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Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change W0521

Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

Pending (ACE Review): In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in leadership, management or organizational behavior.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This 2-day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems — those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change, or both.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 73KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 130KB

The primary target audience is fire and emergency service personnel in positions of authority (executive-level officers) who have an opportunity to exercise leadership.

Note: Participants must be minimally assigned to a supervisory-level position (for example, a Company Officer).

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
April 1 - 2, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief
NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
Stefano Napolitano
Deputy State Fire Administrator
NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control
April 22 - 23, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
James A. Graves
Maine Fire Service Institute
James E. Roy
Deputy Director
Maine Fire Service Institute