ACC Navigating the Legal and Ethical Requirements for Aviation Professionals Virtual Workshop

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Register today for ACC's Navigating the Legal and Ethical Requirements for Aviation Professionals Virtual Workshop on September 28, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET. Breaks are provided throughout the day for the convenience of attendees to catch up on emails, grab lunch, and return calls.

This ACC workshop will provide an overview of the unique characteristics of airport law that planners and engineers need to understand and discuss the various ethical requirements that aviation professionals operate under while performing their duties.  With a combination of more than 180 years of aviation experience, the Workshop speakers represent the diverse perspectives of certified planners (AICP), professional engineers (P.E.), attorneys (JD), and accredited airport executives (A.A.E.). Using a blend of presentations, panel discussions, and review of case studies, participants will learn about the differences between the code of ethics for engineers, planners, airport management professionals and attorneys and the application of each to airport projects. Participants will apply the information gathered from the workshop in an interactive evaluation of a case study at the conclusion of the workshop.

Workshop Sessions

Session 1: Establishing the Legal Foundation – This session will begin with an introduction to the speakers and the format for the workshop. The session will then focus on providing a baseline of understanding for participants on the specifics of legal aspects of airport projects.     
Session 2: Understanding the Code of Ethics of Various Professions – In this session, speakers will discuss the Code of Ethics for each of their respective professions including accredited aviation executives (AAE), professional engineers (PE), certified planners (AICP) and attorneys (JD). They will also review how these codes may impact their decision-making process when working with airports and stakeholders.     
Session 3: Lessons Learned from the Trenches – In this session, speakers will share lessons learned from past projects where they had to navigate both the legal and ethical aspects of projects. Speakers will highlight areas where conflicts can often arise with the legal requirements or the ethical aspects of projects and discuss how aviation professionals can be prepared to address these issues.      
Session 4: Putting it All Together – A Case Study Exercise – P
articipants will use the information they have acquired from the previous three sessions to review a case study, in breakout groups, and discuss the legal and ethical implications of the case study from the perspective of the airport attorney, engineer, planner, and airport manager. They will reconvene to discuss their findings to wrap up the workshop. 

Workshop Instructors

• Stephanie Ward , AICP, Manager of Aviation Planning, Mead & Hunt, Inc. (Moderator)
• Ann B. Richart, A.A.E., State Aviation Director, Washington State Department of Aviation
• Greg Heaton, P.E., AICP, C.M., Vice President and Aviation Group Manager, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.
• Kate Andrus, AICP, LEED GA, National Environmental and Sustainability Practice Lead, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
• Kathleen Yodice, J.D., Managing Law Partner, Law Offices of Yodice Associates
• Peter Kirsch, J.D., Partner, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

Workshop Learning Objectives

At the end of this ACC virtual workshop, participants will be able to:
• Summarize the basic foundational legal aspects of airport law.
• Describe the various ethical aspects of project delivery that may impact their delivery of services to an airport.
• Identify how legal and professional ethics affect interactions with airports and the general public.
• Apply these principles to practical everyday problems encountered by airport professionals.

Earn PDH or CM Credits

This workshop offers 5.0 PDH credits or 3.0 CM /1.0 CM Law /1.0 CM Ethics credits for eligible participants.


Workshop Evaluation Survey
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13 Questions Thank you for attending the ACC Understanding Critical Aircraft from Identification to Implementation Virtual Workshop. Please share your valuable feedback by completing this evaluation survey. ACC is also required to obtain a completed workshop survey from all attendees for which we report PDH or CM credits. The survey completion deadline is Friday, February 24, 2023.

Eligible attendees can earn 5.0 PDH or 3.0 CM / 1.0 CM Law / 1.0 CM Ethics credits for this workshop.


You must meet and adhere to the following criteria: 

• Be a paid and registered participant for this workshop; 

• Sign-in on time for each of the workshop sessions - credits are not offered for group viewing via one log-in; 

• Attend for the full duration of each and all of the workshop sessions (which includes the small group case study breakouts AND the small group presentations/closing remarks (credits are not issued for partial attendance); and

• Complete/submit, no later than 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, October 13, 2023 the ACC evaluation survey.

ACC must adhere to strict standards as a registered and approved continuing education provider, and is subject to audit by RCEP, APA, AIA and state licensing boards. As such, ACC will not make any exception or offer credits/hours to those failing to meet the accreditation criteria and by the deadlines. 


All information pertaining to your responsibilties, ACC timeline for reporting of PDH credits, how to download your certificates of completion, and the self-reporting of CM credits is located via the FAQs page link above.  


The registration fee for ACC one-day virtual workshops is “per person.” The sharing of your log-in credentials to provide access to the workshop by non-registered individuals or providing group viewing access is prohibited. 


If you should have any questions pertaining to credits for this workshop, please contact us at


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Registration fee payments for this workshop must be received when registering for the workshop. For those submitting a check for payment of their registration fee, payment must be received by ACC not later than 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop for payment processing and release of the pending registrations for workshop participation.


Please note below the following policies, and that all requests must be submitted in writing to ACC at


Cancellations must be receiving in writing and emailed to by 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, September 25, 2023 to receive a refund and/or credit back to a corporate training bundle. Refunds and bundle credits will be issued after the conclusion of the workshop. Cancellations received after8:00 p.m. EST on September 25 are non-refundable and non-eligible for a credit back to a corporate training bundle.

Registrant Transfers

If a registrant is unable to attend and would like to transfer their workshop registration and payment to another, transfer requests must be received in writing to by 3:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. NOTE: The recipient of the transfer must have an ACC Training Hub user account at the time of the request of the registration transfer.


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