Delivered first by a week at IATA in Montreal, Canada, followed by a week at Stanford, the Stanford-IATA Aviation Strategy Program enables executives and upper management in aviation and related industries to actively engage in an intensive ten-day experience, learning from IATA instructors and tenured Stanford faculty and industry leaders while networking with peers. Through case studies, cohort discussions, personal coaching, team projects and presentations, participants acquire tools and approaches to take their organizations to the next level.
The first week-long aviation component, starting in April, 2014 in Montreal, Canada and delivered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), will provide in-depth coverage of the air transportation system, its function, role and scope. Participants will learn the key facets of the airline, airport and civil aviation value chain. Topics will include industry characteristics, the latest aviation strategic management theories, and current business models for airlines and airports. This week is designed to improve your understanding of the civil aviation industry and provides the basis for strategy components presented at Stanford.
The second week-long strategy component of the program, starting on June 16, 2014 in Stanford, California and delivered by Stanford Faculty through the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), includes courses on long-range strategic planning, "escape velocity," developing business models, leading rapid change and innovation, and alignment of strategy and organization. Participants will acquire the leadership skills and competencies needed to tackle emerging issues and guide their organizations for long-term success in the civil aviation industry. Participants will also be introduced to innovative tools for engaging others in meaningful collaboration and emerge with an expert grasp of how to focus an organization to deliver on business priorities.