The Benefits of a Regional Group Executive Director

Many local industry groups don’t have an executive director, but having that person to lead an organization can help it grow. “Managing 500 or 600 members, and trying to grow it, it becomes a job,” Debi Carpenter, executive director of the Southern California Aviation Association. Also, having a single point of contact for industry and media is crucial to the success of many groups, noted Debbie Bowman, executive director of the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania. Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

Podcast Episode

Sept/Oct 2020

Strategic Communication Skills Vital for Aviation Leaders

As businesses begin to focus on the future, chief pilots and aviation directors must employ their communications skills to ensure that business aviation remains an essential tool for companies seeking to move forward.
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August 24, 2020

Podcast: Emotional Intelligence Can Enhance Aviation Safety

Leaders need to have the five elements of "emotional intelligence" – self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills -- to develop the best possible safety culture.
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July 2, 2020

NBAA News Hour: 3 Tips to ‘Manage Up’ In Tough Times

For early career professionals, the evolving company needs brought on by COVID-19 could be a time to take initiative and become a leader. NBAA YoPros and executive coaches shared tips for ‘managing up’ during tough times.
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June 19, 2020

NBAA Challenges FAA’s Dismissal of Additional Comment Time for New Pilot-Reporting Proposal, Sounds Call to Action

NBAA called on the FAA to rethink its decision to deny requests from NBAA and others for additional time to comment on new pilot-reporting requirements.
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