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LEAD: Leadership Exploration And Development Program

Beginning March 2017

The MDA is excited to offer our members LEAD: Leadership Exploration And Development Program. This comprehensive, 12-month program is designed to build personal leadership skills through immersion experiences within organized dentistry. No previous volunteer experience is required: participants will receive a thorough orientation to every aspect of the ADA network.

The program will expose eight participants to a blend of group, team, and individual activities.

Additional Activities

There are three required activities that can be completed at any time during the program:

  • In-office IFG Lunch and Learn;
  • In-district component meeting; and
  • Out-of-district component meeting.

There are also three optional activities:

  • In-district meeting with legislator;
  • Student Lobby Day; and
  • Nonmember visit or other activity with Membership Development Manager.

LEAD Candidate Criteria

A maximum of eight applicants will be chosen to participate. Candidates will complete an online application and be evaluated using the following:

  • Must be an MDA member in good standing.
  • A written paragraph that addresses “Why are you interested in participating in the MDA’s LEAD Program?”
  • Two endorsements by fellow MDA members, business professionals, clergy or similar.
  • A complete and current resume or CV.

There are no restrictions based on age or past volunteer participation. Stipends and sponsorships will be provided to ensure participating is essentially a no-cost experience.

To learn more and request an application, complete the form below or call (800) 589-2632.

Applicant Information

Please submit a paragraph that answers the question: Why are you interested in participating in the MDA LEAD Program?

Applicant Endorser 1

Applicant Endorser 2

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