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Understanding the Association Series
You will receive 3 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course.

Description:
Understanding Associations describes the nature, structure and functions of professional associations in general, and of the American Dental Association specifically. This course provides information to enhance understanding of key concepts of association management and volunteer oversight, to improve leadership skills within the profession and to enhance volunteer involvement in organized dentistry. Course topics include an overview of associations and the ADA; effective leadership; strategic planning; committee organization; membership recruitment and retention; finances and budgeting; communications; diversity; and political action.

Author:
American Dental Association, Continuing Education and the The Committee on the New Dentist
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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this series, participants should be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the general structure and function of an association 
  2. Identify  the various concepts of the association 
  3. Recognize  the role leadership plays in an association 
  4. Understand the ADA mission, goals and recognition of it members


Outline:
  1. Understanding Associations: Association 101

  2. Understanding Associations: Effective Leadership

  3. Understanding Associations: Strategic Planning

  4. Understanding Associations: Committees

  5. Understanding Associations: Recruitment and Retention

  6. Understanding Associations: Finances and Budgeting

  7. Understanding Associations: Communications

  8. Understanding Associations: Diversity

  9. Understanding Associations: Political Action


References:
  1. American Dental Association 2004 Members Needs and Opinion Survey.
  2. American Dental Association Constitution and Bylaws.
  3. American Dental Association Standing Rules for Councils and Commissions.
  4. American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
  5. Burgess K, CAE, director, Membership Marketing and Committee on the New Dentist, September 29, 2006.
  6. Featheringham D, DDS, MS,. Interview, October 12, 2006.
  7. Mezydlo C, Manager, Membership Project Operations. Interview, October 16, 2006.
  8. Poleniecki R, CAE, Manager of Dental Society Services. Interview, October 24, 2006
  9. ADA New Dentist Committee Basic Workshop
  10. ADA New Dentist Committee Advanced Workshop
  11. ADA Leadership Presentation Kit: Strategic Questions and Thinking 
  12. “Hunting the Lions on the Other Side of the Hill: An Environmental Scan,” prepared by The Forbes Group for the American Dental Association, December 2004
  13. “American Dental Association Strategic Plan: 2007–2010”
  14. “ADA Resources for Mentor Programming: A Guide for Dental Societies”
  15. ADA New Dentist News; Tripartite Grassroots Membership Initiative Workshops
  16. Mary Byers, CAE, is a professional speaker and facilitator who has worked extensively in the dental society area and has led leadership development sessions for the ADA and strategic planning sessions within the tripartite (http://www.marybyers.com)./
  17. The American Society of Association Executives has many publications helpful to association leaders. They can be found online at http://www.asaecenter.org./
  18. Cufaude J. Telling a New Leadership Story. Association Management January 2001.  
  19. Hudson JR, Siegel PA, Thriving on Change: Discovering the Power of Your Association to Affect Social Change. San Francisco: Center for Excellence in Association Leadership, 1999.
  20. Kouzes JM, Posner BZ. Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 1999.
  21. Kouzes JM, Posner BZ. The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 1995.
  22. Neuschel RP. The Servant Leader: Unleashing the Power of Your People. East Lansing, Mich.: Vision Sports Management Group; 1998.
  23. Allison M, Kaye J. Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations, 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons: 2005.
  24. American Dental Association. 2006 ADA Membership Marketing Plan
  25. American Dental Association. The Committee on the New Dentist and the New Dentist Committee Network.
  26. American Dental Association. Hunting Lions on the Other Side of the Hill: An Environmental Scan.
  27. American Dental Association. Strategic Plan: 2007–2010
  28. Eadie D. Boards That Work: A Practical Guide to Building Effective Association Boards, 2nd Printing. Washington, DC: American Association of Association Executives: 1994.
  29. American Dental Association. The 2004 ADA Member Needs and Opinions Survey.
  30. American Dental Association. Basic and Advanced New Dentist Committee Workshop Presenter’s Manual.
  31. American Dental Association. Leadership Skills to Empower Positive Results,” prepared by Carol Paige, President and Dental Practice Management Consultant, PRN Consulting, Inc.,Dahlonega, Ga.
