The Aerospace and Defense Learning Institute (ADLI) aims to serve as the premier knowledge resource for stakeholders in the aviation, space and defense (AS&D) industry. Our process-based body of knowledge identifies the requisite competencies to accomplish the work of our industry. We certify qualified training organizations and individuals who educate industry professionals in the standards of best practices and competency-based tasks which we have defined through years of accrued subject knowledge, practical work expertise and industrial research.
As a result, the minds behind ADLI and our partners offer unique insight and comprehension of the practical ways organizations in the AS&D industry can achieve their objectives, whether they strive for a high standard of quality, improved productivity or stronger leadership.
Through CPK Publishing, ADLI makes a number of publications available for purchase and review. Find the resource your business desires by reviewing our selection below.
Contribute to the ADLI knowledge base
The ADLI welcomes contributions from AS&D professionals who are considered subject matter experts on certain business processes within the industry. If you are one such individual, consider contacting ADLI or CPK Publishing about opportunities to author a resource.
The Standard of Knowledge for the Aviation Space and Defense Industry: The AS&D Quality Body of Knowledge (BoK) – Version 1 by Michael J. Dreikorn, Ed.D.
The AS&D Body of Knowledge (BoK) is the definitive digest for professionals who need to know how to perform work tasks while satisfying industry-mandated standards of quality. Supported by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) as the industry’s leading resource for the execution of global standards established by IAQG, the BoK is a must-have for AS&D trainers and organizations.
At 424 pages, the book offers detailed guidance for business processes within the industry and describes the methodology with which these processes were developed.
Buy this book here: $110 USD
What leads to process errors and inefficiency? In “The Synergy of One”, Michael J. Dreikorn, President of the ADLI, argues that ineffective leaders inhibit their company’s ability to grow and improve productivity.
He provides guidance on the best ways to build an integrated system that incorporates resources, accountability, culture, understanding and leadership into one synergistic formula that will help drive consistent success.
Buy this book here: $45 USD
Every industry relies on the skills of competent professionals to accomplish critical tasks and ensure the success of key processes, but standardization is required to establish predictable methodologies and expectations.
In this book, The Center for Professional Knowledge defines a standardized methodology for the development and sustainment of process-based bodies of knowledge, which in turn provide resources for the communication of industry best practices.
The Narrative version of the AS&D BoK provides the top-level narrative definition of the knowledge requirements for Quality practitioners in the industry. It does not provide task- or profession-specific knowledge requirements to the level of specificity found in the Quality BoK.