Leading Change in the Corporate Aviation Function

  • Leading Change in Corporate Aviation
  • Corporate Aviation managers and executives deal with constant change on many levels due to updated regulations, new corporate procedures, personnel turnover, etc. Learn to identify the opportunities to initiate and lead successful change efforts within your organization by building a strong, fluid team whose members are able to adjust their own habits and behaviors while supporting the company's evolving needs. Managing the Corporate Aviation Function and Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function are prerequisites for attending this program.



  • At a Glance

    For corporate aviation function managers and executives who want to enrich their ability to understand, plan and lead change, Leading Change in the Corporate Aviation Function will help you identify and understand the current change models in use, the sources for resistance to change and the phases of the change process. You'll put your knowledge and skills to the test in a day-long, intensive change management simulation that will uncover your assumptions about managing change and provide opportunities for improvement.

    Where You'll Excel

    • Learn the principles of planning, organizing and implementing a successful change initiative.
    • Gain deeper insight into your own change leadership skills.
    • Anticipate hurdles to change and know how to overcome them.
    • Learn how to build buy-in for a change strategy with your team/organization. 

    Topics Covered

    • Current Models of Change
    • Changing Individuals
    • Building Flexible Teams
    • Transforming Organizations
    • Managing Organizational Change (Simulation)
    • Planning Your Next Change Initiative
    • How to Follow-Up


    You'll leave Leading Change in the Corporate Aviation Function with:

    • The ability to identify the best opportunities to implement successful change strategies
    • The stages necessary in a change process
    • Preliminary plans for personal, team or organizational change
    • Deeper understanding of how to translate your vision, mission and goals into action
    • Significant progress toward becoming a "change master"


    This program is designed for corporate aviation function executives, managers and site managers who are facing a changing environment and need to enhance their skills in anticipating, planning, organizing and leading change efforts and initiatives. All participants must have completed one of the following courses before enrolling in this course:  Managing the Corporate Aviation Function or  Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function .



    James G. Clawson

    Johnson & Higgins Professor of Business Administration
    A teacher of leadership and organizational behavior for more than three decades, Clawson is frequently cited by former students for delivering some of the most influential courses of their Darden careers; one Darden alumnus named a classroom in his honor. Clawson formerly worked as a trainer for Mobil Oil Company in Japan and as an international banking officer for Wells Fargo Bank. He remains an active consultant. His numerous publications include the books Level Three Leadership: Getting Below the Surface, Balancing Your Life: Executive Lessons for Work, Family and Self and Powered by Feel: How Individuals, Teams and Companies Excel. Clawson holds a D.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an MBA from Brigham Young University, a B.A. from Stanford University and a second-degree black belt in taekwondo.

    Mark E. Haskins

    Professor of Business Administration
    Haskins has designed and delivered executive education programs for such clients as IBM, INTELSAT, MCI, Coopers & Lybrand, Aetna Insurance, Norfolk Southern Railroad, AES Corporation, Rolls Royce NA, Harris Corporation, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. Professor Haskins has taught executives in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States. He is author of The Secret Language of Financial Reports(McGraw-Hill, 2008) and coauthor of Teaching Management: A Field Guide for Professors, Consultants and Corporate Trainers(Cambridge University Press, 2006).

    Location & Accommodations

    Darden School of Business 
    Charlottesville, Virginia

    As a participant, you'll stay in a private room at the Inn at Darden, our highly rated hotel adjacent to the classroom buildings and dining center. Accommodations are included in your tuition.

    Tuition & Certificates

    $8,550 covers materials, meals and accommodations at the Inn at Darden. To participate in this course, you need to have completed one of the following courses:

    NBAA members receive a 10 percent tuition reduction.

    By taking this course, you will earn one week of credit toward a Certificate of Specialization.