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

Dave Donohue

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

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

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
April 17 - 18, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief
NYS Divsion of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Office of Fire Prevention & Control

John Gilmore
State Fire Training Director
NYS Divsion of Homeland Security & Emergency Services - Office of Fire Prevention & Control

Course coordination plan
May 1 - 2, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

James Graves
Maine Fire Service Institute

Jason Wheeler
Maine State Weekend Coordinator
Maine Fire Service Institute

Course coordination plan
July 31, 2021 - August 1, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

Course coordination plan