About the Emerging OMS Leaders Workshop

The 2018 Emerging OMS Leaders Workshop is scheduled to convene March 3 and 4, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. This workshop is open to AAOMS fellows, members and residents interested in exploring and expanding their understanding of their leadership styles and how others might perceive and react to them. 

Registration is now open. Registration fee is $500 and includes the two-day workshop, The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential book, breakfast, lunch and an evening cocktail reception. 

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the “experiential model” of leadership learning and its advantages over the formula-based model.
  2. Identify how courage is one of the most visible virtues in leadership and how it reflects on the individual.
  3. Evaluate how perseverance relates to other virtues, such as courage, justice and wisdom.
  4. Distinguish how wisdom relates to humility, honesty, perseverance and courage.
  5. Differentiate between knowledge and wisdom and how the former contributes to the latter.
  6. Recognize what it means to ultimately be a virtuous leader. 

Program schedule


Session 1: Personality Type and Leadership

Participants will explore and expand their understanding of their leadership styles and how others might perceive and react to them. This session will use the MBTI Step II Interpretive Report, a report that addresses key aspects of personality and behavior in areas such as communication, problem-solving and interpersonal relations.

Competencies: Interpersonal skills, communication, adaptability and flexibility, problem-solving

Session 2: The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders

All participants will receive the book The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders (Deeds, 2015) by N. Karl Haden, PhD, and Rob Jenkins. Participants will engage in a self-assessment about their current activities for development as leaders using AAL’s Learning to Lead Inventory.

Competencies: Life-long learning, vision, strategic thinking, creativity/innovation

Session 3: Time Management and Life Balance

Participants will learn about key issues in the history of ethics and moral psychology as they relate to contentment and balance. Discussion will address the place of habits in a “balanced” life.

Competencies: Self-management, self-reflection, work-life balance


Session 1: Managing Conflict

Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), participants will learn their preferred styles of approaching conflict as well as alternatives for preventing counterproductive confrontations. The session also will address collaborative strategies and tactics to manage disagreements commonly faced by academic leaders.

Competencies: Conflict management, decision-making, developing others, team-building

Session 2: Leading Change

This session will assist participants in understanding their personal responses to change. In addition, participants will apply lessons from The 9 Virtues – particularly those associated with perseverance, wisdom and courage – to lead and manage change.

Competencies: Change management, critical thinking, strategic planning

Session 3: Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

This session will examine the attributes of emotionally intelligent (EI) leaders. Participants will identify how to leverage EI competencies to improve leadership effectiveness. Discussions will assist participants in developing practical strategies for confronting and harnessing emotions.

Competencies: Interpersonal skills, communication and empathy 


N. Karl Haden, PhD

Dr. Haden is President and CEO of AAL. Since AAL’s founding in 2005, Dr. Haden and AAL have worked with more than 100 U.S. and international higher education institutions and associations through AAL’s professional development programs and consulting services. Dr. Haden’s consultation and professional development activities have included faculty and administrative leaders from dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, allied health and medicine. His areas of expertise include leadership development, organizational change, team building, strategic planning, curriculum development and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He served as Associate Executive Director and Director of the Center for Educational Policy and Research at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). For 15 years, he directed the ADEA Leadership Institute, a premier leadership development program in health professions education. He has served as a faculty member and advisor in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellows Program since its inception in 2004.

Dr. Haden regularly presents to organizations on issues and trends in higher education, health professions education, and policy-related matters in higher education. Dr. Haden has authored or coauthored more than 80 articles and monographs in educational policy. He is the author, along with AAL Fellow Rob Jenkins, of The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders: Unlocking Your Leadership Potential (Deeds, 2015). Dr. Haden is a Fellow (Hon.) of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Center for the Study of the Great Ideas. Most recently, Dr. Haden was honored by the ADEAGies Foundation as the 2017 recipient of the Gies Award for Achievement-Public or Private Partner.


Felicia Tucker-Lively, PhD

Dr. Tucker-Lively is the Director of Professional Development at AAL. In this capacity, she oversees AAL’s professional development programs. Her areas of interest are professional and organizational development, strategic talent management, human resource management, and career path learning and development. She has experience in administration, operational management and program coordination at Morehouse School of Medicine, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Tucker-Lively’s background involves working with executive leadership teams to solve problems, develop alternatives and create efficiencies for improving program quality. She has maintained a variety of memberships and positions of leadership in professional and community organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Ray of Hope Christian Church, Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education, and the Association for Talent Development. She received a Bachelor of Science in human services from Cornell University College of Human Ecology in New York and her Master of Public Health in sociomedical science from Columbia University School of Public Health. She completed a study titled “The Relationship Between Human Resource Management Practices and Turnover Intentions of Mid-Level Administrators” and received her doctorate in educational leadership from Mercer University in Atlanta.


Michael Silveus, DDS, MS

Dr. Silveus is a Vice President of AAL. Given his broad range of expertise in leadership development, institutional feasibility assessment and founding, accreditation, strategic planning, and faculty mentoring, Dr. Silveus brings a unique blend of academic, social service and entrepreneurial business experience to AAL. Dr. Silveus graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He was a member of the Jesuits at Loyola University Chicago, where he obtained a master’s in philosophy; he also studied classics at Harvard. He served academically on the faculties of Georgetown and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and administratively at Detroit-Mercy. Dr. Silveus has extensive experience in dental ethics. As a Jesuit, he worked in development and campus ministry and provided care at dental clinics in underserved areas. He was on the original administrative team that founded the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School network. Cristo Rey, a ground-breaking model that blends academics and work-study, has been replicated in more than 60 schools across the United States. Dr. Silveus is a member of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), American Dental Association and Academy of Osseointegration. He serves on many boards, including at the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at St. Joseph’s University.

Continuing Education Provider Approval

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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 Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 12 continuing education credits.

AGD - Accepted Program Provider
5/1/14 - 6/30/18
Provider ID# 214680

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Contact AAOMS staff at 800-822-6637, ext. 4315.