Introducing a new element of NBAA virtual events, this virtual experience will allow you to connect with like-minded attendees and leaders participating in the NBAA GO Leadership Summit, and give you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into a variety of topics.

Features of the Community Connect areas include:

  • 12+ on-demand microsessions
  • Moderated forum discussion
  • Live-chatting with industry experts
  • Downloadable resources
  • Curated gallery of relevant links and information
  • Bonus content from keynote speakers

Microssessions will focus on the following topics:


Emerging Leaders

Recognizing Talent and Fostering Growth

Discovering hidden talents within your team and overcoming personality differences is critical to operational harmony and growth. In this session, you’ll learn how a clear, integrated framework can help you get the most out of your team, as well as dive into best practices for mentoring, counseling and developing future leaders. Real-world examples will bring these lessons to life and help you bridge the gap between your team’s experience and potential. Not just for managers, this session will also address the unique position that young professionals play in being the bridge between being a mentee to industry leaders and also mentoring those who follow them.

Cross-Generational Communication

This highly engaging session will feature a panel of young professionals and established industry leaders discussing the challenges of cross-generational communication. Don’t miss professionals from all sectors of the industry speaking about personal communication obstacles they’ve faced, tactics and techniques for improving communication, and strategies for effective succession planning between generations.

Leading Change without the Title

For all the challenges that exist during a crisis, it also presents an opportunity for leaders to emerge and motivate their peers. This session examines how to take the initiative to become a leader and what you can do to inspire others to follow your example. A panel will engage in a lively conversation to address these issues and bring YoPros clarity in how they can make an impact within their organization.

Becoming Essential – How to Pursue Ongoing Professional Development

Lifelong learning should not stop at any point in your career – it’s about continuing to grow, increasing your value and keeping your skills sharp! This session will discuss options and pathways for online certifications, education and training so you are continuously expanding your knowledge and growing in your role. It will also address the importance of being open to change, as well as when to make necessary transitions throughout critical career moments.

Making the Transition to Business Aviation

As business aviation continues to face a shortage of qualified workers, aviation managers are looking far and wide for candidates to work in the industry. One solution is tapping transitioning military personnel and veterans, who, through their military experience, have developed the discipline, sense of teamwork and other job skills that make them ideal candidates to fill business aviation’s vacant positions.


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity & Hiring: Avoiding Groupthink

Some kinds of diversity are visible, but beyond the obvious, outward signs of diversity, companies need real diversity of thought to avoid groupthink. This diversity of thought is critical to an organization’s success. This microsession will examine different ways diversity can be reflected in a team and strategies on attracting diversity when hiring.

ABCs of Bias

Bias is a reality for everyone. Learn how to navigate bias by exploring the fundamentals so we can A) admit we all have it; B) learn how to block; and, C) understand why it is important to combat it. This micro-session provides five action items on blocking bias and makes a business case for why it’s important to understand the ABCs of bias.

Diversity & Industry Outlook

Take a journey through what diversity means to industry leaders and how their perspectives are shaping the future of the aviation industry.

D,E & I and Safety Culture

How do diversity, equity and inclusion positively influence safety culture? Learn the six characteristics to help build the fundamentals of an inclusive safety culture. Each of the six characteristics represents a cornerstone on which an organization’s safety culture is built.


Business Aviation Leadership

What Does Business Aviation Look Like in 2030?

No one has a crystal ball, but the business aviation industry is always in a state of flux. What industry changes – especially around emerging technologies and a focus on sustainability – will we see in the next ten years?

The Human Side of Leading Through Change

This session will present a candid discussion about how business aviation leaders helped guide their teams through major business changes with compassion, authenticity and perception of the complexity of human emotions that come with change.

BizAv Lessons Learned from 2020

Explore some of the lessons learned from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 from the perspective of two seasoned business aviation executives and their respective businesses.

The Workforce: A New Flight Plan

Look at the three-legged stool of retention in the context of the COVID-19 crisis and the coming recovery.

BAMC Update

NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) shares information about committee’s initiatives related to workforce retention, educational outreach and more.

Be a CAM! The What, Why and How-to Session

Learn about the benefits and process of earning your Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credentials. Hear from CAMs about how the certification has helped their careers.


Speaker Central

Bonus Keynote with Jen Shirkani

Following the Fireside Chat Session co-hosted with JP Pawliw-Fry, Jen Shirkani will take a deeper dive into her experience and how that relates to emotional Intelligence.

Bonus Keynote with JP Pawliw-Fry

Following the Fireside Chat Session co-hosted with Jen Shirkani, JP Pawliw-Fry will share additional insights as co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Performing Under Pressure.