy
  • Evidence-based Decision Making
  • The Generational Mix in Academic Health Professions Education
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback to Enhance Clinical Competency
  • Interprofessional Collaboration for Patient Care
  • Portfolios for Assessment
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Promoting Students’ Critical Thinking
  • Student Motivation, Civility, and Classroom Management
  • Teaching Effectively in the Classroom
  • Teaching Effectively Online
  • Motivational Interviewing for Patient Education and Risk Assessment
  • Teaching Psychomotor Skills
  • Using Case-based/Problem-based Learning to Enrich the Curriculum
  • Working Effectively with Challenging Students

Customized Leadership & Career Advancement Programs 

AAL offers the following single-topic courses in leadership development and career advancement, which can be presented as half- or full-day onsite programs or as online programs: 

  • Assessment for Leadership Development
  • Building and Leading High Performance Teams
  • Career Planning
  • Change Management
  • Collaborative Negotiation
  • Conducting Successful Meetings
  • Conflict Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • CV Writing
  • Enhancing Leadership Capacity through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • Faculty Calibration and Motivation
  • Fundraising and Alumni Relations
  • Gender and Leadership
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Grant Writing
  • Job Search: Interviewing and Negotiating
  • Leadership Development and Theories of Leadership
  • Legal Issues in the Educational Environment
  • Making Quality Decisions and Qualities of Good Decision Makers
  • Managing New Tasks and New Challenges: The First 90 Days
  • Optimizing Mentoring Relationships
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing Faculty
  • Reframing Leadership
  • Scholarship, Research, and Publishing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Budgeting
  • Stress Management
  • Team Emotional and Social Intelligence
  • Time Management
  • Transitioning to Management
  • Well-being and Resilience 
  • Working Effectively with Senior Administrators
  • Writing Reviewer-friendly Manuscripts

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

ADEA wanted to reimagine talent development offerings for its members. Through customized programs, our team improved member impact, graduating one-third of U.S. dental deans from the ADEA Leadership Institute.