Leadership Conference

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Conference Agenda

All events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

The Leadership Conference is supported by Silver Level Sponsor, Airbus.
Review the full list of sponsors.

Review the agenda for each day by clicking on the day below.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
NBAA PDP Course Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NBAA PDP Course: Effective Leadership in Aviation

Presented by: ServiceElements

Effective Leadership in Aviation is a full-day Course designed to enhance the personal effectiveness and professional knowledge of individuals pursuing or currently in the position of aviation department manager. Topics covered include: what is an effective leader?; identifying needs and growing your people; time management; the art of decision making; concepts, tools and techniques for leading groups; role playing for leadership effectiveness; and identifying and utilizing resources.

Meets NBAA PDP Objective: L5

Separate Registration and a separate payment, which does not include Registration for the Conference, are required for this one-day Course. Course Registration includes continental breakfast, break, lunch and all handout materials.
Registration fee: Member: $495; Non-Member: $645

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Leadership 2012 Kick-Off Reception, Welcome & Registration

Sponsored by: Gold Partner, Bombardier

Join us for a welcome cocktail, meet your fellow Leadership Conference Attendees and pick up your Conference credentials.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - Competence

Day one will provide Attendees with skills and knowledge to sharpen their competencies in all areas of leadership.

Wi-Fi for the Leadership Conference is sponsored by Satcom Direct.

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by: Silver Partner, Dassault Falcon

Randall Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Conference Kick-Off
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presented by: Ken Blanchard, The Ken Blanchard Companies

Sponsored by: Gold Partner, ARINC

Competent leadership is at the core of every great business or successful individual. Few people personify leadership better than Ken Blanchard, a gregarious, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, who has coauthored over 30 best-selling books, including The One Minute Manager. Blanchard delivers an encore performance and provides a lesson on improving your leadership skills.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC) Welcome

Presented by: NBAA CAMC Committee & NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Morning Break

Sponsored by: Bronze Partner, Axiom Aviation Inc.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Triple Your Memory and Improve Your Connections

Presented by: Ron White, Ron White Training

Sponsored by: Presidential Aviation

Connecting with people is a fundamental skill of a great leader. Is it possible to improve your connections with a tweak of your memory? Ron White, a world champion memory expert, delivers an engaging presentation on how to scientifically improve your memory skills, enabling you to more effectively remember names and information and take connecting with people to a higher level.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Carrot Principle: Engaging Employees with Appreciation

Presented by: Adrian Gostick, The Culture Works

Sponsored by: Sponsored by: Silver Partner, Embraer Executive Jets

Leaders are often faced with the struggle of doing more with fewer resources. Author and global thought leader Adrian Gostick presents how the Carrot Principle proves people can be more engaged by appreciation than monetary rewards.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break

Sponsored by: Bronze Partner, ExcelAire

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Break-Out Sessions

Sponsored by: Bronze Partner, Insured Aircraft Title Service

  • Building an Intern Program: The Nuts and Bolts

    Presented by: Eric Black, Limited Brands and Daniel Wolfe, Nationwide Aviation

    Leading an internship program helps provide learning opportunities for future employees and opportunities for current staff to become leaders. Designing and implementing an internship program, however, can be challenging. Presented by representatives from two Companies that have implemented internship programs, this discussion will address how to overcome obstacles that impede getting started with an internship program and how to develop a tactile plan for implementing a new program.

  • Measuring and Communicating the Value of Your Business Aviation Operation

    Presented by: Jim Lara and Steven Brechter, Gray Stone Advisors

    As economic volatility continues to impact business globally, corporations remain hyper-vigilant regarding the value of their assets. And business aviation assets are no exception. To remain competitive, flight department leaders must learn to communicate their business unit's relevancy and value to the corporation. Knowing, embracing and being fluent in the language of business is no longer optional. Session attendees will learn critical working-level techniques to develop, measure, benchmark, and express their operating unit's value to the host organization. Mastering these metric techniques is an essential tool for anyone aspiring to a position of leadership.

  • Creating a Healthier Flight Department

    Presented by: Danielle Wesse, Health Coach

    Maintaining health while meeting the demands of travel and work can be challenging. Danielle Wesse, an ATP-rated corporate pilot and certified health coach nutritionist delivers a presentation on how to lead employees and associates in implementing healthier lifestyle choices.

  • Business Aviation Planning and Asset Management

    Presented by: Mike Dwyer, Guardian Jet

    Developing an integrated business plan for your flight department is essential for alignment with corporate objectives and also for overall cost analysis, value assessment and future planning. This Session explores how to develop a plan, what variables to use and how this information can be used for effective fleet planning, budgeting and overall decision making.

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Casino Royale Sunset Cruise aboard the California Spirit

Sponsored by: Platinum Partner, Signature Flight Support

All aboard for a beautiful Casino Royale sunset cruise on the San Diego Bay. While you enjoy dinner, cocktails and networking, you can view the gorgeous scenery of San Diego. Bring your best "007" attire and be ready to gamble for adventure, fun and good times. Prizes will be awarded for the "Best Bond" attire. Evenings on the Bay can be cool, please bring a light jacket and wear shoes suitable for a boat. The California Spirit will dock on the bay side of the Hyatt. It is a short walk from the Hyatt to the California Spirit, but San Diego's famous pedicabs will be available for those not wishing to walk.

Thursday, February 23, 2012 – Character

Day two will focus on how competencies are implemented and how character rounds out an effective leader.

Wi-Fi for the Leadership Conference is sponsored by Satcom Direct.

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Networking

Sponsored by: Silver Partner, Universal Weather and Aviation

Randall Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
LIFT – Becoming a Positive Force in Any Situation

Presented by: Ryan Quinn, Darden Graduate School of Business

Sponsored by: Silver Partner, StandardAero

A true leader is one that continues to excel even when external factors, circumstances or situations become negative. Author and Darden professor Ryan Quinn presents scientific evidence on how to LIFT people and be a positive influence, even in challenging times.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break

Sponsored by: Bronze Partner, Aviation Management Systems

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Case Study: The Impact of Character on Safety

Presented by: Pat Veillette, Business & Commercial Aviation

Sponsored by: Bronze Partner, Darden School of Business

Author and aviation safety expert Pat Veillette presents a compelling case study displaying the direct relationship between character and safety. This real world aviation example will show how character is a fundamental part of leadership.

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ethical Intelligence

Presented by: Bruce Weinstein, “The Ethics Guy”

Author, ethics analyst and columnist Bruce Weinstein offers a strategy to help analyze difficult decisions and make the best choices, even when there are no right answers. His powerful presentation will make you reconsider your natural inclinations and help improve your leadership skills. Weinstein is a frequent ethics commentator on CNN, NBC and Fox News, and is the author of Ask the Ethics Guy for BusinessWeek.com.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break

Sponsored by: Bronze Partner, Banyan Air Service

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Talent is Never Enough

Presented by: John Maxwell, Maxwell Motivation, Inc.

Sponsored by: Gold Partner, FlightSafety International

Character and the choices you make are an essential component of leadership. Best selling author and internationally recognized leadership training expert John Maxwell explains how character and the choices you make each day will affect your leadership and success. Maxwell has written more than 60 books, and his organization has trained more than two million people worldwide in effective leadership.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Leadership Conference 2012 Closing Reception with the Duncan Aviation Band

Sponsored by: Gold Partner, Duncan Aviation

We invite all Conference Attendees to join us for this very special Closing Reception featuring entertainment by the world famous Duncan Aviation Band. Conference door prizes will be awarded at the Reception and you must be present to win!

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