Workshop Design & Schedule
The AACD Educators Academy workshop is carefully structured to create a positive and comfortable learning environment. Enrollment is strictly limited to ensure personalized coaching and to respect each individual's goals, learning style, and 'comfort zone'. A video recording is made of your progress, encouraging post-workshop study and continued improvement. One evening during the workshop a hospitality event will be hosted by the AACD Executive Office team members.
Levels of Participation
Attendees can participate at two different levels; full participation or audience participation. Attendees selecting full participation complete all the of preparatory materials, receive front of the room coaching during the workshop along with video recording, and take part in the post workshop conference call. Audience participation attendees attend the workshop as observers. They will participate in discussions and a question & answer sessions and receive handout materials. Audience participants do not complete preparatory materials or receive front of the room coaching.
Prior to the workshop full participants receive preparatory materials that include an educator self-assessment along with study materials.

Day One

Day One focuses on presentation design and the foundational principles of adult learning and instructional design. Important distinctions are made among the various methods of education, lecturing, training, and facilitating.

Topics Include:

The Spectrum of Appeal™ – Assemble presentations in half the time with twice the impact

Peak, then Point™ – Synchronize your most interesting moments with your most important content

The Focus/Fear Cycle™ – Learn to avoid presentation anxiety (stage fright) and become comfortable in front of any audience

Day Two

Day Two is about practicing techniques that will improve your speaking style and delivery.

Topics Include:

StorySelling® – Practice the five steps to telling great stories, making your message compelling and unforgettable

The Speech of 25™ – Experience a simple method for rehearsing your presentations giving it a natural look, sound, and feel

A Picture and a Thousand Words™ – Learn, in two short minutes, a method that ensures you’ll never forget what to say

Day Three

Day Three puts it all together – intelligent presentation instructional design combined with a compelling interesting delivery. Each attendee will deliver a short presentation that will be video recorded for the attendees review.


Post Workshop Activity

Approximately one month following the workshop is a telephone conference call among all attendees. This call is to reinforce the workshop principles, determine attendee’s success with what they’ve learned, and help advance the attendee along their developmental path.


Benefits of The AACD Educators Academy

Be part of leading the education of cosmetic dentistry worldwide.

The AACD Educators Academy is the first step in developing AACD-branded educators. The goal is to create a community of excellent, trained educators who will lead the advancement of cosmetic dentistry and create a pool of potential educators for AACD events.

Develop stronger leadership skills.

It’s no secret great leaders are great educators and influencers. Becoming an interesting and compelling educator/speaker is a powerful skill when leading your business, association or practice.

Eliminate stage fright.

Presenting your expertise with an interesting and confident style in front of any audience gives you a tremendous advantage as an educator and leader.



AACD Educators Workshop ~ October 23-25, 2014 | Dana Point, CA