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NBAA PDP Course Schedule

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NBAA’s Professional Development Program (PDP) was developed to prepare business aviation professionals for management roles within business aviation flight departments. The program encourages participation in coursework, recognizes outstanding participants and rewards those seeking careers in business aviation. Anyone who occupies or aspires to a management position in a company involved with business aviation is eligible to participate.

PDP courses teach the skills needed to be an effective manager, which are the same regardless of a person's specialty background. All members of the flight department are good candidates for management training, whether supervisory pilots, maintenance personnel, line service personnel, schedulers, dispatchers or flight attendants.

Established training organizations and educational institutions, known as approved PDP providers, offer courses year-round through a variety of convenient and flexible delivery methods, including on-site seminars, Internet courses and video instruction. NBAA recognizes educational providers by offering courses that meet defined PDP objectives, and individuals receive Association recognition for successfully completing PDP-approved courses.

The offerings listed below represent just a few of the opportunities NBAA makes available for professional development. For more information about the program and upcoming PDP courses, visit NBAA's PDP Course Directory page.

NBAA PDP Course Schedule

Jan 18, 2016
Regulatory Compliance and Documentation
Meets Objective: Ops3
Presenter: Kent Jackson and Kali Hague, Jackson & Wade, LLC
Location: Tampa, FL
Jan 19, 2016
When Leaders Talk: Mastering Communications
Meets Objectives: L4
Presenter: Jodie Brown, Summit Solutions
Location: Tampa, FL

The Scheduler and Dispatcher Function
Meets Objective: Ops2
Presenter: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location: Tampa, FL
Feb. 22, 2016
Effective Leadership In Aviation
Meets Objectives: L5
Presenter: Bob Hobbi, Service Elements
Location: San Antonio, TX
March 25, 2016
SMS From the Top Down
Meets Objective: L7
Presenter: Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance
Location: San Diego, CA
May 6, 2016
Technical Operations Manual Workshop
Meets Objective: T8
Presenter: NBAA and Len Beachemin, AeroTechna, Inc.
Location: Kansas City, MO
May 16-17, 2016
Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Meets Objective: L2,L3
Presenter: NBAA and Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX
Location: NBAA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Sept. 12-13, 2016
21st Century Pilot Reliability Certification Workshop
Meets Objective: HR9
Presenters: Convergent Performance
Location: NBAA Headquarters, Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2016
Staffing Needs and Job-Related Training for Aviation Departments
Meets Objective: HR1,HR2
Presenter: Dr. C Daniel Prather, Aviation Training Solutions
Location: Orlando, FL
Oct 30-31, 2016
Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Meets Objective: L2, L3
Presenter: NBAA and Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX
Location: Orlando, FL

Emergency Response Planning Workshop
Meets Objective: Ops5
Presenter: The VanAllen Group
Location: Orlando, FL

Human Factors
Meets Objective: HR9
Presenter: Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc.
Location: Orlando, FL
Oct. 31, 2016
Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Company Mindset
Meets Objective: L1
Presenter: Dr. Shari Frisinger, Cornerstone Strategies, LLC
Location: Orlando, FL
Nov. 4–5, 2016
Flight Operations Manual Workshop
Meets Objective: Ops1, Ops4
Presenter: NBAA and Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX
Location: Orlando, FL
Feb. 6, 2017
Goal Achievement and Performance Reviews
Meets Objective: L2, HR5
Presenter: Dr. Shari Frisinger, Cornerstone Strategies, LLC
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Feb. 7, 2017
Developing Strategic Vision, Mission and Goals in Business Aviation
Meets Objectives: L1, L2
Presenter: Dr. C. Daniel Prather, Aviation Training Solutions
Location: Ft. Worth, TX
Feb. 7, 2017
SMS From the Top Down
Meets Objective: L7
Presenter: Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation Safety & Compliance
Location: Ft. Worth, TX

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