Training Theater

*Subject to change

Monday, June 6

9:30-10:30 a.m.: 
What does it take to "Pro"actively leverage SMS?

Speaker: Kent V. Hollinger, The MITRE Corporation
A Safety Management System (SMS) is a systematic approach to managing your organization’s risk and achieving a positive safety record. Leveraging risk management allows you to make policy decisions and evaluate options while ensuring the safety of your employees, customers, and other stakeholders. A strong safety record improves public trust, attracts customers, and reduces operational cost. 
1:30-2:30 p.m.:
A Collaborative Approach to Professional Development: How to Chart a Course to Success!
Speaker: Lisa Gahm, A.A.E., ACE and Sam Byrd, C.M., Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
So you're supporting your staff's professional development…but are you really? Employees often need encouragement and a plan when tackling a new certification or professional development opportunity. When a goal is set, sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Explore the framework of a true support system and development plan with proven results. Benefit from true lessons learned and best practices discovered by DFW as they executed their program.  

Tuesday, June 7

9-10 a.m.:
Airport Planning/Environmental Challenge - Can you ACE It?  
Speaker: Stephanie Ward, AICP, Mead & Hunt 
Test your knowledge with this Jeopardy-style session. Learn about the new ACE Planning & Environmental certification, designed especially for airport personnel responsible for the planning and environmental compliance at commercial service and general aviation airports.
• Learn the fundamentals of airport planning and environmental procedures and policies from experienced aviation planning and environmental professionals.
• Obtain a better grasp on the intricacies of airport master planning, stakeholder engagement, and the environmental review process.

1-2 p.m.:
General Aviation Airport Management: The Haberdashery of Hats 
Speaker: Jeff Kohlman, AMCG
Whether you are a one person or multi-person general aviation airport management team, as manager, you are expected to master the ability to wear multiple hats. These airport management hats include the areas of airport governance, federal and state assurance compliance, planning, finance, development, marketing, maintenance, operations, safety, security, real estate management, and stakeholder relations - just to name a few. This session will overview a new training initiative AAAE is undertaking to help general aviation airport managers in each of these areas.