16-17 October, 2014(2 days)
at Entry Point Central, Budapest

It is increasingly recognised that student training is a complex process that extends beyond the ab-initio segment to incorporate the On-the-Job Training phase. Successful training ensures that operational safety is achieved cost effectively. Student success rate is highly influenced by and vastly dependent upon the training and assessment philosophy within the organisation.

The Development Training Workshop 2014 primarily addressed the important operational relation between the initial training of students and the education of both On-the-Job Training Instructors and Competence Assessors. It showcased the value of development training and presented the benefits which an organisation can gain by implementing a modern training and assessment philosophy. Drawing on the expertise and practical experience of a broad range of Air Navigation Services Providers, the seminar also focused on upcoming regulatory requirements and the latest developments in training theory.

More than 40 operational professionals involved in ATM training and coming from 13 countries participated in the workshop. It created many fruitful discussions, experiences and best practices sharing among different organisations.

Thanks to all the participants!


DAY 1 - 16 October
10.15Bus departure from Hotel Mercure Korona
12.00Welcome (Gábor Menráth, Managing Director of Entry Point Central)
12.15Instructor and assessor requirements from the perspective of the new regulation on ATCO licensing (Zsuzsanna Erdélyi, ATM Rulemaking Officer, EASA)
14.00Training tools (Anne-Mette Petri, Development Specialist, Entry Point North)
14.45Coffee break
15.15Case study (Michael Södersved, NUAC, ATCC Stockholm)
16.00Group work
16.30Presentation of group work
16.50Summing-up (Gábor Menráth, Managing Director, Entry Point Central)
17.00Tour of Entry Point Central and HungaroControl
17.45Bus departure to the piers at Jászai Mari square
19.00Dinner and cruise on the Danube (cruise returns at 22.00 at Jászai Mari square)
DAY 2 - 17 October
08.15Bus departure from Hotel Mercure Korona
09.00Findings of day 1
10.00Case study (Daniel Melkvi and Gábor Vass, HungaroControl)
10.45Coffee break
11.15Competence assessment: affirmation of competence or a tool for further development? (Anne-Mette Petri, Development Specialist, Entry Point North)
11.45The way forward
12.30Closing remarks (Gábor Menráth, Managing Director, Entry Point Central)
14.00Bus departure to Hotel Mercure Korona/airport
Please note that the agenda is preliminary and can be subject to changes.