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DAY 18

DAY 18

HOW EVERYONE CAN GROW TO BE A LEADER

Airbus Leadership University prepares us to lead into tomorrow

From the beginning, the Airbus story has been one which unites people to think the unthinkable, question the unquestionable, and break new ground. 

So when we broke ground for the first Airbus Leadership University campus in Toulouse in May 2015, this was continuing in the footsteps of our early pioneers. 

Unique in its mission and international set-up, the Airbus Leadership University seeks to develop leadership skills in all our people, helping them to prepare for what’s next. . 

And what is next? We don’t know, but one thing is certain: change. 

What we do and how we do it has radically evolved over the last 50 years and every member of our 130,000-strong global team needs to be empowered to adapt and lead change into the future.

Michael Augello, the Head of Commercial Strategy and Operations at Airbus, has found the Leadership University provides “an excellent frame to support both me and my team to develop and grow – individually and together.” 

He has found that the University helps “to develop the resilience we need to thrive in an ever changing environment.” 

Our environment certainly has changed over the decades, and with the help of the Leadership University, our teams have the opportunity to develop their teamwork and ways of working to the changes happening around them. 

Take a trip back in time with the archive material below to find out how our working environments and ways of working together have changed, and read on to find out how our Leadership University helps us to experiment with the latest ways of working today. 


“Our leaders need to be ready to face the future, whatever that may bring. We are preparing them for what’s next.”

Alexander Lepa, Head of Leadership, Inclusion and Culture Evolution, Toulouse, France.

Now with eight physical campuses spanning from Madrid to Beijing, and a network of pop-up campuses worldwide, the Leadership University offers individual and team development, taking people out of their day-to-day environment for experiential activities that give people the opportunity to learn from one another. 

For example, we work with an association for the hearing impaired who help lead workshops on effective communication, helping to develop more inclusive ways of communicating amongst teams. 

The Leadership University also offers digital solutions such as a self-awareness session to help people reflect on preferred learning styles and development needs. 

Our strength has always been our ability to work together as bold collaborators, and the Leadership University continues to bring people together, helping teams to work more effectively, adapt to change, and unleash their full potential. 

The Leadership University demonstrates our belief that, together, we can improve the future by exploring new possibilities beyond what’s been accepted and established. 

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