  32. American Dental Association. Orientation for New Network Leaders presented at ADA 20th New Dentist Conference, June 22, 2006.
  33. Robert H., Robert S. Robert’s Rules of Order: Newly Revised, 10th ed. Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Group: 2000. The fourth edition is online at http://www.rulesonline.com/. It is helpful for a quick reference, but is not a substitute for the tenth edition
  34. Schlegel J, CAE. Enhancing Committee Effectiveness: Guidelines and Policies for Committee Administration. Washington, D.C.: American Society of Association Executives: 1994.
  35. Stoesz E., Raber C., Doing Good Better: How to be an Effective Board Member of a Nonprofit Organization. Intercourse, Penn.: Good Books: 1997.
  36. Sturgis A. The Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure, 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill: 2001.
  37. American Dental Association. 2004 ADA Member Needs and Opinion Survey.
  38. American Dental Association. 2006 ADA Membership Marketing Plan.
  39. American Dental Association. Focused on Dentists: Tripartite Grassroots Membership Initiative Resource Manual for Component Membership Field Representatives,
  40. American Dental Association. Focused on You.
  41. American Dental Association. Resources: Tripartite Grassroots Membership Initiative Resource Manual for Constituent and Component Membership Team Leaders.
  42. Burgess K, CAE, Director of Membership Marketing and Committee on the New Dentist, ADA Division of Membership and Dental Society Services, American Dental Association. Interview September 29, 2006.
  43. Liang, Christopher, DDS, member of District of Columbia and Maryland dental societies and ADA. Interview October 9, 2006.
  44. Sirkin A, McDermott M. Keeping Members: The Myths and Realities. Foundation of the American Society of Association Executives, 1995.
  45. Toyama W, Director, Tripartite Grassroots Membership Initiative and Council on Membership, American Dental Association. Interview September 27, 2006.
  46. Society of Association Executives, 2001.
  47. American Dental Association Constitution and Bylaws
  48. American Dental Association Membership Manual
  49. American Dental Association Organization and Rules of the Board of Trustees 2006
  50. American Dental Association Standing Rules for Councils and Commissions
  51. American Dental Association Strategic Plan: 2007–2010
  52. Fee D, CAE. “Understanding Financial Operations,” Association Management, January 2000. 
  53. Harris RC, CAE. “Subsidiaries,” article on the Web site of The Nonprofit Center, http://www.nonprofitcenter.com./
  54. Lang AS, CPA. Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards. Revised edition. Washington, DC: Board Source, 2003. 
  55. McMillan EJ, CPA, CAE. Budgeting and Financial Management Handbook for Not-for-Profit Organizations. Washington, DC: American Society of Association Executives, 2000.
  56. The American Society of Association Executives has numerous publications and articles on association finances and budgeting. They can be found online at http://www.asaecenter.org./
  57. Edward McMillan’s other books on not-for-profit financial management (see http://www.nonprofitguru.com/) include: Model Policies and Procedures for Not-for-Profit Organizations; Not-for-Profit Accounting, Tax and Reporting Requirements; and Preventing Fraud in Nonprofit Organizations.
  58. Lang AS, CPA, Tecker GH, “Monitoring Return on Strategy,” Association Management, October 2004.
  59. Toth L. “Budgeting 101,” Membership Developments, American Society of Association Executives, June 2001.
  60. Vowell SS, CPA. Complete Guide to Managing Chapter Funds: What You Need to Know About Financial Management, the Law, Tax Issues, and Working with the National Organization. Washington, DC: American
  61. ADA Standing Rules for Councils and Commissions 
  62. “Building and Maintaining a Speakers Bureau (2001),” ADA Department of Professional Communications (includes suggested books and online resources)
  63. “Effective Communications & Public Speaking: Almost as Scary as Going to the Dentist”
  64. “Writing for the Web & Search Engine Optimization (2006),” ADA Communications and Technology Staff
  65. “Skills for Spokespersons,” ADA Strategic Communications
  66. ADA New Dentist Committee Advanced Workshop
  67. The Trade Show Advantage. A workshop for ADA (2004), Creative Training Solutions
  68. The ADA Council on Communications
  69. Toastmasters International, PO Box 9052, Mission Viejo, CA 92690, 949-858-8255, http://www.toastmasters.org/
  70. Susan A. Friedmann, CSP, The Tradeshow Coach, 2301 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid NY 12946, 518-523-1320,  http://www.thetradeshowcoach.com/
  71. David A. Hart, CEO, Association for Conflict Resolution, 1015 18th Street NW, Suite 1150, Washington, D.C., 20036, 202-464-9700, http://www.acrnet.org/
  72. Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, Campus Box 580, Boulder, CO 80309, 303-492-1635, http://www.crinfo.org/, Helpful glossary of terms at http://www.crinfo.org/resources/glossary.jsp
