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2011 WAI Conference

Seminars, Clinics and Workshops

Aerospace Educators’ Workshop

Innovate, Inspire and Enthuse: Harnessing the Power of Aviation Through STEM
Presented by FAA AVSED Team

Thursday, February 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop

Do you love aviation—want to go the extra mile and share that passion with students and teachers? Join the FAA Aviation and Space Education (AVSED) Team for this workshop. We will share ideas and show you how to motivate students and help teachers using simple aviation activities. Even if you already know the benefits of using aerospace to motivate young people, this workshop will help you stay on the path—delivering when it really matters.

You will learn how to:

- Use real life math applications for grades 5-9 with FlyBy Math.
- Use hands-on "make it and take it" activities to reinforce science skills and physics of flight.

There will be lots of surprises and prizes so, what are you waiting for? Let us help you get on the right heading.


FAA Maintenance Recurrent Training
Sponsored by the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)

Thursday, February 24
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seminar

This education maintenance seminar meets IA Renewal requirements and provides career development advice. Attend it to achieve the required eight hours. Participants receive a certificate of completion to present to their local Flight Standards District Office. This seminar is also open to those interested in pursuing or upgrading a maintenance career. Attend all or a portion of this program.

FAA Safety Seminar

Real World IFR
Presented by Kathleen Vasconcelos, VP of Education and Operations, AOPA Air Safety Foundation

Thursday, February 24
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Get tips that could save your life in the clouds. This safety seminar goes beyond basic IFR training into the world of professional piloting. Even if you don’t make a career out of it, you can at least emulate the stellar safety record of the pros. This seminar qualifies for the safety seminar portion of the FAA WINGS program.

Professional Development Seminars

What Are You Doing in the Gap?
Presenters from the FedEx Express Leadership Institute

Thursday, February 24
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This seminar will include activities that will bring to light conse-quential thinking, navigating emotions and recognizing patterns of emotional intelligence. Also it will expound upon how we react to emotions and their effect on our leadership capabilities. It is that time in the gap of when something occurs and how we handle our emotions that have the lasting effect on our ability to lead effectively. This presentation will have continuing follow-up sessions of 50 minutes each on Friday and Saturday.

The Fuel You Need for Reaching High Altitudes
Presenter: Betty Shotton, Author; sponsored by ConocoPhillips

Thursday, February 24
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Today’s world is full of challenges, crises and choices, especially in the aviation industry as it changes and adapts to changing economics and technologies. How can aviation enthusiasts and professionals move successfully with the changing tides and times? LiftOFF Lead-ership begins with the premise that you are the pilot-in-command of your career and in that responsibility, you need to know what is important to you, what ignites your passion, and what you stand for. LiftOFF Leadership gives participants an opportunity to explore their unique values and put them in the context of their careers, chal-lenges and opportunities.

How to Navigate from Within: A guide to tapping your greatest resource–YOU!
Presenter: Christine Sestan; Sponsored by AOPA Insurance

Thursday, February 24
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

In this session, Christina Sestan, a professionally certified business coach and corporate facilitator, will help you to explore your individual navigational systems in other words, the way you think and its impact on how you experience life. Most people think from the outside-in, where they need people or situations to change before they can be happy. Sestan will introduce the Inside-Out way of thinking, helping you to discover a sense of satisfaction that relies less on others and more on yourself. Christina offers you a simple approach to a happier life that will surprise you with its potency.