Mary Anne Melo

Division of Operative Dentistry director says program “content was excellent, very well laid out, and the workshop trainers were superb.”

The UMBrella Coaching Program provided an excellent learning and practice setting to gain awareness about skills that we need to develop or to improve in our professional pathways. The content was excellent, very well laid out, and the workshop trainers were superb. My fellow participants were a small, diverse group of high-caliber female employees from different parts of campus. We had rich opportunities for guided discussion and feedback.

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I also enjoyed the networking opportunities with colleagues and very much appreciated their deep knowledge and sincere integrity. Lots of great tools and resources! I'm looking forward to continued learning and growing here. I highly recommend this program for women at UMB.

Mary Anne Melo is associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and director of the Division of Operative Dentistry.

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