Training Services

Statement of Training, Exercise Design/Facilitation and Consulting Services

Leading Edge Strategies offers a variety of airport related training services. Jeff Price, principal for Leading Edge Strategies has nearly 30 years of experience in airport management and training, and is the lead author of Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Future Threats, and Practical Airport Operations, Safety and Emergency Management: Protocols for Today and the Future.


Airport Management Training

aaae_faviconCertified Member Review course covering AAAE’s Certified Member Body of Knowledge; Jeff Price is the lead author of the CM materials and conducts all on-site CM training and all training for the Loretta Scott CM Academy. The course is 5 days in length, plus ½ day for the exam. Offered through the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).


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Airport Security Coordinator, 1-day course that provides the basic training to be an ASC. Offered through AAAE.

Airport Certified Employee-Security (ACE-Security); prepares individuals to take the exam to earn their ACE-Security designation. 4.5 days in length (½ day for the exam). Offered through AAAE.

Security for Airport Ops Personnel, 2-day course that instructs airport operations personnel how to conduct a daily security inspection (similar to the Part 139 safety inspection), addresses airport personnel roles during incidents such as active shooter, bomb threat, and other unlawful acts; baseline suspicious awareness/behavior detection training. Offered through AAAE.

Advanced Aviation Security, 3-day course that we have been teaching for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that focuses on advanced airport security topics such as threat mitigation, current and future threats, incident management planning, and insider security


 Airport Operations and Emergency Management

Airport Emergency Management, a 3-day course that teaches the principles involved in an airport emergency and its functional elements. The course incorporates a NIMS review. Offered through AAAE.

Basic Airport Safety and Operations Specialist (ASOS), 2-day presentation-based course meeting annual recertification training requirements for airport inspectors. (AAAE).

Advanced Airport Safety and Operations Specialist, 2-day exercised-based course meeting annual recertification training requirements for airport inspectors (AAAE).

Pilot Perspective, a 3-day course providing airport ops and management personnel the pilot’s perspective on the world and the airport. (AAAE).

Radio Command and Incident Report Writing, 2–day course that teaches airport operations personnel basic incident report writing skills, and how to “take command” of a situation on scene, including basic radio communication techniques. (Leading Edge Strategies).

ICS for Aviation, a 2-day course that focuses on teaching the NIMS ICS 100/200 and 700 materials, but in an aviation an a scenario based context, so personnel can actually understand and implement the ICS system during an actual emergency. Through Leading Edge Strategies; personnel must first complete ICS 100/200/700.


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Power Trainers, a 1–2-day program that goes in-depth into curriculum development, instructional design and adult-learning techniques.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 2 or 3-day course. (FranklinCovey).

Presentation Advantage, a 2-day program focusing on training and presentation design and delivery. (FranklinCovey).


 Consulting Services

Airport security planning, process improvement, audits, best practices.

Airport emergency plan development / tabletop and full scale exercise facilitation and review services.

General aviation airport management principles, business planning, public relations, complaint and issues resolution (Part 13 and Part 16).

Some consulting services are provided in conjunction with industry partners to provide a higher level of service and responsiveness.


 Exercise Design and Facilitation

Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW) facilitation.

Tabletop, Functional and Full-Scale design and facilitation.

Turnkey emergency and security management exercise and training services (after a TEPW workshop, Leading Edge Strategies will manage, design and facilitate required exercises, Part 139, Part 1542, etc), for a period of five years.

Exercise design and facilitation is often done with Justin Overholt, an airport rescue firefighter, certified exercise designer, emergency management trainer.


 Expert Witness

Served as an expert witness on the 9/11 case against the airports (Massport, PANYNJ and MWAA), and have served as an expert witness or advisor in aviation security and safety operational practices.

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