ASDA’s National Leadership Conference kicked off at 7am this morning. Nearly 400 dental students descended on Chicago today to learn, network and get energized about leadership. Dental school packs a ton of information into 4 years (or 3 for Pacific), but often students find themselves missing the practice management and business skills they need to succeed in dentistry. That’s where ASDA comes in. We focus on advocating for dental students and developing the skills they can’t obtain in the clinical setting of dental school. National Leadership Conference has been a year in the making around this very principal. How can we shape dental students into the leaders they’ll need to be to run a practice, lobby for their profession and rise in the ranks of organized dentistry? The weekend is comprised of general sessions featuring topics that will inspire and relate to all attendees. Throughout Friday and Saturday, more than 35 breakout sessions are offered for attendees to choose which material best suits their career track.
If you couldn’t make it to Chicago this weekend, stay tuned! We’ll post videos with key takeaways from the meeting all weekend long. If you are onsite, please check in with MO and leave us comments about the meeting. Tell us which sessions are your favorite so far and what you’ve learned. This weekend, MO will be an open forum for all things NLC and we invite you to join us!
Let the learning begin …
~Kim Schneider, communications editor