Aviation for Women

JAN-FEB 2018

Aviation for Women is the flagship member publication of Women in Aviation International. Articles feature women who have made aviation history, professional development ideas, and current-topic articles.

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J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 AviationforWomen 17 Follow Your Interests! PROPOSED EDUCATION SESSION TOPICS (See www.WAI.org/education-sessions for a detailed list.) Professional Development Seminars Foundations of Accomplishment Presented by Amy Noland, Tracy Cotton, and Cindy Mendenhall of The Boeing Company Thursday, March 22 • 8:30-10:30 a.m. • Cost: $30 This workshop focuses on discovering the true foundations of accomplishment and concentrates on predictive elements of an individual's success. It shows why connec- tions are so important and provides creative ways and tools on how to build solid re- lationships. You will learn how to strategically cultivate meaningful connections to ac- complish more. The workshop includes fun, hands-on activities, group discussions, informative videos, quizzes, and storytelling. Leading With a Coach Approach Presented by Kris Palcho, Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison, Angelique Talbot, and Heather Thorson Thursday, March 22 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Cost: $30 Whether you're a CFI, floor supervisor, or company CEO, your journey in leadership can reach new heights by leading with a coach approach. Successful managers and leaders today are developing their coach skills in order to support and enhance em- ployee performance and development, increase decision-making skills, and build leadership bench strength within the organization. Leading with a coach approach promotes employee creativity, breakthrough performance, and resilience, which gives organizations a real competitive edge. In these times of continuous change, coaching has never been more necessary. This hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to leading with a coach approach. We'll explore the neuroscience behind basic coach- ing concepts, share fundamental tools used in leading with a coach approach, and practice key skills to build your coaching competency and foster a more positive atti- tude in the workplace. Résumé Writing and Interview Prep, From an Aviation Recruiter Presented by Jennifer Potts Thursday, March 22 • 2:30-4:30 p.m. • Cost: $30 Acing an interview for your dream job at your ideal company is a lot of pressure. What do you wear, what do you say, how do you act? But first, you must land the interview with a compelling résumé. Let an aviation recruiter, with industry knowledge, help you succeed! During this presentation, attendees will be provided examples of professional résumés, including formatting, verbiage, and do's and don'ts. We'll have a transparent, interactive discussion on how to dress, act, and present oneself during an interview, plus tips on social media etiquette. Even if you aren't actively searching, join us! CAREERS • Corporate Aviation • General Aviation • Airline Pilot • Nonflight • Maintenance • Military Pilots • FBO Operations Aerospace Educators Workshop Presented by FAA AVSED Team Thursday, March 22 • 9 a.m.-noon 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 with attendees 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 aerospace community. Tapping Into the Drone Market Friday, March 23 • 7-8:30 p.m. (open to the public) Are you a certified remote drone pilot looking to network with other female drone pilots? Or are you considering entering the fast-growing in- dustry of unmanned aviation? This session, led by industry experts, is designed to answer those ques- tions and many more from safe and responsible op- erations, rating requirements, best business practices, and how to recruit and retrain top talent in this ex- ploding segment of the industry. Added for 2018! Navigating Today's Workplace Issues Saturday, March 24 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This interactive panel of industry experts addresses the obstacles women face day-to-day in the workplace. Topics will address equal pay, Family Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, plus tips on breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, and the importance of female role models in the workplace. MILITARY • Transition From Military to Commercial • Surviving the Air Force Application Process PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT • Balancing Family/Career • Airline Interview Tips • Achieving your Goals • From Plane to Publication • Finance • Communications Skills • Stress Management LEADERSHIP • Human Factors in Aviation • Young Professionals • Job Performance Enhancement • Leading and Managing MAINTENANCE • Aircraft Health • Troubleshooting Tips for Aviation Techs • Career Opportunities GENERAL AVIATION • Aviation Weather • ADS-B • Air Traffic Control • Airman Certification Standards • Legal Issues • Flight Training • Flying Pregnant • Air Race Classic DRONES & UAV/UAS • Safe Operations • Certification and Training • Developing Careers SPECIAL INTERESTS • WASP • Early Pioneers • Space • Engineering NEW for 2018!

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