Registration open now for virtual AETC Leadership Mentoring Symposium Jan. 27-28 Published Jan. 7, 2021 By Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- As part of service-wide focus on mentorship, Air Education and Training Command will virtually host a Leadership Mentoring Symposium Jan. 27-28. The two-day event is being hosted by the AETC Mentoring Council, which is composed of Airmen from around the command, and will allow senior leaders to mentor a virtual audience on specific topics. “Headquarters, Air Force A1 has determined that January is the month of mentoring,” said Quency L. Henson, AETC’s Mentoring Council lead. “This symposium is for civilians, enlisted and officers in AETC, regardless of location, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the wisdom and experience of this great lineup of speakers with the entire command.” Sessions on both days will run from 8 a.m. to noon Central Standard Time using ZoomGov. There will be a question and answer period after each speaker presents. Agenda (tentative; subject to change): Wednesday, Jan. 27 8 a.m. Symposium Launch AETC Mentoring Council 8:10 a.m. The Importance of Mentorship Col. Paul Swenson, AETC/A1 9 a.m. Communication SES Mr. George Gagnon, AETC International Affairs 10 a.m. Responsibility Col. Seth Graham, 14th Flying Training Wing commander 11 a.m. Teamwork Col. Heather Blackwell, 81st Training Wing commander Thursday, Jan. 28 8 a.m. Welcome Maj. Gen. William Spangenthal, AETC deputy commander 8:10 a.m. Critical Thinking Col. John Lofton, 82nd Training Group commander 9 a.m. Motivating Employees Col. Matthew Leard, 97th Air Mobility Wing commander 10 a.m. Professional Development Col. Eries L.G. Mentzer, 42nd Air Base Wing commander 11 a.m. Leadership Col. Tim Danielson, 71st Flying Training Wing commander 11:50 a.m. Wrap-up Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, AETC commander Certificates will be provided for audience participants. To register for the event and get the ZoomGov. link, send email to HQAETC.A1D.Workflow@us.af.mil. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and seats are limited to 350 people.