Professional Development Program (PDP) Course Directory

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NBAA's PDP Course Directory helps members of the aviation community explore the wealth of learning opportunities offered by the Association's Professional Development Program. Through enrollment in PDP courses, instructors with real-world experience in the business aviation industry provide students with quality instruction to help them increase their professional knowledge and advance their career goals.

A range of customized PDP courses are offered by NBAA and other education providers year-round at convenient locations across the country, as well as via distance and online learning – ideal for professionals in a fast-moving industry like business aviation.

The annual PDP Course Directory is an essential publication for business aviation professionals in planning their career development. It lists PDP courses offered by both NBAA and other approved educational providers, with details on course dates, locations and descriptions.

The current list of educational providers offering PDP-approved courses is provided below. For more information:

All Available PDP Courses Listed by Provider

If you are unable to make it to one of the 2014 NBAA courses listed above, or if you don’t find the objective you need through an NBAA course, the following approved PDP providers offer courses throughout the year at locations nationwide. Contact the individual training organizations and educational institutions listed below for the latest 2014 course details. (Provider information current as of October 2013 but subject to change.)

Current as of Fall 2013


Contact: Walter Kraujalis
Tel: (727) 233-3429
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Human Resources Management for Aviation (HR6)
  • NBAA Flight Operations Manual Workshop – Employing the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) (Ops1, Ops4)
  • NBAA Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop (L2, L3)

AeroTechna Solutions

Contact: Len Beauchemin
Tel: (770) 514-7241
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Technical Operations Manual Workshop (T8)

Aviation Training Solutions

Contact: Dr. C. Daniel Prather
Tel: (951) 902-9206
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Developing Strategic Vision, Mission and Goals in Business Aviation (L1, L2)
  • Effective Leadership in Business Aviation (L3)
  • Enhancing Productivity through Business Aviation (BM1)

Aviem International, Inc.

Contact: Lamar McEwen
Tel: (404) 881-2819
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Emergency Response and Family Assistance for Business Aviation (Ops5)

Century CRM

Contact: Gary Rower
Tel: (678) 463-4797
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Leadership/Human Factors (L6)

Convergent Performance, LLC

Contact: Andy Kay
Tel: (703) 441-9213
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Pilot Reliability Certification (PRC) (HR9)
  • Maintenance Reliability Certification (L6)

CornerStone Strategies, LLC

Contact: Shari LeDonne Frisinger
Tel: (281) 992-4136
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Company Mindset (L1)
  • Goal Achievement (L2)
  • Dynamics of Empowered Leadership (L3)
  • The Perceptive Leader (L4)
  • Conducting Valuable Performance Reviews (HR5)

Dowling College

Contact: Thomas Daly
Tel: (631) 244-3000
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • BAM5104– Project Leadership and Execution (BM4)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

Contact: Extended Campus/Corporate Aviation Management Certificate Program
Tel: (866) 574-9125 or (386) 226-7694
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • CE 2111 – Value Proposition, Analysis for Corporate Aviation (BM1)
  • CE 2112 – Flight Department Finance, Budgeting and Accounting (BM2, BM3)
  • CE 2113 – Community Relations (BM6)
  • CE 2121 – Strategic Vision and Planning (L1, L2)
  • CE 2122 – Leadership Motivation (L3)
  • CE 2123 – Managerial Communications (L4)
  • CE 2124 – Professional Development (L5)
  • CE 2125 – Human Factors (HR9)
  • CE 2131 – Standard Operating Procedures & Processes (Ops1)
  • CE 2132 – Scheduler and Dispatcher Function (Ops2)
  • CE 2133 – Recordkeeping and Regulatory Compliance (Ops3)
  • CE 2141 – Workload Management and Training (HR1)
  • CE 2142 – Employee Training Programs (HR2, HR3)
  • CE 2143 – Staffing and Team Building (BM6, HR4)
  • CE 2144 – Performance Reviews and Feedback Systems (HR5)
  • CE 2145 – Compensation and Rewards Programs (HR6, HR7)
  • CE 2146 – Human Resource Management, Law and Ethics (HR8)
  • CE 2151 – Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness (Ops4, Ops5, T1, T3)
  • CE 2152 – Aviation Maintenance Management (T2, T5, T8)
  • CE 2153 – Customer Service Programs (T4)
  • CE 2154 – Aviation Security (T6, BM5)
  • CE 2155 – Vendor Management (T7)
  • CE 2157 – Aviation Safety Audits (T2)

Global Jet Services, Inc.

Contact: J. D. McHenry
Tel: (860) 651-6090
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Aviation Interpersonal Management (L3, L4)
  • Introduction to Aviation Safety Management System (Ops4)
  • Aviation Resource Management (L6)
  • Aviation Human Factors (HR9)

Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc.

Contact: Richard Komarniski
Tel: (204) 848-7353
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Human Factors (HR9)

International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

Contact: Sonnie Bates
Tel: (603) 233-7196
E-Mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

  • Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop (Ops4)

Kansas State University

Contact: Jimmy Splichal
Tel: (785) 826-2986
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Business and Corporate Aviation Management (BM1)

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Contact: Sarah Wolf
Tel: (202) 783-9251
E-Mail: [email protected]

Courses Offered: While NBAA hosts several courses each year that are developed and taught by other providers, the following three courses were developed by NBAA:
  • IS-BAO Flight Operations Manual Workshop (Ops1, Ops4)
  • Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop (L2 and L3)
  • Technical Operations Manual Workshop (T8)

Ohio University

Contact: Bryan Branham
Tel: (740) 591-7780
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • AVN 480 – Business in Aviation (BM1)

PAR Travel Tech, Inc.

Contact: Phil Roberts
Tel: (937) 248-1191
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Introduction to Business Aviation (BM1)
  • Principles of Aviation Leadership (L1, L2)

Saint Louis University

Contact: Center for Aviation Safety Research
Tel: (314) 977-8725
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Safety Management Systems for Managers (L7)


Contact: Bob Hobbi
Tel: (480) 538-0123
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Highly Effective Teams at Work (BM4)
  • Aviation Service Solutions and Strategy (L3)
  • Effective Leadership in Aviation (L5)
  • Capitalize on Human Resources (PM4)

Sinclair Community College

Contact: Kent Wingate
Tel: (937) 512-2242 for Davis; (937) 832-8324 for Roberts
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • AVT 1140-222 – Introduction to Business Aviation (BM1)
  • AVT 141-225 – Principles of Aviation Leadership (L1, L2)

Summit Solutions LLC

Contact: Jodie Brown
Tel: (303) 670-8178
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Strategic Leadership: How to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results (L3)
  • Building, Coordinating and Developing a Flight Department Team (BM4)
  • When Leaders Talk: Mastering Communications Skills (L4)

University of Central Missouri

Contact: Dr. John Horine
Tel: (660) 543-4455
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • AVI 4430 – Corporate Aviation Management (BM1, BM2)

University of Dubuque

Contact: Steven Accinelli
Tel: ((563) 589-3179
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • AVI 344 – Corporate Aviation (BM1)

The VanAllen Group

Contact: Jeff Agur
Tel: (770) 507-5001
E-Mail: [email protected]

  • Emergency Response Planning Workshop (Ops5)