NBAA Announces Six New Professional Development Program (PDP) Courses

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce six new Professional Development Program (PDP) Courses. NBAA, in cooperation with the University Aviation Association (UAA), founded the Professional Development Program (PDP) in 1998 to train future flight department leaders.

The following is a list of providers and the new courses they offer.

  • Cornerstone Strategies LLC offers “Creating and Maintaining a Vibrant Company Mindset,” which meets PDP Objective L1, and “Dynamics of Empowered Leadership,” which meets PDP Objective L3. Contact: Shari LeDonne Frisinger at (281) 992-4136 or
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Continuing Education/Certificate Program offers “Aviation Safety & Security,” which meets PDP Objective T1. Contact: Joan Dove at (386) 226-4833 or
  • Human Performance Training Institute (HPTI) offers “Error Management Techniques,” which meets PDP Objective L3. Contact: Bob Mansfield at (303) 909-9316 or
  • ServiceElements offers “Aviation Service Solutions and Strategy,” which meets PDP Objective L3. Contact: Bob Hobbi at (480) 538-0123 or
  • Summit Solutions LLC offers “Strategic Leadership: How to Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results,” which meets PDP Objective L3. Contact: Jodie Brown at (303) 670-8178 or

PDP Courses are available to flight department personnel through a variety of convenient and flexible delivery methods. Established training organizations and educational nstitutions provide management training courses in several different media, including Internet courses, video courses and seminars. PDP participation has several benefits for students, including preparing students to take the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Examination and to become a CAM.

The above courses are among the first to be offered since the PDP Objectives were revised and updated in November 2004. The new objectives, which total 30, cover the following five modules: leadership, personnel management, operations, technical and facilities services, and business management.

For more information about any of these new courses, contact the providers listed above.

For more information about the NBAA Professional Development Program, e-mail or visit the web at For more information about the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Program, e-mail or visit

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