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Promotion and Tenure: The Leadership Factor


The promotion and tenure track in academic dentistry can appear nebulous and difficult to navigate. Many faculty members are familiar with traditional avenues to grow in their careers, such as focusing on establishing themselves as an expert in a particular field or discipline, conducting research, publishing scholarship, teaching and giving back to the community. However, the role of academic leadership is often overlooked.

Join us in this upcoming webinar to explore the significance of academic leadership, define the connection between leadership and career advancement, and examine opportunities to develop or expand your leadership skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and characterize essential components of leadership.
  • Examine the characteristics of academic leadership and its relevance to dental education.
  • Discuss important leadership qualities for promotion and tenure.
  • Identify leadership positions across the clinical, teaching and research arenas.
  • Explore opportunities for leadership development.
CE information:

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by April 2, 2023. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.


  • Lisa D. Cain, Ph.D.

    Dr. Cain is the Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs and Professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Her involvement in education has spanned over 30 years. Her history of leadership spans faculty affairs and faculty development at the regional, national and international levels. Dr. Cain is Co-chair of the ADEA Women in Leadership Special Interest Group and currently holds an elected position in the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA). Previously, she served as Chair of the 2019 GFA/GWIMS Professional Development Conference on behalf of GFA. She is the founder of the Texas Consortium for Faculty Success, which consists of 13 Texas Health Science Institutions and 18 faculty affairs administrators. She is a certified Executive Leadership Coach and an outcome-driven leader focused on strategic planning, behavioral analysis, effective communication and networking to achieve desired results.

April 2, 2020
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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