Welcome Message

Welcome Message

ICAO is pleased to invite instructors and course developers to its Regional TRAINAIR PLUS Course Developers and Instructors Standardization Meetings (CDI/STDs), which are intended to promote and enhance optimal training effectiveness and efficiency.

ICAO CDI/STDs are a key element of the TRAINAIR PLUS Programme. They provide a unique platform for training professionals to exchange best practices, discuss challenges and identify opportunities for the improvement of training deliverables.

The CDI/STDs will also enable participants to enhance their knowledge and implementation of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS course development methodology, which is based on ICAO Doc 9941 - Training Development Guide, Competency-based Training Methodology, as well as of any other Instructional Systems Design (ISD) methodologies they may be using.

ICAO encourages instructors, course developers and TRAINAIR PLUS validators to attend CDI/STDs on a regular basis to keep pace with changes affecting the aviation training industry.

Participants will be provided with certificates of attendance upon completion of the event Dr. Mugambi G.K. M'Nchebere Director, East African School of Aviation

Dr. Mugambi G.K. M'Nchebere Director, East African School of Aviation

General Information

General information about ICAO CDI/STD Meeting

Airport of arrival: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) is situated 16 km (about 20 minutes’ drive) from the City centre. The fare from the Airport to the City centre by Public Service Buses (City Hoppa, KBS and Double M) is around Kshs 100. Taxis are readily available and the taxi fare from the Airport to the City centre is between Kshs 2000 -3000. However, it is advisable to confirm the charges before getting into the vehicle. The state-controlled KENATCO have by law to charge per kilometre. For those who may wish to hire taxis the following is a list of those recommended.

Nairobi Airport Transfer/Cabs: JKIA to Nairobi City Hotels
Book online email info@nairobicabs.com or call +254 722 32 44 21 (Lucy) or +254-710-189751 (Chris)
Taxis/Cabs For Hire: New Jambo Taxis Operators Taxicabs
JKIA International Arrivals Hall P. O. Box 19149 - 00501 Nairobi.
Tel: (20) – 822011; Mobile: 0722221986, 0722472134
Tel: +254-20-824248/827283/225123/230771/230772
(From Airport to Panari Hotel Ksh 2,000/=, and from Airport to City Centre Ksh2,500)
Jimcab Services Ltd
Tel: +254-720-275720(JKIA):Town: +254-722-711001/ 714243 or +254-20-27122565/1205/0344;
From Airport to Panari Kshs 1,000/= and from Airport to City Centre Kshs 1,500/=

participants are advised to find their way from the airport to their hotels upon arrival at JKIA

The East African School of Aviation (EASA) is located on the East of Nairobi about 5 Km or 7 minutes drive from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), off the Airport North Road. Our telephone number is +254 20 6823 602/7; Fax number is +254-20-6823- 699 OR +254-20-822300; E-mail address: info@easa.ac.ke, www.easa.ac.ke

The fare to and from EASA to and from the City Centre by Public Service Buses is around Kshs. 100 one way. Taxis are available and the taxi fare from the City centre is between Kshs 2000 -3000. However, it is again advisable to confirm the charges before getting into the vehicle.

Daily transport shall be provided starting from the Six Eighty Hotel through Mombasa road to the East African School of Aviation and back.

In general, there are four distinct seasons in Kenya which are summarized as follows:
Cool dry season – mid June to early October
As the southeast monsoon sets in the rains give way to the driest season. Low-level moisture however ensures there is a lot of cloud and often, in Nairobi, the sun may not be seen for days. In contrast the nights are clear. Nairobi’s mean maximum temperature is reduced to 21°C and minimum to 10°C
Short rainy season – mid-October to mid-December
In Nairobi, November's rainfall of 167 mm is only exceeded by that of April and May although sunshine averages 7 hours a day compared with the 4 hours that accompany the dry months of June, July and August. Prior to the short rains, in September and early October, there is an abrupt change to warmer sunnier weather.

While all travellers arriving in Kenya should have a valid Passport, Kenya entry visas are not required for nationals from the East African Community (EAC) countries. Participants are therefore advised to ascertain whether or not they are exempt from the Kenyan visa requirements at our respective embassies.

Those who are not exempt should apply for visas well in advance from Kenya High Commissions or Embassies, which will issue them upon presentation of documentation showing that the applicants are designated representatives to a particular UN/ICAO meeting to be held in Nairobi/Kenya. For countries with no Kenya High Commission or Embassy, the British Embassy or High Commission will generally represent Kenya and be in a position to issue visas.

A valid Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for entry into Kenya. It is recommended that visitors be vaccinated for hepatitis A.

For Kenya Visas, kindly visit Kenya Immigration website


The CDI/STD consists of a series of dynamic sessions where participants will focus on training tactics to enhance effectiveness of training methodologies, and sustainable strategies for standardizing and extending best training practices throughout their organizations and beyond. Each session will be led by an expert who will offer their solution to training challenges for consideration.

You can download the pdf version of the program here

Monday 17 October, 2016 

7:30 – 9:00

On-site registration

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Ceremony

9:30 – 10:40

Tactic #1 - Perfect The Preliminary Study


Challenge: Taking a systems approach to analyze the areas of the organization affected by performance problems.

Workgroups: Participants will exchange practices on how to identify symptoms and conduct a preliminary study that yields valid and reliable key performance indicators (KPIs) which can be used for training and post-training evaluations.

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:10

Tactic #2 - Produce a Thorough Evaluation Plan


Challenge: Using KPIs in the training and post-training evaluations.  

