Leadership and Administration (R0810)

Training Specialist

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

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Curriculum: Executive Development

This intensive 6-day course provides the appropriate skills for the volunteer emergency services officer to view administrative effectiveness through adaptive leadership skills and efficient management practices. Course units include leadership--setting the stage, planning, forging partnerships, human resource management, recruitment, retention, needs assessment and assets, risk assessment, leading change, and "putting it all together." There are precourse activities, including a reading assignment.

Selection Criteria Emergency services chiefs and senior officers and/or presidents and administrative officers assigned to recruitment and retention efforts within volunteer (staffed) emergency services organizations. In addition, prospective students must meet the "VIP Program Eligibility" as described on the VIP Web page.
Delivery Type 6-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 upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in leadership or administration.
CEU's 5.1
Post-Course Requirements None.
Student Pre-Course Materials

PDF, 129KB http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0810.pdf (129KB, PDF Help)

NFPA Standards None.
Student Comments Gives me opportunity to think about the overall mission of our particular department and develop strategy to achieving goals...[Will help in] recruitment/retention/marketing...[Will] help me learn how to adapt to change, motivate/encourage others, plan/set goals, and be a better team player.

Course Schedule Information

Dates Availability Location Contact(s)
Apply Apply » June 14 - 19, 2015 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply Apply » September 13 - 18, 2015 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland