Business Aviation Leadership

Shifting from Management Effectiveness to Leadership Excellence

Nurture your love of aviation and your passion for excellence. Participate in the Business Aviation Leadership Certificate Program. It will help you become a more successful leader in the new generation of the aviation business. The future is waiting for you!

Program Partner

VanAllen

Corporate Sponsors

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Solairus Aviation logo

What's Special About This Program?

The Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business and VanAllen, a highly-respected business aviation consulting company, have combined forces to design a truly unique Business Aviation Leadership Certificate Program. World-class leadership professors and world-tested business aviation experts will help you transition from management effectiveness to leadership excellence.

In accordance with the approval of the CAM Governing Board, attendees of this program are entitled to three points toward completing the application to take the CAM Exam. Additionally, attendees already designated as a CAM will earn two points toward recertification. Any questions or comments regarding this level of support should be directed to NBAA and Jay Evans at jevans@nbaa.org or 202-783-9353.

Program Overview

The Business Aviation Leadership Program gives you a strategic perspective supported by a blend of best practices in leadership development and best practices in business aviation. The program will be fast-paced and highly interactive. The business leadership professors and the business aviation practitioners will deliver the program content using multimedia presentations, industry case studies, small-group exercises, and an innovative field trip. The key content themes are:

Theme One: Leadership

Shifting from management effectiveness to leadership excellence
Leadership lessons from business aviation experts
Building your unique leadership brand

Theme Two: Creating Value

  • Creating value beyond safety, service, and efficiency
  • Using innovation practices to create even greater value for your client
  • Leadership lessons from CNN, our industry's kindred spirits

Theme Three: Strategy

  • Aligning aviation services with corporate strategy
  • Developing and executing the unit strategy
  • Proven methods for exceeding the needs of senior leaders

Program Faculty

  • Pete Agur, program practice director, VanAllen
  • Jeff Agur, business aviation practitioner, VanAllen
  • Don Henderson, business aviation practitioner, VanAllen
  • Thana Sakas, adjunct faculty, Georgia State University
  • Rob Williams, professor, Georgia State University
  • Key corporate executives who use and oversee business aviation services

Program Participants (Who Should Attend)

The Business Aviation Leadership Program is designed for:

  • Business aviation professionals who want to accelerate their success, and their careers, by developing their leadership knowledge and skills
  • Business aviation leaders who want to transition from being a good leader to being a great leader
  • Business aviation leaders who want to create greater value by better aligning their unit with the corporation's strategy
  • Business aviation departments who want to improve team performance

Program Benefits

In accordance with the approval of the CAM Governing Board, attendees of this program are entitled to three points toward completing the application to take the CAM Exam. Additionally, attendees already designated as a CAM will earn two points toward recertification. Any questions or comments regarding this level of support should be directed to NBAA and Jay Evans at jevans@nbaa.org or 202-783-9353.

Attend the Business Aviation Leadership Program
and you will discover how to:

  • Shift from management effectiveness to leadership excellence
  • Determine when to lead and when to manage
  • Create new value beyond safety, service, and efficiency
  • Effectively communicate with members of the C-Suite
  • Enhance your personal leadership brand
  • Improve performance through the power of your team
  • Use your leadership skills to retain your top talent

The Business Aviation Leadership Program, designed in collaboration with business aviation experts from VanAllen, is a fast-paced, highly-interactive program designed to help you earn a Certificate in Business Aviation Leadership from a nationally-ranked Business School.

Program Practice Director

Pete Agur is the chairman and founder of VanAllen. He works extensively with top executives, domestically and abroad, on business aviation issues. Pete is a popular consultant, speaker, and author. He is a former military, airline, and civil flight instructor.

Buckhead CenterWhen

Program runs Monday evening through mid-afternoon Friday.

September 19-23, 2016, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Cost

Business Aviation Leadership Program
$4,500 per person, standard registration fee

Discounts

We offer the following discounts. Send an email to execed@gsu.edu or call the Executive Education Center at 404-413-7300 to confirm eligibility and obtain the appropriate discount code.

  • Companies sending a team of three or more: 15%
  • Non-Profit Organizations: 10%
  • Military and Veterans: 10%
  • NBAA: 10%

Location


Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business
Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200, Classroom 620, 3348 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Note: Fee covers tuition, books and materials, Certificate in Business Aviation Leadership (sample at left), computer simulation licensing fees, breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, wireless Internet, on-site IT support, and parking in Tower Place 200 parking structure.

Certificate

Upon program completion, you will receive a Certificate in Business Aviation Leadership.

"I thoroughly enjoyed attending and participating in this program and came away with many useful tools to apply in my work. All the instructors were very knowledgeable and great to work with. Additionally, networking with other peers in the corporate aviation industry added significant value to the overall experience. If you are in aviation department management, or have staff you are training to advance, you need to participate in this program." - Barry, Biomet, Inc.

"This course is a must for any business aviation professionals looking to advance beyond a technical role. Applying the ideas and concepts learned in this program will make your organization stronger."

"The course blends nicely the theoretical knowledge with practical application of leadership and strategic principles. It places in your hands a wonderful array of tools and thought processes which, when called upon, will assist in assessing, understanding, and addressing today's complex leadership dilemmas within any organization." - Bruce, Xcoal Energy & Resources, Inc.

"The content of this leadership program and the techniques are something every executive in business aviation should be exposed to at some point. The group exercises are fun, educational, and serve as a great networking opportunity." - Elizabeth, Jet Aviation Holdings USA, Inc.

"This program was designed to make you think outside the usual box we live in as managers and take different perspectives as tools for our daily missions. The staff was incredibly enthusiastic as we all learned together about industry topics and issues. The class had all different levels of participants with a wide variety of positions within the industry. A new 'must do' for professional and personal growth as it relates to Business Aviation." - David, Exelon, Inc.

"This practical approach to leadership combined with the facilitated discussions will give me tools to improve our department operations." - Bob, Raytheon Company

"As an employee in aviation support, this program was valuable. Make it a point to attend so to be more valuable and in line with company strategy." - David, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

"This has been one of the most informative and enjoyable leadership trainings I've attended" - John, Jet Aviation Holdings USA, Inc.

"I feel strongly that this program is well worth the money and will pay dividends to the company. I will have all of my managers and leads attend it. The relationships that were started this week will continue to drive my development for many years." - Phil, Duke Energy, Inc.

"This program is an excellent tool to refine leadership skills - even for experienced business aviation executives." - Bob, Solairus Aviation, Inc.