Shaping the Future (F0602)

Training Specialist

Ken Farmer

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Curriculum: Management Science

This 2-day course is the first of two courses on midlevel management covering the skills and techniques midlevel managers will need to provide leadership and direction for their departments. The first module focuses on identifying opportunities and/or problems. Topics include environmental scanning, paradigm shifts, and methods for reframing problems accurately. The second module deals with group problem-solving techniques. The third module explains the need to quantify, justify, and communicate decisions so they will be implemented effectively. Managing change will be discussed in the final module. Topics include people who resist change, overcoming that resistance, and monitoring and evaluating the change before, during, and after implementation.

Selection Criteria Individuals presently assigned to management positions who supervise first-line officers; and administrative officers responsible for significant staff functions within the organization and who report directly to top management. Individuals presently assigned to top-level management positions with limited opportunity for managerial development through formalized course work; and personnel who are upwardly mobile within their organizations and whose chiefs of department wish to prepare them for increased managerial responsibility.
Delivery Type 2-Day Off-Campus
Prerequisites None.
ACE Recommendation There is no ACE Credit Recommendation for this course effective 11/2013.
CEU's 1.4
Post-Course Requirements None.
Student Pre-Course Materials None.
NFPA Standards None.
Student Comments

Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
April 16 - 17, 2015 College Park, Maryland

Todd Dyche
(301) 729-0431

Wayne Colburn
(301) 934-2600

Course Coordination Plan
May 16 - 17, 2015 Loveland, Colorado

Marianne Maxfield
Administrative Assistant
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control
(303) 239-5878

Mark Quick
State Training Director
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control
(303) 239-4600

Course Coordination Plan
September 9 - 10, 2015 Ocala, Florida

Patrick Giacobbe
State Coordinator, NFA Training Programs
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training
(352) 369-2809

Susan Schell
Training Section Chief
Florida State Fire College
(352) 369-2822

Course Coordination Plan
September 19 - 20, 2015 Brunswick, Maine

Bill Guindon
Maine Fire Service Institute
(207) 844-2076

Jim Graves
Deputy Director of Operations
Maine Fire Service Institute
(207) 844-2078

Course Coordination Plan