Workgroups: Participants will discuss examples of how to prepare a thorough post-training evaluation plan based on organizational KPIs to measure training impact at different post-training intervals

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch break and networking

13:30 – 14:40

Tactic #3 - Assume the Importance of the DACUM Session


Challenge: Identifying the correct performance competencies that will resolve the performance problem is critical for determining the teaching points.

Workgroups: Participants will discuss how to achieve successful results from the DACUM session.

14:40 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:10

Tactic #4 - Maximize the Training Course Report


Challenge: Adequately analyzing and interpreting the data in the Training Course Report so that it serves as a valuable source of information for course improvements and future planning.

Workgroups: Participants will discuss how instructors can draw interpretations from the report data and ways to include meaningful and actionable remarks in the Training Course Report .

16:10 – 16:30

Q&A session - Close of Day




Tuesday 18 October 2016 



9:00 – 9:30

Opening and Review of Tactics

9:30 – 10:40

Strategy #1 - Establish your CDU as an Organizational Strategy


Participants will explore and discuss different methods of building and leveraging their expertise inside and outside the CDU such as: consolidating your organization's approach to course development and instruction that targets solving performance problems; becoming masters of analysis and training consultants who provide competency-based training; gaining  recognition as a training provider in your organization and your region

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:10

Strategy #2 - Leverage the Post-Training Evaluation Data


Participants will discuss how to map a data collection plan over 1 year basing expected results for level 3 evaluation on KPIs. This activity will polish skills in identifying best data collection methods, and using the data to make decisions to sustain excellence.

12:10 – 13:30

Lunch break and networking

13:30 – 14:40

Strategy #3 - Maintain Instructor Competencies


Participants will discuss and identify best practices and actions for updating instructor competencies, especially for instructors who are technical experts but less adept with diverse instructional strategies relevant to preparation, delivery and evaluation  that comply with the ICAO Instructor Competency Framework.

14:40 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:10

Strategy #4 - Benefit from Cooperative Organizations


Participants will discuss how to connect and share with other training organizations in their region to avoid duplication and learn from their CDU and Instructor  best practices.

16:10 – 16:30

Q&A session - Close of Day


Gala Dinner

Wednesday 19 October 2016 

9:00 – 10:00

Conclusions and Recommended Best Practices


10:00 – 10:30

Continuous Improvement – Integrate the Latest Training Innovations


10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30

Support and Future Plans of TRAINAIR PLUS Programme


11:30 – 12:00

Closing Ceremony

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch break and networking

14:00 – 16:00

Site Visit

Event Location

The Boma Nairobi
Bellevue, Off Mombasa Road
Red Cross Rd
Nairobi City
Phone: +254 20 6827100 (KCAA)
Email: icaocdi@kcaa.or.ke

Event Partners


Some Hotels near KCAA ICAO CDI/STD Meeting venue (October 17-19, 2016)

Hotel Rates Tariff (US $) Address Distance from JKIA* Telefax No. Telephone Email
Intercontinental Hotel US$ 280 (SBB) Cr. City Hall Way, Uhuru Highway (17.4 km) 254-20-32000030 254-20-32000030 reservations@interconti.co.ke
Holiday Inn $235.00 (SBB)
$260 (DBB)
Cr. Parklands Road and Mpaka Lane (20 km) 254-20-3748823 254-20-3740920/1
Six Eighty Hotel $80 (SBB)
$107 (DBB)
Cr. MuindiMbingu Street/Kenyatta Avenue (17.8 km) 254-20-343875/2218314 254-20-315680 reservations680@sencrim-hotels.com
The Stanley Hotel $180 (SBB)
$230 (DBB)
Cr. Kenyatta Avenue/Kimathi Street (18 km) 254-20-2229388
254 202715566/202711833
+254 202767000
Hilton Hotel US$260 (SBB)
US$285 (DBB)
Cr.Mama Ngina Street 254-20-250099 254-20-250000 hilton@africaonline.co.ke
Red Court Hotel USD 150 (SBB)
USD 255 (DBB)
Cr.Mombasa Road(14 KM) +25420604520 +25420-3904000/ 6004528; cell: +254-728-606 476/8/734-973512 reservations@redcourt.co.ke
Boma hotel USD 172(SBB)
USD 250 (DBB)
Reservations, The Boma Hotels, Box 26601-00100, NRB, Kenya Null +254-719-050646-8 reservations@theboma.co.ke
Eka Hotel USD 175(SBB)
USD 320(DBB)
Cr.Mombasa Road N/A +254732105000 info@meridianhotelkenya.com
Meridian Court Hotel USD 108(SBB)
USD 123(DBB)
Murang'a Road, off Moi Avenue(18.9 KM) +254-20-333658/+254-317045/230700 254-20-313991/+254-2630372 info@meridianhotelkenya.com
Laico Regency USD 185(SBB)
USD 210(DBB)
Loita Street(15 km) 254-20-2215789/2217120 254-20- 228820254-20 - 211199 reservations@laicoregency.co.ke
Ambassador Hotel USD 60(SBB)
Moi Avenue 254-20-336860 254-20-242933226733 hotelambassador@nbi.ispkenya.com
Hanan Guesthouse USD 50(SBB)
Mombasa Road (South C)(3 KM) N/A +254 20 267 9580/+254-700-900064 info@hananguesthouse.com
The Panari Hotel USD 250(SBB)
USD 290(DBB)
Mombasa Road(7.5KM)
Box 4372-00506, Nairobi, Kenya.
254 20-828985/+254-20 254 20 3946000/+254-725-694601/+254-733-694601 Cell: +254-711-091000-31 or +254-733-694600 reservations@panarihotels.com