Unleashing Your Potential Workshop

Date: November 22 - 24, 2019
Place: Chicago, IL (The Gwen Hotel)

Unleashing Your Potential is ADHA’s once-in-a-lifetime leadership development program to help dental hygienists grow not only as professionals, but as association leaders. Each year, applicants are chosen to come to Chicago for a weekend with ADHA leaders to focus on personal development, collaborative leadership and fiduciary responsibility. All of these play vital roles not only in association leadership but also in your career, no matter the practice setting. The Leadership Development Committee encourages you to build your leadership skills by applying today!

Applications are due August 5, 2019.

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Registration & Participation

All ADHA professional members are eligible to apply to participate in this leadership weekend. Participants will be chosen by the ADHA Leadership Development Committee in consultation with ADHA’s President. Those chosen to participate in the weekend workshop should consider themselves scholarship recipients as there is no registration fee. Please read these details carefully as your application will be considered your commitment to attend should you be chosen.

Dates and Times

Participants must agree to arrive in Chicago in time to be downtown at the host hotel no later than 3:00 pm on Friday. The workshop will end at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, so participants may book flights for 5:00 p.m. and later.


Applicants chosen to attend the 2019 Unleashing Your Potential Weekend will receive round trip airfare to Chicago. Airline tickets will be purchased through ADHA’s travel agent. Please do not make a reservation until you receive specific information on who to call.


Participants may request a certain roommate up to the deadline of October 1. After that, roommates will be matched up and assigned to a double occupancy hotel for the nights of Friday, and Saturday.


Several meals will be served to the group during the workshop. Those are Friday reception, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Sunday breakfast and lunch. Staff will be happy to provide local expertise on where to eat Saturday evening when you are on your own.

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation and other incidentals are on your own. For the adventuresome, we recommend the Chicago Transit Authority’s blue line for $5. Some may prefer to take a shuttle bus, or arrange to share a cab with another attendee. Staff will provide maps, links and a list of who is arriving when at a later date.

Notification of Participation

Applicants will receive notification of participation 4 – 6 weeks after the August 5 deadline.