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NATCA & FAA Collaboration Facilitators & Their Leads Meet to Re-engage, Re-energize, and Refocus the Team 

All NATCA and FAA collaboration facilitators and their leads met recently face-to-face for the first time in more than two and a half years. The meeting aimed to re-engage, re-energize, and refocus the team coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as conduct annual training with the team on systems processes, discuss pertinent topics regarding facility issues, and meet with Right From The Start practitioners to discuss how the programs interact, so both groups could fully understand the other’s processes.

With two new leads on the program, it was also the first time that the collaboration facilitators could meet and interact with their leads in an in-person environment. Their primary goal was to facilitate discussion about the various challenges that they face while engaging facilities through collaboration.

NATCA participants in this meeting included: Collaboration Facilitation Team Lead Tom Flanary (Miami Center, ZMA) and Collaboration Facilitation Team members Jason Arnold (Memphis Center, ZME), Curt Fischer (Boston TRACON, A90), Corey Glaze (Engineer/Northwest Mountain Region, ENM), Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik (Santa Barbara ATCT, SBA), Marilou Scherer (Anchorage Center, ZAN), Allison Schwaegel (St. Louis/Lambert ATCT, STL), and Corey Soignet (Houston Intercontinental ATCT, IAH).

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