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Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations F0522

Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

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

The purpose of this two-day course is to provide knowledge and skills for having difficult conversations to exercise leadership in addressing adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for the participant to identify and apply skills for having difficult conversations as they relate to exercising leadership when addressing adaptive challenges.

Student pre-course materials and 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).



Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
May 25 - 26, 2021 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ross Johnson
NFA Course Coordinator
New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy

David Mowrey
Deputy Chief of Training & Communications
Albuquerque Fire Rescue

Course coordination plan
June 1 - 2, 2021 Salem, Oregon

Julie Olsen
Fire Program Manger
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training

Course coordination plan
June 5 - 6, 2021 Malvern, Arkansas

James Rubow
Deputy Director
Arkansas Fire Training Academy

Jonathan Farber
Training Officer
Malvern Fire Department

Course coordination plan
August 19 - 20, 2021 Johnston, Iowa

John Kraemer
Bureau Chief
Fire Service Training Bureau

Course coordination plan
August 26 - 27, 2021 Kahului, Hawaii

Gary Lum
Administrative Specialist
Hawaii State Fire Council

Jeffrey Robson
Training Captain
Maui Fire Department

Course coordination plan
September 15 - 16, 2021 Zephyr Cove, Nevada

Tom Martinez
Training Officer II
Nevada State Fire Marshal Division

Steve Prather
Battalion Chief
Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District

Course coordination plan
September 23 - 24, 2021 South Saint Paul, Minnesota

Jacob Lindquist
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division

Mike Nelson
Training Chief
South Metro Fire Department

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Everyone at some point has to deal with a difficult conversation and this class provides multiple tools to do so effectively.