|Delivery type||2-Day On-Campus|
|ACE recommendation||In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, one semester hour in fire service administration or public safety administration.|
|Student pre-course materials and course syllabus||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0121.pdf PDF 130KB|
This two-day course is aimed at providing the chief officers in both fire service and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies with an overview of the ways to succeed and work within the political system at local, county and state levels to achieve positive results for their department. It will give the officer an improved insight into better ways to relate and speak to citizens and others in order to gain support and understanding of their needs for bond issues, tax votes and general elections. Participants learn about successful approaches that are appropriate for government employees and volunteers. The course identifies successful tools needed to address the challenge that is necessary to bring about change and how a department's culture of power, influence, negotiation and coalition building is important to success.