Professional Development Program (PDP) Course Directory

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NBAA's PDP Course Directory helps members of the aviation community explore the wealth of learning opportunities offered by the Association's Professional Development Program. Through enrollment in PDP courses, instructors with real-world experience in the business aviation industry provide students with quality instruction to help them increase their professional knowledge and advance their career goals.

A range of customized PDP courses are offered by NBAA and other education providers year-round at convenient locations across the country, as well as via distance and online learning – ideal for professionals in a fast-moving industry like business aviation.

The annual PDP Course Directory is an essential publication for business aviation professionals in planning their career development. It lists PDP courses offered by both NBAA and other approved educational providers, with details on course dates, locations and descriptions.

The current list of educational providers offering PDP-approved courses is provided below. For more information:

All Available PDP Courses Listed by Provider

If you are unable to make it to one of the published NBAA courses, or if you don’t find the objective you need through an NBAA course, the following approved PDP providers offer courses throughout the year at locations nationwide. Contact the individual training organizations and educational institutions listed below for the latest course details. (Provider information subject to change.)

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AeroTechna Solutions

Len Beauchemin
Tel: (770) 514-7241
Email: lbeauchemin@aerotechna.com
Web: www.aerotechna.com

  • Technical Operations Manual Workshop (T8)

Aviation Training Solutions

Dr. C. Daniel Prather
Tel: (615) 904-2001
Email: pratherairport@yahoo.com
Web: www.pratherairportsolutions.com

  • Developing Strategic Vision, Mission and Goals in Business Aviation (L1,L2)
  • Effective Leadership in Business Aviation (L3)
  • Enhancing Productivity through Business Aviation (BM1)

Aviem International, Inc.

Lamar McEwen
Tel: (404) 881-2819
Email: lamar.mcewen@aviem.com
Web: www.aviem.com

  • Emergency Planning for Business Aviation (Ops5)

Century CRM

Gary Rower
Tel: (678) 463-4797
Email: gary@centurycrm.com
Web: www.centurycrm.com

  • Leadership/Human Factors (L6)

Convergent Performance, LLC

Andy Kay
Tel: (703) 441-9213
Email: info@convergentperformance.com
Web: www.convergentperformance.com

  • Maintenance Reliability Certification (L6)
  • Pilot Reliability Certification (PRC) (HR9)

CornerStone Strategies, LLC

Shari LeDonne Frisinger
Tel: (281) 992-4136
Email: shari@cornerstonestrategiesllc.com
Web: www.cornerstonestrategiesllc.com

  • Conducting Valuable Performance Reviews (HR5)
  • Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Company Mindset (L1)
  • Dynamics of Empowered Leadership (L3)
  • Goal Achievement (L2)
  • The Perceptive and Results-Oriented Leader (L4)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

Extended Campus/CAMC Program
Tel: (386) 226-7694
Email: training@erau.edu
Web: www.erau.edu/camc

  • CE2111-Value Proposition, Analysis for Corporate Aviation (BM1)
  • CE2112-Flight Department Finance, Budgeting and Accounting (BM2, BM3)
  • CE2113-Community Relations (BM6)
  • CE2121-Strategic Vision and Planning (L1, L2)
  • CE2122-Leadership Motivation (L3)
  • CE2123-Managerial Communications (L4)
  • CE2124-Professional Development (L5)
  • CE2125-Human Factors (HR9)
  • CE2131-Standard Operating Procedures & Processes (Ops1)
  • CE2132-Scheduler and Dispatcher Function (Ops2)
  • CE2133-Recordkeeping and Regulatory Compliance (Ops3)
  • CE2141-Workload Management and Training (HR1)
  • CE2142-Employee Training Programs (HR2, HR3)
  • CE2143-Staffing and Team Building (BM6,HR4)
  • CE2144-Performance Reviews and Feedback Systems (HR5)
  • CE2145-Compensation and Rewards Programs (HR6,HR7)
  • CE2146-Human Resource Management, Law and Ethics (HR8)
  • CE2151-Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness (Ops4,Ops5,T1,T3)
  • CE2152-Aviation Maintenance Management (T2,T5,T8)
  • CE2153-Customer Service Programs (T4)
  • CE2154-Aviation Security (BM5,T6)
  • CE2155-Vendor Management (T7)

Global Jet Services, Inc.

J.D. McHenry
Tel: (860) 651-6090
Email: jd@globaljetservices.com
Web: www.globaljetservices.com

  • Aviation Human Factors (HR9)
  • Aviation Interpersonal Management (L3,L4)
  • Aviation Resource Management (L6)
  • Introduction to Aviation Safety Management System (Ops4)

Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, Inc.

Richard Komarniski
Tel: (204) 848-7353
Email: richard@greyowl.com
Web: www.greyowl.com

  • Human Factors (HR9)

International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

Sonnie Bates
Tel: (603) 233-7196
Email: sbates@ibac.org
Web: www.ibac.org

  • Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop (Ops4)

Kansas State University

Jimmy Splichal
Tel: (785) 826-2986
Email: splichal@ksu.edu
Web: www.salina.k-state.edu/aviation

  • Business and Corporate Aviation Management (BM1)

National Business Aviation Association

Sarah Wolf
Tel: (202) 783-9251
Email: swolf@nbaa.org
Web: www.nbaa.org/pdp

  • Flight Operations Manual Workshop (Ops1, Ops4)
  • Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop (L2,L3)
  • Technical Operations Manual Workshop (T8)

Ohio University

Bryan Branham
Tel: (740) 591-7780
Email: branham@ohio.edu
Web: www.ohio.edu/aviation

  • AVN 480 - Business in Aviation (BM1)

ServiceElements

Bob Hobbi
Tel: (480) 538-0123
Email: bhobbi@serviceelements.com
Web: www.serviceelements.com

  • Aviation Service Solutions and Strategy (L3)
  • Capitalize on Human Resources (PM4)
  • Effective Leadership in Aviation (L5)
  • Highly Effective Teams at Work (BM4)

Sinclair Community College

Walt Davis or Phil Roberts
Tel: (937) 512-2242
Email: phil.roberts@partraveltech.com
Web: www.sinclair.edu

  • AVT-144 - Principles of Aviaiton Leadership (L1,L2)
  • AVT-144 - Principles of Aviation Leadership (L1,L2)
  • Introduction to Business Aviation (BM1)

Summit Solutions LLC

Jodie Brown
Tel: (303) 670-8178
Email: jodie@summit-solutions.com
Web: www.summit-solutions.com

  • Building, Coordination and Developing a Flight Department Team (BM4)
  • Strategic Leadership: How to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results (L3)
  • When Leaders Talk: Mastering Communication Skills (L4)

The Aero Institute

Walter Kraujalis
Tel: (727) 233-3429
Email: walterkraujalis@mindspring.com
Web: www.aeroi.org

  • Human Resources Management for Aviation (HR6)

The VanAllen Group

Jeff Agur
Tel: (770) 507-5001
Email: jagur@vanallen.com
Web: www.vanallen.com

  • Emergency Response Planning Workshop (Ops5)

University of Central Missouri

Dr. John Horine
Tel: (660) 543-4455
Email: www.ucmo.edu
Web: www.ucmo.edu

  • AVI 4430 - Corporate Aviation Management (BM1, BM2)