Executive Development (R0123)

Training Specialist

Ken Farmer
ken.farmer@fema.dhs.gov
301-447-1871

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Curriculum: Executive Development

Executive Development is the entry 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.
Delivery Type 10-Day On-Campus
Prerequisites ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
ACE Recommendation In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Public Administration or Public Safety.
CEU's 6.3
Post-Course Requirements For EFOP Students: An Applied Research Project is required for postcourse activity.
Student Pre-Course Materials

HTML, http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/efop/r0123-pcm.shtm (HTML Help)

PDF, 62KB http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0123.pdf (62KB, PDF Help)

NFPA Standards None.
Student 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.

Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
November 10 - 21, 2014 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 26, 2015 - February 6, 2015 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 16 - 27, 2015 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 2 - 13, 2015 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
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Apply Apply » August 24, 2015 - September 4, 2015 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply Apply » September 21, 2015 - October 2, 2015 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland