I was very fortunate to be selected by my chapter to attend ASDA’s National Leadership Conference last year. It was an amazing experience that I highly recommend for anyone who wishes to grow as both a leader and a professional. During my time at the Conference, I attended various sessions that were focused on ways to improve ASDA chapters, and I also learned from other ASDA chapters that were in attendance.
My time at the ASDA National Leadership Conference opened my eyes to the importance of involving dental students from all different classes in our local chapter, brainstorming ideas and organizing events. I hope we can spread the ASDA fever and work to make our local ASDA chapter more collaborative and innovative.
Attending the Dental Expo at a national ASDA event is an exciting time for anyone: free samples, free bags and enough free pens to last you until you graduate dental school. Aside from the swag, there are also opportunities for your chapter and to make professional connections.
The premier leadership training opportunity for dental students is quickly approaching! ASDA’s National Leadership Conference (NLC) is taking place October 30th-November 1st in Chicago and it is an unparalleled opportunity for students. Here are five reasons you do not want to miss NLC this year:
I’m a big fan of self-help books. I’m not talking about “Golf For Dummies” but just good old nonfiction reads. Whether it’s financial or marital advice (“5 Love Languages” anyone?), I really believe that you can find answers to most your problems in books. Is a book as effective as a financial adviser, maybe not; but it’s a lot less expensive.
So whether or not you’re currently attending ASDA’s National Leadership Conference in Chicago this weekend, you can still gain a lot of leadership insights just from picking up some reading material. Yes, you’ll have to put down the study guides and textbooks for a minute, but the break from dentistry might do you some good.
Read on for a list of leadership reads that can set you on the path to success in dental school and beyond.
If you’re asking yourself how you’ll manage a practice, stay on top of dental trends and be a respected leader with no formal training, you’re not alone. Like many dental students, by the time you graduate you’ve mastered the clinical aspects of dentistry but you’re pretty green when it comes to being a professional. So, what are you to do: wait until you’re a dentist and see what happens or do something about it now?
Today is the first day of ASDA’s second ever National Leadership Conference! If you couldn’t make it to Chicago for this leadership-tip-packed weekend, we still have you covered. Dentists are leaders in their practices and often their communities as well. ASDA helps prepare students for the leadership expected from health professionals. Below are four resources to hone your leadership skills right now.
ASDA members are awesome. We’ve known that for a while. Every story I hear from local chapter leaders reminds me of how strongly the ASDA fever burns around the country. I should really start carrying a thermometer.
Our challenge, over the past year, was to plan a national conference as awesome as you. We wanted to make you think, and help you grow as leaders and dental professionals. But how can we truly challenge and inspire a room full of intelligent, dynamic, self-starters?
Our answer: Get you out of your comfort zone.