executive management portfolio brings special value to dentists
are most concerned about their patients' smiles. But thanks
to the expansion of a Kellogg School partnership with the
American Dental Association more dentists can smile now too.
continues its five-year relationship with the ADA, bringing
management training to dentists seeking to hone their business
skills. To date, more than 240 dentists have responded to
advertisements for the ADA/Kellogg Executive Management Program,
a recent initiative that will be held on the school's Chicago
campus. Soon to add a sixth module, the program brings business,
leadership, finance and statistical insights to dentists,
courtesy of top Kellogg faculty members.
offering 72 class sessions over 15 days throughout July, September
and November covering the basics that a student in the Kellogg
MBA program would encounter in the first eight courses here,"
said Thomas Prince, professor of health industry management.
Prince, along with Vennie Lyons '72, associate dean and director
of The Managers' Program, and Robert Korajczyk, senior associate
dean, coordinates the initiative. Upon completion of the program,
which is divided into three five-day sessions, participants
receive a Kellogg certificate.
in the marketplace has our niche to deliver excellence in
a program such as this," said Prince, who has been on the
Kellogg faculty since 1969 and has vast consulting experience
in the healthcare industry.
of the Kellogg-ADA initiative has already garnered praise. The
"Diversity in Leadership" program, an offering
that predates the more recent portfolio enhancements, earned
the Association Forum of Chicagoland's "Association Management
Programming Award" in 2004. This program strengthens the leadership
skills of dentists belonging to racial, ethnic or gender backgrounds
traditionally underrepresented in executive roles.
"The program has been extremely successful,"
said Prince, adding that about 200 minority students from
around the world apply each year, with 12 new dentists selected
for each class. Four foundations support those selected and
provide stipends for special community projects under the
direction of these dentists. "We have accelerated the depth
and breadth of our programming based on the exceptional interest
among dental professionals for this kind of leadership education."
more information visit ada.org/goto/kellogg.