  73. ADA Committee on the New Dentist and New Dentist Committee Network
  74. ADA New Dentist News, especially May 2006, Vol. 10, No.11.
  75. ADA Diversity Committee
  76. ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership
  77. “The 2004 ADA Member Needs and Opinion Survey,” sponsored by the Council on Membership
  78. “2006 ADA Membership Marketing Plan”
  79. 2006 ADA Organization and Rules of the Board of Trustees
  80. 2004-2005 Survey of Dental Education, Volume 1: Academic Programs, Enrollment and Graduates (April 2006)
  81. Table 246, Degrees conferred by degree-granting institutions. In Digest of Education Statistics: 2005. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; 2005. http://www.webcitation.org/5Sjwcj7pG
  82. Table 205, Percentage distribution of students enrolled in degree-granting institutions, by race/ethnicity: selected years, fall 1976 through fall 2004. In Digest of Education Statistics: 2005. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; 2005. http://www.webcitation.org/5SjwoalHV
  83. DP-1, Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000. Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 1, Geographic Area: United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Census Bureau. 2000. http://www.webcitation.org/5Sk3IZuWj
  84. Minority student enrollments, Indicator 31 (2005). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; 2005.  http://www.webcitation.org/5SjwvTojI
  85. Brown LJ, Lazar V. Minority dentists: why do we need them? Rockville, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Minority Health; July 1999. http://www.webcitation.org/5SkEqqx9p
  86. Burgess K, Ruesch JD, Mikkelsen MC, Wagner KS. ADA members weigh in on critical issues. JADA. 2003;134:103-107.
  87. Chandler LC. Beyond political correctness. Assoc Mgmt. January 2005;57:29-32.
  88. Digh P. Diversity at work. Executive Update. July 2000; 26-29.
  89. Digh P. Getting people in the pool: diversity recruitment that works. HR Magazine. Oct 1999. 94-98.
  90. Friedman PK, Arena C, Atchison K, et al. Report of the ADEA President’s Commission on Mentoring. J Dent Educ. 2004;68:390-396.
  91. Hattie Hill. HHE, Inc., Management and Human Relations Consultants; Dallas, Texas. http://www.hattiehill.com./
  92. Humphreys JM. The multicultural economy 2005: America’s minority buying power. Ga Bus & Econ Cond. 2005;65:3.
  93. Jeffcoat MK. It’s a pipeline issue: women in leadership. JADA. 2004;135:142-143.
  94. Manski RJ, Magder LS. Demographic and socioeconomic predictors of dental care utilization. JADA. 1998;129:195-200.
  95. Minority population growth: 1995 to 2050. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency; 1999. http://www.webcitation.org/5Sk8YLvRg
  96. Nation’s population one-third minority. Washington DC: U.S. Census Bureau. Press release, May 10, 2006. CB06-72. http://www.webcitation.org/5Sk0oMXJS.  
  97. Seldin LW. The future of dentistry: an overview of a new report. JADA. 2001;132:1667-1677.
  98. Jon Holtzee, Director, State Government Affairs, ADA, Chicago office
  99. Bill Prentice, Associate Executive Director, Government Affairs, ADA, Washington, D.C. office
  100. Thomas J. Spangler, Director, Council on Government Affairs, and Director, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, ADA, Washington, D.C. office
  101. Dr. Edward J. Vigna, 2005-2006 Chair, American Dental Political Action Committee, speech given on June 23, 2006 at the ADA 20th New Dentist Conference in Boston. 
  102. Jakush J. ADA to partner with states in public affairs approach. ADA News. November 2, 2006.
  103. Report 18 of the Board of Trustees to the House of Delegates: Update on Advocacy Assessment Initiative. August 2006.
  104. American Dental Association Constitution and Bylaws
  105. American Dental Association Current Policies, Adopted 1954–2005
  106. American Dental Association Standing Rules for Councils and Commissions
  107. American Dental Association Strategic Plan: 2007–2010
  108. ADA New Dentist News
  109. “ADA Resources for the New Dentist Member” brochure
  110. “Focused on Value: An Overview of Selected Membership Benefits” brochure
  111. “Understanding Organized Dentistry” brochure
  112. “We’re All About You,” ADA membership brochure 
  113. Advanced New Dentist Committee Workshop
  114. Arizona Dental Association Leadership Institute, May 5, 2006
  115. ADA Organization and Rules of the Board of Trustees 2006 
  116. ADA Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct
  117. Basic New Dentist Committee Workshop
  118. State Legislative Report, a monthly ADA publication for dental leaders
  119. Washington Weekly Update, a weekly ADA briefing for dental leaders
  120. Your Dental Advocate, included as an insert in ADA News
  121. The American Society of Association Executives has many publications helpful to association leaders. They can be found online at http://www.asaecenter.org/





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