This 2-day program will provide senior executives in fire and emergency service organizations with information, perspectives, and tools for taking action to harmonize the diversities within their work and stakeholder communities. The course will be a springboard for forming and launching plans of action. It will break new ground in addressing fire service culture and challenges, and position fire service leadership in a complex yet sometimes difficult society. Finally, the course will help participants mobilize support and identify resources for making a difference. The course is intended to be a "launch pad" for action projects that will be undertaken when participants return to work. Certificates of successful completion will be awarded only upon submission of completed action plan to the National Fire Academy.
|Selection Criteria||This course is directed to senior fire executives (battalion chief or higher). This is consistent with other ESS courses and the resident Executive Fire Officer Program. The curriculum acknowledges the diversity of fire service organizations (paid, volunteer, combination) and therefore is applicable to all fire/emergency services organizations.|
|Delivery Type||2-Day Off-Campus|
|ACE Recommendation||In the vocational or lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Personnel or Human Resources Management, Ethics, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Urban/Regional Planning, or Philosophy.|
|Student Pre-Course Materials||None.|