Professor Mark Maier speaks on ethical leadership to national aviation safety group

Capt. Gene Cernan and Associate Professor Mark Maier meet at recent meeting of

Capt. Gene Cernan and Associate Professor Mark Maier meet at recent meeting of National Safety Standdown.

Mark Maier, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Leadership Studies Program in the College of Educational Studies, recently returned from the 16th Annual National Safety Standdown in Wichita, Kan., where he presented a signature workshop titled “The Foundations of Ethical Leadership” to more than 100 attendees.

National Safety Standdown
draws 500 attendees annually, and is hosted by Bombardier/Lear Jet, the FAA, the NTSB and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

“Realizing that 80 percent of all aviation mishaps are the result of human error, the National Safety Standdown exists to promote better judgment among managers, pilots, mechanics, and engineers in the business aviation industry.  My presentation addressed the importance of replacing the more common power/efficiency/results model of leadership with one stressing service, values and purpose first, consistent with our mission in the CES to change education, change the world,” Maier said.

The keynote presentation was delivered by
Capt. Gene Cernan
, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission and the last man to walk on the moon.  He spoke on the value of human space flight in commemoration of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the last moon landing.

Dawn Bonker

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