Executive Development R0123

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the graduate degree category, three semester hours in fire management and administration, Emergency Medical Services management, or public administration.
CEU’s 6.3
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

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

Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Upcoming offerings

September 26, 2016 - October 7, 2016 | October 10 - 21, 2016 | November 7 - 18, 2016 | View more

Course description

“Executive Development” is the foundational course for the Executive Fire Officer Program (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 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 pre-course assignment dealing with applied research and book reading.

Selection criteria

Non Executive Fire Officer 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.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, 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.

Successful completion of NFA Online courses Applied Research Self Study (Q0123);Data Gathering Instruments to Support Applied Research Projects (Q0170) and; Designing an Applied Research Project Proposal (Q0171). Course certificates and NFA Online transcripts will verify the completion.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
September 26, 2016 - October 7, 2016 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 10 - 21, 2016 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 7 - 18, 2016 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 24, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 22, 2017 - June 2, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 19 - 30, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 10 - 21, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 24, 2017 - August 4, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 21, 2017 - September 1, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 25, 2017 - October 6, 2017 Apply on 10/15/2016 - 12/15/2016 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements An Applied Research Project (ARP) is a required post-course 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.