Airport Executive Leadership Programme (AELP)*

A unique career-building opportunity for the future leaders of the global airport industry.

Professional Certificate Course, *AMPAP Elective
Delivery: Classroom and Online
Duration: 6 days (Classroom); 7 week (Online) sessions


This programme focuses on further developing the leadership and strategic management skills of airport industry leaders. It provides participants with advice on strategies to effectively handle leadership responsibilities; provides global, regional and cultural perspectives on airport management; and discusses new professional opportunities. Participants will also be able to access a global forum to network with peers and other future leaders.


Successful participants are awarded an ACI/JMSB-Concordia University Diploma; others will receive a certificate of attendance. This course can also be taken as an AMPAP Elective course.

AELP graduates are part of an alumni network with its own dedicated website providing members with up-to-date information regarding their profession. They will be offered opportunities for secondment to ACI member airports. ACI’s Global Training will provide on-going support to AELP graduates and organize regular meetings for members of the network where they will also be able to meet with senior airport executives.

Target Audience

This programme is intended for airport managers who are nominated by a senior executive of their airport organization. Confirmation of your acceptance will be communicated by ACI. A maximum of 25 students will be accepted on each course.

Programme Structure
  • Three-week online introduction, initiation and discussions
  • Six-day intensive face-to-face classroom component
    • Leadership will be analyzed from different perspectives on organizational, managerial and team levels.
    • Leadership as a basis for transformation, innovation and change will also be discussed.
  • One-week recess
  • Four-week online session built on the issues addressed in the classroom week and mainly focused on problem-based activities (individual and group assignments).

Click here to download the AELP flyer

Click here to download the 2018 AELP Programme Outline

How to Register

*UPDATED*The 2018 session of the AELP is presently FULL.

Entry into the programme is by selection, based on recommendation from the applicant’s chief executive.

For more information on on how to recieve a nomination for the AELP, please email

Upcoming Session

Nomination Form
12-17 August
Cincinnati, USA

* This course can be taken as an elective for the Airport Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP), and is worth two AMPAP electives.


The AELP Spring 2015 session will run from April 13 to June 19 and consists of: