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Educating leaders for a changing world. If you want to see where a company is headed, check its bottom line-where it puts its resources. You will find that in the company's project portfolio, not its strategic plan. Since 1999, the Stanford Advanced Project Management program has stressed the importance of aligning strategy and execution, educating more than 5000 project, program, and portfolio managers worldwide.

The Stanford - IATA Aviation Strategy Program and the Stanford - IATA Aviation Management Certificate combine the curriculum from the award-winning Stanford Advanced Project Management certificate program with IATA's Training and Development Institute, the leading provider of global aviation education solutions.

The management component of the program, facilitated by the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), includes courses on strategic execution, leadership and project management. You will acquire the leadership skills and competencies needed to tackle emerging issues and successfully guide your organization in today's fast-paced business environment. You will learn 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.

The aviation component, offered by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), will provide in-depth coverage of the air transportation system, its function, role and scope. You will learn the key facets of aviation management in 3 courses related to airport operations, the essentials of revenue management and pricing. The program is designed to improve your decision-making and team collaboration skills with a focus on the aviation industry.

The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) has been working for more than forty years across the School of Engineering to extend the innovation and entrepreneurship of a Stanford education globally. SCPD courses and programs are delivered online, at Stanford, at company work sites and international locations-providing a global community of learners with the flexibility and convenience of a Stanford education.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world's airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. IATA supports many areas of aviation activity and helps to formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.