Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change W0521

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in leadership or management.

This two-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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0521.pdf PDF 73KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0521.pdf PDF 130KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Virginia and North Carolina: Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending. All other states: Apply online.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
April 4 - 5, 2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland

John B. Gilmore Jr
State Training Director
NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services/ Office of Fire Prevention & Control

Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief, Fire Operations & Training Branch
NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services/ Office of Fire Prevention & Control

Course coordination plan
June 6 - 7, 2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
PA State Fire Academy

Course coordination plan