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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. 5, 2018
Leading With a Vision
Meets Objectives: L1,L2
Presenter: Scott Moore, CAM, Moore Life Leadership
Location: Long Beach, CA
Feb. 6, 2018
Creating and Leading an Invaluable Service Culture
Meets Objective: L3
Presenter: ServiceElements International, Inc.
Location: Long Beach, CA
Feb. 26, 2018
Regulatory Compliance and Documentation
Meets Objective: Ops3
Presenter: Kent Jackson and Kali Hague, Jetlaw, LLC
Location: Coronado, CA
March 30, 2018
When Leaders Talk: Mastering Communications
Meets Objective: L4
Presenter: Jodie Brown, Summit Solutions, LLC
Location: Las Vegas, NV
May 4, 2018
Technical Operations Manual Workshop
Meets Objective: T8
Presenter: Leonard Beauchemin, AeroTechna, Inc.
Location: Albuquerque, NM
June 11, 2018
Cybersecurity Risk Management for Flight Departments
Meets Objectives: BM5, BM8 and AF4
Presenter: Satcom Direct, Inc.
Location: Washington, DC
June 12, 2018
Organizational Risk Management
Meets Objectives: BM8
Presenter: NBAA
Location: Washington, DC
Sept. 13-14, 2018
Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Meets Objectives: L2 and L3
Presenter: Walter Kraujalis, AeronomX
Location: Washington, DC
October 14, 2018
NBAA PDP Course: Emergency Planning for Business Aviation
Meets Objective: O5
Presenters: Carolyn V. Coarsey, Ph.D. and Jeff Morgan
Location: Orlando, FL
October 14, 2018
NBAA PDP Course: SMS From the Top Down
Meets Objective: L7
Presenters: Christopher Young, Baldwin Safety & Compliance
Location: Orlando, FL
October 14-15, 2018
NBAA PDP Course: Human Factors in Aviation
Meets Objectives: HR9
Presenter: Richard Komarniski, Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc.
Location: Orlando, FL
October 15, 2018
NBAA PDP Course: Developing Strategic Vision, Mission and Goals in Business Aviation
Meets Objectives: L1 and L2
Presenter: C. Daniel Prather, Ph.D., A.A.E., CAM.
Location: Orlando, FL
October 19-20, 2018
NBAA PDP Course: Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop
Meets Objectives: L2 and L3
Presenter: NBAA and Walter Kraujalis, President, AeronomX
Location: Orlando, FL

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