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Women in Dentistry Leadership Series and Networking Events

Women in Dentistry ADA FDI 2019

AUDIENCE: Women Dentists and Team Members

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  Save when you register for all three keynote sessions!

• Keynote Sessions: $50 per session or all three for $100
• Thursday Fireside Chat with Alison Levine: $25
• Friday and Saturday Workshops:  $75
• Networking and Leadership Lesson Events:  $15

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Sponsored Crest OralB Women in Dentistry

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Course Planner

Networking and Leadership Lessons Events

An opportunity to network, share knowledge and learn from women dentists established in their fields in a structured format. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, September 5

9:30–11 a.m.

This event will begin with a community-building exercise that will provide you with takeaways to start building your own community back home.

Small Group Discussion Topics
There will be two rounds so you can participate in one, two ... or spend your time networking. Build your own experience!

  • Pathways to Leadership
  • Life Hacks: A guide to work-life balance
  • Managing Debt

Friday, September 6
9:30-11 a.m.

Friday’s event will begin with a Find a Mentor/Be a Mentor networking opportunity.

Small Group Discussion Topics
Same format as Thursday but different topics. There will be two rounds so you can build your own experience!

  •  Avoid Burnout
  •  Financial Check-Up
  •  Establishing a Routine of Self-Care

Thursday, September 5

Lessons from the Ledge
Alison Levine     Watch video
1:30–3 p.m.

COURSE CODE:  5161, CE HOURS:  1.5
Alison Levine Women in Dentistry Leadership Series ADA FDI 2019

Join Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and Author of the New York Times Bestseller, On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments, to get inspired to reach new heights and discover how the principles that lead to success in the world of extreme adventure also apply to the everyday settings—in your practice and your life. Alison will share authentic parallels between the mountains and the uncontrollable events that you deal with every day. Set against the backdrop of her remarkable expeditions, Alison will provide a framework to help you scale the ‘big peaks’ you aspire to climb and offer unorthodox advice about how to take risk, improve teamwork and deal with changing environments.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the parallels between extreme adventure and success in your career
  • Discover the importance of willpower and determination in meeting your aspirations

More Lessons from the Ledge: A Fireside Chat with Alison Levine

3:30–4:30 p.m.
Available only to participants of course ​5161. Participation is limited to a small group.

Having participated in her keynote session, you have the unique opportunity to join Alison in a smaller group setting to dive deeper into her story and learn more about her amazing accomplishments. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the parallels between extreme adventure and success and leadership.

Friday, September 6

Getting Unstuck from Negative Thinking
Alison Ledgerwood     Watch video
1:30-3 p.m.

COURSE CODE:  ​6161, CE HOURS:  1.5
Alison Ledgerwood Women in Dentistry Leadership Series ADA FDI 2019

Why do negative events seem to stick in our heads so much longer than positive ones? And is there anything we can do about it? Behavioral science research suggests that the human mind may be wired to look for negative information and to hold onto it. This tendency for our minds to tilt toward the negative has important consequences for understanding how people react in the face of stress and negative events. The good news is that we can also retrain our brains – if we put some effort into it – so that we start to weigh the good and the bad a little more evenhandedly. Join Dr. Alison Ledgerwood, professor and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Davis and popular TEDx speaker, to harness a better understanding of how you think and improve your life.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore why your mind holds on to negativity
  • Start the process of retraining your brain to be more positive
  • Employ a more evenhanded approach to weighing positive and negative

Negative Thinking Workshop: Tools for Getting Unstuck
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Available only to participants of course ​6161.

Join Dr. Alison Ledgerwood for a hands-on approach to changing your negative thinking. You will leave this workshop with tools to change how you react to stress and negative events and boost positivity in your daily life.

Saturday, September 7

The Cure for Stress
Heidi Hanna     Watch video
12:30-2 p.m.
COURSE CODE:  ​7161, CE HOURS:  1.5

Heidi Hanna Women in Dentistry Leadership Series ADA FDI 2019

Stress is quickly becoming the leading cause of disability and disease, contributing to 75-90% of medical visits and costing the U.S. business economy an estimated $600 billion annually. Despite escalating costs to individuals and organizations, many stress management protocols are outdated and may be causing more harm than good. Based on the recent neuroscience of stress, a paradigm shift is required where we no longer try to minimize or manage stress but rather mobilize the insight and energy it provides to master it; using stress as fuel for positive change, creating resilience and social support that extends beyond the workplace.

Join integrative neuroscientist Dr. Heidi Hanna to discuss how to use the energy of stress to fuel positive change and build sustainable health, happiness, and resilience.

Learning Objectives

  • Redefine stress using a new framework built upon recent neuroscience research
  • Explore the different types of stress and stress reactions
  • Identify evidence-based techniques to train whole-brain skill sets that transform stress
  • Recharge technique designed to build resilience

Transforming Stress for Good Workshop
2:30-4 p.m.

COURSE CODE:  ​7162, CE HOURS:  1.5
Available only to participants of course ​7161

Everything about the human system is designed to have a rhythm or pulse, but too often we find ourselves in a flat-line. In this interactive session, learn specific strategies to quickly recharge your energy throughout the day and create a personal Recharge Tool Kit to use at work and home.