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Airport Leadership Development Course 2019

Module / Lesson




Time and Energy Management

Six Core Leadership Styles

Leadership Style


Leadership Journey

Leadership Brand

Leadership Fundamentals

Improvisational Leadership

Relationship Building



Leadership Fundamentals


Motivating Employees

Conflict Management


Leadership Engagement

Stages of a Team

Dysfunctions of a Team

Effective Feedback

Coaching and Mentoring



Leadership Application

Performance Management

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Commitment to Action

The Airport Leadership Development Program was developed through a Transportation Research Board Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) by a research team comprised of members from The Ohio State University, Direct Effect Solutions, Inc, HNTB and The Columbus Regional Airport Authority. (Published as ACRP Report 75). The Airport Leadership Development Program Course 101 was refreshed and rebranded for delivery in October 2014 through the same partnership.




Intended Audience

The curriculum was designed to be used with both emerging and existing leaders and is intended to be used to expand leadership capabilities in any participant for their current and future roles with any organization. Participants should be selected based on their current performance and potential and their willingness to seek additional self-awareness into their leadership behaviors. There is a cap of 24 participants in total with a maximum of 3 per airport. Please ensure selected participants are comfortable with discussing and critiquing personal and peer leadership performance. This course is open for airport employees - if there is space remaining towards the close of registration, an invitation will be extended to corporate employees. 


Course Objectives and Outcomes

The Airport Leadership Development Program Course was developed using five overarching topic areas, organized within the curriculum as modules. The five modules are: Self-Management, Leadership Fundamentals, Leadership Engagement, Leadership Competencies, and Leadership Application.

This course has been delivered with a “ticket of admission” which includes the 360 feedback survey report and a culminating activity which is a presentation by each student describing what they have learned about themselves and their organizations as well as their commitment to action for change.


San Diego International Airport

3225 N. Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA


Date/ times





8:00 Continental breakfast


8:30 Content delivery


12:00 Lunch


1:00-4:00 Content delivery


4:00- 7:00 Reception and guest speaker





8:00 Continental breakfast


8:30 Content delivery


12:00 Lunch


12:45- 5:00 Content delivery





8:00 Continental breakfast


8:30 Content delivery


12:00 Lunch


12:45- 2:00 Culminating activity and completion of course



Hotel Reservations

Kimpton Hotel Palomar

 1047 Fifth Ave.

  San Diego, CA 

Rate: $160/night for the nights of Sunday, Aug. 25 through Tuesday, Aug. 27. 


Deadline to make reservations: Aug. 5, 2019 through the link below, or by calling (800) 546-7866 and referencing the CAC and the $160 group rate.


Check-in time is 4 P.M., check-out is 11 A.M.  Late checkouts should be made to the front desk on the departure day.

Parking: Overnight parking is $49/day with in and out privileges. Distance from San Diego International Airport: Less than 3 miles.  There is no shuttle between the airport and the hotel.

Link to Reserve Room



The registration fee is $675 per person (maximum of 3 participants per airport) if you or your airport are a member of the CAC. Upon registration an invoice will be emailed for payment processing. Registration must be completed by July 29, 2019.