“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire” – Socrates

And participating in the AMPAP certainly lit the fire for me. The experience ignited my commitment to industry excellence and strong desire to grow as a progressive airport leader. While I did explore other executive development programs, AMPAP’s rich curriculum and flexible in-class and online learning options gave me confidence in knowing I was getting high caliber global leadership training.

Centred on peer-to-peer information sharing, the programme is designed for the practical application of airport standards and practices. Throughout the programme, I had the opportunity to work with amazing and talented airport professionals from around the world, many of whom I now consider friends. Moreover, we continue to share best practices and discuss emerging issues and opportunities for our airports and the communities we serve.

With the IAP designation, I am now recognized around the decision making table as a highly informed, focused and effective global airport leader. I’ve encouraged my entire executive team to pursue this accreditation to set the stage for achieving their career aspirations in the airport industry. I also highly recommend this program to current and future airport leaders.


RJ Steenstra MBA, AAE, IAP, ICD.D

President & CEO
Fort McMurray Airport Authority