TAG unveils its latest investment in personal and professional development for dental team members with holistic, experiential learning opportunities through 4 key schools of learning.
Chicago is the new home for The Aspen Group’s TAG University (TAG U), a destination for dental learning focused on expanding professional and personal growth opportunities through world-class learning experiences. TAG U, officially launched August 31, brings TAG team members from across the country together for innovative continuing education and professional development courses designed to unlock their potential and encourage growth at every stage of their lives and careers.
"TAG U is an investment in TAG professionals, their businesses and their growth,” says Bob Fontana, TAG Chairman and CEO, in a press release. “We are committed to providing the best learning and development experience in the industry, and that means building a community where we can learn together and stay at the cutting edge of the latest technology and innovation. We believe that the better and stronger our clinicians and team members are, the better experience and outcomes our patients and guests have.”
Featuring a team of specially selected industry experts, TAG U faculty will teach, coach, and inspire TAG team members through 4 TAG U Schools of Excellence: Clinical, Leadership, Business and Operations, and Service and Support. The courses range from dental implants to conflict resolution to lab management and are available on-demand, in the Harvard-inspired classroom studio and in-person at select locations including TAG’s Chicago headquarters. Learners can tailor their educational experience to their own interests, schedules and needs—meeting them wherever they are.
In addition to classroom instruction, TAG U is designed to create a community of peers, coaches and mentors, building connections, and getting better together. Dentists new to Aspen take part in a 6-month experience designed to improve clinical confidence, build rapport and trust with patients, develop comprehensive treatment plans, and ensure new doctors’ engagement and retention. Additionally, these learners get partnered with a mentor doctor.
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The TAG U school architecture was designed to meet TAG employees wherever they are in their careers. Recent grads, seasoned experts and
business owners who recognize the importance of learning and development can all benefit from enrolling in a course and achieve new levels of excellence.
“Learning does not stop after you earn your degree,” says Chrissie Leibman, Senior Vice President of Learning and Development and Dean of TAG U, in the press release. “With TAG U, we continue to expand on what our employees and clinicians already learned in school–advancing their clinical skills and adding to other areas critical to their success such as leadership, business, and more.”
Last year, TAG issued more than 50,000 continuing education credits, committed $6 million to clinical, operational, professional and leadership development, trained more than 6,500 learners, hosted 155 classes across 20 programs, and completed more than 170,000 hours of learning across the organization. The new education facility is the latest of TAG’s investments in learning and development and offers courses to more than 20,000 people in the TAG network.