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Indiana AIR Program
About the Program
The Indiana AIR (Acceptance, Inclusion, Respect) program seeks promising leaders, who are members of racial, ethnic, gender and/or sexual orientation groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership, to participate in this inaugural educational experience. The mission of Indiana AIR is to cultivate leaders who strive to create a receptive and inclusive dental association in recognition and appreciation of the changing landscape of dentistry. Indiana AIR will provide a diverse group of dentists with education and experience to further build successful leaders in the dental profession and our communities.
Who Should Apply?
Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership potential within the dental profession or their communities, but will not have held high-level leadership positions in organized dentistry. Membership in the IDA is not required; however, we ask that candidates be either currently practicing dentistry in the State of Indiana or attending the Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Six participants will be accepted for the two-year program. Individuals accepted in the Indiana AIR program will attend leadership training at the IDA level for the first year. Topics will include, but are not limited to, management training, effective business leadership, conflict resolution, decision-making, and financial consulting. In the second year participants will observe the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership and complete a group leadership project directed at the dental community. Participants will also attend the IDA Annual Session both years of participation in the program.
The application deadline has now passed. Stay tuned for more updates about the AIR program.