AGD Leadership Development Symposium

April 12-13, 2019

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North


Attend AGD’s 2019 Leadership Development Symposium April 12-13 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North.


The symposium, which is free to attend and hosted by AGD regional directors, is a 1 1/2-day meeting jam-packed with dynamic AGD speakers who will discuss topics such as:

  • Effective leadership and how to lead.
  • Grassroots advocacy and collaborative opportunities.
  • Growing from within.
  • Continuing education (CE) for growth and retention.
  • Membership recruitment and retention.
  • Engagement strategies for staff and volunteers.

Through intimate sessions and group discussions, you will learn the true meaning of leadership, identify your strengths and develop techniques to build your confidence. In addition, attendees will be awarded 7.45 hours of CE in the subject code, 770 Self-Improvement.


Space is limited, so constituent leaders are encouraged to coordinate with their regional directors to nominate 2–3 current newly appointed leaders, experienced leaders, recent graduate dentists, student members or potential leaders to attend.


See the full schedule.

Take a look at what past attendees have said!

“Overall, this was a great experience. It was mentioned several times that the organizers of this were trying to not waste the valuable time of the attendees, and I think they accomplished that.  All of the material was pertinent, and had slight overlap to mesh the different topics together.  Course material and presenters of it were well selected.  The venue was very convenient and comfortable.  The presentation rooms, and hotel rooms were just right.  The menu was well chosen and executed.  Networking times were well placed throughout the program….I have been to other meetings of this type, and without reservation, I can say that this was far and away the best.”

“I really enjoyed my experience. I learned a lot from the whole experience. It has inspired me to become a better leader and given me the tools to do it…..Overall, very well-done!”

For more information on the AGD 2019 Leadership Development Symposium (LDS), please feel free to contact your Regional Director or Constituent Services via email at or call the AGD Leader Line at 888.243.7392.


Attendees are responsible for the cost of travel and hotel arrangements.


Presenting Sponsor


AGD Corporate Sponsor

Apply To Attend

There are only a few spots left. If you are interested in attending the symposium, please complete an application.

Attendee Application

Event Details

April 12-13, 2019

Friday, April 12 -- 7 am to 8 pm Saturday, April 13 -- 7 am to 11 am 

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza,

River North Hotel in Chicago

350 W. Mart Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60654


See the full agenda