National Leadership Conference

4 leadership resources you can use right now

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 10.00.11 AMToday 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.

Ways to challenge yourself at ASDA’s National Leadership Conference

NLC thumbnail image.fwASDA 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.

Live from NLC: videos on mentoring, networking & more

In this video, we spoke with ADA’s Immediate Past President, Dr. Bill Calnon, and his son, Tim Calnon (Buffalo ’13), after their session on finding a great mentor. We also caught up with Dr. Dan Hammer (Pacific ’11) on ethics. Next we spoke with Drs. Ryan Dulde and Chris Salierno about holding effective meetings and networking. Finally, tips on bringing vision to goal-setting and using Facebook for your professional life are delivered in the final video of the day. Watch below or click here if you’re reading this via a subscriber e-mail.

ASDA’s first-ever National Leadership Conference

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?