The ODA Leadership Academy runs on a calendar year basis, starting in January and concluding by December.
Over the course of a year, participants are required to complete a minimum of five immersion experiences. Four offerings are predetermined. Additional offerings are selected by the participant based on area(s) of interest.
Participation is required in the following four ODA offerings:
- Board of Trustees Meeting as Non-Voting Guest (January, March, July and September options)
- Group Learning Activity focused on Leadership Development: May 6, 2022
- Virtual House of Delegates Meeting: September 24, 2022
- Group Learning Activity focused on Leadership Connections: November 18, 2022
The participant must also select at least one (1) additional immersion experience to satisfy the program curriculum. Many offerings are available within the following areas:
- Government Affairs
- Student/New Dentist
Participants will receive complimentary full conference registration to the Oregon Dental Conference and an invitation to the Thursday and Friday evening events. Attendance is not required, but is encouraged. No travel reimbursement is provided for this opportunity.
After completion of each immersion experience, participants will be asked to complete a short survey providing feedback for enhancements.
In addition to immersion experiences, participants will be provided with leadership education opportunities and supplemental reading materials for additional exposure and growth.
At the completion of the program, participants will be presented with a completion plaque. Following graduation of the Academy, ODA staff will conduct a debrief with each participate to help them navigate current leadership opportunities for continued involvement.