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PDP Courses to Be Offered in Conjunction With NBAA2012

September 5, 2012

Attendees of the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) will have the opportunity to not only learn about new products, services and business aviation developments, but also attend one of the Professional Development Program (PDP) courses being offered in conjunction with the event.

NBAA is offering six PDP courses before or after Convention, which takes place in Orlando, FL from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

“The option of taking a PDP course while in Orlando is a great opportunity for Attendees,” said Sarah Wolf, NBAA program specialist. “Six newly updated and relevant courses are being offered before and after the show.” Wolf noted that the variety of classes should appeal to all types of flight department employees, as well as those interested in the Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program.

The PDP courses to be offered in conjunction with the NBAA2012 include:

  • Principles of Aviation Leadership
    Oct. 28, presented by Sinclair Community College.
    To be taught by Phil Roberts, former NBAA chairman and current chairman of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, this course covers the fundamental traits, tools and actions of leaders, offering a solid foundation of “enabling tools,” examples and exercises to build basic skills. Areas of special interest to Certified Aviation Managers and students of leadership skills include vision, mission and values statements, strategic planning, team building and sustained/improved superior performance.
  • Emergency Response Planning Workshop
    Oct. 28–29, presented by the VanAllen Group.
    This practical two-day workshop will help companies be prepared in the event of a worst-case scenario, and will offer the knowledge needed to be put together an effective response. The course will provide tips for updating a company’s emergency response plan at least every other year. Participants learn the issues involved in aviation- related disasters, and these lessons can also readily be applied to non-aviation events.
  • Flight Operations Manual Workshop
    Oct. 28–29, presented by NBAA and Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX.
    This interactive workshop will cover safety management systems, standard operating procedures, flight operations, training, administration/organization, maintenance and international standards. This workshop will help ensure that a flight department has up-to-date operations manuals that employ the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and set forth policies and procedures to ensure safe and effective flight operations.
  • Human Factors in Corporate Aviation
    Oct. 29, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
    This course is designed for aviation and transportation specialists who need a solid understanding of human factor-issues in their work environment. The course focuses especially on business aviation, but the concepts apply anywhere people are performing complex tasks. Participants will learn how to detect, prevent and manage various human factors issues as part of a system safety culture.
  • Technical Operations – Policy & Procedures Manual Development
    Oct. 29, presented by NBAA and AeroTechna, Inc.
    This course will provide the knowledge to create a document that clearly states how to execute aircraft maintenance, ground and hangar operations, with the goal of ensuring clarity, identifying responsibility, point accountability and avoiding ‘willful non-compliance.’ The workshop will highlight the integration of IS-BAO standards, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulatory requirements and NBAA current operational excellence practices as identified by the NBAA Maintenance Committee. Current industry trends will also be reviewed.
  • Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
    Nov. 2–3, presented by NBAA and Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX.
    This workshop will give flight department managers key information about safe operations, regulatory compliance, management practices, budgeting and accounting, cost controls, vendor selection and tracking, records and reports and planning for the future. Additional topics to be covered include personnel issues, internal and external communications, case studies and templates, forms and checklists that are useful in daily flight management.

Registration for these PDP course includes complimentary registration for NBAA2012 with access to exhibits and education sessions at the Orange County Convention Center and the Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). To register for these PDP courses, visit NBAA2012 registration.

For more information, visit the PDP website, or direct questions to Wolf at (202) 783-9251 or