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  • Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial & the History of the Scottsdale Airport

    Gunnar Buzzard, Exec. Vice President, Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial

    Thunderbird Field II was built in 1942 for the sole purpose of training WWII Army Air Corp pilots. Over 5,500 pilots were trained at Thunderbird Field II between 1942 and October 16, 1944, when the school was deactivated. Many of these young aviators saw military action in Europe and the Pacific. Learn about the history of the 3 Thunderbird Fields, current Scottsdale airport operations, and the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial. MORE >

    The Thunderbird Field II Plaza at the entrance to the new Scottsdale Airport terminal, business center and restaurant will include a monument with information on Thunderbird Field II and its military history. The Plaza’s centerpiece will be a Stearman PT-17, the aircraft used for training at Thunderbird Field II. The service plaques for all of our armed services as well as the revered POW-MIA plaque will be on permanent display.
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  • Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial & the History of the Scottsdale Airport

    Steve Ziomek, Chariman, Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial

    Thunderbird Field II was built in 1942 for the sole purpose of training WWII Army Air Corp pilots. Over 5,500 pilots were trained at Thunderbird Field II between 1942 and October 16, 1944, when the school was deactivated. Many of these young aviators saw military action in Europe and the Pacific. MORE >

    The Thunderbird Field II Plaza at the entrance to the new Scottsdale Airport terminal, business center and restaurant will include a monument with information on Thunderbird Field II and its military history. The Plaza’s centerpiece will be a Stearman PT-17, the aircraft used for training at Thunderbird Field II. The service plaques for all of our armed services as well as the revered POW-MIA plaque will be on permanent display.

    Learn about the history of the 3 Thunderbird Fields, current Scottsdale airport operations & the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial.

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  • Sales is not a Four-Letter Word

    Tom DuBos, Sales Manager, NISC

    Whether we like to admit it or not, we’re all salespeople at some point in our many different roles. We all have opportunities to influence or persuade others for their benefit and potentially ours as well. Developing these skills is one of the most productive, and fun, things you can do to further your success in just about everything you do. MORE >

    Key takeaways from this session include:

    * How to be more effective by adopting three simple practices. Seriously, only three, and you’ll wish you’d heard this advice years ago.

    * Myths versus reality in effective sales behaviors

    * Tailoring your approach based on the current situation

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  • The Legacy Journal, The Treasure Map to Your Life and Heritage

    Albert Monreal Quihuis, Author / Historian

    Have you ever been with family members trying to piece together fragments of your ancestor’s stories? It happens to every generation, eventually these special stories are forgotten. Can you imagine, the sense of pride, if you could look into your ancestor’s legacy book telling their stories in their own handwriting? MORE >

    Most ancestry and genealogy programs motivate you to learn and research your lineage as far as you can. What makes the Legacy Journal different and unique is that it starts with the person you know the most… yourself.

    This presentation will help stir memories to inspire you to document your history so it is not forgotten. We will have an opportunity to discuss the contents in this self-help guide and we can answer your questions if you are planning to write your family journey. Your children, grandchildren, and descendants will learn from your journey and experiences and take pride in the things you have in common. Knowing and understanding your ancestors’ circumstances creates a sense of pride, self-worth and affirms your legacy. Join us for this adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Learn to Be the Leader and Not the Boss

    Frank (Gunny) Alger, Education Advisor, Facilitator, Trainer, Leadership Developer

    Volunteers are a tradition of American life. They offer countless hours of service and a variety of skills and insights to their organizations, all without compensation. Volunteers need people who understand leadership to show them the way and not bosses that tell them what and how to do it. This presentation will help you understand the difference and how to lead your organization successfully. MORE >

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  • Team Building

    Debbie Moore, Teacher, Mountain Ridge High School

    Workshop Learning Objectives: Characteristics of effective teams • Four stages of team development • How individual differences and roles contribute to building a strong team Have practiced skills in: • Supporting team development through its formative stages • Constructive communication • Conflict resolution And will have discussed: • A vision of their ideal team • Principles and behaviors to guide team performance • A plan for monitoring progress toward achieving their vision
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  • Overqualified/Underqualified; What Will Your Education (and Life Experience) Be Worth to You?

    Wes Waddle, President, Arizona Seminars, L.L.C.

    This is the title to my book which was published in 2015 to help junior high school students and high school students to become qualified for the position which will fulfill their dreams. This talk will help parents of teenagers as they help their students with choosing extra-curricular activities. This will help adults as they transition from one job or career to another. MORE >

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  • Real World Interview Prep

    Darrin Schenck, Motivational Speaker and Coach, DarrinChatter

    I have given this talk multiple times in both the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and also the W.A. Franke Business School at NAU, but I think it applies to others as well. MORE >

    I sit on the interview team at my company, and have compiled some Do's and Don'ts over the course of 300+ interviews. I am here to share the good, the bad, and the flat out funny, as well as some solid advice that you need to know for your next interview.
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  • “It’s Kubotan Time!”

    Jui L. Chiu, Self-Defense Instructor, Kubotan Time

    The Kubotan Time offer free self-defense classes for anyone 8 years or older. Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie or marker. The purpose of the self-defense class is to teach our community how to be more aware of their surroundings and gain self-confidence. Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills! Take control and escape a threat. It could save your life. MORE >

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  • Project Based Learning in Schools

    Debbie Moore, Teacher, Mountain Ridge High School

    Learn how to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards- focused project. The workshop models the project process. The workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project, and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. MORE >

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