Security Leadership and Corporate Development Diploma



About the diploma

9 courses to be completed in one year

IATA Security Leadership and Corporate Development aviation training course

As a security practitioner of the future, you will require a new range of skill sets to adjust to the old and future needs, as the aviation industry continues to evolve in a post-COVID environment. IATA’s Security Leadership and Corporate Development virtual diploma has been designed with a holistic approach to leadership in a corporate security environment that supports the aviation business as we move into a hybrid digitalized environment. Through a series of online real-time virtual lectures, interact and engage with your fellow security practitioners, experience gamified virtual brainstorming sessions and carry out self-study directed research. You will build up your security toolkit to evolve with new knowledge and critical thinking skills.

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Course code: DIPL-134

What you will learn

Upon completion of this diploma you will be able to:

  • Relate to Board of decision-making process in regard to risk management.
  • Utilize intelligence reports to improve your risk management process
  • Adapt corporate strategy into a security-related strategy as a roadmap for mission-focused growth
  • Recognize areas of overlapping resources in security and duplication
  • Identify potential loss of assets and support brand awareness protection

Key Topics

The key topics that are covered in this diploma include:

  • Introduction to loss prevention, crime reduction strategies
  • Know the principles of Intelligence analysis and how to feed into risk management cycles
  • Basic principles of investigation and security incident management
  • Developing security strategies and how to engage with Board of Directors/ C-Suite
  • Understand international conventions and their application to aviation security
  • Key components required for capacity building and emerging digital threats

Who should attend

  • Airline and airport security management
  • Security managers and supervisors at airlines and airports
  • Ground handling or security provider staff
  • Insurance and security consultants


Choose how you would like to purchase the diploma:

  1. Purchase the full diploma package at a reduced price.
  2. Purchase the courses individually by clicking on each course listed under the required and elective courses below.

How to obtain your diploma

A passing mark of 70% is required on all assignments and exams. A special distinction is awarded to candidates who obtain a distinction in all, or all but one, of all course exams and assignments that make up this Diploma.

  1. Complete all 9 courses that make up the diploma within 1 year.
  2. Please contact us on our Customer Portal to request your diploma, stating the title of the diploma you are applying for and the list of courses you completed for that diploma.
  3. IATA Training will issue your diploma upon verification of your eligibility.

Purchase the full diploma package

Take advantage of the diploma discount when you purchase the diploma in a single transaction.

9 LIVE virtual clasroom courses

Regular Member Dev. Nations
USD 3,999 USD 3,599 USD 2,699

Once payment has been received in full, you will be able to find your courses in your IATA Training account and receive your invoice.


Purchase the required courses individually

To receive the diploma candidates must complete

  • 9 Required courses

Required courses

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Aviation Security International Legal Conventions (LIVE virtual classroom)

This course provides you with a deep dive into the international legal conventions that have a bearing on the aviation industry and the legal structures that create this framework.

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Aviation Security Response to Disruption and Contingency Arrangements (LIVE virtual classroom)

This course will enhance your readiness as an industry practitioner to respond to civil unrest or natural disasters, in the context of business continuity.

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Evolving Digital Risks Information and Communications Age (LIVE virtual classroom)

You will develop a greater understanding of potential ways in which your staff and organization may be exposed to, or exploited by, new digital threats.

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Introduction to Loss Prevention and Crime Reduction (Classroom) - Virtual

Explores loss prevention and crime reduction strategies within the aviation industry and learn the techniques that are available to you when detecting and mitigating organizational loss and crime.

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Introduction to Security Intelligence Analysis (LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn about security intelligence analysis, how to integrate intelligence reports into your decision-making process and learn how to use bias identification, mind-mapping, creative thinking and conceptual models in security analysis to establish ethical intelligence feeds.

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Introduction to Security Investigation (LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn the fundamentals of conducting an internal investigation for security occurrences and topics such as ethical considerations, understanding human factors, principles of an internal investigation and root cause analysis.

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Security Incident Management (LIVE virtual classroom)

Learn about physical security incident management for operational and strategic areas of responsibility, with a focus on command and control.

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Selling Security to C-Suite Board Level (LIVE virtual classroom)

This course supports you in the identification, delivery and follow-up principles that support Board level governance.

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Strategy Development for Security Departments (LIVE virtual classroom)

Explore the strategic concepts that help organizations and leaders within an industry understand how the strategies impact performance, risk management and business continuity.

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