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Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations F0522

Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type

2-day off-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

Pending (ACE Review): In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in leadership, human resources or public administration.

The purpose of this 2-day course is to provide knowledge and skills for having difficult conversations to exercise leadership in addressing adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for the participant to identify and apply skills for having difficult conversations as they relate to exercising leadership when addressing adaptive challenges.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to download student manual.: PDF 179KB
: PDF 137KB

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).

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
April 15 - 16, 2023 Silver City, New Mexico
Austin Meuli
Training Operations Manager
New Mexico State Firefighters Training Academy
Milo Lambert
Fire Chief
Silver City Fire Department
May 16 - 17, 2023 New York, New York
William R. Davis Jr.
Deputy State Fire Administrator
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
John Leimeister
Battalion Chief
July 11 - 12, 2023 Gulfport, Mississippi
David Pitts
Instructor Advanced
Mississippi State Fire Academy
Luke Smith
Instructor Advanced
Mississippi State Fire Academy
Eric Valles
Training Chief
Gulfport Fire Department