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Training and Professional Development Challenges for Fire and Emergency Services Leaders N0389

Curriculum: Managing Officer Training Programs
Training Specialists

Dave Donohue

Tina Crevier

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in curriculum design.

This 6-day course introduces the managing officer to contemporary training issues and methods as well as the analysis and training development, delivery and assessment process.

Students will formulate a training and executive level presentation supporting the need for training based on analysis and outcomes. Students will conduct an analysis of a performance based issue from their organization and formulate a plan to address the gap through training and developing a plan of instruction.

This program requires student centered learning, where the onus for learning is on the participant. As a result, there is significant course work conducted prior to attendance and there are evening assignments that should be completed prior to each class session.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 164KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment PDF 360KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

You must meet the criteria for the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.


You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.

Post-course requirements

Upon completion of the resident courses, managing officer candidates will have to complete a capstone project.