About the Event


The increasing pace of innovation throughout the aviation industry, and the great potential it holds, has a direct impact on training activities worldwide. This year, the Course Developer and Instructor Standardization Meeting (ICAO CDI/STD), delivered under the umbrella of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme, is focusing on inspiring and educating the aviation community on the possibilities that innovation presents in an aviation training context.

The ICAO CDI/STD meeting will explore innovations that are modifying the way we develop and deliver training. The speakers and participants will explore how to move beyond conventional classroom training, integrate new strategies, new technologies, and develop an “innovation mindset”.


The event will provide an opportunity for course developers, instructors, and other aviation stakeholders to address the following challenges:

  • What are the potential benefits (and potential drawbacks) of innovation?
  • What instructor competencies are required in a modern classroom?
  • How do innovative training technologies drive learning?
  • What are the emerging needs of our new trainees? How do we address them?


The participants will take away new knowledge about the latest technologies, and innovations in training, and an appreciation of how these changes can impact the way they design, develop and deliver courses, advancing the aviation field as a whole.


The ICAO CDI/STD meeting is an excellent platform for aviation training organisations to collaborate and define training solutions for challenges in aviation. New partnerships and dialogue will strengthen the aviation training community, and enhance the courses being delivered to new aviation professionals.


Message from the MEA Head of Training & Development



Dear participants,


On behalf of Middle East Airlines - Air Liban, and its Chairman and Director General Mr. Mohamad El-Hout, I welcome you to the ICAO Course Developer and Instructor Standardization Meeting (ICAO CDI/STD).  We are extremely pleased to host this year’s event at MEA’s new Training & Conference Center, located in Beirut, Lebanon.
 
The theme of this year’s event - Innovations in Training - is very relevant to all training organizations and particularly to MEA as it embarks on a number of innovative training projects, including the launch of its new Training Center last year, the use of innovative technologies throughout the lifecycle of training design and delivery, and through innovations in training processes.
 
The scope of innovation cannot be limited to changes we introduce to training products/courses, it must also embrace all aspects of training, such as enhancements to training processes, training facilities, human resources, and other training aspects.  Therefore, I encourage all participants to come prepared to collaborate on this topic, and to engage the different ways we can use innovation to improve training effectiveness.
 
Dr. Nazareth Nicolian
MEA Head of Training & Development 

Agenda
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
On-Site Registration
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Welcome remarks by VIPs and guests
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Outcome: At the end of this session, the participants will have a shared understanding of the term “innovative training”.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Outcome: At the end of the session, the participants will be able to list strategies that can make innovation a reality in an aviation training setting.
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Outcome: At the end of the session, participants will be aware of innovative strategies employed by their fellow instructors, and be able to identify the competencies required of an instructor working in an innovative training environment.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Outcome: At the end of the session, participants will be able to define an “innovation mindset” and identify guidelines on selection criteria for specific techniques and media selection.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Outcome: At the end of the session, the participants will be able to discuss the role of new technology in supporting innovative course development and delivery.
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Outcome: At the end of the session, the participants will be able to list strategies to meet the emerging needs of aviation professionals.
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Outcome: At the end of the session, participants will be aware of the innovative tools and strategies being applied by our host, the MEA Training Center.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Closing remarks by MEA.
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Speakers
MEA Preferred Hotels
Photos
LOCATION
MEA Training & Conference Center - Beirut , Lebanon, , Beirut, Middle East Airlines Airliban Head Quarters
Location: MEA Training & Conference Center - Beirut , Lebanon, , Beirut, Middle East Airlines Airliban Head Quarters

Visa Information:

For any query regarding the visa refer to the link below:

http://www.general-security.gov.lb/en/posts/38

You may also contact Mrs. Nada Baltagi to assist you with this process.

Tel: 00961 1 622945

email: baltagin@mea.com.lb 



Vaccinations

For any query regarding vaccination refer to the link below:

https://redplanet.travel/mdtravelhealth/destinations/lebanon



Lebanon Tourist/Country Information:

Tourist attraction:

Raouche

 Towering seaside rock formations

Zeitouna Bey

 Marina

Hamra
 Shopping and night Life.
Biblos Castle 
 12th-century castle built by Crusaders from limestone & ruins of Roman structures.
Sidon
 Remains of a castle built  by Crusaders 13th-century  consisting of 2 towers & a wall.

Kadicha Valley
  Scenic gorge with monasteries & hiking.