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Airport Executive Leadership Program

Where leaders convene

Are you a CEO, Deputy CEO, or vice-president of an airport operating organization? Are you ready to take your career to the highest level? If so, the Airport Executive Leadership Program (AELP) is your ticket.

Your boarding pass to an exclusive club of international airport professionals

The AELP – the first of its kind – is where industry game changers and thought leaders come together. Many AELP graduates have moved on to top positions at their organizations.

The Airports Council International (ACI) and the John Molson Executive Centre have partnered to create the AELP to give aviation executives the opportunity to heighten their leadership and strategic management skills. 

Here’s what you need to know

  • Learning is hands-on. You’ll address and solve real-world and ever-shifting global industry challenges.
  • Blended learning (virtual classroom and online self-paced) over eight weeks to accommodate your busy schedule.
  • Become part of an alumni of senior airport executives.
  • Admission requires nomination from your chief executive officer.
  • Graduates receive a joint ACI/JMSB-Concordia University certificate.

Ready to nominate someone for an upcoming session? Please refer to the ACI Global Training Hub web page.


  • Foster the development of airport industry leaders, assisting them to develop their leadership and strategic management skills
  • Create a global forum for future leaders to network with peers
  • Provide participants with:
    • Advice on strategies to handle leadership responsibilities in an effective manner
    • Global, regional and cultural perspectives
    • New professional opportunities

Dates and fee


July 20 to September 20, 2024

Onsite: Montreal (August 11 to 16, 2024)




8 weeks


Least developed countries member price

$6,200 USD (list of least developed countries)* 

Member/WBP price

$6,400 USD*

Regular price

$7,100 USD*

*The program fee covers tuition, program materials and a Smart Certificate

Government incentives for executive education

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate signed by representatives from the John Molson School of Business – Concordia University and Airports Council International.

Participants are responsible for all costs related to travel and accommodation, and for securing necessary travel documents including visas and travel insurance if applicable.

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Program contact

Aliya Ahmed

Aliya Ahmed

Special Project Coordinator - Aviation Program

Phone: 514-848-3960
Toll free: 1-866-333-2271


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