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CT Business Aviation Group 2014

Spring 2014 Meeting Luncheon

Thursday, April 17, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Society Room, 31 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT


Getting it Together: How to Create a Sustainable Culture Your Team will Rally Around

Does your business aviation team know where you’re headed in 2014? Is everyone on the same page with a clear vision of what needs to happen to meet your goals and objectives? If so, are those goals and objectives aligned with corporate or your stakeholders/owner? Do you know how your department compares to your peers? Or is your team so muddled down with the need to get things done, that you could you be even more productive culture if you learned how to get it together.

On April 17, learn why it’s important for every organization (small, medium and large) to define (or reaffirm) your team’s vision, mission and values. Also learn how to create a one-year operating plan and internally defined aviation leadership competencies. Guest speaker Jim Lara of Gray Stone Advisors will explain the basics of how to get started and what steps are needed to accomplish your mission. Upon leaving this luncheon, you’ll be able to get your team re-aligned internally as well as externally with corporate, which will ultimately improve communications and strengthen employee morale.

Who should attend:
Aviation Directors, Maintenance Directors, Chief Pilots, Scheduling & Dispatch Managers, Business Managers, Industry Vendors, and any other influential ‘influencers’ within a business aviation organization.

New members are welcome! Register on-site for $25 (individuals) or $150 (corporate members). Lunch and Parking are included with your membership.

To RSVP, please email The luncheon fee and parking is included with your membership. 


About our Guest Speaker: James E. (Jim) Lara, Principal of Gray Stone Advisors

Combining his 40+ years as a business aviation pilot (12,000+ hours) with his corporate leadership experience, Jim speaks both the language of business and the language of business aviation. His vast expertise and hands-on approach have helped business aviation leaders develop high-performing individuals and teams, align those teams with their enterprise’s goals, and enable operations to maintain stability, traction and profitability. Jim is an active member of the NBAA Safety Committee where he leads a variety of initiatives.

A corporate member of NBAA, Gray Stone Advisors is a Tenn.-based consulting firm that simplifies the business of business aviation. The company helps business aviation leaders align flight department operations with corporate expectations, express value via performance metrics, communicate effectively with stakeholders, and develop strategic and tactical plans for aviation organizations of all sizes.


Spring 2014 Luncheon Meeting April 17th 2014 - Invitation
CBAG Spring Luncheon Invite 2014(1).pdf
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