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Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Within Communities W0520

Training Specialist

Ed Kensler

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in public administration.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

The objective of this 2-day course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills that enable them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly diverse internal and external communities. The goal of the course is for participants to use the diversity of ideas, peoples and cultures as resources in exercising leadership to address adaptive challenges in their communities.

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 29 - 30, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Dave Belcher
Deputy Superintendent
Division of State Fire Marshal-Ohio Fire Academy
July 13 - 14, 2024 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Jimmy Vancleve
KY State Fire and Rescue Training
Marc Rudder
KY State Fire and Rescue Training
July 13 - 14, 2024 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Mark Pare
RI Fire Academy
Mark St. Pierre
State Weekend Coordinator
RI Fire Academy
July 26 - 27, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Jimmy VanCleve
State Fire Rescue Training