Design a Sustainability Strategy - Intermediate (LIVE virtual classroom)



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Did you know that in the past 2 years, 10 participants from 3 countries have taken this course with IATA?

About the course

4-day (28 hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Design a Sustainability Strategy - Intermediate aviation training course

This course follows on from the IATA Design a Sustainability Strategy Fundamentals course, and focuses on designing a sustainability strategy for your company by providing an overview of how you design a sustainability strategy but with more in-depth information on some elements such as the materiality matrix, stakeholder mapping and engagement and implementation. The general strategy includes carefully laid out timelines and goals in order to position your business to meet all regulatory and pressing sustainability issues and to meet passenger and corporate expectations in the marketplace. This course will address a wide range of issues including carbon and water footprints, energy, regulatory requirements, environmental trends, alternative fuels, policy and reporting, stakeholder engagement, strategic marketing and communications, environmental management systems, partnerships and more. You will be provided with case studies, will get the opportunity to share your experiences, will have to work in groups and prepare your own sustainability strategy. The course takes a very hands-on approach and the last day will focus on presenting your strategies and receiving relevant feedback and guidance from your instructor and peers.

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Course Code: TALL-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 28 hours to complete and be held over 4 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 120 minutes. An additional 12 hours is required for self-study, group exercises and the final assignment.
  • 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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  • 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.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

Next class

Design a Sustainability Strategy - Intermediate (LIVE virtual classroom)

Virtual Session Americas (IATA)
10 - 13 June, 2024
Please register by 27 May
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 201051
USD 1,288
USD 1,656
USD 1,840

2 daily LIVE sessions:
9:00-11:00 & 12:00-14:00 Miami/Montreal
15:00-17:00 & 18:00-20:00 Geneva/Paris
17:00-19:00 & 20:00-22:00 Dubai
13:00-15:00 & 16:00-18:00 UTC
Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Develop a relevant, comprehensive and dynamic sustainability strategy
  • Describe the materiality matrix and how it can be applied to the aviation industry
  • Analyze different measures your company could implement on its way to sustainability
  • Create a roadmap on how to communicate and align internally
  • Identify the best communication strategies around sustainability at your company

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Sustainability in aviation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Materiality matrix
  • Social and economical sustainability
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic marketing

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Aviation professionals interested in sustainability
  • Environmental managers
  • Sustainability managers
  • Marketing and communications professionals

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.

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