WATS 2017

WATS 2017

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Cabin Crew Training Conference

WATS 2017 Conference Chair: Chris Lehman, Editor-in-Chief, CAT Magazine

Moderators: Jeanne LaVoy & Captain Alan LaVoy

Day 1 – Tuesday 2nd May 2017
0900-1000  Session 1 - Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses (all conference tracks)
1) Christopher A. Hart, Member, National Transportation Safety Board
2) Captain Miguel Marin, Acting Chief, Operational Safety Section, ICAO
The Future of ICAO PANS-TRG
1000-1100  Coffee
1100-1230  Session 2 – The Opening Act: Perspectives on the Future of Aviation Training (all conference tracks)
1) Captain Torbjorn Wischer, Global Leader Training Strategy, CAE
Data-driven Training Insights
2) Robin Glover-Faure, Vice President Airline Training, L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Total Training Solutions, From Pilot to Aircraft Maintainer 
3) Captain Jean-Michel Bigarré, Head of Training, Airbus Training Services & Captain Harry Nelson, Executive Ops Advisor to VP Airbus Safety
The Future of Training
4) Jin Ho Choi, Deputy Director, Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Korean Government's Policy Model on Pilot Training & Supply 
1230-1400  Lunch
1400-1530  Session 3 – Kick Off to the Cabin
1) Welcome - Celebrating 15 Years with WATS 
2) Stephen Howell, Managing Director, Flight Service Standards & Training, American Airlines
Cabin Keynote
3) Travis Blower, Cabin Safety Inspector & Peggy Hurlbert, Cabin Safety Inspector, FAA
1530-1615  Coffee
1615-1745  Session 4 – Training Solutions for Cabin Challenges

1) Richard Gomez, Vice President, Aviation Education Products, MedAire
2) Helen Zienkievicz, Chief Executive, Cabin Safety Consultants & Health Leaders Promoting Safety & Erick Cauldwell, Risk Control Consultant, Aon Risk Solutions/Global Risk Consulting

Day 2 – Wednesday 3rd May 2017
0900-1030  Session 5 – Training for Success
1) Paul Caldwell, Manager Inflight Training Development (AQP), Skywest Airlines
2) Martin Maurino, Technical Officer, Safety, Efficiency & Operations, ICAO
3) Christian Fridell, Head of Safety and Emergency Training & EASA Standards, Lufthansa Aviation Training
1030-1115  Coffee
1115-1245  Session 6A – What Every Airline Should Know About Service Training
1) Jason Maxwell, Director of Learning Strategy & Development, American Airlines
2) Gary Magenta, Senior Vice President, Root Inc.
Customer Experience - The Final Frontier (1 hour presentation/workshop)
1245-1415  Lunch
1415-1545  Session 6B – Workshop - "Houston, We Have a Problem" . . . Is It Training?? (Cabin Crew & Maintenance)
Dan Duren, Learning Consultant, Southwest Airlines Universty
1545-1630  Coffee
1630-1800  Session 6C – Workshop - Do Your Performance Objectives Scream, "I Get No Respect!"? (Cabin Crew & Maintenance)
Rex Conner, Lead Partner, Mager Consortium

Day 3 – Thursday 4th May 2017
0900-1030  Session 7 – S&T Technology Future Trends Outlook (all conference tracks)
1) Brad Southwick, Principal Engineering Manager, Rockwell Collins
Visual System Technologies for Immersive Training Environments 
2) Michael S. French, Chief Operating Officer, LSI, Inc.
3) Joel Flinois, Helicopter Simulation Product Line Manager, Thales Training & Simulation
Virtual Reality: A New Dimension for Helicopter Simulation 
1030-1115  Coffee
1115-1245  Session 8 – Special Panel: Harnessing the Power of New Learning Environments (all conference tracks)
Special panel led by Dr. Suzanne Kearns, will focus on the key strategies that are known to increase learning and retention. Panelists will offer specific examples from their own operational backgrounds and research.  
Panelists will include:
Captain Ken Shrum, Head of Training - Americas, Boeing Flight Services
Dr. Kenneth Byrnes, Assistant Dean, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Captain Amit Singh, Consultant
Lori J. Brown, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University, College of Aviation
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