Aviation Strategy Execution Program in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing


The IATA Aviation Strategy Execution Program is offered in collaboration with Harvard Business Publishing. This program is based on Harvard Business Publishing's Leadership Direct framework and is a real-time, cohort-based virtual learning workshop. The program encourages peer interaction and critical thinking through a blended curriculum that mixes content, live and virtual events, and collaboration on real-world business issues.

Delivered by established aviation experts, Harvard Business School faculty, and Harvard Business Publishing moderators, the Aviation Leadership Program uses Harvard Business Review articles and Harvard Business School case studies with real-world aviation industry application. The program uses a participant centered instructional methodology that encourages reflection, discussion and critical thinking. This method yields behavioral changes and tangible business and will empower participants to integrate leadership concepts into immediate practice.

The program is limited to 50 participants to ensure maximum engagement.

Course code: TAPH-82

Course format

  • This virtual course provides 48 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor, aviation experts, Harvard Business School faculty, and Harvard Business Publishing moderators.
  • The program consists of 3 modules
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment


  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

There are no scheduled classes at the moment

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you and your cohort will be able to:

  • Build general management capabilities and apply the leadership skills learned
  • Understand what strategy is and how to execute it effectively
  • Lead your organization through strategic change initiatives
  • Motive and inspire teams to ensure peak performance in a rapidly changing business environment
  • Reduce training related travel expenses and out-of-office downtime

Course content

A new topic is covered each month and addresses the leadership challenges in aviation.

The curriculum includes the following topics:

  • Strategy Execution
  • Change Management
  • Team Leadership

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  • Case studies
  • Self-study
  • Online discussions
  • Team activities

Who should attend

This program is designed for:

  • Senior managers with 10 or more years of relevant management experience
  • High-potential leaders who will transition into business leadership positions
  • Executives with significant responsibilities

Certificate awarded

An IATA – Harvard Business Publishing certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

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