Deborah Stephenson is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Training Implementation Branch Manager as well as the Flight Standards International Training Program Manager. Ms. Stephenson was instrumental in achieving the FAA’s Curriculum Transformation Initiative for competency-based training for Aviation Safety Inspectors and continues to leverage emerging technology for a blended approach to new training initiatives. She manages the ICAO Government Safety Inspector Training program, is the FAA representative to the ICAO Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP) and is frequently called upon to speak on Competency-based Training and Training Technologies. Most recently, Ms. Stephenson collaborated with ICAO for the generation of the Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors’ Manual and the creation of International Generic Inspector Training Profiles. Ms. Stephenson’s latest initiatives include the use of adaptive learning in Flight Standards Training and the infusion of cultural competencies in the performance of technical job functions. She has 37 years of government experience and over 25 years managing training and technical programs.
Ms. Stephenson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Park University and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program.