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FEHDD May Meeting 2021

Wednesday, 26th May 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00
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120 minutes

Leading with diversity, equity and inclusion
Can we make it happen?
Session synopsis: 

We are delighted to welcome you to another interesting session for the Deans and Heads of Dental Schools where we will explore shifting mindsets, behaviours and practices to support all people you are leading to achieve their best potential. 

Science has proven that diversity within organizations is driving more effectiveness in achieving goals while helping them become more resilient and innovative. Inclusion is required for diverse individuals to thrive while leading with equity is about recognizing the diversity of  needs and being committed to giving people what they need to succeed.

Leading with diversity, equity and inclusion in mind is a great opportunity in today's world, but how can we make it happen?

15:00 Welcome
Prof Corrado Paganelli Chair of FEHDD and Dr Irina Laura Chivu-Garip, Senior Scientific Affairs Manager, Colgate Palmolive Europe Sàrl
15:05 Leading with Diversity and Inslusion and interactive workshop presentation 
Dr Cener Doğan Invited Speaker
16:00 Diversity Inclusion from a student perspective
Mr James Coughlan and Dr Owens Iguodala
16:15 Perspective of current struggles through the lens of an “URM”, underrepresented minority in the U.S.
Prof Lily T Garcia
16:30 Panel discussion and Questions and Answers
16:55 Key takeaway messages
17:00 Close
Learning Outcomes: 

Blending the diverse perspectives of multiculturality, generational shifts, leadership coaching and academic achievement, this session will look to:

  • Create understanding around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and its benefits for academic leadership
  • Look at role and the impact of unconscious bias on inclusion
  • Raise awareness around the value of individual identity
  • Provide a framework for academic leaders to mitigate unconscious biases and foster Diversity Equity and Inclusion 
Video - delegate access only: 

Cener Doğan

Unitive Leadership Ltd
Coaching, Consulting & Facilitation


Cener Dogan is an experienced coach and facilitator in the field of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. She works with inclusive leaders on self-awareness,  cultural competence, cognitive diversity, and psychological safety. Her work leads to diverse organizations becoming inclusive in order to attract and retain talent, be commercially sustainable, and stay competitive. Cener has worked with international organisations across Europe with industries including pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, and finance as well as retail, media, NGOs, charities and others. 

Cener has an MA in Communication & Media Science, and has also studied Social Psychology and Intercultural Communication at the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany.

Lily T. Garcia, DDS, MS, FACP

Dean and Professor,
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Garcia is Dean and Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine. She has held faculty positions at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, and at the International Dental Academy in Tokyo, Japan.  She is a member of the Editorial Council for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. She lectured nationally and internationally, published articles and abstracts.  She co-authored several textbooks including Removable Partial Dentures: A Clinician’s Guide, Physical Evaluation in Dental Practice (in press), and Co-Editor for the 2019 Dental Clinics of North America – Prosthodontics.


Dr. Garcia is a Board-Certified Prosthodontist, Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics. She is Past President of the American College of Prosthodontists and Past Chair of the Board of the American Dental Education Association.  She is a 2019 Fellow of the Big 10 Academic Alliance Leadership Program, Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program, and Fellow of The University of Texas System Leadership Institute. Most recently she chaired both the 2019 ADEA VII International Women’s Leadership Conference and the 2019 ADEA-Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) Shaping the Future III meeting in Brescia, Italy.

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