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2003 Workshops Provide Intense Learning on One Topic

For even more concentrated focus on a single topic, PAMA has scheduled four professional development workshops for May 11-13, immediately before PAMA 2003. During these three days attendees will gather in small classroom environments to learn about either aviation maintenance management, human factors, regulatory training or interpersonal communication. All workshops are approved for 8 hours of IA renewal training credit.

The PAMA member price of $525 includes registration to the Symposium and full access to the Trade Show floor. Workshop participation is limited and most rosters will be set on or before April 1.

Aviation Maintenance Management

Brandon Battles, Partner of Conklin & de Decker Associates

Technical and regulatory knowledge by itself is not enough. Today’s managers and supervisors must also understand the complex non-technical factors that contribute to the smooth and successful operation of the aviation maintenance business. This course provides a new set of tools to assist with managing a maintenance organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding the organization’s overall objectives and how maintenance fits in, working with and managing people, collecting maintenance costs, developing a budget, controlling inventory and understanding the role of computers in the maintenance organization. The course is designed to help the operator save money.

Regulatory Training

Marshall S. Filler, Partner of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC

Through this training, learn how to use knowledge and reason to manage your relationship with the FAA. The instructor covers basic FAA requirements associated with purchasing, designing, manufacturing, operating, maintaining or selling civil aviation products and parts; requirements of the current Part 145 and the changes coming in 2003; and how to control a regulatory audit and ensure a positive outcome. At the conclusion of the course, apply your new regulatory knowledge in a discussion of actual FAA enforcement cases and related matters.

Human Factors for Aviation Technicians

Richard Komarniski, President of Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc.

Human factors training re-emphasizes the need to create safety nets in the workplace. This workshop focuses on the variety of human factors that affect an aircraft technician’s judgment. The goal is to equip technicians, supervisors and managers with the skills to enhance safety, teamwork and efficiency in the workplace. By learning about specific human factors, behavioral analysis, technician characteristics and goal setting, attendees will be able to reduce human error in aircraft maintenance. At the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to identify ways to reduce the number of rework tasks and incurred delays, reduce technician related incidents, improve aviation safety and awareness, and provide a framework for better communication.

Improving Interpersonal Communications for Maintenance Managers

Jodie Brown, President of Summit Solutions

Learn the communication skills to reduce conflict and improve teamwork, customer satisfaction and job satisfaction. Designed specifically for aviation managers of line, fixed-base and corporate maintenance operations, this highly interactive workshop will enable attendees to assess current management strengths and needs, develop clear communication and conflict-resolution strategies, improve work performance by better understanding human interactions and learn negotiation techniques.

For more information about the Professional Development Workshops and PAMA 2003, visit the PAMA web site at or call 703-417-8800.

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