Review the full schedule of NBAA GO Leadership Summit education sessions and other events.
Wednesday, March 24  |  Thursday, March 25

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. EST

Conference Kickoff and Welcome by Summit CoChairs! Leading With Uncertainty

Lori Johnson, Duncan Aviation
Joe Barber, CAM, Clay Lacy

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. EST

Bill George – VUCA 2.0

Bill George is a Harvard Business School professor, a well-known contributor to CNBC and an author of two books: Discover Your True North and 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis. In response to a world challenged by VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity), George has developed the leadership response – VUCA 2.0 (Vision, Understanding, Courage and Adaptability). George’s presentation will frame lessons learned through the entire Leadership Summit.

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST

Community Connect Engagement and Lunch

Take this time to interact with fellow attendees in our Community Connect areas focused on emerging leaders; Certified Aviation Managers; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); business aviation leadership and keynote speakers. In each community you will find resources, bonus content and networking opportunities, as well as micro-sessions focused on these topics.

12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. EST

Welcome and Update

Join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen for a welcome message.

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

Col. Nicole Malachowski – Successfully Navigating Change and Adversity

Col. Malachowski, the first female Thunderbird pilot, had a 21-year aviation career that included commanding an F-15E fighter squadron; combat experience in Iraq and Kosovo; and becoming a White House Fellow and adviser with posts at the Pentagon. After a devastating tick-borne illness left her unable to speak and walk safely for almost nine months, she was forced to leave her aviation dreams behind. Malachowski shares her inspiring story about harnessing the headwinds of change. Attendees can apply these lessons organizationally and personally to create a high-performance culture.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST

Community Connect Engagement and Cohort Meetings

Take this time to interact with fellow attendees in our Community Connect areas focused on emerging leaders; Certified Aviation Managers; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); business aviation leadership and keynote speakers. In each community you will find resources, bonus content and networking opportunities, as well as micro-sessions focused on these topics.

If you have signed up to participate in NBAA’s first ever virtual cohort program, your group will be meeting at this time to discuss the day’s sessions and reflect on the messages delivered by our keynote speakers.

3 p.m – 4 p.m. EST

Jen Shirkani and JP Pawliw-Fry – Using Emotional Intelligence for Team Engagement

Jen Shirkani, a leading expert on emotional intelligence, will explain how emotional quotient (EQ) can impact diversity, talent identification and the ability to build a highly functioning team.

Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry is a leadership thought leader, peak performance expert and co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Performing Under Pressure. His work with leaders from Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Marines, Olympic athletes, and NBA and NFL teams has provided him with considerable opportunities to test his science-based tools in environments of high pressure.

4 p.m EST

Day 1 Closing Comments with Summit Co-Chairs

Lori Johnson, Duncan Aviation
Joe Barber, CAM, Clay Lacy

Thursday, March 25, 2021

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. EST

Welcome Back Message with Summit Co-Chairs

Lori Johnson, Duncan Aviation
Joe Barber, CAM, Clay Lacy

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EST

Dave Mochel – Finding Peace and Clarity Amidst Change

Educator, neuroscientist and mindfulness expert Dave Mochel provides specific, research-supported strategies for remaining grounded and resourceful in the midst of discomfort and uncertainty. Participants will leave with powerful tools and practices that can be applied immediately in all aspects of their lives.

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. EST

Community Connect Engagement and Lunch

Take this time to interact with fellow attendees in our Community Connect areas focused on emerging leaders; Certified Aviation Managers; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); business aviation leadership and keynote speakers. In each community you will find resources, bonus content and networking opportunities, as well as micro-sessions focused on these topics.

2:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST

Pandit Dasa – Mindful Leadership: Walking the Talk & Developing Self-Awareness

After Pandit Dasa’s family lost their multimillion-dollar business, Dasa’s life took a dramatic turn, which ultimately led him to living as a monk for 15 years in New York City. Dasa now uses his training and experiences to teach business leaders about mindful leadership, resilience, managing emotions, and how to improve collaboration and engagement in the workplace.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST

Community Connect Engagement and Cohort Meetings

Take this time to interact with fellow attendees in our Community Connect areas focused on emerging leaders; Certified Aviation Managers; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); business aviation leadership and keynote speakers. In each community you will find resources, bonus content and networking opportunities, as well as micro-sessions focused on these topics.

If you have signed up to participate in NBAA’s first ever virtual cohort program, your group will be meeting at this time to discuss the day’s sessions and reflect on the messages delivered by our keynote speakers.

3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST

Jim Peal and Risha Grant – How Diversity and Real Conversations Can Help Create the Best Teams

Jim Peal is a top consulting speaker and expert in architecting and managing organizational change and transforming dysfunctional leaders and groups into high-performing executives and teams. Peal coined the term “Real Conversations.”

Risha Grant is a top diversity and inclusion keynote speaker and author of “That’s BS! How Bias Synapse Disrupts Inclusive Cultures.” Through her interactive keynotes, Grant teaches and empowers attendees with D&I tools to increase their bottom line.

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Bill George – Leading in Crisis Wrap-Up

Join us to close out the conference the way we started! Bill George will return to wrap up what we have learned and leave us with takeaways relating to leading through crisis.

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST

Conference Day 2 Wrap-Up with Summit Co-Chairs

Lori Johnson, Duncan Aviation
Joe Barber, CAM, Clay Lacy