Leading Change in Corporate Aviation

Leading Change in the Corporate Aviation Function

Identify the opportunities to implement and lead successful change strategies within your organization and the industry. Put your new management skills to the test with an organizational change simulation.

Upcoming Dates

Program Dates
Time Commitment
Program Fee
Fall 2025
In-Person, Charlottesville, VA
4 days

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Corporate Aviation managers and executives deal with constant change on many levels due to updated regulations, new corporate procedures, personnel turnover, etc. Learn to identify the opportunities to initiate and lead successful change efforts within your organization by building a strong, fluid team whose members are able to adjust their own habits and behaviors while supporting the company's evolving needs.

  • Learn the principles of planning, organizing and implementing a successful change initiative.
  • Gain deeper insight into your own change leadership skills.
  • Anticipate hurdles to change and know how to overcome them.
  • Learn how to build buy-in for a change strategy with your team/organization.

Intended For

Senior Management, Executive


Corporate Aviation

Identify and understand the current change models in use, the sources for resistance to change and the phases of the change process. Then put your knowledge and skills to the test in a day-long, intensive change management simulation that will uncover your assumptions about managing change and provide opportunities for improvement.

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) members receive 15% program discount.


The Forum Hotel Kimpton

The Forum Hotel at the UVA Darden School of Business in Charlottesville is now open! We’re excited to welcome our EELL participants to learn and stay with us in this dynamic new meeting place.

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  • Schedule & Topics

    The program begins at 4pm the first day with a welcome session and opening dinner. The remaining days generally run from 8am-5pm, wrapping up by 12pm on the final day. Featured sessions and activities include:

    • Current Models of Change
    • Changing Individuals
    • Building Flexible Teams
    • Transforming Organizations
    • Managing Organizational Change (Simulation)
    • Planning Your Next Change Initiative
    • How to Follow-Up
  • Impact & Outcomes

    You'll leave this program with:

    • The ability to identify the best opportunities to implement successful change strategies
    • The stages necessary in a change process
    • Preliminary plans for personal, team or organizational change
    • Deeper understanding of how to translate your vision, mission and goals into action
    • Significant progress toward becoming a "change master"
  • Participant Profile

    This program is designed for corporate aviation function executives, managers and site managers who are facing a changing environment and need to enhance their skills in anticipating, planning, organizing and leading change efforts and initiatives.

    In order to be awarded full credit hours, you must be present for the entirety of the program.

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sponsorship

    UVA Darden Executive Education offers continuing education credits as part of our commitment to encourage lifelong learning. 

    • Instructional Delivery: Group Live
    • CPE Credits: 20.0
    • Field of Study: Personal Development
    • Program Level: Intermediate

    There are no prerequisites for participation. Advanced preparation includes:

    • Pre-reading Case Studies
    • Insights

    The selected case studies, assessments, and exercises will be sent prior to the program for all participants to read and prepare for discussion on the first day of the program. 

    Refund/Cancelation/Concern Resolution Policy:

    All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. Submit your request via email to [email protected] with the name of the program, followed by "cancellation" or "transfer" in the subject line. Cancellation or transfer fees may apply. Visit our Registration & FAQ page for full details on transfers and cancellations. 

    If you have any questions, concerns or complaints, please contact us at 1-434-924-3000 or [email protected] to resolve your issue.

    UVA Darden School Foundation - Executive Education is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Concerns regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

  • Location & Accommodations


    Darden School of Business
    100 Darden Blvd.
    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Materials and some meals are also included in your program fee.


    The Forum Hotel Kimpton Guest Room The Forum Hotel Kimpton Arboretum & Gardens

    Lodging will be provided at our new on-Grounds hotel for participants of this program as part of your program fee. If you register within 30 days of the program start date, accommodations at The Forum Hotel cannot be guaranteed. Alternate lodging would be provided. We encourage you to register early to reserve your spot!

    The Forum Hotel
    Kimpton Charlottesville
    540 Massie Rd.
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Enjoy access to all the hotel’s perks during your stay, including morning coffee and tea service, on-site fitness center, Birch & Bloom steakhouse, The Good Sport craft beer bar and large outdoor terrace.

    Anchored by the beautiful Tahija Arboretum and LaCross Botanical Gardens with outdoor learning and reflection spaces, as well as state-of-the-art indoor classroom and event spaces, The Forum Hotel is the new home for Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programming.

Certificate in Corporate Aviation Management

Earn Your Certificates

Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function counts as one program toward a noncredit Certificate in Corporate Aviation Management. Complete this program and the two additional required programs to earn your certificate.

Completion of the program also provides a way for participants to earn initial or recertification Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credit.

Completion of the Certificate in Corporate Aviation Management also counts as three programs toward Darden's noncredit, four-program Certificate in Leadership & Management.



Lynn A. Isabella

Frank M. Sands Sr. (M.B.A. ’63) Associate Professor Emerita of Business Administration


Gabrielle (Gabe) Adams

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Business Administration and, by Courtesy, Psychology (Social)

Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia
Darden School Foundation.