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Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change W0521

Training Specialist

Ed Kensler

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

Pending (ACE Review): In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in leadership, management or organizational behavior.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This 2-day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems — those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change, or both.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 109KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 130KB

The primary target audience is fire and emergency service personnel in positions of authority (executive-level officers) who have an opportunity to exercise leadership.

Note: Participants must be minimally assigned to a supervisory-level position (for example, a Company Officer).

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Interested in attending a State or National Weekend Program course?

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Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 22 - 23, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
William Jones
Training Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
July 13 - 14, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA State Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy