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Aviation Policy and Advocacy - University of Geneva (Classroom, 3 days)

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This course shows you how to use advocacy to shape current aviation policy and positively influence your organization’s business objectives. Through case studies, classroom discussions and role playing, you will have opportunities to practice basic advocacy skills and develop campaign plans around the issues that matter to you. You will also benefit from a series of guest lectures from experienced airline and legal professionals.

This is an intensive course requiring pre-course assignments and preparation.

This course is available at IATA Training Centers, Regional Training Partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training.

Course format

  • This classroom course provides 3 days (24 hours) of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.


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

Next class

There are currently no scheduled classes. Check back later for updates or contact us to arrange a class in your company.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the cultural impacts on advocacy activity
  • Develop a framework for an effective advocacy program
  • Understand the practical uses for advocacy and campaigning in your business
  • Identify the political developments and decision makers that can influence your business
  • Apply reactive and proactive advocacy skills practiced during the class
  • Understand the role of digital technology in today’s advocacy and campaigning
  • Learn to influence the aviation agenda and drive change that meets your
  • organization’s objectives

Course content

  • Advocacy and campaigning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Policy opportunities and challenges for airlines
  • Current aviation policy issues
  • Identifying industry decision makers
  • Cultural awareness

Download the course outline


  • Case studies
  • In-class assignments
  • Guest speakers

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline government affairs managers
  • Aviation industry lobbyists
  • International professionals seeking to understand the key advocacy issues in the aviation industry
  • Policy-makers, public affairs strategists
  • Communication managers

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the course and final examination.

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Further training
Graduates of this course can apply for the Harvard ManageMentor© (HMM) distance learning program at a special graduate price.

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