Schedule

This is a draft schedule and subject to change. ASDA’s Annual Session will be held in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Friday, February 18
7 - 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast
7:15 a.m.
EC Candidate’s Forum
(candidates, guides & nominators only)
7:15 a.m.
Delegate Reviewer Training
(delegate reviewers only)
7:45 - 8:15 a.m.
Annual Session Orientation with Executive Committee
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

House of Delegates Business Meeting I

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

House of Delegates Business Meeting II

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Dine Arounds

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Reference Committee Hearings

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Reference Committee Business Meetings

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Hackathons: Overcoming Chapter Challenges

Chapter Operations: Nickel & Diming Your Budget

Picture this: Your chapter leaders have created thoughtful proposed budgets for their respective roles. Then, you discover that your chapter funding is being reduced, and you have to make budget cuts. What do you do? How do you choose which areas to modify? In this session, we’ll explore strategies for creating and modifying your chapter budget. You’ll learn from a seasoned ASDA alum, then compete against teams of your peers to develop a winning strategy for maintaining/modifying your budget.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Create chapter budget template utilizing best practices.
  • Utilize tips to assess the ROI of chapter programs.
  • Implement strategies to modify budget when available funding is limited or reduced.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Fundraising: Getting Creative with New Techniques

Securing sponsorships for your chapter can be a challenging task, especially if you are competing with other organizations for limited funds from your partners. So how do chapters meet their fundraising needs? Get creative with your existing sponsor benefits and explore new opportunities!

Join us for this hackathon to brainstorm fundraising techniques and compete against teams of your peers to create the winning idea!

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Identify unique benefits for their chapters’ existing sponsors
  • Investigatefundraising opportunities with local and regional organizations
  • Forma network of colleagues and industry professionals

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Membership: Creating Value at Each Stage of Dental School

Member engagement can fluctuate at any chapter and can impact some classes more than others. A common challenge is determining how to keep members engaged throughout the entire dental school journey: from their first year to graduation. To do so, chapters need to create and promote benefits that are valuable to members at each stage.

Join us for this hackathon to discuss the value of membership at each stage of dental school and compete against teams of your peers to create the winning pitch!

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Survey and assessmembers’ career priorities at each year of dental school.
  • Createunique member benefits and programs specific to members’ priorities.
  • Exploretargeted promotions and incentives for each dental school class.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Programming & Events: How to Supplement the Dental School Experience

Reflecting on your dental school education, what are some topics, skills, or experiences that you wish were addressed to help you better prepare for life in practice? If you wish those items were covered, it’s likely that others do too. Join this hackathon session to explore how you can develop chapter programs that supplement your dental school education. You’ll also engage in friendly competition with teams of your peers to see which group can create the winning strategy!

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Collaboratewith peers to create a list of education priorities for the chapter.
  • Accessfeasibility of addressing priorities with available resources.
  • Take steps to implement new resources and/or programming.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Working with Administration: Navigating Unforeseen Changes

Throughout the past couple years, dental schools have seen many changes impacting dental education. As changes continue to occur, whether it be policies, graduation requirements, or standards of care, your chapter needs to work with administration to represent the student perspective. In this hackathon session, you’ll explore best practices to navigate changes with administrators and compete with teams of your peers to brainstorm a winning strategy.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Articulatethe chapter’s position or stance on given issue/policy to administration.
  • Takesteps to establish open lines of communication with administrators and other stakeholders.
  • Establish consistent procedure to receive updates from administration.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

Joint District Caucuses

6 - 7 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Saturday, February 19
7 - 7:45 a.m.
Breakfast
8 - 9:50 a.m.

Joint District Caucuses – Candidate Visits

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Joint District Caucuses – Candidate Visits

12 - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch

12 - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Chapter Training Breakouts

Chapter Operations: Fostering Chapter Sustainability with a Strategic Plan

Each year, chapter leaders create new goals for their respective roles. While this is important for the short-term success of the chapter, it’s critical to have an overarching vision for the chapters’ progress over time. This is where a strategic plan comes into play. Developing a strategic plan helps to guide the chapter towards growth and progress that may not be achievable in one leadership term. This session will help you to understand the components of a strategic plan and how to implement it at your chapter.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Develop long term goals based on their chapters’ unique needs and vision
  • Adopt a sustainable timeline towards achieving the goals.
  • Create a plan to assess progress and transition the strategic plan between leadership terms.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Fundraising 101: Where to Begin?

Fundraising is essential to chapter programs, events and growth, but how do you dive into raising sponsorship funding if you’ve had little exposure to sales or sponsorships? This session will help you succeed in a chapter fundraising role by discussing the fundamentals: establishing your ask of sponsors, creating a communications plan, and starting a dialogue to reach an agreement that meets both parties’ needs.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Outline their needs/asks from sponsors.
  • Develop an outreach plan and contact list for potential supporters.
  • Create talking points to utilize in initial discussions and negotiations to establish the relationship, funding needs, and benefits.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Membership: What’s In It for Me?

Members typically get ASDA Fever after experiencing the intangible benefits of membership, and then they may become more actively involved in ASDA programs. So, how can you as a chapter leader increase your member engagement? Join this session and discover strategies to sharing the benefits of ASDA and answering the question “What’s in it for me?”

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Describe the benefits of ASDA membership to current and potential members.
  • Outline the career and personal advantages of pursuing an ASDA leadership role.
  • Discuss the pathways to ASDA leadership and continued involvement in organized dentistry.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Programming & Events: Is It Worth It? Assigning Value to Chapter Programs

In an era where you are competing for your members’ time against a variety of accessible in-person, virtual and hybrid events from other organizations, it’s critical to set feasible goals for your programs and evaluate them regularly. Chapter leaders planning events must consider what value each program is bringing to their members, and if the investment is worth the return. This session will explore best practices in assigning value to your programs and critically assessing them so that your chapter can offer successful programs.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Adopt feasible goals for engagement in events and programs.
  • Assess the value of programs based on metrics.
  • Utilize best practices when determining whether to discontinue a program.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

Working with Administration: Fostering Positive Working Relationships

All ASDA chapters work with their school administration to continue to operate on-campus. Regardless of how closely you partner with your administration, you ought to foster a positive rapport and professional reputation with them. This session will explore strategies to collaborate with administration and engage in meaningful, productive dialogue, and tips for establishing a positive working relationship.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to

  • Explore collaborative efforts with administration.
  • Implement strategies to establish and/or maintain rapport with key administrators.
  • Engage in crucial conversations with administrators as needed.

No. of CE Credit Hours: 1.25| AGD Subject Code: 750

4 - 5:30 p.m.
House of Delegates Business Meeting III
7:30 - 11 p.m.
50th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, February 20
8 - 9 a.m.
Breakfast
9 - 10 a.m.
House of Delegates Business Meeting IV
10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Individual Caucuses