Navigation Links
New Leadership Development Initiative Launches for Affordable Dental Plan Company 1Dental.com
Date:5/24/2010

Dental Discount Company Invests in Hands-on Training Program to Further Develop Young, Talented Employees

(PRWEB) May 24, 2010 -- 1Dental.com, provider of the nation's most affordable dental plan, is launching an intensive summer Leadership Development Initiative this week for its Norman, Oklahoma, student employees.

The company says that the initiative is in line with its goal of developing wise, disciplined leaders to handle both business responsibilities and general life skills.

The participants--economics, business, and communication students--will gain full-time job experience working as telephone sales representatives alongside veteran employees on a competitive sales team offering affordable dental plans at the company's headquarters.

Key facets of the program include on-the-job mentoring, guided Personal Development Planning and coaching in goal-setting. The company has also connected the student employees to the local Toastmaster's public speaking club and to a community service organization through which they will complete various leadership projects. Their full-time work week will also be supplemented by training resources, including books, audio tutorials and video presentations.

John Mark Anderson, former student intern recently promoted to Branch Manager, oversees the Norman 1Dental.com extension that opened in January. CEO Randall Meinen and Anderson established the branch near the University of Oklahoma campus to draw from a pool of competent student workers, creating part-time job opportunities for them to connect callers to an affordable dental plan.

1Dental.com is capitalizing on an opportune time in these students' lives for leadership development. The students' mobile stage of life has allowed them to easily relocate to company headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, this summer for additional training, free from extensive family commitments, long leases or schoolwork.

The company has arranged residency for the students during the program. They will be learning money management and independence by paying rent, bills, and other expenses. According to Meinen, transitioning independent students into the work force is vital in a time when 52% of college graduates move back in with their parents at the beginning of professional life, as stated in Monster's 2010 Annual Entry-Level Job Outlook.

Meinen has several goals for the program. "We want these young people to experience a healthy dose of the reality of work life; we will work them hard and have high expectations of them," Meinen says. "We are confident that the positive, long-term effects of our Leadership Development Initiative will benefit not only the participants, but also the company as a whole. This training strategy demonstrates our corporate philosophy of investing in people as one of our highest priorities," he says.

1Dental.com takes a comprehensive approach to leadership while providing its promising employees with as many resources as possible to succeed in selling the affordable dental plan. "At 1Dental.com, we think that the ideal employee is someone that is balanced and developed as a whole person," Meinen says, "These young people are both talented and teachable, and we appreciate the opportunity to invest in their future while growing our company."

Program participant Brian Hamilton is excited to learn at the summer Leadership Development Initiative. "I appreciate the investment 1Dental.com has made in me and the opportunity to pick up some key business skills this summer. I expect to be challenged by the veteran employees' attitude and hard work, and also to have a great time," Hamilton says.

About 1Dental.com
1Dental.com connects thousands of patients every month to an affordable dental plan starting at $6.95/month with immediate savings of up to 60%. The primary company it represents has over 7 million members and 65,000 in-network dentists. Its affordable dental plan is helpful for both dentists seeking new patients and patients seeking dental coverage in today’s economy. To find out more, visit http://www.1dental.com/.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/affordable-dental-plan/leadership/prweb4032674.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. 102 Women Leaders Unite Across Disciplines for National Project to Advance Women's Leadership
2. 21st Century Leadership: New Book Shows Why it's Different and How it Can Transform People and Organizations
3. HealthEquity and First HSA Partner To Extend Industry Leadership
4. Emmy-Award Winning Actress Susan Lucci to Receive Philanthropic Leadership Award at 7th Annual Cure for Sure Dinner
5. Health Forum / American Hospital Association 2010 Leadership Summit
6. Zero Wait-State Announces New Leadership Team and Strategic Focus
7. Summit Medical Group Prepares Physicians for Future Leadership
8. Zenger Folkman Makes 2010 Top 20 Leadership Training List
9. U.S. Senator Kit Bond Receives 2010 AOA Health Care Leadership Award
10. Study: Federal funds support health depts., but leadership is key
11. MMG Welcomes Ann Kottcamp to Leadership Team
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Leadership Development Initiative Launches for Affordable Dental Plan Company 1Dental.com 
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... TLC Laser Eye Centers announced today that it has acquired ... now be called “Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, a TLC Laser Eye Center.” ... to ensure that patients continue to receive the highest quality of care. In addition, ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... LELO has ... Every day, LELO fans reach out via email, social media and on the Volonté ... up: “Is the way I masturbate ‘normal’ or ‘correct’?” , While some methods are ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Michael Lanteri Agency in Fort ... assist the people of their local community. The agency pledges to select a ... Their hope is to bring awareness to important local causes with fundraising and ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has been named as one of the ... of Architects and the Academy of Architecture for Health. The building, brainchild of founder ... to patients in October of 2014. , The prestigious Healthcare Design ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Sun Health registered ... the organization’s successful Care Transitions program at the 9th Annual Orthopedic ... “Minimizing Costs in the Post-Acute Environment Through Effective Transitions of Care.” , Major ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... According to market research "Global Computed ... to 2022 - Industry Insights by Slice Type (High, Mid ... by P&S Market Research, the global computed tomography market ... is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% during ... is expected to witness the faster growth, CAGR of 5.3%, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Jersey , May 4, 2016 ... successful completion of an alternative public offering (APO). This ... owned operating company, Valeritas, Inc. and a private placement ... stock at $5.00 per share. Under the ... May 3, 2016, Valeritas Holdings, Inc. will trade on ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... DUBLIN , May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... the addition of the  "Global Acute Myeloid ... 2016"  report to their offering.  ... ,Global Acute Myeloid Leukemia Market and Competitive ... Acute Myeloid Leukemia pipeline products, Acute Myeloid ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: