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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

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
Feb. 14, 2017
Managerial Communications
Meets Objective: L4
Presenter: Phillip T. Gibson, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location: Miami, FL
Mar. 17, 2017
Aviation Security
Meets Objective: Ops8
Presenter: Aviation Secure USA
Location: Atlanta, GA
May 5, 2017
Strategic Leadership: How to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results
Meets Objective: L3
Presenter: Summit Solutions, LLC
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
May 15-16, 2017
Practical Aviation Risk Management
Meets Objective: HR9
Presenter: Robert Gould, Bravo Golf Aviation
Location: Washington, DC
June 8-9, 2017
Aviation Leadership
Meets Objective: L1, L2, and L3
Presenter: Scott Moore, CAM, Moore Life Leadership
Location: Washington, DC
Sept. 11–12, 2017
Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Meets Objective: L2, L3
Presenter: Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX
Location: Washington, DC

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