HELI-EXPO 2013 Professional Education Courses

Effective Leadership in Aviation

March 4, 2013 | | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Level 2
Management Skills Track


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This course is designed to assist executives, managers, and supervisors of helicopter operations with the important task of exercising leadership. Attendees will learn important leadership concepts and approaches for being a role model, empowering personnel, building effective teams, promoting the exchange of information, and making sound decisions that result in goal achievement and the promotion of corporate objectives.

Topics that will be addressed in this course include — 

  • Qualities of effective leaders
  • Transitioning into a management role
  • Maintaining a high degree of integrity and personal accountability
  • Different leadership styles and strategies
  • Effective communication
  • Behavioral styles and motivational theory
  • Mentoring and team-building strategies and empowering personnel
  • Dynamics of group discussion in productive business meetings
  • Time management
  • Understanding the basic issues of customer service.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees will have the knowledge and leadership skills to make sound decisions, implement appropriate leadership styles and strategies, mentor their employees, identify and build effective teams, and manage their time efficiently.

C. Daniel Prather is president of Aviation Training Solutions and Prather Airport Solutions and a professor and chair of the aviation science department at California Baptist University, where he is responsible for developing a new aviation program. Prather was previously an associate professor of aerospace at Middle Tennessee State University, where he taught courses on airport, airline, and fixed-base operation management; airport planning and design; airport funding policy; and enhancing productivity through aviation. Prather is an accredited airport executive (AAE), having served as assistant director of operations at Tampa International Airport from 1998 to 2006. Prather is a trustee of the University Aviation Association. He has a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Nebraska and a M.P.A. in public administration from Southern Illinois University.

Who Should Attend
Aviation industry executives, managers, and supervisors, as well as any individual with the desire to enhance their leadership skills and abilities, will benefit from this course.

Course Prerequisites

Professional Development Credit