About Leadership Flight School
At Bartell & Bartell, our mission is to help organizations reach new leadership heights by unleashing the potential their people to optimize organizational health. Leadership Flight School does just that – it provides the tools you need to improve your leadership and inspire followers. Leadership Flight School teaches the fundamentals of leadership, and how to apply them in real situations. In this 3 ½ day session, you’ll learn how to become a leader, and how to create change in your team or organization every day.
World-Class InstructionMeet our Leadership Flight School Team
Dr. Roderick J. Bartell, R.O.D.C.
Executive DirectorDr. Rod Bartell is the Founder and Executive Director of Bartell & Bartell, Ltd. He is an executive coach and mentor to numerous executives and leaders, and continues to serve as an Instructor and Diagnostic Expert in Bartell’s own Leadership Flight School™.
William R. Brashers, Ph.D.
Director of Development ServicesDr. Bill Brashers, Bartell & Bartell Ltd.’s Director of Development Services is a distinguished Organizational Psychologist specializing in adult development issues in organizations. Bill has been involved in the professional assessment and development of thousands of key organizational leaders, executives, supervisors, and teams throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico and serves as a the Dean of Bartell’s Leadership Flight School™.
R. Shawn Ishler
Director of Client ServicesShawn Ishler, is Bartell & Bartell Ltd.’s Director of Client Services. He is a lead instructor in Leadership Flight School™. Shawn’s pragmatic, hands-on approach to training and development uses down to earth examples and clear objectives. He challenges participants to set their own specific goals and to constantly seek continuous improvement both personally and professionally.
Comfortable, Quality EnvironmentWe'll take care of the details, so you can focus on learning.
Located in the happiest of valleys, the Bartell & Bartell facility is close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. We’re also just 15 minutes from the University Park Airport, which offers direct flights to many major hubs.
Our office is designed to be warm and inviting, rather than cold and institutional. We provide you with quality seating and course materials, and many little details to help make your experience refreshing and inspiring.
We understand that work will continue even if you’re not there, so we offer free WiFi and are happy to help with anything you may need. There are several short breaks throughout each day and a full hour at lunch, so you can tend to your business as needed.
We always have hot coffee and water for tea, plenty of water and a variety of other drinks and snacks. Fresh baked goods are available at breakfast, and we fully cater each lunch as a true meal. If you have any special dietary needs, we’ll do our best to accommodate those as well. You won’t go hungry!
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Courtyard By Marriott
Nestled in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, the Bartell state of the art training facility is the home of The Bartell Leadership Flight School program.
Your leadership training is only minutes away from The Pennsylvania State University. Penn State’s campus provides our visitors with world-class museums, sports and entertainment. While in Happy Valley, be sure to check out the area’s many local eateries, stroll the campus, see a concert or show at the Bryce Jordan Center or catch a college football or basketball game.
State College, PA and the surrounding areas are full of natural beauty. Centre County is world renowned for some of the best fly fishing in the country. When the weather is warm, some of our Flight School attendees will spend an evening hiking Mt.Nittany or golfing. In the winter months, there is local skiing, snowboarding and tubing.
State College is a safe, entertaining and family-friendly town. Please let us know if you are planning to bring your family with you. We would be glad to help you make your week a vacation that everyone will enjoy.
For more area info – check out the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Tourist Bureau at http://www.centralpacvb.org
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the dress code?
What time do you start on Day 1?
What time does the session end?
What is the closest airport?
Harrisburg (MDT) — 2.0 hours away
Philadelphia (PHL) — 4.0 hours away
Pittsburgh (PIT) — 3.5 hours away
Baltimore (BWI) — 3.5 hours away
Which hotels would you recommend?
Courtyard By Marriott
Ask for the “Leadership Flight School” rate and be sure to tell them which class you’re attending.
1730 University Drive
State College, PA 16801
Ask for the “Bartell & Bartell” corporate rate.
1555 University Drive
State College, PA 16801
What about food?
While we do not provide dinner or lunch on the final day, there are many restaurants around the area and some that have partnered with us to provide you with discounted meals. We can recommend different venues based on your preferences, so please don’t hesitate to ask!