ADEA Diversity Workshop Series

The ADEA Diversity Workshop Series provides dental school administrators, faculty and staff with the tools and strategies to promote and capitalize on the role of diversity in achieving academic excellence within health professions education. ADEA hosted the first workshop in the series, Setting the Standard for Diversity and Accreditation, in Chicago, IL in October 2015. The fifth workshop, Creating a Climate of Inclusiveness, is set to take place in Portland, OR on October 23, 2019.  


Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness 

October 23, 2019

The ADEA Diversity Workshop Series provides dental school administrators, faculty and staff with tools and strategies to promote and understand the roles that access, diversity inclusion, equity and well-being play in promoting a humanistic environment within dental education. The 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Creating a Culture of Inclusiveness, will take place on October 23 in Portland, OR, just prior to the 2019 ADEA Fall Meetings.



The Power of Broadened Perspectives: Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Faculty in Dental Education

October 24, 2018

The 2018 ADEA Diversity Workshop focused on fostering faculty diversity as a means of broadening perspectives within dental education. Effectively facilitating “an environment characterized by, and supportive of, diversity and inclusion” involves more than promoting and supporting diversity activities—it requires effective leadership and careful development of a deliberate, collaborative and sustainable diversity plan. The small group workshop format afforded the unique opportunity for quality discussion, sharing and support of deliberate and collaborative planning and the exchange of ideas among participants and presenters.

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A Shift in Diversity Work: Moving Toward Inclusive Excellence

October 25, 2017

Effectively facilitating “an environment characterized by, and supportive of, diversity and inclusion” involves more than promoting and supporting diversity activities—it requires effective leadership and careful development of a deliberate, collaborative and sustainable diversity plan. The third workshop in the ADEA Diversity Workshop Series afforded a unique opportunity for quality discussion, sharing and support among participants and presenters.


Advancing a Diverse Student and Faculty Pipeline

October 26, 2016

This event took place October 26, 2016 in Houston – one day prior to the ADEA Fall Meetings. Advancing a Diverse Student and Faculty Pipeline helped attendees better understand the factors that can influence the recruitment of diverse students and faculty. It featured promising practices from dental educators with a track record of creating sustained model diversity programs. Through interactive discussions and working group sessions, participants left with practice strategies they could implement when they returned to their home institutions.


Setting the Standard for Diversity in Accreditation

October 28, 2015

The first in the series of ADEA Diversity Workshops, this workshop was a one-day “crash course” for understanding the scope of the diversity-related CODA Standards and developing a mission-driven diversity plan for your institution. Participants in the workshop learned from the perspectives and innovative, evidence-based approaches of current and former dental educators with a track record of creating sustained model diversity programs.