Executive Development R0123

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Management and Administration, EMS Management, or Public Administration.
CEU’s 6.3
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0123.pdf PDF 103KB,

Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Upcoming offerings

December 7 - 18, 2015 | January 4 - 15, 2016 | April 4 - 15, 2016 | View more

Course description

Executive Development is the foundational course for the EFOP. This 10-day course is intended to provide a framework in which leadership is a process whereby you and others perform adaptive work. The three primary curriculum themes of the course are leadership, research, and change. Through a combination of theory, case-study analysis, reflection, introspection, and self- and observer-based assessment, participants learn how to enhance personal/ team development and engage in applied research.

The curriculum includes self- and observer-based survey assessment instruments, case-study analysis, an adaptive challenge consult, and experiential activities.

Course units include adaptive leadership, teams, change management, research, change and creativity, adaptive problems, research practicum, service quality, organizational culture, ethics and change management, and research proposals. There is a required precourse assignment dealing with applied research and book reading.

Selection criteria

Please refer to the "Selection Criteria for the EFOP". Non Executive Fire Office Program Applicants/Candidates must be minimally a chief level officer. Supervisory level applicants (e.g. Company Officers, Captains, Lieutenants, etc.) will not be considered. Students enrolled in the EFOP will be given priority.


ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
December 7 - 18, 2015 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 4 - 15, 2016 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 4 - 15, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 16 - 27, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply June 13 - 24, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 11 - 22, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 25, 2016 - August 5, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 22, 2016 - September 2, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 26, 2016 - October 7, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements For EFOP Students: An Applied Research Project is required for postcourse activity.
Comments The ARP will have a direct impact for my department. The concept and theory presented will help me to be a better leader...Absolutely, the best leadership course I have ever taken (twenty-six years on the job)...I want to be part of a learning organization. We must continue to learn and grow for this to happen. This is the premiere program in the country. I can think of nowhere else to be.