Leadership Conference

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Conference Agenda

All events, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Hilton Austin Hotel.

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

Monday February 11, 2013

Pre-Conference Event

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Leadership 2013 Kick-Off Reception; Welcome and Registration

Hilton Austin

Tuesday February 12, 2013

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Conference Kick-off
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Transportation and the Future: Navigating the 21st Century

Presented by: Glen Hiemstra

Futurist Glen Hiemstra will explore future trends as they impact the future of transportation and business. Putting millions of people on airplanes every day, along with critical cargo, has created the modern world just as much as other technology breakthroughs. Looking ahead to the next couple of decades, the big trends – economy, population, energy, environment, technology – will influence the future of transportation. The interaction of commercial and private aviation, technologies like new materials and satellite guidance, aviation policies like greener skies, and a desire to continue to enhance access to flight promise an exciting, and challenging, time for aviation and the future of transportation.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Exploring the Legacy of Flight

Presented by: Amanda Wright Lane
Amanda Wright Lane is the great grand niece of Orville and Wilbur Wright and works to preserve the Wright family's contribution to the history of aviation. This session will explore the Wright legacy, obstacles faced during their times and the many ways the Wrights inspired the future.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
CAMC Welcome, Scholarship Introductions

Presented by: Don Henderson, Chair, NBAA's Corporate Aviation Management Committee

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Lead with 2020 Vision – Building the Workplace of the Future, Today

Presented by: Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran is a best selling author and leadership change expert. She will guide attendees through this session that explores what leaders and their teams will have to do to thrive in 2012, and beyond to 2020. Today's challenges include ongoing global change, uncertain economies and changing workplace dynamics. Different generational attitudes are shaping where we work, how we work and when we work. As leaders, we are the ones to set the vision, the positive environment for collaboration and the probability for success. This session will provide insight, humor and creative ideas on how leaders can increase team buy-in through their 2020 vision.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Changing Times Demand Innovation- Using Humor and Creativity in Business

Presented by: Craig Zablocki

Craig Zablocki is a world leading humorist and shows attendees how to use humor to impact their leadership styles. In this session, Zablocki will discuss how to manage change and encourage innovation with humor. Human creativity and humor is the essence of all change and re-invention that leads to progress. The victories in business will go to the highly imaginative and creative business person. You will get more reward for your creative effort, turn mistakes into opportunities, master change through innovation, enhance productivity and decrease burn-out. Be ready for a hands-on opportunity to experience the power of creativity and humor to create a world class organization.

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Evening Event: A Taste of Austin

Sponsored by: Platinum Partner Duncan Aviation

Put on your best cowboy boots or favorite tie dyed shirt and come enjoy an evening filled with the flavors and cultures of Austin, Texas. The night will begin with a tour of Texas BBQ and Austin music at the Hilton Austin. Then the "Keep Austin Weird" shirts will come out and the party will move across the street to Esther's Follies, an Austin original, for an evening of comedy, political satire and fun. The culinary delights will continue at Esther's Follies with a Latin feast that features some of Austin's best Mexican food and margaritas!

Wednesday February 13, 2013

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
NBAA President & CEO Ed Bolen
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presented by: David Everitt

David Everitt, recently retired President of Deere & Company's Ag & Turf division, will offer his unique view of leadership requirements in a global company today. During David's tenure as President, the company experienced significant global growth and delivered consistent 'shareholder value' – Deere's measure of financial return. David's views on leadership will address translating strategy and objectives into leadership actions to deliver results.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Values Based Leadership

Presented by: Mark Fernandes

Mark Fernandes is the Chief Leadership Officer of Luck Companies, an organization whose foundation rests on its values-based culture consisting of creativity, leadership, commitment and integrity. Values-based leaders live, work and lead in alignment with their core values, beliefs and principles, igniting the human potential in those around them. This Session will help leaders understand the extraordinary potential of all human beings, and the impact that all leaders can have to ignite this potential. Attendees will learn that it begins with them and the conscious choices they make about their own lives. The impact that they will have on others will be exponential and has the potential to change the world.

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
How to Take Ownership of Leadership

Presented by: Bryan Dodge

Bryan Dodge, a leading motivational expert talks about how to take ownership of leadership, and use each day to make the life of others better. This session will alter how people view their individual responsibility and elevate every participant to higher levels of leadership. Bryan challenges leaders to take team performance to the next level by conquering their fears and helping their people overcome their inhibitions.

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote Address: The Foundation of Leadership

Presented by: James Kouzes
Arrangements for the appearance of James Kouzes made through BigSpeak, Inc., Santa Barbara CA, www.BigSpeak.com.

Named one of the most influential international thought leaders, James Kouzes has over thirty years experience in leadership education. He is an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States. His best-selling book with partner Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge has sold over 2,000,000 copies globally. Their widely used and highly acclaimed Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) remains one of the most popular leadership assessment tools. The Foundation of Leadership will explore how leaders have an impact in the lives of others and how they can make concrete changes to impact their legacy. Kouzes will explain that the legacy you leave is the life you lead.

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2013 Leadership Conference Closing Reception

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Conference Sponsors

NBAA wishes to thank its generous sponsors for supporting the 2013 NBAA Leadership Conference.


Duncan Aviation


ARINC Direct FlightSafety InternationalJetExFlight Support

Jet ProfessionalsSignature Flight Support


Airbus Corporate Jets CAE Simuflite

  Dassault Falcon   Embraer Executive Jets  
  International Jet Interiors   Jeppesen  
  Rockwell Collins   StandardAero  
  Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc.   World Fuel  


AircellAvFuelBanyan Air Service

Cutter AviationExcelAire

Gulfstream Insured Aircraft Title Service, Inc. J. Mesinger Corporate Jet Sales, Inc.

Mariah FuelsMedAireSatcom Direct

TWC AviationWorld Aircraft Sales

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact NBAA via sponsorships@nbaa.org to learn how you can become an important sponsor of the 2013 NBAA Leadership Conference.

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