Oct. 11, 2019

Workforce sessions at this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), set for Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV, will examine how management culture, diversity and inclusion, female leaders and how military veterans can help alleviate staffing shortages across the business aviation industry.

“The workforce sessions are an important and successful part of NBAA’s effort to educate members and the broader aviation community on key issues affecting demand for pilots, technicians, flight attendants and other business aviation professionals,” said Jo Damato, CAM, NBAA vice president, educational strategy and workforce development. “Our expert panelists will equip you with the tools to attract and retain the staff to help your department excel now as well as the tools to help you stay relevant and to grow and be successful in the future.”

Here’s a closer look at the workforce-related sessions planned for NBAA-BACE.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

10:30 a.m.-noon: Manager’s Solutions: Strategies for Workforce Issues
Meeting Room No. 3 (N255)

The panel will consider the pivotal role of leadership culture in the workplace and provide tangible solutions and strategies to boost workforce retention using the insights of more than 1,000 responses from flight department managers to NBAA’s new leadership culture survey.

1-2 p.m. Diversity & Inclusion
Meeting Room No. 3 (N255)

Industry leaders discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in recruitment, and examine how women and minorities are essential to addressing business aviation’s workforce shortage.

4-5 p.m. Hiring Our Heroes
Meeting Room No. 2 (N250)

Mid-career professionals are a critical part of business aviation’s success. In the first-ever NBAA-BACE workforce session on this subject, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Executive Director Chuck Hodges will share his thoughts on how our industry can benefit from the invaluable experience of veterans, service members and military spouses.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

1-2 p.m. Developing Women Leaders
Meeting Room No. 3 (N255)

Four women who have found success in business aviation will hold an informative and perceptive discussion on how to eliminate the barriers hindering the rise of women to executive and leadership roles and the importance of mentorships in supporting career growth.

All sessions are eligible for CAM application and recertification credit.

Review the full NBAA-BACE program schedule.

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