Professional Development Seminars

Developing True Grit

Thursday, March 11, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Presented by Susan Bartlett, The Boeing Company

Colleges, universities, and employers spend a lot of time and money trying to figure out who will do well at their institution or business. What is common among interviews with high achievers is that it is critically important—and not at all easy —to keep going after failure. Persistence matters. Rejection and failure may not be easy to absorb, but if you have a rational reason to believe that what you have to offer is of value, then showing up and trying, again and again, is a critical part of any strategy for success. Persistence and passion are the keys to unlocking a grittier you. This session will give the attendees a roadmap for developing true grit.



Perspective vs Perception: You didn't hear what I said I meant

Thursday, March 11, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Presented by Timothy Lewis, The Boeing Company

A discussion of how we communicate with individuals through the dynamic meaning of our dialog. Learn how the connotation of words becomes distorted through personal filters of each person’s perception and perspective. As we communicate, the unintentional bias of each person changes their perspective of the dialog and ultimately changes the perception of the conversation. We will discuss how to recognize and objectively assess a situation to identify the common bias that will help guide positive discussions with the intended message and results. We will learn to leverage diversity through interactive learning and develop tools that can be applied for success.



Virtually Successful

Friday, March 12, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Presented by Cynthia Guy and Kathleen Phillips, The Boeing Company 

What is really needed to succeed in a virtual environment? It’s more than just having the right ‘tools’. It’s the ability to connect effectively with others. In this session, we will focus on strengthening the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in a virtual environment. You will become familiar with various behavioral styles, understand your communication filters, and explore strategies that can be used to produce positive outcomes. 


Corporate Members

Benefits of a WAI Membership

WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

Become a Member