Cultivating Talent in the Airport Environment

The airport industry is facing a challenge of cultivating talent, especially in technically demanding professions such as planning, engineering, construction, operations, and facility maintenance. Airports are facing a shortage of individuals who can lead, guide, manage, and carry out airport centric initiatives. Yet there are few resources for managers to attract, cultivate, and retain talented individuals at airports, and most are academic research reports that make implementation of their findings difficult. The objective of this research is to develop a airport industry talent cultivation “playbook” that would provide inspiring, tested, and readily implementable techniques to enhance talent cultivation and knowledge transfer in their organizations. The playbook should be designed for quick, easy access with key talent planning ideas that can be implemented immediately and utilized by airports of different types and sizes.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 06-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20181218
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677266
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 06-06
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 3:03PM