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SCAA Presents New Leadership Solutions for Today’s Biz Av Challenges

  • 09 Sep 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Westin Resort Carlsbad, CA
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Southern California Aviation Association (SCAA) presents its

11th Annual Professional Development and Safety Seminar

New Leadership Solutions for

Today’s BizAv Challenges 

September 9th, 2019 - Carlsbad, CA


ALL AVIATION PROFESSIONALS are invited to join us for SCAA’s 11th Annual Professional Development and Safety Seminar - New Leadership Solutions for Today's BizAv Challenges. 

This extended half-day leadership development program will feature expert guest speaker presentations, panel discussion and peer exchange forum to promote audience participation and dialogue.  

Aviation Professionals from all spheres of the industry including flight departments, aircraft management and charter companies, FBOs, MROs and others will learn and engage on key leadership and communication issues that are critical to their personal growth and professional success.  

Topics to be discussed

  • Cultivating a Strong Aviation Safety Culture
  • The Leadership Mindset: Preparing for Leadership Opportunities
  • Leadership Behaviors: Active Participants/Supporters vs Critics/Observers 
  • Talent Pipeline : Keys to Development and Retention
  • Effective Cross-generational and Cross-functional Communication 


September 9th, 2019


Westin Carlsbad Resort 

5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008


11:30 am to 5:30 pm 

Registration begins at 10:00 AM

Networking Reception to follow: 5:30 - 7:00 pm


$75.00 for SCAA Members
$95.00 for Non-Members*

* your fees include SCAA annual "individual" membership dues or $50 toward a corporate membership


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Guest Speakers

Mark Howerton is the Founder of Balanced Life Leadership, a coaching and consulting program working with organizational leaders towards healthier and happier employees as a key to long-term success.  A popular speaker, Mark's spontaneous approach and charismatice personality have provided inspiration and valuable insight to individuals and executives seeking to achieve new goals and overcome challenges.  Mark is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He created Balanced Life Counseling and works with couples, individuals and families in Orange County. You can find his podcast, “The Balanced Life Podcast” on iTunes or the link at Balancedlifecounseling.com

Craig Picken is Co-Founder and managing Partner of Northstar Group, a boutique executive search firm based in Wilmington, NC.  Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry.  Clients include well-known aircraft OEM's. aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers. Since 2009, he has personally concluded several hundred executive level searches in a wide variety of disciplines. Craig brings an in-depth understanding of today's real-world leadership challenges and of best practices in terms of talent pipeline management, recruitment and retention. You can find his podcast, The Aerospace Executive Podcast at: https://northstaresg.com/introducing-the-aerospace-executive-podcast/

Craig’s professional career started out with a passion for airplanes. After eight years’ experience as a decorated Naval Flight Officer, he sought challenges in business aviation where he spent more than seven years in sales with both Gulfstream Aircraft and Bombardier Business Aircraft. For 6 years preceding his establishment of Northstar Group, Craig was recruited into the field of luxury real estate development where he helped develop, market and sell some of the country’s premier mountain and coastal resort communities. A Texas Tech Graduate with a B.S. in International Trade, Craig has both lived overseas and conducted business throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

Panel Speakers 

Nate Klenke - Duncan Aviation 

Nate Steiger - ACI Jet

Ryan Daniels - Aviation Professional and Pilot 

Craig Picken - Northstar Group

Joe Barber
-Clay Lacy Aviation 



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