SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING IN FLIGHT SCHOOLS: A PROACTIVE TOOL FOR MANAGEMENT THREATS AND RISKS

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Ana Maria Vieira

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Aviation safety, communication, interpersonal skills, social skills training

Abstract

Safety Management Systems in aviation generate training programs that develop skills needed to perform safety functions. The objective of this study is to show that, in groups, individuals need to have interpersonal skills and, in particular, ability to communicate with others, to listen, and to influence. It is for this reason that Social Skills Training is important in Aviation. Professionals trained in social skills are more likely to identify threats and risks caused by interpersonal situations, be assertive, and take appropriate action. As a contribution, this paper suggests a set of policies, procedures and practices for educating and training future professionals who will work in aviation safety.

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