Workshops and Seminars

Professional Development Seminars

Sponsored by XOJET


Seen! Increasing Your Visibility and Influence

Presented by Carlann Fergusson, owner of Propel Forward LLC

Thursday, March 5 • 8:30-11:30 a.m. • Fiesta 5  $30

(preregister, ticket required)

This interactive session will focus on strengthening skills necessary to successfully influence the outcome of team goals or objectives. You will develop effective currencies and communication skills needed to promote partnership and engagement with teams.


Leadership: How to Direct and Motivate Others

Presented by Dr. Janette McMurtrie

Thursday, March 5 • 2-4 p.m. • Fiesta 5  $30

(preregister, ticket required)

Learn what makes a great leader: how to manage and motivate others with skills and tools that work; understand what makes a person tick; and how to use their gifts to meet your goals and agenda.


Workshops and Seminars


Aerospace Educators Workshop

Sponsored by Walmart Aviation 

Presented by FAA AVSED Team

Thursday, March 5 • 9 a.m.-noon • Coronado F (preregister)

With a predicted shortage of skilled employees for the growing number of aerospace jobs, it is important that we develop programs that inspire students to pursue aviation careers. Join us in this interactive workshop where we will share simple, hands-on activities that can be brought into the classroom to teach aviation STEM skills. You will also hear from VIP guest speakers in the aviation community.


Minute Mentoring®

Sponsored by Walmart Aviation

Thursday, March 5 • 9-10:30 a.m. • Coronado C (preregister)

Students and young professionals are hungry for advice from women who want to offer guidance and suggestions by sharing their experiences. Minute Mentoring® brings the two groups together in an efficient and effective program. This fast-paced session, similar to speed dating, matches professional leaders who want to share their life experiences with future female stars.


Sexual Harassment - What to Do, Where to Go

Presented by Kathy Yodice

Friday, March 6 • 2-4 p.m. • Fiesta 6

A panel discussion and private conversation about the aviation industry issues involving sexual harassment. We’ll review how sexual harassment is seen in the aviation environment, whether in training, at work, or at events. We’ll identify what to know, what to do, and where to go to address the situation. We’ll hear from experts on sexual harassment and it’s impact in our aviation community. Then, we’ll break into small groups for questions and to learn more from the individual member.

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