NYU Dentistry Faculty Leadership Institute

Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI)

Are you a full-time faculty member at NYU Dentistry with some leadership experience seeking further development? Do you envision yourself taking on larger roles and responsibilities, driving positive change within the College, dental education nationally, or within organized dentistry?

If so, the new NYU Dentistry Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI) offers the opportunity to propel your aspirations forward. 

June 10-12, 2024

NYU Silver Center for Arts & Science
31 Washington Place

The NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management is pleased to announce this intensive summer program, in collaboration with the Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL), to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and self-awareness necessary to excel as a leader. Through dedicated sessions, you will embark on a journey of self-discovery, pinpointing your unique leadership strengths and honing them to their full potential. The program explores practical strategies for career advancement, equipping you with the tools to navigate internal and external opportunities and confidently step into new leadership positions. You will develop expertise in effective communication and relationship building, fostering strong connections and collaborations that underpin successful leadership endeavors. 

By joining the FLI, you will not only enhance your personal leadership skillset but also become a valuable asset to the College, contributing meaningfully to its mission and shaping the future of dental education. In brief, the FLI:

  • Empowers emerging leaders with the knowledge, skills, and insights to excel in their roles and take on new responsibilities.
  • Guides you through self-assessment to discover your unique leadership strengths.
  • Facilitates career development and equips you with effective communication and relationship-building practices.
  • Introduces you to the strategic and operational aspects of higher and dental education.
  • Deepens your understanding of the value of dental education within NYU.
  • Opens doors to further leadership development opportunities.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Full-time NYU Dentistry faculty
  • Passion for leadership and commitment to contributing to the College's mission
  • Emerging leaders in the early stages of their careers

Please note that up to 30 candidates will be selected for the FLI.

Participants will earn 16 hours of Continuing Dental Education credit.


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Program Faculty

Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH
Director, Center for Oral Health Policy & Management

Michael P. O'Connor, EdD, MPA
Executive Vice Dean and Co-Director, Center for Oral Health Policy & Management

Staci L. Ripkey, EdD, EdM, MA
Associate Dean for Student Engagement and Associate, Center for Oral Health Policy & Management

Gabriela Gonzalez, MPA
Associate Director, Center for Oral Health Policy & Management.

N. Karl Haden, PhD
President, Academy for Advancing Leadership