Session: ADEA Special Interest Group on Dental Hygiene Clinic Coordinators Members' Forum
I-423 - The Oz Principle”—Teaching in a Time of Victimization ADEA Special Interest Group on Dental Hygiene Clinic Coordinators Members' Forum Sponsored by The Procter & Gamble Company
Sunday, March 15, 2020
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Individuals the world over share many of the same feelings of anxiety and helplessness that beset the main characters in the story of The Wizard of Oz. The book The Oz Principle teaches how people use their sense of victimization to justify inaction, excuse ineffectiveness or rationalize poor performance and unwittingly stifle their own progress. The book also demonstrates how people who learn to accept accountability for making things better move beyond their victimization to overcome obstacles, deal with setbacks and rise to new heights. By the end of the talk, attendees will not only have learned how to become more accountable for the results they are looking for, they will learn how to create teaching cultures that develop and reward the sort of accountability needed to build professional character. This talk will focus on how educators and students, armed with attitudes of accountability, can overcome the obstacles, excuses and biases that keep them from getting the results they want.
Focus on the fundamental cause of poor leadership, low productivity, unacceptable quality, customer dissatisfaction, inadequate innovation, wasted talent, dysfunctional teams or a general lack of accountability.
Teach our students to overcome their victim attitudes and behaviors and step “Above the Line” to attain superior performance and professionalism.
Explain why “didn’t” or “can’t” create attitudes of being victimized, and how to create solutions to make brighter futures.
Improve personal and student performance through teaching behaviors of accountability.