SGHA and SLA Essentials (LIVE virtual classroom)

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VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

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Did you know that in the past 5 years, 860 participants from 107 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

5-day (15 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA SGHA and SLA Essentialsaviation training course

The 2023 version is the latest Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA). Learn about the latest updates and how to use the IATA SGHA as a commercial agreement and services description document. This course covers all the parts of the SGHA, giving you the foundations to write the Annex B and Service Level Agreement (SLA) accurately and effectively.

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Course code: TAPP-32-VC

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 15 hours to complete and be held over 5 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 90 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Technical requirements

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Prerequisites

  • Participants should have prior knowledge of Ground Handling Business and Operations.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate.
  • 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 B2B Training Specialist in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between 2018 and 2023 versions
  • Explain the articles in the main agreement to identify the opportunities and risks the services and descriptions of the Sections in Annex A
  • Derive and write a proper Annex B, reflecting the business and operational requirements
  • Set achievable and meaningful targets in the SLA, using the new template, enhancing safety and service quality through commonly agreed targets

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Changes in 2023 version compared to 2018 version
  • Standard Ground Handling Agreement
  • Service Level Agreement

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline and GSP Buyers, Sellers, and Contract Managers
  • Commercial, Agreement performance, and Service quality managers
  • Station managers
  • Legal counsel

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

With a B.Sc. in Aviation Management, an MBA, and 15 years of flight operations experience behind me, I wanted to refresh my knowledge - this time with a focus on ground operations. I researched several executive-level programs but chose IATA’s Ground Operations Diploma program for its reputation and convenient course schedule. The SGHA-SLA & Effective Negotiation Behaviors workshop was a great introduction to IATA’s courses and approach to ground operations training. I work with SGHAs - mainly wet and dry lease agreements – daily, and this practical course has helped me utilize the manual to its fullest and formulate solutions to issues when they arise on the ramp. Thanks to a lot of practice opportunities provided during the course, I also feel more confident when generating agreements with our established pool of operators. Theory is great, but it’s the experience the instructors and other participants bring to the classroom I find most beneficial. I recently took a course with a group of CAA and Airport Authority representatives from Nigeria, a country in which DHL operates. It was a valuable opportunity to meet some of the people I work with and see how we might increase our cooperation on common issues. My colleagues are now very aware of my training history with IATA, and I recommend IATA courses to those interested in furthering their aviation careers. I strongly believe IATA courses and diplomas are useful at all career levels, increasing the credibility of both the individuals and their companies.

- Ludwig Dorfmeier , Director - Contract Air, Middle East and Africa, DHL Aviation EEMEA , December 01, 2023

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