ADEA began delivering formal educational programming for leadership development in 1994 and continues to offer superior leadership and personal development programs to the nation's most promising dental educators.
- The ADEA Leadership Essentials for Allied Dental Educators (ADEA LEADE) is an eight-week online course designed to promote leadership and professional development, as well as increase and enhance leadership opportunities, for allied dental faculty.
ADEA Leadership Institute, a yearlong program in four distinct phases that develops faculty members from all elements of dental education as the future leaders of dental and higher education.
ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program offers, four days of intensive training in leadership especially for allied dental faculty members or program directors.
ADEA Emerging Leaders Program is designed for faculty members who have been at their institution for less than three years, and who have demonstrated the potential for making significant contributions to academic dentistry. The program focuses on helping faculty plan and implement successful academic careers by cultivating leadership, facilitating networking with colleagues and receiving mentorship from leaders in dental education.
- A new program in 2023, the ADEA Council of Deans Fellowship (ADEA CDF) is a year-long, part-time fellowship aimed at creating a diverse pipeline of future leaders who will assume roles as dental school deans and other senior university leadership positions. The ADEA CDF will increase the number of qualified candidates for deanships and equip them with the skills and experiences to help them succeed.