Aviation Leadership and Management


This course is intended to introduce participants to various concepts of leadership and their application to aviation specific. It equips participants with the necessary awareness, knowledge, skills and attitude in leadership and management principles and practices as roadmaps to develop people, organizations and workplaces. As much as possible the course is designed to bring historical, international and contemporary contexts underpinning effective aviation leadership. The programme will give participants a clear overview of the challenges, requirements and strategy required to ensure effective leadership in the dynamic aviation industry.

Place Duration Date Range Fees
GATA  3 Days  On Request GHS 1200.00

Learning Objectives :

Module I : Management

Understand the distinction between the concepts of aviation management and leadership.

Explain various styles of management in aviation organizations

Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each style.

Describe the circumstances in which various styles of management may be best developed and used

Appreciate that there is not ‘one best style’ of management.

Understand the importance of varying the style of management depending on the circumstances.

Module II : Leadership

Understand how to apply leadership skills for managing an organization.

Develop personal understanding and self‐awareness of your leadership style, and how to develop new skills and techniques to support effective leadership skills;

Apply the concepts to understand key leadership theories and ideas, from inside and outside aviation, and apply these to thinking about their own practice.

Examine aviation leadership through diversity

Identify team evolution development stages

Appreciate core values: Foundation of Character and Behaviour

Do introspective and retrospective reflection on personal leadership styles/behaviours.

What is Covered

Leadership versus Management: Difference between Leadership and Management.

Various definitions of leadership and the five main components of defining leadership.

Major leadership theories and implications of leadership theory for practitioners.

Circumstances in which various styles of leadership may be best developed and used.

Other concepts of Aviation Leadership (eg strategic, visionary, transformational, motivational, situational, spiritual, moral, diversity, change)

Looking at leadership in other contexts, countries and aviation systems.

Examining lessons learned from their own practice as a leader.

Knowledge Outcomes

Increase their knowledge and understanding of successful leadership

Develop their leadership skills

Self-evaluate their approaches to leadership

Reflect on their leadership practices

Enhance their performance as aviation leaders.

Learning Activities

Experiential learning ie reflection, discussion and critical thinking

Guided learning – e.g. lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, case study analysis, and presentations

Collaborative learning – e.g. reading, research and discussion


Relevant for those who are new to their leadership role or about to take up a leadership role in the near future.

Be a serving leader in the airline operations/tour operations/civil aviation/cargo agents, airport operations,

Have responsibility for at least one member of their team.

Target Audience

Middle/Senior managers, supervisors, human resource managers with some relevant management experience in the civil aviation or airline operations, freight forwarders, cargo agents and freight forwarders.

High-potential leaders who will transition into business leadership positions

Executives with significant responsibilities

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