The MDS presents the First District Leadership Academy

(Based on the successful MDS Leadership Institute)

The First District Leadership Academy provides the tools and insight needed to improve your leadership effectiveness and help you respond to a rapidly shifting landscape. It is designed for those who want to think strategically about emerging institutional and informational needs, changing expectations, new technologies, and long-range plans. 

The curriculum will deepen your insights and broaden your repertoire of useful approaches to leadership. The program also provides a valuable opportunity to assess your own leadership strengths and weaknesses in a supportive and engaging learning environment.

The MDS will offer full paid scholarships to a limited number of attendees on a first-come first-serve basis.

Cost: $750/person* (without scholarship)

Other New England state Dental Societies are encouraged to provide scholarships to attendees from their state. All attendees receive FREE ($190 value) Yankee Dental Congress registration in 2018 and 2019.

*Room and travel not included. 

2018-2019 Schedule

Yankee Dental Congress 2018 Course Code: 001WL

Kick-off Dinner*
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 
Cocktail Reception: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dinner and panel discussion with past Leadership Institute graduates: 7:00-9:30 p.m. 
Seaport Hotel

Year One-2018*
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 
Seaport Hotel
Continental breakfast: 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Developing the Leader in You: 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Getting Volunteers to Step Up Their Commitment: 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Presidential Awards Reception*
6:00 p.m.
Seaport Hotel 

Presidential Awards Ceremony*
6:30 p.m. 
Seaport Hotel 

Understanding Your Leadership Style
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Lunch included)
MDS Headquarters 

Presentation Skills Excellence
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Lunch included)
MDS Headquarters   

*Yankee Dental Congress 2018 Badge Required

Year Two-2019
Upon completion of the first year, you will become a collegial mentor in your state. Pay it forward by assisting your state’s leaders in selecting three new members to participate in this program and provide support and guidance as needed.

Questions? Email Sherri Rodman or call 508.449.6072.